The working group of Jürgen Klankermayer is focusing on the development of tailored catalysts for the conversion of biomass and the use of carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock as well as the investigation of metal-free activation of small molecules using frustrated Lewis acid-base pairs.
The group of Prof. Marcel Liauw focuses on monitoring, analyzing, with process analytic technologies, in short PAT, controlling of processes as well as developing new reactor concepts to maximize production, reduce and prevente the formation of undesired by-products.
The working group of Regina Palkovits deals with the development and application of heterogeneous high-performance catalysts in the areas of biomass valorisation, environmental catalysis and electrochemistry.
Our research focuses on the development of applicable photocatalysts for green hydrogen production. Green hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition by enabling the integration of renewable energy into mobility and industrial sectors. A promising pathway to access green hydrogen directly from sunlight and water is through the use of photocatalysis.
The Hecht research group deals with the development of macromolecular and supramolecular systems and their assembly/integration into materials that are able to interact with their environment and respond to specific internal and external stimuli.