MAP lecturer Prof. Wasserscheid speaker of Collaborative Research Centre

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Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, picture courtesy of FAU / David Hartfiel

Formation and new catalysts

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved three new Collaborative Research Centres/Transregios (CRC/TRR) at FAU. The aim of CRC/TRR 305 is to understand the molecular mechanisms behind how metastases form and to develop new treatments for cancer metastases on this basis. In CRC/TRR 306, researchers will be investigating the collective behaviour of quantum systems. In the CRC ‘CLINT’, scientists will pursue a ground-breaking new approach in chemical reaction engineering to create technical catalysts with new properties.

Technical catalysts with new properties

With ‘CLINT’ (Catalysis at Liquid Interfaces), FAU has received approval for a third Collaborative Research Centre. The speaker is MAP lecturer Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering. The CRC is pursuing a completely new approach in chemical reaction engineering as it is using the highly-dynamic anisotropic environment of gaseous-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces to create technical catalysts with new properties and as yet unattained productivity, stability and manageability. The aim is to combine the understanding of catalytic processes with targeted material development, which is why the research will include everything from model systems to real catalysts and incorporate in-situ methods.

Further information

Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid
Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering
Tel.: 09131/85-27420