Technical catalysts with novel properties – SFB approved

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

With “CLINT” (Catalysis at Liquid Interfaces), FAU has been granted one of three Collaborative Research Centres, whose spokespersons are Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering and MAP lecturer, and Vice-Chair Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda, Chair of Catalytic Interface Research.

The SFB 1542 is pursuing a fundamentally new approach in chemical reaction engineering: it wants to use the highly dynamic, anisotropic environment of gaseous-liquid or liquid-solid interfaces to produce technical catalysts with novel properties and a previously unattained productivity, stability and manageability. The understanding of catalytic processes is to be combined with targeted material development, which is why the investigations range from model systems to real catalysts and also include in-situ methods. The SFB will be funded with 12.5 million euros for the next four years.