Heterogene Reaktionen - Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl

Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
Geschäftsführender Direktor
Abteilung Heterogene Reaktionen


DiplomMaximilians Universität München (1979)
Dr. rer. nat.Maximilians Universität München (1982)
PostdocHeterogeneous Catalysis, Cambridge University (mit Sir J. Meurig Thomas); Physics, Switzerland (mit Prof. H.J. Güntherodt) (1982 - 1983)
GruppenleiterHoffmann La Roche AG, Basel, Schweiz
HabilitationStructure of industrial ammonia-synthesis catalysts (mit Prof. Gerhard Ertl), FHI Berlin
ProfessorInorganic Chemistry, Universität Frankfurt (1989 - 1994)
DirektorFritz-Haber-Institut der MPG (seit 1994)
HonorarprofessorTechnische Universität Berlin (seit 1994)
HonorarprofessorHumboldt-Universität Berlin (seit 1998)
Gründungs-DirektorMPI CEC (since 2011)
HonorarprofessorUniversität Duisburg-Essen (seit 2013)


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"Was tanken wir morgen?"
Vortrag am Infotag 'Synthetische Kraftstoffe - Optionen für eine nachhaltige Mobilität'
DECHEMA, 27.03.2019


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Selected MPI CEC publications

  • Velasco-Vélez, J.J., Chuang, C.-H., Gao, D., Zhu, Q., Ivanov, D., Jeon, H.S., Arrigo, R., Mom, R.V., Stotz, E., Wu, H.-L., Jones, T.E., Roldan Cuenya, B., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R. (2020). On the activity/selectivity and phase-stability of thermally-grown copper oxides during the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 ACS Catalysis https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c03484
  • Zeradjanin, A.R., Spanos, I., Masa, J., Rohwerder, M., Schlögl, R. (2020). Perspective on experimental evaluation of adsorption energies at solid/liquid interfaces Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-020-04815-8
  • Fuentes-Landete, V., Rasti, S., Schlögl, R., Meyer, J., Loerting, T. (2020). Calorimetric Signature of Deuterated Ice II: Turning an Endotherm to an Exotherm The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02368
  • Salazar Gómez, J.I., Klucken, C., Sojka, M., von der Waydbrink, G., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2020). The HüGaProp‐Container: Analytical Infrastructure for the Carbon2Chem® Challenge Chemie Ingenieur Technik https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202000101
  • Sánchez-Bastardo, N., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2020). Methane Pyrolysis for CO2‐Free H2 Production: A Green Process to Overcome Renewable Energies Unsteadiness Chemie Ingenieur Technik https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202000029
  • Schlögl, R. (2020). Chemische Batterien mit CO2 Angewandte Chemie International Edition https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202007397
  • Salazar Gómez, J.I., Takhtehfouladi, E.S., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2020). Design and Implementation of a Gas Generating System for Complex Gas Mixtures and Calibration Gases Chemie Ingenieur Technik https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202000110
  • Falling, L.J., Mom, R.V., Sandoval Diaz, L.E., Nakhaie, S., Stotz, E., Ivnaov, D., Hävecker, M., Lunkenbein, T., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Velasco-Vélez, J.-J. (2020). Graphene-capped liquid thin films for electrochemical operando X-ray spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12(33), 37680-37692. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c08379
  • He, J., Laudenschleger, D., Schittkowski, J., Machoke, A., Song, H., Muhler, M., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2020). Influence of Contaminants in Steel Mill Exhaust Gases on Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 Catalysts Applied in Methanol Synthesis Chemie Ingenieur Technik https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202000045
  • Folke, M., Song, H., Schittkowski, J., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2020). Oxygen Poisoning in Laboratory Testing of Iron‐Based Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts and its Potential Sources Chemie Ingenieur Technik https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202000100
  • Cao, J., Plodinec, M., Huang, X., Willinger, E., Hammud, A., Hieke, S., Beeg, S., Greogoratti, L., Clobea, C., Schlögl, R., Antonietti, M., Greiner, M., Willinger, M. (2020). In situ observation of oscillatory redox dynamics of copper Nature Communications 11, 3554. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17346-7
  • Schlögl, R. (2020). Chemisch-katalytische Konversion CO2 und CO – Nachhaltige Kohlenstoffquellen für die Kreislaufwirtschaft 77-98. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-60649-0_6
  • Hetaba, W., Klyushin, A.Y., Falling, L.J., Shin, D., Mechler, A.K., Willinger, M.-G., Schlögl, R. (2020). Investigation of Electrocatalysts Produced by a Novel Thermal Spray Deposition Method Materials 13(12), 2746. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13122746
  • Koch, G., Hävecker, M., Teschner, D., Carey, S.J., Wang, Y., Kube, P., Hetaba, W., Lunkenbein, T., Auffermann, G., Timpe, O., Rosowski, F., Schlögl, R., Trunschke, A. (2020). Surface Conditions that Constrain Alkane Oxidation on Perovskites ACS Catalysis 10(13), 7007-7020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c01289
  • Velasco-Vélez, J.-J., Mom, R.K., Sandoval, L., Falling, L.J., Chuang, C.-H., Gao, D., Jones, T.E., Zhu, Q., Arrigo, R., Cuenya, B.R., Knop-Gericke, A., Lunkenbein, T., Schlögl, R. (2020). Revealing the active phase of copper during the electroreduction of CO2 in aqueous electrolyte by correlating in situ X-ray spectroscopy and in situ electron microscopy ACS Energy Letters 5(6), 2106-2111. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00802
  • Antonyshyn, I., Barrios Jiménez, A.M., Sichevych, O., Burkhardt, U., Veremchuk, I., Schmidt, M., Ormeci, A., Spanos, I., Tarasov, A., Teschner, D., Algara-Siller, G., Schlögl, R., Grin, Y. (2020). Al2Pt for Oxygen Evolution in Water Splitting: a Strategy for Creating Multi‐functionality in Electrocatalysis Angewandte Chemie International Edition 59(38), 16770-16776. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202005445
  • Lamoth, M., Gries, T., Girgsdies, F., Seitz, F., Hashagan, M., Rosowski, F., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2020). Transition of 2‐D to 3‐D SBA‐15 by high temperature fluoride addition and its impact on the surface reactivity probed by isopropanol conversion Chemistry – A European Journal https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001646
  • Ding, Y., Greiner, M., Schlögl, R., Heumann, S. (2020). A Metal Free Electrode: From Biomass Derived Carbon to Hydrogen ChemSusChem 13(16), 4064-4048. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202000714
  • Frei, E., Gaur, A., Lichtenberg, H., Zwiener, L., Scherzer, M., Girgsdies, F., Lunkenbein, T., Schlögl, R. (2020). Cu‐Zn alloy formation as unfavored state for efficient methanol catalysts ChemCatChem 12(16), 4029-4033. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000777
  • Schweinar, K., Beeg, S., Hartwig, C., Rajamathi, C.R., Kasian, O., Piccinin, S., Prieto, M.J., Tanase, L.C., Gottlob, D.M., Schmidt, T., Raabe, D., Schlögl, R., Gault, B., Jones, T.E., Greiner, M.T. (2020). Formation a 2D meta-stable oxide by differential oxidation of AgCu alloys ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12(20), 23595-23605. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c03963
  • Heenemann, M., Millet, M-M., Girgsdies, F., Eichelbaum, M., Risse, T., Schlögl, R., Jones, T.E, Frei, E. (2020). The mechanism of interfacial CO2 activation on Al doped Cu/ZnO ACS Catalysis 10(10), 5672-5680. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c00574
  • Lamoth, M., Jones, T., Plodinec, M., Machoke, A., Wrabetz, S., Krämer, M., Karpov, A., Rosowski, F., Piccinin, S., Schlögl, R., Frei. E. (2020). Nanocatalysts unravel the selective state of Ag ChemCatChem 12(11), 2977-2988. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000035
  • Ruland, H., Song, H., Laudenschleger, D., Stürmer, S., Schmidt, S., He, J., Kähler, K., Muhler, M., Schlögl, R. (2020). CO2 hydrogenation with Cu/ZnO/Al2O3: A benchmark study ChemCatChem 12(12), 3216-3222. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000195
  • Sandoval-Diaz, L., Plodinec, M., Ovanov, D., Poitel, S., Hammud, A., Nerl, H.C., Schlögl, R., Lunkenbein, T. (2020). Visualizing the importance of oxide-metal phase transitions in the production of synthesis gas over Ni catalysts Journal of Energy Chemistry 50, 178-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2020.03.013
  • Lunkenbein, T., Masliuk, L., Plodinec, M., Algara-Siller, G., Jung, S., Jastak, M., Kube, P., Trunschke, A., Schlögl, R. (2020). Site specific and localized structural displacements in open structured multimetallic oxides Nanoscale 12(12), 6759-6766. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NR09041J
  • Plodinec, M., Nerl, H.C., Farra, R., Willinger, M.G., Stotz, E., Schlögl, R., Lunkenbein, T. (2020). Versatile Homebuilt Gas Feed and Analysis System for Operando TEM of Catalysts at Work Microscopy and Microanalysis 26(2), 220-228. https://doi.org/10.1017/S143192762000015X
  • Plodinec, M., Nerl, H.C., Girgsdies, F., Schlögl, R., Lunkenbein, T. (2020). Insights into Chemical Dynamics and Their Impact on the Reactivity of Pt Nanoparticles during CO Oxidation by Operando TEM ACS Catalysis 10(5), 3183-3193. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b03692
  • Tarasov, A.V., Klyushin, A.Y., Friedrich, M., Girgsdies, F., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2020). Oxygen Diffusion in Cu-based Catalysts: A Probe for Metal Support Interactions Applied Catalysis A: General 594, 117460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117460
  • Carbonio, E.A., Velasco-Vélez, J.J., Schlögl, R., Knop-Gericke, A. (2020). Perspective—Outlook on Operando Photoelectron and Absorption Spectroscopy to Probe Catalysts at the Solid-Liquid Electrochemical Interface Journal of the Electrochemical Society 167(5), 054509. https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/ab68d2
  • Park, H., Uluca-Yazgi, B., Heumann, S., Schlögl, R., Granwehr, J., Heise, H., Schleker, P.P.M. (2020). Heteronuclear cross-relaxation effect modulated by the dynamics of N-functional groups in the solid state under 15N DP-MAS DNP Journal of Magnetic Resonance 312, 106688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106688
  • Anke, S., Falk, T., Bendt, G., Sinev, I., Hävecker, M., Antoni, H., Zegkinoglou, I., Jeon, H., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Cuenya, B.R., Schulz, S., Muhler, M. (2020). On the reversible deactivation of cobalt ferrite spinel nanoparticles applied in selective 2-propanol oxidation Journal of Catalysis 382, 57-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2019.12.007
  • Köck, E.-M., Bernard, J., Podewitz, M., Dinu, D.F., Huber, R.G., Liedl, K.R., Grothe, H., Bertel, E., Schlögl, R., Loerting, T. (2020). Alpha carbonic acid revisited: Carbonic acid monomethyl ester as a solid and its conformational isomerism in the gas phase Chemistry – A European Journal 26(1), 285-305. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904142
  • Ding, Y., Gu, Q., Klyushin, A., Huang, X., Choudhury, S.H., Spanos, I., Song, F., Mom, R., Düngen, P., Mechler, A.K., Schlögl, R., Heumann, S. (2020). Dynamic carbon surface chemistry: revealing the role of carbon in electrolytic water oxidation Journal of Energy Chemistry 47, 155-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2019.12.006
  • Nong H.N., Tran, H.P., Spöri, C., Klingenhof, M., Frevel, L., Jones, T.R., Cottre, T., Jaegermann, W., Schlögl, R., Teschner, D., Strasser, P. (2020). The Role of Surface Hydroxylation, Lattice Vacancies and Bond Covalency in the Electrochemical Oxidation of Water (OER) on Ni-Depleted Iridium Oxide Catalysts Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 234(5), 787-812. https://doi.org/10.1515/zpch-2019-1460
  • Kraus, P., Massué, C., Heumann, S., Schlögl, R. (2019). Reliable long-term performance assessment of commercial photovoltaic modules tested under field conditions over 5 years Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 11, 063501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5128171
  • Salazar Gómez, J.I., Klucken, C., Sojka, M., Masliuk, L., Lunkenbein, T., Schlögl, R., Ruland, H. (2019). Elucidation of artefacts in proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometers Journal of Mass Spectrometry 54(12), 987-1002. https://doi.org/10.1002/jms.4479
  • Park, H., Schleker, P.P.M., Liu, Z., Kowalew, N., Stamm, T., Schlögl, R., Eichel, R.-A., Heumann, S., Granwehr, J. (2019). Insights on Water Interaction at the Interface of Nitrogen Functionalized Hydrothermal Carbons The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 23(41), 25146-25156. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05323
  • Amakawa, K., Wang, Y., Kröhnert, J., Schlögl, R., Trunschke, A. (2019). Acid sites on silica-supported molybdenum oxides probed by ammonia adsorption: Experiment and theory Molecular Catalysis 478, 110580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110580
  • Götsch, T., Köpfle, N., Schlicker, L., Carbonio, E.A., Hävecker, M., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Bekheet, M.F., Gurlo, A., Doran, A., Bernardi, J., Klötzer, B., Penner, S. (2019). Treading in the Limited Stability Regime of Lanthanum Strontium Ferrite — Reduction, Phase Change and Exsolution ECS Transactions 91(1), 1771-1781. https://doi.org/10.1149/09101.1771ecst
  • Millet, M.-M., Tarasov, A.V., Girgsdies, F., Algara-Siller, G., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). Highly dispersed Ni0/NixMg1-xO catalysts derived from solid solutions: How metal and support control the CO2 hydrogenation ACS Catalysis 9, 8534-8546. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b02332
  • Spanos, I., Tesch, M.F., Yu, M., Tüysüz, H., Zhang, J., Feng, X., Müllen, K., Schlögl, R., Mechler, A.K. (2019). A facile protocol for alkaline electrolyte purification and its influence on a Ni-Co oxide catalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction ACS Catalysis 9, 8165-8170. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b01940
  • Huang, X., Farra, R., Schlögl, R., Willinger, M.-G. (2019). Growth and Termination Dynamics of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes at Near Ambient Pressure: An In Situ TEM Study Nano Letters 19(8), 5380-5387. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01888
  • Abdel-Mageed, A.M., Klyushin, A., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Behm, R.J. (2019). Influence of CO on the Activation, O-Vacancy Formation, and Performance of Au/ZnO Catalysts in CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10, 3645-3653. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00925
  • Ding, Y., Schlögl, R., Heumann, S. (2019). The role of supported atomically distributed metal species in electrochemistry and how to create them ChemElectroChem 6(15), 3860-3877. https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201900598
  • Dilla, M., Moustakas, N.G., Becerikli, A.E., Peppel, T., Springer, A., Schlögl, R., Strunk, J., Ristig, S. (2019). Judging the feasibility of TiO2 as photocatalyst for chemical energy conversion by quantitative reactivity determinants Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 13144-13150. doi.org/10.1039/c9cp00981g
  • Tarasov, A., Seitz, F., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). In-situ quantification of reaction adsorbates in low-temperature methanol synthesis on a high performance Cu/ZnO:Al catalyst ACS Catalysis 9(6), 5537-5544. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b01241
  • Scherzer, M., Girgsdies, F., Stotz, E., Willinger, M.-G., Frei, E., Schlögl, R., Pietsch, U., Lunkenbein, T. (2019). Electrochemical Surface Oxidation of Copper Studied by In Situ Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 13253-13262. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00282
  • Huang, X., Teschner, D., Dimitrakopoulou, M., Fedorov, A., Frank, B.,Kraehnert, R., Rosowski, F., Kaiser, H., Schunk, S., Kuretschka, C., Schlögl, R., Willinger, M.-G., Trunschke, A. (2019). Atomic Scale Observation of the Metal-Promoter Interaction in Rh-Based Syngas Upgrading Catalysts Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58(26), 8709-8713. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201902750 
  • Wernbacher, A.M., Kube, P., Hävecker, M., Schlögl, R., Trunschke, A. (2019). Electronic and Dielectric Properties of MoV-Oxide (M1 Phase) under Alkane Oxidation Conditions The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 13269-13282. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01273
  • Dilla, M., Jakubowski, A., Ristig, S., Strunk, J., Schlögl, R. (2019). The Fate of O2 in Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction on TiO2 under Conditions of Highest Purity Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 15949-15957. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp07765g
  • Fu, T., Wang, Y., Wernbacher, A.M., Schlögl, R., Trunschke, A. (2019). Single-site vanadyl species isolated within molybdenum oxide monolayers in propane oxidation ACS Catalysis 9, 4875–4886. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b00326
  • Abdel-Mageed, A.M., Klyushin, A., Rezvani, A., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Behm, R.J. (2019). Negative Charging of Au Nanoparticles during Methanol Synthesis from CO2/H2 on a Au/ZnO Catalyst: Insights from Operando Infrared and Near‐ambient Pressure XPS and XAS Angewandte Chemie International Edition 131(30), 10431-10436. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201900150
  • Lin, Y., Lu, Q., Song, F., Yu, L., Mechler, A.K., Schlögl, R., Heumann, S. (2019). Oxygen Evolution Reaction at Carbon Edge Sites: Activity Evolution and Structure‐Function Relationships Clarified by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58(26), 8917-8921. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201902884
  • Lamoth, M., Plodinec, M., Scharfenberg, L., Wrabetz, S., Girgsdies, F., Jones, T., Rosowski, F., Horn, R., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). Supported Ag Nanoparticles and Clusters for CO Oxidation: Size Effects and Influence of the Silver-Oxygen Interactions ACS Applied Nano Materials 2, 2909-2920. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b00344
  • Zwiener, L., Jones, T., Wolf, E.H., Girgsdies, F., Plodinec, M., Klyushin, A.Y., Willinger, E., Rosowski, F., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). Synthesis and characterization of Ag-delafossites AgBO2 (B: Al, Ga, In) from rapid hydrothermal process European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2019(18), 2333-2345. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201900052
  • Zwiener, L., Girgsdies, F., Brennecke, D., Teschner, D., Machoke, A.G.F., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). Evolution of zincian malachite synthesis by low temperature co-precipitation and its catalytic impact on the methanol synthesis Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 249, 218-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.02.023
  • Lee, S., Halder, A., Ferguson, G.A., Seifert, S., Winans, R.E., Teschner, D., Schlögl, R., Papaefthimiou, Greeley, J., Curtiss, L.A., Vajda, S. (2019). Subnanometer cobalt oxide clusters as selective low temperature oxidative dehydrogenation catalysts Nature Communications 10, 954. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08819-5
  • Frei, E., Gaur, A., Lichtenberg, H., Heine, C., Friedrich, M., Greiner, M., Lunkenbein, T., Grunwaldt, J.-D., Schlögl, R. (2019). Activating a Cu/ZnO:Al Catalyst – much more than Reduction: Decomposition, Self‐doping and Polymorphism ChemCatChem 11(6), 1587-1592. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900069
  • Dilla, M., Becerikli, A.E., Jakubowski, A., Schlögl, R., Ristig, S. (2019). Development of a Tubular Continuous Flow Reactor for the Investigation of Improved Gas-Solid Interaction in Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction on TiO2 Photochemical & Photobiological Science 18, 314-318. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8PP00518D
  • Millet, M.-M., Algara-Siller, G., Wrabetz, S., Mazheika, A., Girgsdies, F., Teschner, D., Seitz, F., Tarasiv, A., Levchenko, S.V., Schlögl, R., Frei, E. (2019). Ni single atom catalysts for CO2 activation Journal of the American Chemical Society 141(6), 2251-2461. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b11729
  • Velasco-Vélez, J.J., Jones, T.E., Streibel, V., Hävecker, M., Chuang, C.-H., Frevel, L., Plodinec, M., Centeno, A., Zurutuza, A., Wand, R., Arrigo, R., Mom, R., Hofmann, S., Schlögl, R., Knop-Gericke, A. (2019). Electrochemically active Ir NPs on graphene for OER in acidic aqueous electrolyte investigated by in situ and ex situ spectroscopies Surface Science 681, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2018.10.021
  • Schlögl, R. (2019). Put the Sun in the Tank: Future Developments in Sustainable Energy Systems Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58(1), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201808799
  • Velasco-Vélez, J.-J., Jones, T., Gao, D., Carbonio, E., Arrigo, R., Hsu, C.-J., Huang, Y.-C., Dong, C.-L., Chen, J.-M., Lee, J.-F., Strasser, P., Roldan Cuenya, B., Schlögl, R., Knop-Gericke, A., Chuang, C.-H. (2019). The role of the copper oxidation state in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 into valuable hydrocarbons ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7(1), 1485-1492. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05106
  • Tesch, M.F., Bonke, S.A., Jones, T.E., Shaker, M.N., Xiao, J., Skorupska, K., Mom, R., Melder, J., Kurz, P., Knop-Gericke, A., Schlögl, R., Hocking, R., Simonov, A.N. (2019). Evolution of oxygen‐metal electron transfer and metal electronic states during Mn‐oxide catalyzed water oxidation revealed with in situ soft X‐ray spectroscopy Angewandte Chemie International Edition 131(11), 3464-3470. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201810825
  • Li, X., Teschner, D., Streibel, V., Lunkenbein, T., Masliuk, L., Fu, T., Wang, Y., Jones, T., Seitz, F., Girgsdies, F., Rosowski, F., Schlögl, R., Trunschke, A. (2019). How to control selectivity in alkane oxidation? Chemical Science 10(8), 2429-2443. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sc04641g
  • Gu, Q., Ding, Y., Liu, Z., Lin, Y., Schlögl, R., Heumann, S., Su, D. (2019). Probing the intrinsic catalytic activity of carbon nanotubes for the metal-free oxidation of aromatic thiophene compounds in ionic liquids Journal of Energy Chemistry 32, 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2018.07.004
  • Marianski, M., Seo, J., Mucha, E., Thomas, D.A., Jung, S., Schlögl, R., Meijer, G., Trunschke, A., von Helden, G. (2019). Structural Characterization of Molybdenum Oxide Nanoclusters Using Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Action Spectroscopy The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(13), 7845-7853. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06985
  • Wernbacher, A.M., Eichelbaum, M., Risse, T., Cap, S., Trunschke, A., Schlögl, R. (2019). Operando Electrical Conductivity and Complex Permittivity Study on Vanadia Oxidation Catalysts The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(13), 8005-8017. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07417
  • Plodenic, M., Stotz, E., Sandoval-Diaz, L., Schlögl, R., Lunkenbein, T. (2019). Multimodal Operando Electron Microscopy Approach to Study Pt Catalyst During CO Oxidation Reaction Microscopy and Microanalysis 25(S2), 1448-1449. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927619007979
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Funktionen, Aufgaben & Preise

Funktionen & Aufgaben

Preise & Auszeichnungen

  • 2019 Eduard-Rhein-Kulturpreis
  • 2017 Ruhrpreis für Kunst und Wissenschaft der Stadt Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
  • 2017 ENI Award Energy Transition
  • 2016 Innovationspreis NRW
  • 2015 Alwin Mittasch Award
  • 2013 Max Planck Communitas Award
  • 2010 Dechema Medal
  • 1994 Otto Bayer Prize
  • 1989 Schunck Award for Innovative Materials
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K.
  • Chairman of Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion des Wissenschaftlichen Rates der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2004-2006
  • Vice-Chairman of Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion des Wissenschaftlichen Rates der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2002-2003


    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter

  • Dr. Raoul Blume
  • Dr. Michael Hävecker
  • Dr. Yang-Ming Lin
  • Dr. Justus Masa
  • Dr. Marc Müller
  • Dr. Jorge Iván Salazar Gómez
  • Dr. Julian Schittkowski
  • Dr. Juan-Jesus Velasco-Velez
  • Dr. Lin-Hui Yu
  • Dr. Aleksandar Zeradanin


  • Dr. Guillermo Álvarez Ferrero
  • Dr. Johannes Franz Peter Colell
  • Dr. Yuxiao Ding
  • Dr. Jan Markus Folke
  • Dr. Christian Fröse
  • Christoph Göbel
  • Dr. Jiayue He
  • Dr. Oliver Hegen
  • Dr. Walid Hetaba
  • Dr. Daniel Laudenschleger
  • Dr. Rachel Leanne Nicholls
  • Dr. Simon Ristig
  • Dr. Nuria Sánchez Bastardo
  • Dr. Peter Philipp Maria Schleker
  • Dr. Huiqing Song
  • Dr. Xiaoyan Sun
  • Dr. Marc Tesch


  • Sebastian Beeg
  • Dr. Anna Mechler
  • PhD Studenten

  • Sabita Bhandari
  • Caroline Hartwig
  • Julia Menten
  • Praveen Vidusha Narangoda (IMPRS)
  • Heeyong Park
  • Lukas Pielsticker
  • Feihong Song
  • Wissenschaftlich-technische Mitarbeiter

  • Christina Grünwald


  • Dennis Ernst
  • Jan Niklas Filipp
  • Marius Heise-Podleska
  • Janina Jaspert
  • Gudrun Klihm
  • Christian Klucken
  • Natalia Kowalew
  • Lea Kreutzheide
  • John-Tommes Krzeslack
  • Dieter Oppenberg
  • Norbert Pfänder
  • Alina-Denise Rettke
  • Martha Sojka
  • Teresa Stamm
  • Tobias Stamm
  • Agnes Stoer
  • Johanna Taing

Heterogeneous Reactions

The energy challenge can be seen as the major challenge for today’s society and future generations. Chemistry plays a central role in the energy challenge, since most energy conversion systems work on (bio)chemical energy carriers and require for their use suitable process and material solutions. The enormous scale of their application demands optimization beyond the incremental improvement of empirical discoveries. For this reason we work on the development of knowledge-based systematic approaches in order to arrive at scalable and sustainable solutions.

Analysis of the processes that are essential to convert the current energy systems into sustainable systems indicates that the conversion of electricity into chemical energy is a critical process in the network of chemical energy conversion reactions. Both electrolysis and heterogeneous photochemical reactions are of relevance here. The difficult elementary steps are in the oxygen evolution reaction.

In a concerted effort the department develops a concept of carbon-based functional materials that operate in oxygen evolution either alone or doped with functional transition metal oxides. In parallel we study with advanced in-situ spectroscopic tools the reaction on performing systems with noble metals to learn about design requirements for systems operating with materials as used in the biological analogue. The resulting material solutions and synthesis tools will be transferred to catalytic processes binding primary hydrogen onto carrier molecules such as CO2 and N2 to arrive at practically useful solar fuels.

The work of the department is strictly knowledge-oriented to generate generic insight and solutions for synthesis and analysis of chemical energy conversion systems. Theory and molecular model studies with the other departments critically deepen our insight. The department engages into method development for operating advanced spectroscopic methods on heterogeneous and on homogeneous systems. Projects are performed in close collaboration with the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin.