Several scientists of the MPI CEC are involved in the newly approved Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 247.
Prof. Serena DeBeer ('Inorganic Spectroscopy'), Prof. Robert Schlögl ('Heterogeneous Reactions') and Prof. Martin Muhler ('Heterogeneous Redox Catalysis') and their respective colleagues are involved in the cooperation project with the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr University Bochum, the MPI für Kohlenforschung and other research institutions.
The project entitled "Heterogene Oxidationskatalyse in der Flüssigphase – Materialien und Mechanismen in der thermischen, Elektro- und Photokatalyse" is a so-called transregional project (TRR), which has been proposed and carried out jointly by various universities and research institutes. Close cooperation between the partners not only enables the joint use of resources, but also offers the possibility of developing and achieving the joint research goal "complementary and synergistic" (DFG, Collaborative Research Centres).
Malte Behrens, Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen and project spokesman, is pleased that there is now an opportunity "to achieve great things together".
The research within the project focuses on basic catalytic mechanisms that are investigated using modern experimental, theoretical and computer-assisted techniques. (Press Release DFG, No. 17, 18.05.2018)