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Visit of Mercator Fellow Prof. Dr. Alessandra Beretta

We were very happy that Mercator Fellow Prof. Dr. Alessandra Beretta visited our groups at KIT starting from the 11.7.2022! The scientific exchange with the Casapu, Deutschmann, Grunwaldt, Dittmeyer and Behrens group triggered many fruitful discussions, which will continue over the next weeks. We now look forward to Mercator Fellow Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross, who will be at KIT end of July, and also for Mercator Fellow Prof. Dr. Christian D. Damsgaard, who has announced to visit KIT in Autumn 2022

Introduction lecture to the Chemistry Faculty Dr. Thomas Sheppard

On the 11.07.2022 Dr. Thomas Sheppard gave his introduction lecture to the Chemistry Faculty at KIT with the title “New Dimensions in Catalysis and Chemical Technology with X-ray Imaging”

Project A6 Overview. Y.M. EggelerYolita Eggeler (KIT), Florian Maurer (KIT)
Newly funded project A6

Jun. Prof. Yolita Eggeler is now part of our CRC! The newly funded project A6 started in 07/2022. In this project, analytical in situ environmental scanning electron microscopy will be combined with transmission electron microscopy and thus will expand the scale bridging approach by closing the gap between the nano- and mesoscale TEM. Welcome on board!

Prof. Dr. JD Grunwaldt Visits Mercator Fellows

End of June and beginning of July, the speaker of the CRC, Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, visited University of Padua, Politecnico di Milano as well as Technical University of Denmark and was nicely hosted by all three Mercator fellows of the CRC. Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross, Prof. Dr. Alessandra Beretta and Prof. Dr. Christian D. Damsgaard!

Prof. Dr. Silke Behrens GDCh talk

On Thursday, 23.06.2022, Prof. Dr. Silke Behrens gave her inaugural lecture as GDCh talk on the topic: “Nanoparticles in Materials Science: From Model Catalysts to Magnetic Hybrid Materials". Congratulations from the whole CRC!

Goup photo CataLysis networking conferenceMartin Schulz (Universität Jena)
CataLysis Networking Conference 2022

With over 40 stunning talks, 113 beautiful posters and nearly 250 participants, the CataLysis Networking Conference 2022 was a huge success! We hope that many of the fruitful and vivid discussions will contribute to further exchange between the CRCs/TRRs. Thanks to all participants, chair persons, the microphone helpers, the La Strada Team and also JS Medientechnik for enabling this great event!

November 24th - 27th, 2022: "26th German Female Physicists' Conference 2022"

November 8th - 9th, 2022: "Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source Annual User Meeting", Invited talk by Dr. Thomas Sheppard

July 4th, 2022: "Watching catalysts at work using synchrotron light"

June 30th, 2022: "LINXS Catalysis Workshop in Lund, Sweden", Invited talk by Dr. Thomas Sheppard

June 17th, 2022: "Explore and push the limits for next-generation catalysts using fundamental understanding", Invited talk by Prof. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt

May 3rd - 5th, 2022: "International CataLysis Networking Conference 2022"

March 22nd, 2022: "Catalysis for a clean and sustainable future: Dynamics on different time and complexity scales" Seminar by Prof. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt

October 11th - 13th, 2021: CRC 1441 kickoff meeting in Freudenstadt

October 8th, 2021: "X-rays reveal single catalyst nanoparticle at work" press release by ESRF

October 7th, 2021: "Röntgenanalyse zeigt Verhalten von Katalysatormaterialien unter realen Bedingungen." press release by

October 1st, 2021: "Unprecedented view of a single catalyst nanoparticle at work" press release by EurekAlert!

September 20th - 23rd, 2021: "Modern Concepts in Catalysis: From Science to Engineering - The South-West-German Catalysis Course"

July 5th - 7th, 2021: CRC online meeting

July 2nd, 2021: "Funding of the consortium "DAPHNE4NFDI" within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure announced" press release by SNI

November 27th, 2020: "DFG to Fund 20 New Collaborative Research Centres" press release by DFG

September 22nd, 2020: "Noble Metal Clusters Can Enhance Performance of Catalysts and Save Resources" press release by KIT

September 22nd, 2020: "KIT: Edelmetallcluster können Katalysatoren leistungsfähig machen und Ressourcen schonen" press release by idw