Chair of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Dr. U. Heiz)

Cluster Catalysis and Advanced Spectroscopy

In our research we explore the non-scalable size regime of matter and apply the obtained knowledge in the fields of selective and asymmetric heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, optical materials and sensors.

Our Ansatz is of fundamental nature. Although chemistry and in particular catalysis evolved on a largely empirical basis, we strongly believe the complexity of the challenges at hand to make this a less ideal approach

In consequence, we focus on a detailed molecular understanding that requires intense methodological developments for the synthesis and characterization of cluster assembled materials but also makes use of innovative basic science in the fields of surface chemistry, cluster science, spectroscopy, analytical chemistry and kinetics.