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NFDI4Cat is a community-driven and user-oriented initiative to secure the digital future of catalysis

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Our mission

  • Shaping the digital future of catalysis
  • Transformation of the fields of catalysis and catalysis-related sciences into Digital Catalysis
  • An infrastructure for the open and FAIR handling of data from catalysis
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Our services

  • Provide software and tools
  • Education and training in applied research data management and data science for catalysis
  • The Research Data Management School of Catalysis
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Our vision

  • Community-oriented and user-centred initiative
  • Better data quality
  • An integral data perspective
  • Advanced predictive capacity
  • Bringing the vision "From molecule to process" to life on a digital level

Overview

NFDI4Cat aims to bring together the various disciplines within catalysis

Catalysis is a very complex and interdisciplinary scientific field that enables the efficient production of a wide range of products for different industries and at different production scales. ...

Digital Catalysis Research

Envisioned data management in catalysis

A fundamental, digital transformation in catalysis science, process and chemical engineering is needed to address current challenges and to derive the greatest possible added value from it. ...

Data Management in Catalysis

Current State

Data from catalysis research is generated in a series of sub-steps: Typically, the process starts with the synthesis of the respective catalyst material using different materials and also different synthesis methods (synthesis data). ...

Our team

NFDI4Cat consists of 16 experienced partners from all areas of catalysis. The disciplines of reaction and process engineering are also represented in the consortium. The catalysis and engineering competencies are complemented by expertise in the fields of data science, high-performance computing and machine learning.

Dr. Andreas Förster

Dr. Andreas Förster

Dr. Förster is managing director of DECHEMA. He is the spokesperson and coordinator of NFDI4Cat.

Prof. Matthias Beller

Prof. Matthias Beller

Prof. Dr. Beller is head of the Department of Applied Homogeneous Catalysis at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis. Within NFDI4Cat he is deputy speaker and scientific coordinator.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael M. Resch

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael M. Resch

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Resch is director of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart. Within the framework of NFDI4Cat, HLRS will develop and implement the repository.

Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner

Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner

Prof. Dr. Leitner is Director of the Department of Molecular Catalysis at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion.

Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralph Krähnert

Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralph Krähnert

Prof. Dr. Krähnert is a group leader at BasCat UniCat BASF JointLab with a focus on data science and modeling in heterogeneous catalysis.

Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits

Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits

Prof. Dr. Palkovits is Executive Director at the Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University.

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher

Prof. Dr. Lercher is research director at the Catalysis Research Center of the Technical University of Munich and director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl

Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl

Prof. Dr. Kragl is Prorector for Research and Research Education at the University of Rostock.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kockmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kockmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kockmann teaches at the TU Dortmund University in the Faculty of Bio- and Chemical Engineering, working group Apparatus Design.

Dr. Marco Haumann

Dr. Marco Haumann

Dr. Haumann is head of the Supported Ionic Liquid Phase Catalysis research group at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser

Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser

Prof. Dr. Gläser is director of the Institute of Chemical Technology at the University of Leipzig and focuses on advanced training in research data management applied to catalysis.

Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer

Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer

Prof. Dr. Bornscheuer is head of the Department of Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Greifswald.

Prof. Dr. Peter Benner

Prof. Dr. Peter Benner

Prof. Dr. Benner is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg.

Dr. Stephan Andreas Schunk

Dr. Stephan Andreas Schunk

Dr. Schunk serves in the role of Executive Expert / Vice President for hte GmbH & BASF SE. Dr. Schunk leads the industrial advisory board of NFDI4Cat.

Dr. Sonja Schimmler

Dr. Sonja Schimmler

Dr. Schimmler works at the Fraunhofer FOKUS and the TU Berlin, and leads the research group “Digitization of Science”. She is the Head of the “Linked Extensible Infrastructures and Access Management” task area.

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan leads the ” Technical Electrocatalysis Laboratory” at the Technical University of Braunschweig. She is head of the Metadata and Ontology Development board within NFDI4Cat.t.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann

Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann

Prof. Dr. Deutschmann is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the Institute of Technical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry. He is a member of the steering committee of NFDI4Cat and leads the “Data Standards, Data Collection, Interfaces” task area.

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