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NFDI4Cat consists of 16 experienced partners from the fields of homogeneous, heterogeneous, photocatalysis, biocatalysis and electrocatalysis and is coordinated by DECHEMA e.V.

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DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

DECHEMA e.V. is the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. As a non-profit professional society, it represents these fields in science, industry, politics and society. DECHEMA e.V.  is the coordinating institution and point of contact for NFDI4Cat as well as  a supporting organisation of the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS).

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Andreas Förster

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Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT)

LIKAT’s research activities focus on the implementation and use of applied sustainable catalysis processes, development of innovative methods and technologies for catalytic processes as well as studies on special (metal-)organic syntheses and catalyses. Various catalysis expertise as well as reaction engineering and data science are covered at LIKAT.

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Matthias Beller

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High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart is a specialist in the field of research data management and has many years of experience in the development of metadata/ontologies and the implementation of repositories as well as the management of data.

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Michael Resch

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Universität Greifswald

The Bornscheuer research group at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Greifswald has outstanding expertise in the identification and optimisation of enzymes for biocatalytic applications in organic synthesis and for chiral pharmaceutical intermediates. One focus is protein engineering and high-throughput screening with an automated robotic platform.

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Uwe Bornscheuer

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TU Dortmund University

At TU Dortmund University, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kockmann’s Equipment Design group is working on the development of new types of reactors, especially microreactors, with the corresponding separation steps such as distillation, liquid-liquid extraction or crystallisation. The development and further development of ontologies in catalysis and process technology is complemented by the development of interfaces to other ontologies such as NFDI4Ing and NFDI4Chem.

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Norbert Kockmann

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The current focus is on energy-related catalysis for the development of green, climate-friendly and emission-free products and processes. In addition, KIT has been involved in the development of several software tools that have advanced digitalisation through numerical simulation of molecular systems (TURBOMOLE), catalytic reactors(DETCHEM), and data management (CaRMen).

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Olaf Deutschmann

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FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR OPEN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (FOKUS)

Fraunhofer FOKUS conducts application-oriented research on digital transformation and has many years of experience in the field of strategic data management and data platforms

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Sonja Schimmler

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Institute of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry – RWTH Aachen

The Institute of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Chemical Technology at the RWTH Aachen University is working on the derivation of structure-activity relationships in heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis, especially in sustainability and environmental chemistry, but also with data science approaches.

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Regina Palkovits

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Institute of Chemical Process Engineering AVT.CVT – RWTH Aachen

The Chair of Chemical Engineering is concerned with the development and application of membrane technology and new electrochemical technologies for the synthesis of platform and fine chemicals using electric current, with the aim of meeting global challenges in the field of water, energy and health applications.

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Hannah Roth

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Braunschweig University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan’s working group “Technical Electrocatalysis” deals with the development and assessment of new materials for regenerative energy conversion and energy storage systems. Within the framework of NFDI4Cat, ontologies and metadata standards for electrocatalysis are developed and coordinated with related consortia such as NFDI4Chem and NFDI4Ing.

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Mehtap Özaslan

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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

The MPI CEC researches the fundamentals for the design, understanding and control of catalytic systems at the interface of energy and chemistry. A central focus is on the catalytic activation of small molecules such as H2 or CO2, among others, towards the storage and use of renewable energy in chemical energy carriers and products.

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Walter Leitner

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Technical University of Munich (TUM)

TUM addresses fundamental questions on catalysts and catalysed reactions in order to reduce the carbon footprint through radically new approaches in the synthesis of energy sources and chemical intermediates. The research focuses on enabling catalysed reactions at significantly lower reaction temperatures and with higher selectivity than is currently possible.

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Johannes Lercher

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Technischen Universität Berlin (TUB)

The TUB develops methods and materials in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. One of the tasks within the NFDI4Cat consortium is the implementation of a typical workflow of catalysis research in digital form up to the creation of a local pilot system.

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Ralph Krähnert

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University of Rostock

In addition to the extraordinary expertise in process development for chemo- and biocatalysis including downstream processing for complex molecules, the University of Rostock is actively pursuing the implementation of a research data infrastructure. Modules are being developed to introduce the principles and tools into student teaching and training of young scientists at an early stage.

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Udo Kragl

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Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

The Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg has many years of expertise in the development of catalytic materials. The focus of the research work is in the field of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis as well as their hybrid combinations, their use in special reactors in both batch and continuous operation, and the kinetic evaluation of the data obtained.

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Marco Haumann

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Leipzig University

The University of Leipzig has long-standing expertise in catalysis-related sciences, which is now reflected in the strategic research profiles “Sustainable Systems and Biodiversity” and “Complex Matter” and is taken into account in the structures of research data management from the Digital Humanities to the Natural Sciences. With its Research Academy Leipzig, the UL will develop a modularised programme for graduate training in research data management in catalysis (Research Data Management School of Catalysis).

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Roger Gläser

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Max-Planck-Institut for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

The MPI DCTS deals theoretically and experimentally with new process engineering approaches for chemical and energy system technology. In particular, methods of heterogeneous catalysis in CO2 methanation and other Power2X applications are currently being investigated both experimentally and in silico.

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Peter Benner

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Advisory Board


hte GmbH

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Covestro Deutschland AG

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Linde AG

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Evonik Industries AG

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Clariant Produkte GmbH

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Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

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Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

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BIFOLD

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Technical University of Darmstadt

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Partnership


FAIRMat

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NFDI4Ing

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NFDI4Chem

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German Catalysis Society (GeCatS)

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VDI

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GDCh

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ProcessNet

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German Bunsen-Society

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DAPHNE

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DGMK German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology

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