TUM Catalysis Research Center

Catalysis research represents one of the interdisciplinary key issues of Technische Universität München. Since the groundbreaking work of Professor Ernst Otto Fischer (Nobel Prize 1973), catalysis research has been intensified particularly in chemistry and physics, simultaneously including engineering and process technology.

Considering the future potential and strategic importance of catalytic processes in numerous fields of science, engineering and industry, the Technische Universität München founded the TUM Catalysis Research Center (CRC) in 2008 and assigned it the status of a TUM Corporate Research Center. With the foundation of the CRC the Technische Universität München established a platform for the cooperation of prominent researchers with their teams who are focused on a wide range of problems, covering all significant aspects of catalysis from theoretical basics to technology applications.

As an umbrella organization exeeding 300 scientists, Technische Universität München was awarded a grant for the constructions of a new research building, being situated at TUM Research Campus Garching, adjacent to the Chemistry Department. The new building is operating since the end of 2015 and enhances the working conditions of researchers by providing the latest laboratory facilities and supporting scientific collaborations of members and partners of the CRC beyond traditional department borders.