Catalysis research represents one of the interdisciplinary key issues of the Technical University of Munich. 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 TUM founded the Catalysis Research Center (CRC) in 2008 and assigned it the status of a TUM Corporate Research Center. With the foundation of the CRC a platform was established 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 hosting 300 scientists, TUM was awarded a grant for the constructions of a new research building, being situated at TUM Research Campus Garching, adjacent to the TUM Department of Chemistry. 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.

Construction Time 2009 - 2015
Useful Area 6500 m2
Brutto Area 16000 m2
Brutto Volume 66300 m3
Building Contractor Staatliches Bauamt München II
Architects Klein und Sänger München