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Beatriz Roldan Cuenya
Gerard Meijer
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Karsten Reuter

Science News

A team of researchers from the Department of Interfacial Sciences has discovered how changes in the structure of copper catalyst particles during electrochemical CO2 reduction affect their catalytic performance. This should lead to the development of new catalysts that convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into useful chemicals.

FHI researchers have developed a new analysis method "ARISE" for materials based on the use of artificial intelligence. Today, the research report by Andreas Leitherer, Angelo Ziletti and Luca M. Ghiringhelli is published in the journal Nature Communications.

A tailored artificial-intelligence approach can be applied to model catalysis. It highlights the underlying physicochemical processes, and accelerates catalyst design.

Institute News

In 2021, two directors of  the Fritz Haber Institute are among the 0.1 % most cited scientists worldwide, top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.

The Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation recognize the achievements of Prof. Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova from the University of California, Los Angeles.  

They like Berlin as a multicultural metropolis: Two young Mexican scientists - América Torres and Eduardo Padilla - have just started their doctoral studies at the FHI.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl is celebrating his 85th anniversary on October 10. He has also just published an autobiography "Mein Leben für die Wissenschaft", GNT-Verlag Berlin.

Current Information

Nobel Prize winner Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl describes his long "life with science" in an autobiography that has just been published. In it, for example, he publishes an early technical paper on scientific developments. In addition, his book, published by GNT-Verlag, also provides personal insights, for example about his love of music and how he earned money during his studies by playing the piano.

Upcoming Seminars

Photoelectron spectroscopy in catalysis research

Dec 3, 2021 09:00 - 10:30
IRIS Adlershof, Zum Großen Windkanal 2, 12489 Berlin, Room: Seminarraum 3.176 Haus 3 / 1. Etage

Prof. Omar M. Yaghi, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (USA) and 2021 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Awardee, will give a lecture with the title “Reticular Chemistry and Precision Reactions in Infinite 2D and 3D" on Friday, 10 December 2021, the anniversary of the Nobel Prize award to Gerhard Ertl. The event will be transmitted at 4pm via livestream (Click on "more" for the link).
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