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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

The linguistic and cultural studies of Waruno Mahdi are connected to his eventful life: His decades of linguistic work are currently being honoured in his home country with a two-volume special edition of the "Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia".

Only a few weeks ago, he attracted attention with a research publication on the topic of "Water Extraction in the Desert" in the scientific journal "Science": Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi, chemistry professor at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and winner of the Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award 2021.

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.  

Current Information

Especially in a pandemic, scientific expertise is particularly important - as is objective, factual reporting! The FHI therefore supports the call for more objectivity in crisis situations issued by the Alliance of Science Organisations on 6 December. The background to this is the report in the BILD newspaper on 4 December about scientists ("The lockdown makers" / "Trio of experts gives us frustration for the holidays").

Upcoming Seminars

Catalyst testing and kinetic analysis

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


PC Department Online Seminar
Jan 10, 2022 16:00

Data-Enabled Materials Structure-Property-Synthesizability Predictions

TH Department Online Seminar
Jan 20, 2022 10:00 - 11:00
Online Seminar

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 (Berlin time) via livestream.
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