We are a young multidisciplinary research group at the AMC Chair at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with our laboratories located in the Catalysis Research Centre (CRC).

We are interested in renewable energy research, in particular artificial photosynthesis and energy conversion to produce value-added products. We explore the use of molecular dyes, catalysts and polymers as well as hybrid materials to transform water and abundant feedstocks into chemicals, developing pathways towards sustainable energy.

Catalysis Research Center
Catalysis Research Center

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Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59,17344
Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59,17344

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Research summary
Research summary

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Catalysis Research Center
Catalysis Research Center

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October 2021

  • The winter semester 21/22 starts and so does the new courses. Looking forward to get in touch with the students from Chemie I MSE, IMIC and HYMAT.

  • Florian joins us for his Bachelor internship. Megan completes and presented her internship in collaboration with Wacker Chemie.

September 2021


We actively looking for students interested in a 6-month Master's internship on biohybrid materials and photocatalylic systems. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested!

Invitation to submit research articles to the Special Issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073; CODEN: ENERGA) on: "Advances in Molecular Artificial Photosynthesis". Deadline extended to 31st Dec 2021.

August 2021

  • Many new starters! Mykhaylo (re-)joins us for a Master's internship co-supervised by Johanna and Philip! We also welcome Benedikt and Lukas S. for their RLC internships. Good luck to all!

July 2021

  • Our latest research on MOF vs metal oxide colloids for photocatalysis is accepted in Energies.

  • The group attends the Young and Main International Solar Fuels 2021 conferences from the RSC. Great talks and posters!

  • Congratulations to Sofia for her poster award at the itsc-chemistry poster symposia 2021, as well as to all our former students - Rafael, Zoe, Mykhaylo, Pascal and Markus - for their great posters and work in the group!

  • Elisabeth and Markus completed their internships. Thanks for your work!

June 2021

  • Elisabeth, Markus started their internships with Johanna and Philip while Vanessa and Julian finished their.

May 2021

  • Philip's and Johanna's paper got accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie! We investigated host–guest interactions in a MOF isoreticular series for photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

  • Vanessa and Julian join us for a RLC internship. Isabel and Pascal finished their stay in the group.

April 2021

  • Philip's paper on the understanding of entrapped molecular photosystems in MOFs is accepted for publication in Faraday Discussion.

  • Pascal and Isabel join us for a RLC internship on photocatalytic MOF while Zoe finishes hers on bimetallic clusters.

March 2021

  • Our proposal with J. Hauer (TUM) and R. de Vivie-Riedle (LMU) has been accepted for funding by e-conversion!

  • Alice finished her internship in the group. Thanks for your work!

January 2021

  • Johanna starts her PhD on designing coordination network-based photosystems towards CO2 reduction.

  • Philip's paper on the encapsulation of molecular catalysts and dyes in MOF for CO2 reduction is accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis.

  • Alice and Zoe start their Bachelor and RLC internships in the group. Welcome!

November 2020

  • Our new website goes live!

  • Markus finishes his research internship in the group on MOF-functionalised electrodes.

  • Julien takes over the e-Conversion subgroup@AMC.

  • Beginning of supervision for the Hymat courses@TUM.

October 2020

  • Kathrin secured PhD fellowship from the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt!

  • Johanna gets the Hans-Fischer PhD fellowship funding from the groups of N. Shustova and R. Fischer and will start her PhD in Jan. 2021!

September 2020

  • Markus starts his research internship in the group.

July 2020

June 2020

  • Julien is named Guest Editor for the special issue on: "Advances in Molecular Artificial Photosynthesis" in Energies.

  • Courses on “Instrumental Methods in Inorganic Chemistry“ in Electrochemistry begin.