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

Research summary
Research summary

ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 871
ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 871

Catalysis Research Center
Catalysis Research Center



April 2021

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

  • Pascal joins us for a RLC internship on photocatalytic MOF.

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!


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

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..