Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry.

Alwin Mittasch Prize 2021 goes to Johannes A. Lercher

[09.02.2021] The Alwin Mittasch Prize 2021 is awarded to Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher. With this renowned international catalysis award, the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) honors his contributions for the development and understanding of solid catalysts in order to exploit new sources of raw materials. The expert committee particularly highlighted his impressive overall scientific work and the high industrial relevance of his research. [more...]

Cloudy eyes caused by protein imbalance

Cataracts: new model explains origins of the eye condition

[16.02.2021] Cataracts are the most common eye ailment in humans. However, the exact processes leading to this condition are not fully understood. A team of researchers headed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered that the composition of the protein solution plays a decisive role. Their conclusions are contrary to prevailing opinion in the field. [more...]

Wasserstoff – der Energieträger von morgen?

ARTE Xenius zu Besuch am Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektrochemie

08.02.2021 Ist Wasserstoff der Energieträger von morgen? In ihrem Filmbeitrag zeigen Caroline du Bled und Gunnar Mergener Beispiele, wie die Wasserstoffwirtschaft der Zukunft aussehen könnte. Unter anderem besuchen sie den Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektrochemie an der Technischen Universität München, der an der Weiterentwicklung von Brennstoffzellen forscht. Der Beitrag zeigt unter anderem, wie Eisen durch Reduktion mit Wasserstoff hergestellt werden kann und wie eine Brennstoffzelle aufgebaut wird.

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