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Jörg Sauer
Head of Institute - Speaker
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone: +49 721 608-22401
Fax: +49 721 608-22244
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Felix Studt
Head of Institute
Prof. Dr. Felix Studt

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technologie (IKFT)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone: +49 721 608-28663
Fax: +49 721 608-22244
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Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

The Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology was founded 2011. Its mission is to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research and the development of new technologies and products in the field of catalysis and process technology of catalyzed processes. The focus of our work is the sustainable utilization of alternative feedstocks and their conversion into energy carriers intermediates. This includes the development of new catalytic systems based on a fundamental understanding of processes on a molecular level.



Researchers at the IKFT have looked at a process that has the potential to oxidize methane selectively to methanol.
With a focus on copper-exchanged zeolite materials they suggest that an ideal methane activation catalyst represents a trade-off between stability and reactivity of the active site that can be achieved by tuning the transition metal cation, active site motif and the zeolite topology. [Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 114-123]
The project “Magnetic liquid crystalline hybrid materials: synthesis of anisotropic magnetic hybrid materials via organized integration of nanoparticles in liquid crystalline matrices” is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) during the third funding period of the priority program “Field controlled particle matrix interaction: synthesis, multi-scale modelling and application of magnetic hybrid materials” (SPP 1681). https://www.magnetofluiddynamik.de/spp1681/index.php/willkommen