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New contact address:
Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Industrial Chemistry - Nanostructured Catalyst Materials

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum, Germany

Phone: +49 234 32-24121
Fax: +49 234 32-14115
Email: wolfgang kleistTgx6∂rub de

Welcome to the research group of Wolfgang Kleist

Our research focuses on the development of new materials for applications in hetereogeneous catalysis. The group has moved to the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Ruhr-University Bochum in July 2017 (previously: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP) and Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)). Our research strategies aim at the development and utilization of novel heterogeneous catalysts based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are mainly tested in liquid phase target reactions (e.g. selective oxidation or CC and CX coupling reactions). In a complementary approach, new strategies are developed for the synthesis of supported transition metal catalysts, which are applied in energy-related applications, such as power-to-X or the upgrading of biomass platform molecules. Furthermore, reactions in dense or supercritical carbon dioxide (both as solvent and substrate) are investigated, also in collaboration with Prof. Grunwaldt.



July 2017 - Relocation to Ruhr-University Bochum

WK has accepted a professor position for Industrial Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum. The group will relocate to RUB within the next months.

Job opportunities at Ruhr-University Bochum

We are currently looking for motivated bachelor or master students at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Contact us if you are intersted in interdisciplinary studies on the topics "Design and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts", "Studies on activity and reaction mechanisms of heterogeneous catalysts in fine chemistry" or "Energy-related catalysis"!