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Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

NFDI4CAT: Digitalisation in Catalysis

NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences

Catalysts accelerate (bio)chemical reactions, making them both resource- and energy-efficient. As a result, they represent a powerful tool for many industrial processes to minimize the required energy input and environmental impact. The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) aims to systematically develop, sustainably secure, and make accessible science and research data holdings and network them (inter)nationally. The NFDI4Cat consortium, which is funded by the DFG for five years, is focusing on the field of catalysis research. In the first step, ontologies and metadata standards will be defined, representing the first milestones for networking the data.

The imagine shows the unified data formats required for catalysis. © AD​/​BCI

Information on the project

Contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Kockmann
Professorship Laboratory of Equipment Design (AD/BCI)
Funding German Research Foundation (DFG)


Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V.

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme

Universität Greifswald

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Universität Leipzig

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen- Nürnberg

Universität Rostock

Technische Universität Berlin

Technische Universität München

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems

Universität Stuttgart, Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart

Technische Universität Dortmund

Term from 01.01.2021