About us

NFDI4Cat focuses on catalysis research and catalysis-related sciences such as chemical engineering and process engineering. Catalysis is a highly complex and interdisciplinary field of science that enables the efficient production of a wide range of products for different industries and at different production scales.

 

The catalysis and engineering competencies are complemented by expertise in data science, high-performance computing and machine learning. The consortium is additionally supported by an advisory panel of experts. This panel is made up of committed representatives of major German companies active in the field of catalysis. The consortium brings together a wide range of existing know-how, hardware, repositories and software tools that can be built upon to ensure targeted, efficient and interdisciplinary work. 

Goals

The central goal of NFDI4Cat is to promote and support cross-disciplinary research in the field of catalysis in order to realise the vision “from molecule to process” on a digital level. The NFDI4Cat infrastructure aims to build a bridge between the different expert communities and between industry and academia. In order to achieve broad acceptance of the NFDI, NFDI4Cat also addresses key issues of intellectual property, access rights, and incentive systems.

Task Area

The experts in the NFDI4Cat consortium have developed a work programme that is divided into eight task areas (TA1-8).

TA1

Ontology development and metadata standards

TA2

Data standards, data collection and interfaces

TA3

Data analysis, quality management and data reusability

TA4

Linked extensible infrastructure and access management

TA5

Public relations ad education

TA6

Networking with NFDIs, Special Research Areas (Sonderforschungsbereiche) and international organisations

TA7

Intellectual property, confidentiality, licensing and reward programmes

TA8

Management

Dr. Andreas Förster

Speaker of the consortium

(Co-)applicant institutions and (co-)speakers:
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller – Leibnitz-Institut für Katalyse
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Benner – Max Planck Institut for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Bornscheuer – Universität Greifswald
  • Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann – Karlsruhe Institut für Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser – Universität Leipzig
  • Dr. Marco Haumann – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Prof. Dr. -Ing. Norbert Kockmann – TU Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl – Universität Rostock
  • Dr. Ing. habil. Ralph Krähnert – TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner – Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Lercher – TU München
  • Prof. Dr. Mehtap Oezaslan – TU Braunschweig
  • Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits – RWTH Aachen
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Resch – High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
  • Dr. Sonja Schimmler – Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann – DECHEMA e.V.

DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

Applicant institution

Participating Institutions
  • TU Darmstadt – Participant
  • Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH – Participant
  • BIFOLD – Participant
  • hte GmbH – Advisory Board
  • Linde AG – Advisory Board
  • Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG – Advisory Board
  • Covestro Deutschland AG – Advisory Board
  • Evonik Industries AG – Advisory Board
  • Clariant Produkte GmbH – Advisory Board
  • Bunsengesellschaft – Partnership
  • VDI – Partnership – Partnership
  • ProcessNet – Partnership
  • GeCatS – Partnership
  • DGMK – Partnership
  • GDCh – Partnership
  • NFDI4Chem – Partnership
  • NFDI4Ing – Partnership
  • DAPHNE – Partnership
  • FAIRMat – Partnership

Dr. Andreas Förster

Speaker of the consortium

University of FreiburgFreiburg

Applicant Institution

(Co-)applicant institutions and (co-)speakers:
    • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller – Leibnitz-Institut für Katalyse
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Benner – Max Planck Institut for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
    • Prof. Dr. Uwe Bornscheuer – Universität Greifswald
    • Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann – Karlsruhe Institut für Technology
    • Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser – Universität Leipzig
    • Dr. Marco Haumann – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    • Prof. Dr. -Ing. Norbert Kockmann – TU Dortmund
    • Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl – Universität Rostock
    • Dr. Ing. habil. Ralph Krähnert – TU Berlin
    • Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner – Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
    • Prof. Dr. Johannes Lercher – TU München
    • Prof. Dr. Mehtap Oezaslan – TU Braunschweig
    • Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits – RWTH Aachen
    • Prof. Dr. Michael Resch – High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
    • Dr. Sonja Schimmler – Fraunhofer FOKUS
    • Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann – DECHEMA e.V.
Participating Institutions
  • TU Darmstadt – Participant
  • Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH – Participant
  • BIFOLD – Participant
  • hte GmbH – Advisory Board
  • Linde AG – Advisory Board
  • Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG – Advisory Board
  • Covestro Deutschland AG – Advisory Board
  • Evonik Industries AG – Advisory Board
  • Clariant Produkte GmbH – Advisory Board
  • Bunsengesellschaft – Partnership
  • VDI – Partnership – Partnership
  • ProcessNet – Partnership
  • GeCatS – Partnership
  • DGMK – Partnership
  • GDCh – Partnership
  • NFDI4Chem – Partnership
  • NFDI4Ing – Partnership
  • DAPHNE – Partnership
  • FAIRMat – Partnership