Neumann Group









Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis

We are broadly interested in the development of nanoparticle and metal-organic-framework based catalysts for difficult chemical transformations.

In addition to the design of highly selective active sites, we are interested in studying the role of the catalyst support in directing the outcome of chemical reactions. Much of the research focus is inspired by the need to access fuels and building block chemicals from renewable materials in an efficient manner.


Learn more about our research here.

You can also find us on the website of the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung.

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Recent News


  • Yu-Chun Shen joined the group as a Master student in August - we are glad to have you on board!

  • After more than 45 years at the MPI, Eckhard Wöstefeld retired. We feel lucky to have had the chance to work with him.

  • We welcome Nico Tchorz to the group, who is joining us from the Marlow lab - we are excited to have you on the team!

  • Aamir Abbas will join the group in October 2021 for PhD work supported by a DAAD fellowship. We look forward to welcoming you in Mülheim!