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.

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Recent News


  • We are welcoming Neha Gupta to the team, who will join the lab as a PhD student starting in November 2020!

  • Marco Bengsch will be conducting research for a Master's thesis in the lab starting in November - we are excited to have you on board!

  • Dongfang Jiang will join the group as a PhD student in September 2020. Welcome to the team!

  • We are excited to welcome Dr. Min Tu as a postdoctoral researcher who will join us at the MPI in November 2020!