Neumann Lab

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


  • 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!

  • Hao Deng and Qiming Jin will join the group as PhD students in September and November 2020. Great to have you on board!

  • A warm welcome to Dr. Zihang Qiu, who will join the group as a postdoc in September 2020. Excited to have you be part of the team!

  • Connie will join the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in June 2020!

  • Interested in joining? Positions will be available starting September 2020. Learn more about applying here.