German Catalysis Society

German Catalysis Society

The German Catalysis Society is the central lobby group for the German Catalysis Community and an information platform for catalysis research and application. The activities of the supporting companies DECHEMA, VDI-GVC as well as GDCh, DBG and DGMK in the field of catalysis are thus brought together under one roof. It covers the entire spectrum from surface catalysis to biocatalysis and includes all development steps from basic research to process development.

Steering Committee:


  • Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald
  • Prof. Frank Glorius, University of Münster
  • Dr. Klaus Harth, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
  • Prof. Stefan Mecking, University of Konstanz
  • Dr. Andreas Meiswinkel, Linde AG, Pullach
  • Dr. Gerhard Mestl, Clariant AG, Heufeld
  • Prof. Martin Muhler, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Prof. Reinhard Schomäcker, TU Berlin (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Dorit Wolf, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau (Chair)

Membership in the German Catalysis Society is open to every member of the five supporting companies without any additional contribution. The society currently has around 1100 members. Tasks and goals of the society include the promotion of young scientists, promotion of the reputation of the field in the general public, establishment of a platform for the discussion of current scientific questions, information of interested colleagues about research policy publications and studies, cooperation with other national / European / international organizations, lobbying for funding organizations and organization and implementation of an annual specialist meeting (annual meeting of German catalytics).

GeCats (German Catalysis Society)

Catalysis teaching profile
Key Topic Collection for Catalysis Teaching

Position paper
Catalytic Oxidation Reactions as a Key Technology (November 2015)

White paper
The Digitalization of Catalysis-Related Sciences (March 2019)

Roadmap of German Catalysis Research (pdf)
CATALYSIS a key technology for sustainable economic growth
(43 pages, 3rd edition March 2010)
A printed version of the brochure can also be requested from the GDCh Office ( ).

For further information please contact Dr. Christina Jungfer, email:

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