Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis (CaSuS)

Study Programme

Students have to score 22 Credit points (ECTS) from compulsory modules (19 C) and one compulsory elective module (3 C).

Compulsory modules (19 C)

P.Che. 1601 Current developments in catalysis research (4 C / 4 weekly lecture hours)

1. Lecture: “Current developments in catalysis research” (2 C)
Non-graded exam (1 hour)

2. Workshop: “Highlights of catalysis research” (2 C)
Non-graded exam (1 hour)

P.Che. 1602 Modern methods and practice of catalysis (4 C / 5 weekly lecture hours)

1. Lecture or workshop:"Spectroscopic methods in catalysis research" (1 C)

2. Lecture or workshop:"Kinetic methods for elucidation of reaction mechanisms" (1 C)

3. Lecture or workshop:"High throughput process and automatized syntheses" (1 C)

4. Lecture or workshop:"Computational methods in catalysis research" (1 C)

Three of these four courses have to be chosen. Every course is finalized with a non-graded written or oral examination.

5. Industry excursion: "Catalysis in practice" (1 C)

P.Che. 1603 Catalysis in the chemical context (6 C / 6 weekly lecture hours)

Seminar: three presentations of approx. 30 min and scientific discussion


P.Che. 1604 Presentation and discussion of results (5 C / 8 weekly lecture hours)

1. Workshop or summer school
Oral or poster presentation

2. Symposium: "Niedersächsisches Katalysesymposium (NiKaS)"
Oral or poster presentation

3. Active participation in a conference of choice
Oral or poster presentation

Compulsory elective mudule (3 C)

Students are advised to attend one of the following secondary skill courses:

SK.SozKom.6 "Interkulturelle Kommunikationskompetenz" (3 C / 2 weekly lecture hours)

SK.FS.EI-C1-1 Intercultural communication - English (3 C / 2 weekly lecture hours)

Other modules from ZESS can be chosen as well.