Appointment of Andreas Vorholt to the Commission of GeCatS

New honorary post for group leader

The Executive Board of the <link http: gecats en news-p-45.html external-link-new-window internal link in current>German Catalysis Society has appointed <link internal-link internal link in current>PD Dr. Andreas J. Vorholt as a member of the Commission for a term of 5 years.

The German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) is the platform for the entire German catalysis community. It sees itself as an interface "for scientific-technical exchange between industry, universities, non-university research institutes and research-political organisations" and represents the interests of the catalysis community on a national and international level.
A particular concern of this society is to promote understanding of catalysis and its significance among the general public.

The GeCatS consists of an Executive Board and a Commission. While the Executive Board represents the society in all areas with regard to its tasks and goals, the Commission is dedicated to the strategic orientation of catalysis research. It advises and supports the Executive Board.

Andreas Vorholt, head of the group '<link internal-link internal link in current>Multiphase Catalysis' at MPI CEC and university lecturer at the <link http: cms de lehrstuhl external-link-new-window internal link in current>Institute of Technical Chemistry at TU Dortmund and at the <link https: cms itmc external-link-new-window internal link in current>ITMC at RWTH Aachen University, will work together with Malte Behrens (University of Duisburg-Essen), Regina Palkovits (RWTH Aachen) and Jennifer Strunk (LIKAT Rostock) - former research group leader at MPI CEC – and many other renowned scientists as a new member of the commission.

Already last year, GeCatS recognized the engagement and research work of Andreas Vorholt by awarding him the <link https: en news detail-view gruppenleiter-ausgezeichnet external-link-new-window internal link in current>Jochen Block Prize 2018. Andreas Vorholt received the prize "for his work on the homogeneously catalyzed conversion of renewable raw materials with innovative reactor concepts". The Jochen Block Prize is awarded by GeCatS to young scientists for fundamental and original research projects in the field of catalysis.

Other scientists of the MPI CEC were and are active members of GeCatS as well. <link internal-link internal link in current>Prof. Robert Schlögl, Director of the Department of ‘<link internal-link internal link in current>Heterogeneous Reactions’, was already a member of the Executive Board, as was <link internal-link internal link in current>Prof. Martin Muhler, Max Planck Fellow of the MPI CEC.

Among the sponsors of GeCatS are <link https: en external-link-new-window internal link in current>DECHEMA, <link https: external-link-new-window internal link in current>VDI-GVC, <link https: external-link-new-window internal link in current>GDCh, <link https: external-link-new-window internal link in current>DGMK and <link https: external-link-new-window internal link in current>DBG.