Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Advanced synthesis and catalysis are at the heart of modern chemical research. Innovative technologies optimize resource and environmental protection and go hand in hand with economic efficiency. The "SynCat" elite degree program offers an attractive study program with the focus on inorganic and organic synthesis and catalysis with great freedom for independent research work in state of the art laboratories and excellent, individual support through professional mentoring.
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Duration of study||Four semesters|
|Place of study||Regensburg|
|Admission requirements||Bachelor degree in chemistry or a related field|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Application deadline||June 1st, December 1st|
|Begin of studies||Winter semester, summer semester|
|Head||Prof. Dr. Burkhard König|
|Coordinator||Dr. Anja Stromeck-Faderl|
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|Further information||Website Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis|
Taking responsibility through modern chemical research
In a world which strives for prosperity, health and better living conditions for all, technological processes need to be adapted so that our limited resources are used optimally and sustainably and our environment is protected.
This responsibility can only be met through the development of advanced chemical processes using modern synthesis and catalysis techniques. Intelligent reaction control and the use of selective catalysts can reduce the generation of waste. The development of industrially feasible catalytic and photocatalytic processes provides the foundation for energy-optimized reaction conditions and maximum efficiency.
The Elite Graduate Program "SynCat - Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis" appeals to highly motivated and talented students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree with a sound chemical knowledge base.
Bright and dedicated minds from all chemical disciplines and from all over the world are welcome, who want to focus their master studies on inorganic and organic synthesis and catalysis at the highest level.
The international atmosphere of the program is based on mutual esteem as well as constructive cosmopolitanism and encourages the understanding of global problems.
Young chemistry talents from all over the world will find the best possible conditions for an optimal start into their international research career in industry or university through our M.Sc. Synthesis and Catalysis Program.
Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
Snippets of the program
Chemistry and Beer
During the excursion the SynCat students gained an exciting insight into the industrial world.
SynCat - Christmas Meeting
Peer-to-peer discussions and advices on the external research module.
Snippets of the research
New paths to chirality
Within a two-month research project at Stanford University, CA, Alessa Rolka worked in the field of catalysis, utilizing transition metals to induce chirality in organophosphorus compounds.
Copper shines photocemically
Sebastian Engl studied the role of the unique reaction properties of copper catalysts within innovative photocatalytic processes.
New drug synthesis
Together with researchers from the University of Paris Descartes, Peter Bellotti has developed new synthetic methods for heterocyclic drug molecules.