High-Throughput-Methods in Catalysis
High throughput methods in heterogeneous catalysis have been introduced at the end of the 1990s. The development was triggered by related techniques which are used in the pharmaceutical industry. One characteristic feature of high throughput approaches is massive parallelization of time consuming process steps. Our group is active in the development of methodologies for high throughput experimentation in heterogeneous catalysis. A major fraction of the catalysis setups in the group is parallelized. While initially the development of the experimental techniques was in the focus of our work, these lines of research are now pursued in a company which was spun out early on and which supplies industrial high-throughput solutions (www.hte-company.com). The group is still active in the development of specific techniques and artificial intelligence methods which support the catalyst discovery process.