Freie Universität Berlin - Fachbereich Physik - Institut für Experimentalphysik, Arbeitsgruppe Horch
As part of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Unifying Systems in Catalysis’ (UniSysCat), the Horch research group ‘Ultrafast Dynamics in Catalysis’ aims to understand complex catalytic systems and superordinate reaction networks by using an integrated approach of advanced spectroscopic and theoretical methods. In addition, we are generally interested in structural and dynamical properties of complex molecules as well as intramolecular and intermolecular interactions. In this respect, our focus lies on (biological and bioinspired) transition metal catalysts (e.g. metalloenzymes) that we characterize by ultrafast, multidimensional, and computational spectroscopy in order to understand relations between structure, function, and dynamics. Recently, we are also interested in elucidating the special properties of fluorine- mediated interactions. Besides their general chemical relevance, these interactions could play a unique role in engineered metalloenzymes or bio-synthetic hybrid catalysts. This aspect will be addressed within the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1349 ‘Fluorine- Specific Interactions’.
More details about the Horch research group, the Cluster of Excellence UniSysCat, and the CRC 1349 can be found here: