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Westdeutscher Katalyse Lehrverbund (WDKL)

The German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) is committed to unify the education on catalysis in Germany. The nature and scope of this training are described in detail in the recently published teaching profile on catalysis which, for doctoral and post-doctoral students, is mainly organized in the regional catalysis teaching networks. Together we can strengthen NRW as catalysis location by making use of wide-ranging synergies and reinforce the network of catalysis groups in North Rhine-Westphalia. To this end it is purposive to establish a holistic catalysis training for our (post-)doctoral students in NRW . Under the roof of the "Westdeutscher Katalyselehrverbund" we are pursuing the following goals:

  1. Excellent training in catalysis
  2. Individual further development of the participants
  3. Networking of the catalysis researchers of all locations in NRW
  4. In a mutual exchange of experience with representatives of the other German catalysis teaching networks during the annual catalysis meeting in Weimar in March 2020 and with inspirations from the teaching profile on catalysis, we would like to achieve the three goals mentioned by the following means in a new format: One-week doctoral seminar in the winter semester

The Application deadline for the WDKL PHD-Seminar is extended to the 19th of August 2022 and can be submitted here.

Confirmed Speakers:

Heterogeneous catalysis Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler Ruhr-Uni Bochum
Homogeneous catalysis Prof. Dr. Dieter Vogt TU Dortmund
Photocatalysis PD Dr. Harun Tüysüz MPI für Kohlenforschung
Biocatalysis Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger Universität Bielefeld
Electrocatalysis Prof. Dr. Siegfried Waldvogel Universität Mainz
Industrial Appatizer Prof. Dr. Franke Evonik Industries
Reaction engineering Prof. Dr. Marcel Liauw RWTH Aachen
Characterization Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth MPI für Kohlenforschung
Schedule of the Doctoral Seminar of the West German Catalysis Teaching Association 2022

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).