Kathrin Helen Hopmann

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Kathrin Helen Hopmann

Sustainable Catalysts for Homogeneous CO2 Conversion (CHOCO)

HOST INSTITUTE: Institutt for kjemi (IK), Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (NT)
PERIOD: 2017-2020
GRANT: 12 MNOK
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The CHOCO group works with the development of catalysts that can be used for the conversion of CO2 to valuable molecules such as fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The incentive is to use CO2 as a replacement for oil. The group is employing interdisciplinary techniques, including computational and experimental organic chemistry approaches. CHOCO project leader Kathrin H. Hopmann comes from Germany, but has studied in Denmark and Sweden. Her research focuses on catalysis, with the goal to understand and improve the activity and selectivity of chemical and biological catalysts.