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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Chemie

Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin

+49 30 2093-7280
+49 30 2093-7343


Research at the Department of Chemistry has its focus on the synthesis and characterization of functional materials for catalysis and nanotechnology, on chemical biology and the teaching of chemistry.


Stefan Hecht © WISTA Management GmbH
Where the future is materialising
Researchers are investigating hybrid materials at the new Center for the Science of Materials Berlin (CSMB)
Martin Rahmel © Felix Noak
An ecosystem for the transition to green chemistry
The “GreenCHEM” initiative aims to establish the capital’s metropolitan region as a European centre for green chemistry
3D reconstruction  © K. Dong / HZB
Tomography shows high potential of copper sulphide solid-state batteries
Researchers from HZB, Hereon, HU and BAM succeed in observing solid-state batteries during charging and discharging
X-ray tomography of a battery cathode © M. Osenberg, I. Manke/ HZB / Binder/ KIT
New at HZB: Tomography lab for AI-assisted battery research
Federal Ministry of Research and Education is funding the "TomoFestBattLab" project with 1.86 million euros
molecules © alex_aldo/
Berlin becomes a transfer region for green chemistry
Funding of €10 million for GreenCHEM concept to develop the capital region into an international hotspot for deep tech innovations in chemistry
Eva Unger © K. Kolatzki / HZB
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin appoints Eva Unger to professorship
Eva Unger researches perovskite semiconductors for solar cells at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and is now a professor at HU Berlin as well
printed spectrometer © IRIS Adlershof
Printing an electronic rainbow
Combination of colour printing and chemical tunability enables printed spectrometer