The CAT laboratory is devoted to research on catalysts and catalytic reactions under ambient pressure conditions.

The scientific aim is to study the electronic surface/near surface structure of functional materials in the presence of a reactive environment. This includes both gas/solid interfaces (e.g. heterogeneous catalysis) and liquid/solid interfaces (e.g. catalytic water splitting).

CAT@EMIL is operated by research groups of the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society (Berlin) and the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (Mülheim).