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The Catalysis Section

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Our vision: Rational design of new and improved catalysts based on fundamental mechanistic insights


About the section

The section comprises of scientists with quite different fields of expertise, each contributing to approach our common research vision.

The section focuses on

  • metal organic synthesis and characterization, aiming at developing new homogeneous catalysts
  • heterogenisation of metal organic complexes and building new microporous structures (MOF and zeotype materials)
  • mechanistic insight through experimental and theoretical studies of homogeneous and heterogeneous processes


Leader: Stian Svelle

Administrative officer: 

Tonje Berg Steensen 22 85 40 22


Visiting address:

Sem Sælandsvei 26, N-0371 Oslo

Postal address:

Department of Chemistry University of Oslo Postbox 1033, Blindern N - 0315 Oslo