NCCR Catalysis

2020 series

​Home institutions: ETH Zurich, EPFL

The National Centre of Competence "Sustainable chemical processes through catalyst design" (NCCR Catalysis) aims to develop technologies that make it possible to base the chemical industry on renewable resources and allow chemical production without waste. This will contribute to the transition towards a carbon-neutral society. To this end, the NCCR Catalysis mobilises and brings together various sub-disciplines of chemistry, chemical and process engineering, materials science and computer science. The NCCR is structured in five modules or 'work packages': Efficient conversion of renewables, Fine chemicals from renewable platforms, Advanced tools, Digitalisation, and Implementation.

Further information on the NCCR:

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  • Contact details

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    Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez
    Director, NCCR Catalysis
    ETH Zürich
    Institut für Chemie- und Bioingenieurwissenschaften
    HCI E125
    Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
    8093 Zürich
    Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 71 20
    jpr@chem.ethz.chExternal Link Icon

    Prof. Jérôme Waser
    Co-Director, NCCR Catalysis
    BCH 4306 (Bât. BCH)
    CH-1015 Lausanne
    Phone: +41 (0) 21 693 93 88
    jerome.waser@epfl.chExternal Link Icon


    NCCR Catalysis
    HCP J 15.1
    Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
    8093 Zürich
    Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 99 35
    marie.francine.lagadec@chem.ethz.chExternal Link Icon

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    Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss francs)

    Funding source


    SNSF grant


    Funds of ETH Zurich


    Funds of EPFL


    Group funds of the project participants


    External funds


    NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.

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    Contact person at the SNSF:

    Dr. Nathalie Schaller
    NCCR Team
    Swiss National Science Foundation
    Wildhainweg 3
    3001 Bern
    Phone: +41 (0) 31 308 23 48
    nathalie.schaller@snf.chExternal Link Icon