Adventures of Dr. Ram and Mister Li

Episode 1

Join Dr. Ram and Mister Li on their adventure uncovering the mysteries of strong metal support interaction and methane dry reforming!

Based on one of our papers, Verena ( drew this comic about the temple of Jueitshwe, where the tablet of metal support interaction was uncovered.

Other TUCAS-Related Art


Verena ( imagined this version of perovskites, where cats play the role of atoms and the crystal lattice is replaced by a large cat tree.

You can clearly see what happens when you introduce a „dopant“/black cat into the system: It steals the fish of the cat below it — making it very unhappy — and causes the cat above it to leave alltogether.

Press Releases

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Die Presse (2023-01-25):

„HTL-Schüler bauen Reaktor, der Treibhausgase eindämmt“ (HTL students build reactor that curbs greenhouse gases)
Newspaper article about the new Sparkling Science project, full text (German)

transforming economies (2023-01-11):

„Aus Abgas wird Rohstoff: Carbon Capture and Utilization“ (Waste gas turns ressource: Carbon Capture and Utilization)
Blog entry, full text (German)

Schrödingers Katze – Der österreichische Wissenschaftsblog (2022-11-22):

„Treibhausgase recyclen“ (Recycling of greenhouse gases)
Blog entry, full text (German)

Montanuniversity Leoben (2022-10-24):

New professor for electrochemical energy conversion
Starting October, Christoph Rameshan assumed the chair of Physical Chemistry of the Department of General, Analytical and Physical Chemistry of the Montanuniversity Leoben.
Full text (German)
Related newspaper articles: (2022-10-25, German) (2022-10-30, German, behind paywall) (2022-09-07):

„Wie recyclen Sie Treibhausgase mithilfe von Kristallen, Herr Schrenk?“
„Scientist of the Week“ Florian, full text (German)

TU Wien (2022-08-31):

„Recycling Greenhouse Gases“
„CO2 and methane can be turned into valuable products. But until now the catalysts required for such reactions quickly lose their effectiveness. TU Wien has now developed more stable alternatives. „
Press release about Florian Schrenk’s Applied Catalysis B publication.
Full text
Follow up and related press:
Austria Presse Agentur (APA) (2022-09-01, German) (2022-09-01, German)
Wiener Zeitung (2022-09-01, German)
Salzburger Nachrichten (2022-09-01, German)
Tech & Nature (2022-09-01, German) (2022-09-05, German) (2022-09-30)

futurezone (2021-06-04):

New catalyst gets the most out of carbon dioxide
Researchers at TU Wien discovered a new material that allows to reliably clean exhaust gases.
Full text (German)

TU Wien Alumni Club (2021-04-22):

A new catalyst for reduced CO2 emissions!
Interview with Christoph Rameshan about Lorenz Lindenthal’s recent Applied Catalysis B publication.
Full text (German)

EurekAlert! (2021-04-20):

New catalyst for lower CO2 emissions
Which catalyst can be used to convert carbon dioxide into other substances? Scientists at TU Wien have now created a new material, which belongs to the class of perovskites
Full text (English version of the TU Wien news of 2021-04-19)

TU Wien (2021-04-19):

New catalyst for reduced CO2 emission
Researchers of TU Wien have been looking for a catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide into other substances. Recently, they found promising candidates in the material class of perovskites.
Full text (German)
Full publication in Applied Catalysis B publication.
Also reported by:
Austria Presse Agentur (APA) (2021-04-19, German) (2021-04-22, German)

Die Presse (2018-03-09):

Catalysts that don’t stick
Chemist Christoph Rameshan does research on materials to make catalysts more efficient. His findings can also be used in hydrogen production.
Full text (German)

TU Wien (2017-09-06):

ERC-Grant: Better catalysts for a better environment
Christoph Rameshan of TU Wien is awarded a lucrative ERC grant. He will be researching new technologies that can be used to produce better catalysts.
Full text
Also reported on (German)
Related article on (German)

TU Wien (2017-06-14):

CO2 as renewable energy carrier
Specialized catalysts shall enable the conversion of CO2 (which is detrimental to climate) into useful substances. Christoph Rameshan was awarded a Theodor-Körner-Preis for his research.
Full text (German)
Also reported by Austrian science blog myScience (German)

TU Wien (2014-05-05):

Hydrogen for fuel cells from methanol
A cascade of chemical reactions takes place during the production of hydrogen from methanol using metal catalysts. Two researches at TU Wien, Karin Föttinger and Christoph Rameshan, were awarded research awards for their work in this field.
Full text (German)
Also reported on (German)

Other Outreach Activities

Designing Materials:
Perovskites As Construction Kits

Another paper published in Frontiers for Young Minds to introduce perovskites to a younger audience.

How Greenhouse Gases Can Be Used to Store Energy

A paper published in Frontiers for Young Minds, a journal to introduce science to children and young adults.

CO2-Umwandlung mittels Design-Katalysatoren   

Contribution to the cooperation „Wirtschafts-impulse durch Forschung“ (between WKO Wien and TU Wien). Full text (German)