Our Laboratory

The building


SynCat@Beijing has a brandnew building with four floors. It offers about 1500mof lab space and about 1500m2 of space for offices and meeting rooms. 


The instrumentation


SynCat@Beijing has new equipment for studying catalysts and materials.


There are large instruments such as

- A near ambient pressure in-situ XPS combined with a near-ambient pressure SPM (NAP-XPS/SPM)  from SPECS Surface Nano Analysis

- An STM system in combination with LEED and fast XPS from Omicron

- A RAIRS setup in combination with fast XPS and AES/ LEED from Omicron

- An XPS K-alpha system for routine measurements

- A FEI Thalos system for transmission electron microscopy


Apart from that, equipment is available for

- inorganic and organic synthesis

- photocatalysis and electrochemistry

- material characterization

- various spectroscopies

- catalytic testing

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A research and education institute ready for lift off - Impressions from April/ May 2015




With furniture delivered, and cable connections as well as WiFi being available, the pioneering staff of SynCat@Beijing has started to use the building on a daily basis in April 2014. The building offers several meeting rooms, and even a large class room, with a capacity of about 80 seats. The photos give a clear impression of the high quality of furniture and of the materials used for decoration, making the stay at SynCat@BJ a genuine pleasure.