Clariant Forms Research Partnership With ETH Zurich University

Feb. 11, 2021
Research agreement will advance catalysis innovation and sustainable chemistry.

ETH Zurich University in Switzerland

Specialty chemical company Clariant signs a cooperation agreement with ETH Zurich to support research in catalysis and sustainable chemistry with a significant financial contribution over an initial period of 10 years. The goal of the partnership is to advance the understanding of catalyst properties – from nano- to macroscale – and their performance. Together with the ETH Foundation, Clariant will also sponsor and collaborate in fundamental chemical research projects, promoting talented ETH scientists and students.

Marvin Estenfelder, head of R&D at Clariant Catalysts, says, “There is no better way to develop the next generation of products than through a continuous exchange of ideas with future generations of scientists. We look forward to realizing many successful projects with ETH Zurich.”

ETH (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) is reportedly one of the world’s leading universities, currently recognized as the sixth best by QS World University Rankings, according to Clariant. Founded in 1855, the university has a strong tradition in science and technology, which is reflected in its affiliation with 21 past Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein. At the forefront of catalysis research, the cutting-edge methods and materials developed by ETH have provided deep insights into previously undiscovered aspects of catalysis, the company says.

Clariant says its research cooperation with ETH Zurich is another important milestone for the company, further expanding its partnerships with prominent global academic institutions, which also include the Technical University of Munich, Germany and Tianjin University, China.

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