IMPRS-RECHARGE 3rd Symposium

“Exploring Reactivity with Spectroscopy“ - ExpReS

May 19th-21st 2021
Online conference

It is of great pleasure for us to continue the IMPRS RECHARGE scientific symposia series by inviting you to the 3rd symposium “Exploring Reactivity with Spectroscopy”. Our research school focuses on interdisciplinary fields of research in biology, chemistry and physics that address the challenges faced in terms of catalysis, physical and chemical analysis to achieve sustainable energy solutions.

The design of novel materials, processes and catalysts is a key challenge in chemistry. To constantly match new requirements, a detailed knowledge of the underlying design concept is necessary. This can be for example structure/reactivity relationships or insight into catalytic mechanisms. At this point, spectroscopy is an indispensable tool for gathering information about otherwise hidden properties and processes. The generated knowledge fuels the inspiration of concepts and enables tailoring of catalyst materials and molecular understanding of elementary steps.

Thus, the symposium is an opportunity to explore the interface between different spectroscopic methods (NMR, X-Ray, EPR, etc.) in its whole variety (ex situ, in situ, operando) and the conclusions about elemental properties that can be drawn from this. The contributions should cover two purposes. On the one hand, experienced academics give insight into design concepts that have been proven as a helpful instrument for the development of new materials, processes or catalysts. On the other hand, PhD students are empowered to present their scientific results appealingly and to react to critical questions.

Keynote Speakers

We are glad to announce the confirmation for the following keynote lectures by

  • Prof. Clare Grey, University of Cambridge/UK
  • Prof. Lutz H. Gade, University of Heidelberg/D
  • Prof. Atsushi Urakawa, TU Delft/NL
  • Prof. Serena DeBeer, MPI CEC/D


This symposium is organized by students of the International Max Planck Research School on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions.

Dates to note

15.04.21 Abstract submission deadline

21.04.21 Announcement of accepted talks and posters

02.05.21 Payment deadline

12.05.21 Poster upload deadline

19.-21.05.21 Conference days

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