The conference programm will include three different types of talks. Four keynote lectures will be given by highly renowned scholars, that focus on recent research developments of one spectroscopy method in detail for 60 minutes.

The title of the talks will be as follows:

  • Prof. Dr. Clare Grey: Developing and applying new tools to understand how materials for Li and “beyond-Li” battery technologies function
  • Prof. Lutz H. Gade: Active Species and Mechanistic Pathways in Catalytic Reactions with 3d Transition Metal Pincer Complexes
  • Prof. Atsushi Urakawa: Operando methodologies to understand catalytic activity on reactor scale
  • Prof. Serena DeBeer: Combined spectroscopic and computational studies of biological methane oxidation

Furthermore, four invited talks will be given by speakers who will present their work in 45 minutes, including an industry talk, which emphasises the broad range of application possibilities for spectroscopic methods in companies.

The title of the talks will be as follows:

  • Prof. Matthias Bauer: Photocatalytic proton reduction with base metals: Prototype problems for X-ray emission and absorption
  • Prof. Guido Clever: Supramolecular Nano-Cages for Selective Recognition and Chemical Reactions
  • Prof. Christian Hess:Shining light on catalysts at work: A combined operando and DFT approach
  • Dr. Stephan Schunk: On Digital Feedback Loops: How High Throughput Approaches Enhance Experimentation

Finally, participants can apply to give a contributed talk, which should last 20 minutes and of which nine topics will be chosen.

The title of the talks will be as follows:

  • Shahar Dery: High Spatial Resolution Mapping of Reactivity and Selectivity Variations on Single Catalytic Nanoparticles
  • Andreas Ohligschläger: The Guerbet Reaction Network – a Ball‐in‐a‐Maze‐Game
  • Marcel Risch: In situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy on manganese oxides catalyzing oxygen evolution and reduction
  • Severine Rupp: Quantum chemical insights into nitrogen photoactivation
  • Christine Schulz: On using DLPNO-CCSD(T) to calculate spectroscopic properties for azurin
  • Conrad Szczuka: Using in operandopulse EPR to investigate metallic lithium anodes in rechargeable batteries
  • Marc F. Tesch: Soft X-ray Spectroscopy Applied in Electrocatalysis: From ex situto operando
  • Jakob Weyel: Elucidating active species over Au/CeO2 catalysts during CO oxidation with modulation excitation IR spectroscopy

Special program point will be the poster presentation of participants, where we want to foster the scientific exchange. Therefore, PDF-files of the posters will be available on a website and interested viewers can join a break-out session with the author.

Also, a virtual excursion to the instruments at the CEC to show the practical use of the presented methods in everyday scientific life will be part of the schedule. Videos will be recorded prior to the conference and then made available, which explain the method and handling of X-ray, EPR and Mößbauer spectroscopy.

Find the program (.pdf) here.