Let’s celebrate three decades of the ATC Conference!
The upcoming 30th anniversary ATC will deal with one of the most pressing issues of these days, a carbon free economy. Among other topics it will put an eye on hydrogen as a low-cost and low-carbon energy carrier and as a source for base chemicals. In addition for the first time the ATC PhD Student Workshop will provide a forum for PhD students the day before the ATC Conference on 24th February 2021.
The conference traditionally tackles cross sectional and pioneering topics. Therefore the 30th ATC will deal with the following topics
ATC Conference goes PhD and discusses aspects of the currently most pressing issue to minimize climate change.
How can inorganic chemistry help to minimize climate change?
Join the 1st ATC PhD Student Workshop on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 and help to give an answer to the question
”What kind of processes, materials and products currently are developed in industry and within the academic world to reduce green-house gases?”
The workshop will provide a forum for PhD students and young scientists from academia and industry the day before the 30th ATC Conference.
Fuels and chemicals from CO2 and renewable power - two examples
R. Dittmeyer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/D &
T. Haas, Evonik Operations GmbH, Hanau/D
PEM water-electrolysis en route for industrialisation – thanks to university based material research and industrial expertise
H. Gasteiger, TU München, Garching/D &
C. Gebauer, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Hanau/D
Synthesis of thermally stable ceria by thermal hydrolysis and use of the material for the exhaust treatment of fuel efficient Diesel engines with low exhaust temperatures
E. Özkan, Universität Giessen/D &
M. Votsmeier, Umicore AG & Co. KG, Hanau/D
Experts from industry and academia will give an overview in tandem lectures on different aspects of how different initiatives are aiming at minimizing the climate change. This is followed by selected short presentations of the participants (PhD students). In the coffee breaks participants can present their posters and visit the recruiting booths of the companies. The day ends in a nice restaurant with local food, beers and apple wine at a self-paid basis.
The PhD Student Workshop is a pre-conference workshop. It is free of charge for all registered PhD students of the 30th ATC Conference 2021.
The Online Registration will be open in October.
You are cordially invited to contribute papers to
30th ATC 2021 - Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
(All topics related to inorganic chemistry are welcome)
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1st ATC PhD Student Workshop
(All topics from inorganic chemistry will be accepted, however papers related to the main topic "How can inorganic chemistry help to minimize climate change?" are very welcome)
PhD Student Workshop flyer download
Please submit proposed contributions (lecture or poster) in form of a one or two page abstract (max. 1 MB) through the button below. The congress language is English.
Please only use the conference template to correctly format your contribution. For upload in the system please submit PDF-version.
Enter the author list (author and co-authors) and contact details in the same order as in your abstract!
DECHEMA will NOT make any changes or corrective action regarding the author information, so please make sure to check them accurately.
The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the Committee.
(as of 22 September 2020)
Decarbonized Hydrogen Production and Use - an Industrial Perspective
Dr. Jörg Ott, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH, Frankfurt/D
Exploring the potential of Carbon Capture and Utilization for deep decarbonization
Prof. Sabine Fuss, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin/D
Title to be announced
Dr. Markus Oles, thyssenkrupp AG, Essen/D
Dr. Hans-Jörn Weddige, thyssenkrupp AG, Essen/D
Methane pyrolysis for CO2-free hydrogen production – updates from research and development
Dr. Andreas Bode, Dieter Flick, BASF New Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen/D
Efficient solar fuels production with photoelectrochemical tandem cells
Prof. Thomas Hannappel, TU Ilmenau/D
Catalyst design for chemical energy storage
Prof. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen/D
Fuel cells - advances and prospects in fundamentals and applications
Prof. Detlef Stolten, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH/D
Fuel cells – encounter of electrochemistry and automotive engineering
Prof. Christian Mohrdieck, Daimler AG, Kirchheim/D
Umicore fuel cell catalyst developments
Dr. Daniel Herein, UMICORE AG & Co. KG, Hanau/D
Development of non-precious metal catalysts for fuel cell applications
Prof. Ulrike Kramm, TU Darmstadt/D
Transition metal sulfides and phosphides as electrocatalysts for water splitting: insights into activity and stability by in-situ and operando methods
Prof. Jan-Philipp Hofmann, TU Darmstadt/D
State of the art electron microscopy in inorganic chemistry research
Dr. Bernd Hinrichsen, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
Characterizing transition metal ion catalysts by advanced electron paramagnetic resonance
Dr. Alexander Schnegg, MPI für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim/D
Functional dielectric films for advanced ferroelectric and phase change memory applications
Dr. Karl Littau, Intermolecular, San Jose, CA/USA
Redox-based memristive devices – fundamentals and applications
Prof. Rainer Waser, RWTH Aachen & Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH/D
Fluoromaterials – application in electronic industry
Dr. Markus Hirschberg, Dyneon GmbH, Burgkirchen/D
The programme will be compiled by the ProcessNet Subject Division „Applied Inorganic Chemistry“:
Prof. Dr. Michael Fröba, Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Nicola Hüsing, Universität Salzburg/A
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. Peer Kirsch, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kramm, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Frank Menzel, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Hanau
Dr. Wilfried Müller, Umicore AG & Co. KG, Hanau
Dr. Florian Paul, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. David Scheschkewitz, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Dr. Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl, Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg
Dr. Jürgen Wachter, Heraeus AMLOY Technologies GmbH, Hanau
We expect decision makers from industry and academia and about 70-80 participants. The exhibition area is located in the foyer of the lecture hall where the poster session and coffee breaks will take place.
Standard Exhibition Package
Info and Recruiting Stand at the PhD Student Workshop
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Towards a decarbonized Chemical Industry
Clean hydrogen-technology is currently enjoying an unprecedented momentum, because its flexibility makes it so useful within future energy systems.
Hydrogen already can be gained from a wide variety of resources. In addition, it can be used in a wide range of applications, such as power generation, fuel and as a base chemical for the chemical- and steel industry. Moreover, hydrogen is already used in the chemical industry, so industry is familiar with its production, handling and distribution. While green hydrogen can help to decarbonize our energy system, however, the use of hydrogen in the economy also has to face challenges including bottlenecks related to scientific, technical and materials issues and the competition with optional technologies.
Progress through advanced analytical methods
In this light advanced methods of characterizing inorganic chemical reactions, materials and processes are the base of new developments. In particular to develop new catalysts and materials for the green generation of hydrogen characterization methods are of utmost importance. As in the years before ATC will provide a stage for the presentation of such advanced methods to characterize chemicals, materials and chemical reactions.
The base for the next generation of electronics
To fulfill the cross sectional and pioneering character of this conference materials for electronics also will be in the focus of ATC 2021. Especially materials and processes for the use in transistors for neuromorphic computing will be presented and discussed.
Together with the ATC PhD Student workshop the 30th ATC Conference will provide excellent opportunities for established and young researchers from academia and industry to exchange knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere and will foster out-of-the-box thinking to generate new ideas.
Picture source: Thomas Hannappel, TU Ilmenau/D