The Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering is a well established conference with yearly 220-240 participants. It offers scientists from industry, research institutions and universities the opportunity to discuss their work, learn about latest developments and expand their network.
One focus of the upcoming meeting will be on research for the future circular economy. Establishing sustainable conversion processes for the chemical, food and pharma industry is one of the pressing needs of our time. Reaction engineering can contribute to preventing the exhaustion of critical resources and avoiding unnecessary waste generation. However, truly sustainable processes can only be achieved by closing the loop in production cycles and utilizing waste streams to create new products. Solving these challenges requires the implementation of innovative and efficient technologies by utilizing the reaction engineering toolbox.
The conference particularly aims to motivate young academics and young professionals from industry to contribute to this event. The programme will favour their engagement and give space for new and innovative topics.
Please note: Committee and organisers decided to hold the upcoming Annual Meeting as online event.
We hope this will be a decision in the name of all active and passive participants.
Paper submission for lectures is closed but you can still submit poster contributions until 9th April 2021.
We would like to invite national and international research groups to contribute to the scientific programme, therefore all presentations will be held in English. Even though contributions to the focus theme and input from young scientists are particularly solicited, other contributions to the broad field of reaction engineering are also highly welcome.
Paper submission for oral presentations is closed. The lecture progrramme will be available end of February.
Submission of poster presentations will be possible until 26 March 2021.
Poster Submission will be open again
Please submit proposed contributions in form of a one or two page abstract (max. 1 MB) through the button below. The congress language is English.
The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the scientific committee.
Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors.
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* Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The DECHEMA terms and conditions apply for all conferences . Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by email. You will receive the invoice by post mail within two weeks.
The registration fees include a conference ticket, the book of abstracts (PDF) and the list of participants. The documents and log-in data for the online conference will be sent to youone day prior to the conference at the latest.
Editorial deadline for list of participants is 23rd April 2021.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail).
Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees that might not have been paid yet, still have to be paid.
Renowned plenary speakers from university and industry will address current topics from modelling and simulation to surface reaction technology, metallurgical processes and polymer reaction engineering.
Prof. David W. Agar, Universität Dortmund
Dr. Jonathan Bloh, DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt
Prof. Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt
Dr. Kai Ehrhardt, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
Prof. Hannsjörg Freund, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Olaf Hinrichsen, TU München
Prof. Elias Klemm, University of Stuttgart
Maximilian Kotzur, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt
Prof. Ulrike Krewer, TU Braunschweig
Dr. Ricarda Leiberich, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen
Dr. Stefan Palkovits, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Jörg Sauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Chairman)
Prof. Thomas Turek, TU Clausthal
Dr. Olaf Wachsen, CLARIANT, Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Gregor Wehinger, Representative of NaWuReT, TU Clausthal
Prof. Horst-Werner Zanthoff, Evonik Operations GmbH, Marl
Dear lecture and poster authors, please note: Registration fee can not be waived for authors. Please register until 15 March 2021.
If you are unable to present your lecture/poster for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible via Email.
The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.
A brief CV questionary enables the appropriate chair person to introduce all lecturers to the audience. Therefore lecturers are asked to download the CV form and to return it to the conference office by 15 April 2021 at the latest.
Please prepare your slides in 16:9 format.
Please note that talks should not exceed 15 min presentation time. After each session we have scheduled a 20-minute Q&A session, during which participants have the opportunity to discuss with the speakers. Please schedule this accordingly.
We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser.
As a meeting platform we will use Converia Virtual Venue and Zoom. We recommend to download the Zoom app to give your presentation. We plan rehearsals in the week before the conference.
We recommend using 2 monitors if possible - one for playback of the presentation and one for Converia Virtual Venue and Zoom.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the contents of each poster into introduction, results and conclusions, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusions.
Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0-German Standard) in landscape format (Querformat!). Therefore, please find the following specifications:
The posters will be shown throughout the whole conference.
The upload for ePosters will be possible until 23 April. Further information will follow
There will be Poster Discussions on Tuesday, 11 May from 14:00-15:30. We will use the browser-based software Wonder.me to create interactive poster discussions. Please make sure to be available online during this time. More information will follow.
CLARIANT is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2019, the company employed a total workforce of 17 223. In the financial year 2019, CLARIANT recorded sales of CHF 4.399 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. CLARIANT’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
The virtual exhibition, integrated in the online conference, offers perfect opportunities to promote your technologies, products and services in the field of Reaction Engineering.
In the past years, the conference had about 220-240 participants from academia and industry. In 2021 we expect at least the same number of participants. So, there is a great opportunity to strengthen your network as you build up existing and generate new relationships.
If you need further information, please contact the conference office.