The German Catalysis Meeting is going into the next round - join us in Weimar for the 53rd edition of the conference "Jahrestreffen Deutscher Katalytiker" from 11-13th March 2020!
This conference has established itself as one of the most important European catalysis events, covering all aspects from research on the fundamentals of catalysis, the understanding of catalytic processes, catalyst design to reaction engineering and industrial applications. More than 600 experts from universities, research institutes and industry meet annually to present their research, exchange their ideas and share new developments and the latest results in all areas of catalysis.
As in former years, the conference has a double focus: To highlight state-of-the art research and development from theory to application, and to provide an opportunity for young scientists to present their scientific results, discuss their research with academic peers and build and expand a professional network. For the 2020 edition, renowned plenary speakers from academia and industry have been invited, setting additional highlights in the scientific programme of the conference. Similar to previous meetings an industrial exhibition several poster workshops will accompany the scientific programme in addition, a workshop on NFDI4Cat: "Digitalisation in Catalysis"
The "Katalytikertreffen" started as a small meeting of individual researchers in East Germany, who discussed catalytic results and commenced initial collaborations with industry. Today it has become one of the hotspots for the European catalysis community, stimulated by the special atmosphere in the beautiful and historically important town of Weimar.
So do not hesitate and join us to discuss recent academic and industrial innovations of catalysis research. Save the date and prepare your contribution! We look forward to meeting you in March 2020 in Weimar.
We are concerned about the health of our conference participants and staff. According to the public authorities, at present there is no danger involved in attending events in Germany. Current information can be found on the web site of the Federal Ministry of Health via the following link: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html (in German).
DECHEMA is in contact with the health authorities and will implement their recommendations and orders immediately. In consultation with the respective event location, cleaning measures for highly frequented areas (door handles, handrails etc.) will be intensified.
Furthermore, our staff will provide disinfectant wipes, which you can ask for at the conference reception desk. They will also have information about doctors and medical contact points in case of suspected cases.
DECHEMA is closely following the developments. Should the situation change and further recommendations be made by the authorities, we will react promptly.
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 - 7:00, kleiner Saal
National Research Data Infrastructure for Catalysis-Related Sciences: The Consortium NFDI4Cat
The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is an initiative to systematically develop, sustainably secure and make data in science and research accessible and to establish a culture of open data sharing along the FAIR principles. A core element of NFDI is that it is driven by consortia which represent their respective field in the scientific domains.
NFDI4Cat is an initiative driven by GeCatS for the representation of catalysis-relevant sciences. The overall strategy of NFDI4Cat aims at the transformation of catalysis research across all relevant disciplines in catalysis and chemical engineering through a structured and stepwise approach as outlined in the whitepaper “The Digitalization of Catalysis-Related Sciences”, published by GeCatS in March 2019. A core target of NFDI4Cat is the transformation of catalysis-related sciences into “digital catalysis”. It is anticipated that unified data formats manifested in community-agreed ontologies and meta-data-formats in combination with a tailored and user-friendly information architecture will become indispensable tools of a digital catalysis community on a national and international level. The core topics that will be addressed by the consortium are covered by the following work streams, which follow the value chain “from molecule to chemical processes”:
The workshop will allow insights about the objectives and structure of NFDI4Cat and to discuss with the catalysis community needs and requirements resulting in a common agenda.
Career forum organised by YounGeCatS, the group of young catalysts
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5.15 p.m. in the Seminar House
Aimed at young scientists who are eager to take the next step in their career, the YounGeCatS career forum will feature two talks on the topic
„What comes after PhD? How to apply successfully in academia and industry”
M. Armbrüster, TU Chemnitz and A. Humphreys, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
will provide insights on the kinds of skills that academia and industry are looking for, and illustrate which steps you can take to leave a lasting impression on your prospective employer.
The following exhibitors have registered for the Career Forum
|BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D|
|ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Inc., Meerhout/B|
|Evonik Evonik Resource Efficiency GmH/D|
|hte GmbH, Heidelberg/D|
For the 2020 edition we were able to invite Prof. Silvia Bordiga the winner of the Francois Gault lecture in 2019 and further international plenary speakers, who set further highlights in the scientific programme of the conference.
Francois Gault Lecture 2019
S. Bordgia, University of Turin/I
Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Conversion: On metal nanoparticles, clusters, and single atoms at interfaces and in confined spaces
E.J.M. Hensen, TU Eindhoven/NL
Design Principles of Oxides to Control Kinetics
Y. Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/USA
Recent Developments in Low Pressure Carbonylations
T. Skrydstrup, Aarhus University/DK
Otto Roelen Medal 2020
In addition to the lecture programme, the industrial exhibition and the poster exhibition offer the opportunity for inspiring discussions and conversations.
|Industry||565 €||580 €|
|Academia||340 €||355 €|
|Students||145 €||160 €|
1) No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG, registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
2) Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible, subject to capacity in the lecture rooms, up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by mail. The invoice, with payment confirmation, you will receive by post mail within two weeks.
Editorial deadline for the list of participants is 24 February 2020.
The fee includes the conference ticket, the book of abstract as online edition, catering during the coffee break and the poster parties. Refreshments during the whole conference.
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 not yet paid still have to be paid.
IBU-tec focuses on the thermal treatment of inorganic materials, utilizing rotary kilns and pulsation reactors.
Clients will get support for various challenges, ranging from material & process development to scale-up projects. Tolling services open up production options for a broad range of materials including catalysts and battery materials. Furthermore, IBU-tec provides engineering and optimization services for on-site projects. Following the recent acquisition of BNT Chemicals, organotin catalysts are now also part of the product portfolio.
During the visit to IBU-tec AG on 11 March 2020, the company will present itself briefly in a presentation. Afterwards the participants can expect a guided tour through the company with an insight into the technologies "Rotary Kiln & Pulsation Reactor", the laboratory as well as the newly commissioned pilot plant. Interested participants (only limited number) are asked to register under . The excursion will start and end at the bus parking lot Weimar-Atrium (“Busparkplatz Weimar-Atrium”) (8:30-11:30 on March, 11th). A detailed schedule will be communicated for the participants as well as via the YounGeCatS network in advance to the event.
Further information on IBU-tec advanced materials AG can be found on the Internet at www.ibu‑tec.de.
|Malte Behrens||Universität Duisburg-Essen|
|Matthias Beller||Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock (Chairman)|
||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main|
|Richard Walter Fischer||Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Bruckmühl and TU München|
|Udo Kragl||Universität Rostock|
|Johannes A. Lercher||TU München|
|Stefan Mecking||Universität Konstanz|
|Martin Muhler||Ruhr-Universität Bochum|
|Regina Palkovits||RWTH Aachen|
|Frank Rosowski||Technische Universität Berlin BasCat UniCatBASF JointLab|
|Nicole J. Schödel||Linde AG, Pullach|
|Peter Wasserscheid||Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|Dorit Wolf||Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Hanau|
|9 September 2019||Start of paper submission|
|11 November 2019||Start of online-registration|
|11 November 2019||Deadline for paper submission|
|13.1. - 14.2.2020||Last Minute Poster Submission|
|14 January 2020||Lecture Programme will be online|
|Mid of February 2020||Poster Programme will be online|
|Till 2 March 2020||
Submission of ePoster
|11 - 13 March 2020||53. Jahrestreffen Deutscher Katalytiker|
congress centrum neue weimarhalle
- arriving at central railway station Weimar: bus no.1 direction city centre,
- get out at main post office/Goetheplatz, move forward to the post office (ca. 50 metres)
- turn left into Schwanseestrasse; after ca. 10 metres on the right side- take the entrance gate; through this you get to UNESCO-Platz and stand in front of the south side of congress centrum neue weimarhalle
- or you have a walk: 15 minutes from the central railway station Weimar, along Carl-August-Allee, cross Rathenauplatz, straigth on until you see congress centrum neue weimarhalle
By car or bus
exit Weimar-Legefeld following B 85 to Weimar:
- follow parking signs to congress centrum neue weimarhalle or:
- follow the signs to the town centre to Goetheplatz (along Karl-Liebknechtstraße to the next traffic lights, straight on, follow the main street until you see a pedestrian crossing,
- get in lane left and turn, in Thälmannstraße get in lane right; straigth on you see a tower and the entrance to the underground car park
B 7 from Erfurt:
follow the signs to the town centre to Goetheplatz, then see the same instructions above
B7 from Jena:
- follow the signs to the town centre, via Jenaer Straße, Friedensstraße to the 3rd junction controlled by traffic lights (Friendsstraße/Karl-Liebknecht-Straße)
- turn right, follow the main street until the 2nd pedestrian crossing, get in lane and turn left
- turn left on the following street (Thälmannstraße), straight on you see congress centre neue weimarhalle with its tower and the entrance to the underground car park
Parking around congress centre neue weimarhalle
- our underground car park (Day ticket 13,00 )
- car park opposite the entrance to the underground car park
- car park Weimar Atrium
- large car park Stadionvorplatz (Herbststraße) for cars and coaches, 5 min. walk
This information is supplied without liability.