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8th RUHR-Symposium

“Funktionale Materialien für Wasserstoff“

Oktober 19th, 2022


We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the successful Ruhr Symposium format for the eighth time this year. This event, which is characterized by the combination of representatives from academic research and industry in tandem lectures, will this year be dedicated to the topic of „Functional Materials for Hydrogen“.

A special feature of this year’s event is the scheduling of the Ruhr Symposium together with the Duisburg Future Talks, a public panel discussion sponsored by the MERCATOR Foundation and organized by Duisburg Business & Innovation and the Hy.Region.Rhein.Ruhr association.

Between the symposium and the Duisburg Future Talks, which will take place as an evening event at the Fraunhofer inHaus Center, there will be an interesting bridge program, where we invite representatives from industry and the public to visit the NETZ building and the ZBT.

Oktober 19th, 2022

Industrial and Academical Partnerships
Session I: CAT – Catalytic Center
Session II: BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab
Session III: PrometH2eu
Session IV: Full cell implementation of catalyst materials for fuel cells
Session V: HTE4CAT - Catalyst Discovery

Over 200 developers and researchers
from industry and science

Keynotes, Tandem-Sessions
(Industry/Science) & Exhibition

Speaker 2021

November 3rd, 2021 Duisburg


Prof. Malte Behrens

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University

Prof. Harry Hoster

Scientific Director, The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT GmbH

Prof. Anna Mechler

Electrochemical Reaction Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Emanuele Instuli

Head of Analytical Chemistry Group, De Nora, Italy

Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann

Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Doris Segets

Process Technology for Functional Electrochemical Materials, University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Günter Schmid

Principal Key Expert Research Scientist, Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG

Prof. Walter Leitner

Management Board CAT, Chair of Technical Chemistry and Petrochemistry, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Christoph Guertler

Head of Catalysis and Technology Incubation, Covestro AG

Prof. Matthias Drieß

Scientific Director BasCat UniCat BASF JointLab / Metalorganics and Inorganic Materials, Department of Chemistry, TU Berlin

Dr. Frank Rosowski

Scientific Director BasCat UniCat BASF JointLab / Process Research and Chemical Engineering, BASF SE

Lars Banko

Founder, Start-up Materials Space Exploration

Olga Anna Krysiak

Founder, Start-up Materials Space Exploration

Dr. Florian Eweiner

Team Leader Innovation, Heraeus Group

Dr.-Ing. Peter Beckhaus

Managing Director, The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT GmbH