Agenda 2020

November, 12th, 2020


Catalysis as a key technology: In more than 80 percent of all chemical industrial processes, catalysts are used and products are obtained by catalysis. Fuels, fertilizers, plastics and dyes, pharmaceuticals, crop protection agents and auxiliary materials for food or the electrical and semiconductor industries – all this is only made possible by catalysis. Therefore, functional materials for catalysis are focused on the 7th RUHR Symposium. In tandem talks, experts from industrial and academic partnerships will discuss concepts, synergies and exciting scientific results.



Booklet (PDF 1.2 MB)

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome

Malte Behrens
(Deputy Scientific Director of CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer

08:45 – 09:50 Keynotes

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Prof. Robert Schlögl
(Director and Scientific Member at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society)

An Steegen
(Chief Technology Officer, Umicore AG & Co. KG)

09:50 – 10:05 Keynotes – Discussion


10:05 – 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:20 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session I: CAT – Catalytic Center

incl. 10 min. Q&A


Open Innovation – from Science to Sustainable Products

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)

11:20 – 12:20 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session II: BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab

incl. 10 min. Q&A


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)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session III: tba

incl. 10 min. Q&A


N.N.
(Technical University of Denmark)

Jens Sehested
(Haldor Topsoe A/S)

14:30 – 15:30 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session IV: tba

incl. 10 min. Q&A


Elektrokatalyse: Neue Katalysatoren für die CO2 Reduktion, Alkoholoxidation und Wasserspaltung
Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann
(Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

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15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session V: tba

incl. 10 min. Q&A


N.N.
(Process Technology for Functional Electrochemical Materials, University of Duisburg-Essen)

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16:45 – 17:30 Final Talk


17:30 End of the Event