Agenda 2021

November 3rd, 2021

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.

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08:30 – 08:45 Welcome

Malte Behrens
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University

Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer
Director, CAR Center Automotive Research

08:45 – 09:35 Keynotes

Prof. Harry Hoster
Scientific Director, The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT GmbH

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

09:35 – 09:50 Keynotes – Discussion

09:50 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:00 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session I: CAT – Catalytic Center

incl. 10 min. Q&A

CO2 as Raw Material – Challenges and Opportunities at the Interface of Chemistry and Energy

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

11:00 – 12:00 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session II: BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab 

incl. 10 min. Q&A

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

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

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session III: PrometH2eus

incl. 10 min. Q&A

Anna Mechler
Electrochemical Reaction Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Emanuele Instuli
Head of Analytical Chemistry Group, De Nora, Italy

14:00 – 15:00 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session IV: HTE4CAT - Catalyst Discovery

incl. 10 min. Q&A

New catalysts for CO2 Reduction, alcohol oxidation and water splitting
Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann
Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

AI driven high-throughput experimentation for catalyst discovery
Lars Banko, Olga Anna Krysiak
Founder, Start-up Materials Space Exploration

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:20 | Industrial and Academical Partnerships Session V: Full cell implementation of catalyst materials for fuel cells

incl. 10 min. Q&A

Interactions in Functional Electrochemical Materials: Platinized Carbon in the PEM Fuel Cell Electrode Layer

Dr. Florian Eweiner
Team Leader Innovation, Heraeus Group

Prof. Doris Segets
Process Technology for Functional Electrochemical Materials, University of Duisburg-Essen)

16:20 – 17:00 Final Talk

incl. 10 min. Q&A

Dr.-Ing. Peter Beckhaus
Managing Director, The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT GmbH