Sep 29, 2021

Chemistry Symposium

Future Directions in Chemistry: From Biology to Advanced Materials

Start Date: September 29, 2021 | 9:00 am
End Date: September 30, 2021 | 3:00 pm
Location: Online/Raiffeisen Lecture Hall


We cordially invite you to the IST Austria workshop on Future Directions in Chemistry: From Biology to Advanced Materials. The workshop aims to achieve an overview of some of the latest developments in chemistry. Topics include active research areas in catalysis, chemical biology, energy, organic chemistry, and polymer/supramolecular chemistry. The workshop will give an overview of where we are today and what might be expected from future research.

Our speakers on September 29 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Alberto Credi, University of Bologna
    • Talk title: Playing with Molecular Rings and Strings: New Directions for Nanoscale Switches, Machines and Motors
  • Clare P. Grey, University of Cambridge
    • Talk title: TBA
  • Matthew Kanan, Stanford University
    • Talk title: Chemistry for Solving the Carbon Problem
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University
    • Talk title: 2D and 3D Halide Perovskites: Remarkable Semiconductors
  • Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science
    • Talk title: Self-assembly as a Tool to Construct New Materials from Nanoparticles
  • Tanja Weil, MPI for Polymer Research
    • Talk title: TBA

Our speakers on September 30 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Avelino Corma, Polytechnic University of Valencia
    • Talk title: Design of Materials and Solid Catalysts by Bioinspiration
  • Ben Feringa, University of Groningen
    • Talk title: Dynamic Molecular Systems: From Switches to Motors
  • Frank Glorius, University of Münster
    • Talk title: NHCs on Surfaces and Imidazolium Salts in Membranes – Reaching the Next Level
  • Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich
    • Talk title: Evolving Virus-like Nucleocapsids from a Bacterial Enzyme
  • Wilhelm T.S. Huck, Radboud University
    • Talk title: On the Origins of Chemical Evolution
  • Corinna Schindler, University of Michigan
    • Talk title: TBA

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September 29, 2021
9:00 am – September 30, 2021 3:00 pm

Online/Raiffeisen Lecture Hall


Rengin Pekoz, Agnieszka Rowinska, Isabella Riedler



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