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May 16, 2024

CRC 1333 Minisymposium on "Catalysis under Confinement"

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Minisymposium "Catalysis under Confinement"

CRC 1333 Colloquia Winter Term 2023/24

We look back on a very successful CRC 1333 Colloquia Winter Term 2023/24 series and would like to thank all of our guests for sharing their expertise with our team members.

We started the term with a talk by Prof. Kazushi Mashima from the Osaka University in Japan. He shared his extensive insights on “Activation of O2 and CO2 by Cerium Complexes” with the audience.

Prof. Dr. Kazushi Mashima at the CRC 1333 Colloquium


Our next guest, Dr. Clément Camp from the Université de Lyon in France, whose current research interests focus on organometallic surface chemistry (SOMC) and cooperative effects in catalysis, gave an inspiring talk on his work on “Cooperative heterobimetallic reactivity : from molecules to catalytic materials”.

Dr. Clément Camp at the CRC 1333 Colloquium


Dr. Elisa Borfecchia from the University of Turin was our third guest and not only gave an interesting lecture on “Understanding local structure and reactivity of metal ions in porous catalysts by X-ray spectroscopy”, but also stayed for a round of “Women in Science Career Talk” afterwards.

This series was introduced in the CRC 1333 in order to make outstanding female scientists from research areas related to the CRC 1333 visible as role models. Early-career researchers of all genders are invited to discuss matters such as career planning, diversity in academia, and work-life balance with our guest. These events have received very positive feedback in the past and have provided participants with interesting insights and suggestions when considering a career in academia.

Dr. Elisa Borfecchia at the CRC 1333 Colloquium


Last but not least, we ended the semester with a great lecture by Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Prof. Weckhuysen is an expert in the design, synthesis, characterization and application of catalytic solids for the conversion of fossil (crude oil and natural gas) and renewable (biomass and municipal waste) feedstocks into fuels, chemicals and materials. His talk was on “Probing Birth, Life and Death of Catalysts with Operando Spectroscopy and Microscopy” and was held as a hybrid event and joint colloquium with the CataLysis Network. We had a remarkable number of over 90 people join the event online.

Prof. Dr. Bert Weckhuysen giving a talk during our CRC 1333 Colloquium series


We look forward to more insightful and inspiring talks during the new CRC 1333 Colloquium Series Summer 2024 Term, beginning on April 18, 2024.