The Summer School of SFB 1333 “Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis in Confined Geometries“, took place in Ellwangen at the Tagungshaus Schönenberg from Monday September 30th to October 2nd 2019. This provided the opportunity to increase the knowledge on catalyst design in general as well as network with other PhD students and to strengthen the collaboration between the interdisciplinary research fields of CRC 1333.
After the arrival on Monday, the PHD students presented their research projects in several sessions spread over the three days. In order to enrich the discussion of these PHD students, two lectures were given by guest speakers. Prof. Dr. Vera Meynen from the Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium, gave a lecture titled “Introduction to catalyst design” on Monday.
On Tuesday this was followed by a lecture by Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Darmstadt, who focused on “Elucidating Catalysis with Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Spectroscopy”. The program overview and abstracts can be found here.
Beyond the exchanges on the professional level, the Summer School provided social activities like a wine tasting, a walk to the castle of Ellwangen and a games night with a quiz that was prepared by the two doctoral speakers Marc Schnierle and Mario Winkler. On the last day the event closed with the election of new speakers, Karina Abitaev and Felix Ziegler who are now in charge of organizing meetings and activities on PhD and Postdoc Level for one year. You can contact them by email doktorandenvertretung.sfb1333[at]uni-stuttgart.de.