Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division Sustainable Chemistry

Technologies for a Circular Economy

October 5, 2020, online

Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division Sustainable Chemistry

Welcome to the Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division Sustainable Chemistry with the heading “Technologies for a Circular Economy”!

This event will be organized as an online meeting, October 5th, 2020.

Sustainability means the fulfillment of the needs of people living today and keeping the options for further development open for future generations. In this context the contribution of chemistry to fulfill the given goals and to reduce greenhouse gases is very important. This can be done by the investigation of utilizing material resources, ideally in closed cycles, and their conversion without harming future generations. Such new developments will make chemistry the central problem-solver of the next decades.

Due to the consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as international travel restrictions and local regulations, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) cancelled all in-person events in 2020. By this decision, two alternatives were discussed: either to postpone the event to 2021 or to host an online video conference. In order to circumvent conflict of dates with other rescheduled events, we decided for the second option.

The Meeting of the GDCh-Division Sustainable Chemistry “Technologies for a Circular Economy” will take place on 5th October 2020 (in the afternoon) in online video format. We have already been able to attract well-known international speakers for this event:

Claudia Crestini, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
Philip Jessop, Queen's University Kingston (Canada)
Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Iowa State University, Ames (USA).

The programme includes three plenary lectures with time for questions and discussions. In a final concluding session, we want to hold a round table discussion to share more general thoughts and opinions on sustainable chemistry.

There will be a small conference fee to cover the expenses of 10 € for researchers from academia and industry and 5 € for PhD students.

Information about the Scientific Programme and Organisation

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Strunk
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock
Albert-Einstein-Str. 29 A
18059 Rostock

Phone.: 0381 1281-375
E-mail: jennifer.strunk@catalysis.de