International Bunsen-Discussion-Meeting

Fundamentals and Applications of (Photo)Electrolysis for Efficient Energy Storage

April 1 – 5, 2019, Hotel Villa Diodoro · Taormina · Italy

We are happy to announce the First International Bunsen-Discussion-Meeting on Fundamentals and Applications of
(Photo) Electrolysis for Efficient Energy Storage.

It will take place from
April 1 – 5, 2019 in Taormina, Italy.

Enabling renewables as primary energy source requires not only efficient conversion devices but also the ability to store energy in
large amounts, which will only be possible in high energy chemicals – so called solar fuels. This international meeting will provide
an interdisciplinary forum to discuss the needed fundamental knowledge and application related boundary conditions to integrate
emerging materials and molecular systems to an efficient and robust solar fuel production technology. Topics of interest
include but are not limited to (photo)electrochemical and (photo) catalytic approaches for water splitting, as well as interfacial bandedge
engineering and mechanistic control of catalysis and charge transfer. Emerging novel materials, molecular systems, and hybrid
approaches will be highlighted. Both computational and experimental contributions will be considered. Device engineering and
systems development will also be included.
It is the goal of this Bunsen-Discussion-Meeting to present the current state of the art and to bring together experts from different
fields – ranging from electrochemistry and materials science to solid-state physics and engineering. We particularly aim to link
scientists from universities and research institutes, in order to stimulate an intensive exchange on the still given theoretical and practical limitations of (photo)electrochemical energy conversion to solar fuels and to discuss most demanding scientific achievements.


W. Jaegermann, B. Kaiser, L. Frotscher
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Materials Science, Surface Science Group
Otto-Berndt-Str. 3
64287 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 6151 16 20780

Organized by Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. (DBG)
In cooperation with
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SPP 1613 „SOLAR H2“
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung „MANGAN“
European Union Horizon 2020 project „A-LEAF“
Supported by
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.