Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch

Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and an honorary professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her research focuses on rational materials synthesis at the interface between solid-state chemistry, materials chemistry and nanochemistry, including colloidal hybrid frameworks, two-dimensional solids and tunable photonic crystals.

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Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi

Prof. Dr. Omar M. Yaghi is the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He pioneered Reticular Chemistry, a new field of chemistry  concerned with stitching molecular building blocks together by strong bonds to make open frameworks. His most recognizable work includes metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs).

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Prof. Dr. Michael Graetzel

Prof. DrMichael Grätzel is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces. He pioneered research on energy and electron transfer reactions in mesoscopic-materials and their optoelectronic applications. Graetzel is also a leader in the field of fuel generation by sunlight, which is a key technology to provide future renewable energy sources that can be stored. 

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Prof. Dr. Cafer T. Yavuz

Prof. Cafer T. Yavuz received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2008 with a Welch scholarship and was a postdoc at UCSB (2008–2010). He worked at KAIST from 2010-2020. Currently, he is a professor of chemistry at KAUST with a research focus on nano and porous materials design and synthesis for applications in the environment, particularly for CO2 capture and conversion.

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Prof. Dr. Miriam Unterlass

Prof. Dr. Miriam Unterlass is a professor of solid-state chemistry at the University of Konstanz. Her group conducts research in non-classical polymer synthesis, e.g. hydrothermal polymerization and solid-state polymerization, functional high-performance polymers, intermolecular interactions in polymeric materials and hierarchical pre-organization in polymer synthesis. 

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Contributing Speakers

You have a chance to present your research during the conference! The scientific committee will select outstanding young chemists from the submitted abstracts to present their work as either 15 min contributing talks or 5 min poster highlights. We look forward to your contributions!