Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery

  intl. +49-441-798-3853 (-3089)

Conference Office

 Susanne Bartel

 Milena Osmic


Luca Gerhards


Atlantic Hotel Sail City

Am Strom 1

27568 Bremerhaven

Single Room: 120,00 € incl. Breakfast

Double Room: 150,00 € incl. Breakfast

Reservation under Keyword: „Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg“

Tel. :  +49 (0)471 30990555



Nordsee Hotel Bremerhaven

Theodor-Heuss-Platz 14-18

27568 Bremerhaven

Single Room: 85,00 € incl. Breakfast

Double Room: 110,00 € incl. Breakfast

 Reservation under Keyword: „Graduate School“

Tel.: +49 (0)471 90083600



IUPAC endorsement implies that entry visas will be granted to all bona fide participants provided the application is made not less than six months in advance. If a visa is not granted two months before the meeting, the IUPAC Secretariat should be notified without delay by the applicant.

Exhibition and Sponsoring


Companies are invited to participate and exhibit their products. The exhibition fee per 6 m2 is 500 Euro. Various sponsoring opportunities are available to support the workshop.

List of Sponsors

PCAM-Network ECTS-Points

PhD students may receive 4 ECTS credit points for attending all activites. Less points will be given in the exceptional case that not all activites can be attended.

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Workshop „Future Perspectives in Catalysis" (2019)

2nd - 6th September, 2019, Bremerhaven, Germany

On behalf of the DFG Research Training Group “Chemical Bond Activation” (GRK 2226) and the European Doctorate Network PCAM (Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials) we should like to invite you to participate at our Workshop “Future Perspectives in Catalysis” in Bremerhaven, Germany, and to discuss with some of the most original thinkers worldwide from science and industry about the coming trends in homogeneous, heterogeneous and bioenzymatic catalysis. Furthermore, the most exciting recent experimental and theoretical developments will be presented. The program will combine invited lectures with contributed poster presentations also presented orally in a minute presentation before the poster session, a fish bowl discussion and a think tank for PhD students on a boat as well as a transversal session. Social activities comprise a guided tour through the stunning Climate House which is the location of the workshop, a conference dinner at the restaurant of the German Emigration Center (museum) and a session for only PhD students during which you present your worst failures, accidents or unexpected findings due to involuntary mischiefs. Target PhD students are chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers curious about catalysis. Master students are also very welcome. There will be occasions to get information about the activities of the PCAM network and the possibilities to gain a European doctorate. The conference site is situated at the old harbor of Bremerhaven with a number of interesting museums to visit next to the conference site. The old Hanse town of Bremen is close by with its beautiful houses of the times of the Hanse and its medieval Schnoor quarter.


Visiting of "German Emigration Center"

(For PhD Students only)

Invited Speaker

Jens Anders
Director of the Institute of Smart Sensors, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Tanja Bauer
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Andreas Bode
Corporate Technology, BASF, Germany

Olaf Brummel
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Philip Christopher
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA,

Matthias Drieß
Speaker of the Excellence Cluster "UniSysCat", Technical University Berlin, Germany

Tobias Gensch
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Lukas Gooßen
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
University of Leipzig, Germany

Karin Lochte
German Alliance Marine Sciences and GEOMAR, Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung, Kiel, Germany

Wojciech Macyk
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland 

Gianfranco Pacchioni
University of Milano Biccoca, Milano, Italy

Orr Ravitz
CAS, American Chemical Society, Germany

Swetlana Schauermann
Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany

Robert Schlögl
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mühlheim Ruhr and Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany

Jacques Védrine
Sorbonne, Paris, France

Peter Wasserscheid
Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energy, Erlangen, Germany



Barbara Greese

Participation Fees

The participation fee is 250,- Euro and covers all local costs except for accomodation. The conference dinner will be charged with extra 50,- Euro. Registration fees: No VAT requested according to § 4.22 USTG. Accompaning persons pay 70,- Euro which includes the conference dinner and the guided tour through the Climate House.  They are not supposed to participate in the scientific program.

Personal Data

Individual registration is required for each participant. Accompanying persons (wife/husband/partner/child) are not allowed to participate in the scientific program.

If fees are paid after August 15, 2019 we kindly ask participants to show proof at the registration desk.

Written cancellations received on or before August 15, 2019 will be refunded less a 25,- Euro administration fee. After that date the full amount of the invoice has to be paid. Requests for refund will not be accepted; however, registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation. In this case, please inform Milena Osmic ( or Susanne Bartel (

If the conference is cancelled for whatever reason, fees paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.

Information for Authors

Poster guidelines:
Poster format: Portrait A0 (H x B = 1189 mm x 841 mm): max H 1300 mm
Language: English

Each poster will be presented in an oral minute presentation prior to the poster session. Please prepare one slide and file it to our conference office prior to the beginning of the conference. The order of the minute presentations will be the order of the poster numbers.

The poster session will be held in the Hotel Atlantic in the room “Deck nord”.
Materials to mount the posters will be available at the conference office.

Oral presentations by invited speakers should be in English. Please, bring your presentation on a USB-stick or bring your computer to the lecture hall in the break before your presentation.

The lectures will be given in the Climate House, lecture hall “Kyoto”.
Local computers support Microsoft Office 2016 and Adobe Reader DC.

Abstract guidelines:
Deadline for abstracts is August, 15th 2019. Only Word documents will be accepted, please use the following template.
The maximum file size is 25MB, please do not use page numbers.

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