2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN01-Sustainable Catalysis—Novel Materials for Energy Conversion Beyond Photocatalysis

The symposium will present the best-in-class electrocatalytic materials that rely on noble metals such as Ruthenium, Iridium, Platinum and those that are similar. 3D transition metals systems and organic, metal-organic and biologic electrocatalysts are attractive contenders; however, they come at cost of stability and/or performance. This symposium focuses material research concentrated on the development of sustainable electrocatalysts for energy conversion. The intent of the symposium is to cover aspects from fundamental and mechanistic operando/DFT studies to complete-cycle applications in order to bridge the knowledge among the different disciplines and scientific fields. The target is to accelerate and promote the maturity of sustainable electrocatalytic materials, in particular for the hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, oxygen reduction reaction and the carbon dioxide reduction reaction. In addition, we promote new insights for fuel cell applications, as well as alternative non-carbon based fuels, such as the electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction and similar non-carbon based fuels. We invite scientists to present their recent insights and materials developments that potentially can achieve equal state-of-the-art performances. The symposium includes explicitly discrete complete redox cycle applications, such as electrolyzers and fuel cells.

Topics will include:

  • Sustainable metal (compound) electrocatalysis
  • Sustainable metal-organic frameworks
  • Organic and organic-inorganic hybrid sustainable electrocatalytic materials
  • Metal-free electrocatalytic materials
  • Bioelectrocatalytic energy conversion
  • Stability studies, mechanistic operando and theoretical studies
  • Complete redox-cycles and discrete applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Ulf-Peter Apfel (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
  • Curtis Berlinguette (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Maria Escudero Escribano (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Thomas F. Jaramillo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Yijiao Jiang (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Yongye Liang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Ron Naaman (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Marc Robert (Université de Paris, France)
  • Beatriz Roldan-Cuenya (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany)
  • Edward H. Sargent (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Serdar Sariciftci (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
  • Yukari Sato (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Peter K. Strasser (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Shi-Gang Sun (Xiamen University, China)
  • Li-Jun Wan (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Qing Wang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Masayuki Yagi (Niigata University, Japan)
  • Jenny Y. Yang (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Philipp Stadler
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Department of Chemistry

Patchanita Thamyongkit
Chulalongkorn University
Department of Chemistry

Shihe Yang
Peking University
Department of Chemical Biology

Tsukasa Yoshida
Yamagata University
Department of Engineering

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