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    Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy


    Summer School on Catalysis and Organometallic Synthesis 2017

    From 24th - 28th of July 2017 the international Summer School "Catalysis and Organometallic Synthesis" took place at the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy. Altogether 45 external and internal participants from 10 different countries attended the Summer School at the university of Würzburg.

    Six external and eight internal speaker reported in lectures and workshops on current fields of research with regard to Catalysis and Organometallic Synthesis. Thus, a comprehensive overview could be given to the students, which is not possible the course of the regular studies.

    The students also presented their own scientific results in short presentations and a poster session and could discuss the results with the experts. A diversified social programme, e.g. a wine tasting in the historical wine cellars beneath the baroque building of the Residence Palace and a guided city tour, provided time for discussions and to network.

    Special thanks are directed to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, 01PL16019), the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie e.V. and ChemChatChem.

    • homogeneous catalysis in industry and academia
    • earth-abundant transition metal catalysis
    • C–H, C–X, and E–E bond activation
    • monitoring and modeling of catalytic processes
    • precatalysts, catalytic active species, and model compounds
    • catalysis in hydrogen storage and materials chemistry
    • organocatalysis
    • catalysis in biomass conversion
    • polymers and catalysis

    Lectures were held by our guests

    • Prof. Dr. Andrew S. Weller, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
    • Dr. Thomas Schaub, CaRLa - Catalysis Research Laboratory/BASF SE

    the following speaker of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis Rostock

    • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller, Applied Homogeneous Catalysis
    • PD Dr. Torsten Beweries, Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis
    • Prof. Dr. Angelika Brückner, Catalytic in-situ studies
    • Prof. Dr. Johannes G. de Vries, Catalysis with renewable resources 

    and the following speaker of the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

    • Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Prof. Dr. Bernd Engels, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Prof. Dr. Maik Finze, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Dr. Crispin Lichtenberg, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Prof. Dr. Robert Luxenhofer, Chemical Technology of Material Science
    • Prof. Dr. Todd B. Marder, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Prof. Dr. Udo Radius, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seibel, Institute of Organic Chemistry