2. Catalight Young Scientist Symposium: Artificial Photosynthesis

Europe/Berlin
Online Conference

Online Conference

CYSS2021 will be hosted online using Zoom. The poster session will follow a dual-format approach using a chat-platform and videoconference rooms.
Carolin Müller (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology) , Elisabeth Hofmeister (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology) , Jannik Brückmann, Julian Hniopek (Leibniz Insitute of Photonic Technology) , Ludwig Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna) , Mathias Micheel (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology) , Miftahussurur Putra (Ulm University) , Pascal Wintergerst (Ulm University) , Simon Clausing (Ulm University)
Description

The CataLight Young Scientist Symposium (CYSS) is a yearly conference organized by PhD students and junior PostDocs of SFB/TRR 234 CataLight aimed at researchers in an early career stage in the field of light-driven catalysis and related fields. By employing an online format, we want to allow for the participation of young scientists, in particular PhD students, from all over the globe and offer them an opportunity to share their work, which have been especially sparse over the last year due to the cancellation of on-site conferences. Therefore the event will emphasize on talks from young scientists accompanied by selected invited talks.

In line with the research area of CataLight the symposium aims to cover all facets of the highly interdisciplinary field of artifical photosynthesis and water-splitting. We therefore welcome contributions from a diverse range of fields, includign design and synthesis of catalytic systems and support materials, (spectroscopic) characterization and theoretical research. For an in-depth explanation of our aims & scope, see our Scientific Programme.

CYSS2021 will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays between 21st and 30st September 2021.

To facilitate in-depth discussion discussion or even collaboration between participants of CYSS, we're accompanying the symposium with an instant messaging service that can be used to contact the speakers or any other participants with more in-depth questions or exchange contact information for further discussion.

CYSS is supported by the SFB/TRR 234 CataLight. We gratefully acknowledge the funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation - DFG).

 

Registration
    • 09:15 09:30
      Conference Opening 15m
    • 09:30 10:00
      Invited Talk 1 30m
    • 10:00 10:40
      Morning Session
    • 10:40 10:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 10:50 12:00
      Morning Session
    • 14:15 15:15
      "Scientific Speed Dating" 1h

      Get to know the other participants.
      Present your research and your interests in 2 minutes. To multiple groups of 5 fellow young researchers.

    • 15:30 16:00
      Nanocarbon in Photochemistry and Electrochemistry 30m

      Artificial photosynthesis, a process in which the light energy is converted into the chemical bond, represents an important area of research aimed toward generation of Sun-derived fuels and value-added chemicals. To successfully utilize photons from Sun, such solar reactors need to contain light-absorbing chromophores that efficiently and rapidly channel the absorbed energy toward desired catalytic sites where useful chemistry can takes place with high selectivity and low kinetic barriers. The Glusac group investigates molecular chromophores and catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. We utilize advanced time-resolved laser spectroscopy techniques to investigate mechanisms of energy and charge migration in molecular excited states and evaluate the parameters that control undesired energy losses through fast charge recombination. We also explore molecular electrocatalysts that are able to receive electrons and holes from excited chromophores and covert then into desired products.

      Three projects are currently under investigation in our labs: (i) Bio-inspired CO2 reduction using metal-free NAD+/NADH analogs, where we look for strong hydride donors that can selectively reduce CO2 to methanol and that can be recycled photochemically; (iii) Light-harvesting by graphene quantum dot assemblies, where we explore excited-state energy and charge redistributions in chromophore-catalyst assemblies using advanced time-resolved laser spectroscopy methods; (iii) Carbon-based platforms for electrocatalysis. In this project, we investigate methods to decorate carbon electrodes with molecular catalytic motifs that can perform useful chemistry.

      Speaker: Prof. Ksenija Glusac (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    • 16:00 16:40
      Afternoon Session
    • 16:40 16:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 16:50 18:00
      Afternoon Session
    • 09:30 10:00
      Invited Talk 30m
    • 10:00 10:40
      Morning Session
    • 10:40 10:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 10:50 12:00
      Morning Session
    • 14:00 15:30
      Poster Session
    • 15:30 16:00
      Invited Talk 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Troy van Voorhis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • 16:00 16:40
      Afternoon Session
    • 16:40 16:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 16:50 18:00
      Afternoon Session
    • 18:15 19:15
      "Scientific Speed Dating" 1h

      Get to know the other participants.
      Present your research and your interests in 2 minutes. To multiple groups of 5 fellow young researchers.

    • 09:30 10:00
      Invited Talk 30m
    • 10:00 10:40
      Morning Session
    • 10:40 10:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 10:50 12:00
      Morning Session
    • 15:30 16:00
      Invited Talk 30m
    • 16:00 16:40
      Afternoon Session
    • 16:40 16:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 16:50 18:00
      Afternoon Session
    • 18:00 19:30
      Poster Session
    • 09:30 10:00
      Invited Talk 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Ellen Backus (University of Vienna)
    • 10:00 10:40
      Morning Session
    • 10:40 10:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 10:50 12:00
      Morning Session
    • 15:30 16:00
      Invited Talk 30m
      Speaker: Dr Souvik Roy (University of Lincoln)
    • 16:00 16:40
      Afternoon Session
    • 16:40 16:50
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 16:50 18:00
      Afternoon Session