IMPRS-SurMat Workshop on “Interface controlled materials for energy conversion“

April 28, 2015

On Monday, 27th of April 2015, the International Max Planck Research School for Surface and Interface Engineering in Advanced Materials (IMPRS-SurMat) organized a workshop on “Interface controlled materials for energy conversion” at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf. This workshop aimed at bringing together old and new partners of the IMPRS-SurMat with current doctoral students to have indepth discussion about recent research projects in this field and to find ways of new cooperation and projects. Scientists of the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the University Duisburg-Essen and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation presented their work on high-temperature materials, hydrogen embrittlement, interfaces, catalysts and energy conversion. The workshop served as an initiation of the 3rd running period of the IMPRS-SurMat, bringing new partners and topics.

The IMPRS-SurMat is a structured three-year doctoral programme that gives outstanding students from Germany and abroad the possibility to pursue a PhD. It provides a unique combination of excellent research conditions plus an intensive and interdisciplinary teaching programme. The research focuses on questions centered on surfaces and interfaces of advanced materials. In this context all projects within the IMPRS-SurMat are interdisciplinary - chemists, physicists, material scientists and engineers work together and the approach to the research topics can be experimental as well as theoretical by modelling and simulation.

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