Invited lecturers’ program


Matthias Beller, LIKAT, Rostock, Germany

1. Homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis: which is better? 

2. On the way to a sustainable society in 2050 - What are the challenges and contributions from chemistry & catalysis.


Wesley R. Browne, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Selective catalytic oxidation of alkenes; from manganese to palladium.


Victorio Cadierno, University of Oviedo, Spain

Organometallic ruthenium and gold complexes for catalytic transformations in water.


Thibault Cantat, CEA Saclay, France

Efficient catalytic reduction of C-O bonds for the conversion of renewable carbon feedstocks to chemicals.


Jean-François Carpentier, Université de Rennes 1, France

Stereocontrolled ring-opening polymerization catalysis for tailor-made poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s


Hans de Vries, LIKAT, Rostock, Germany

 Catalytic conversion of renewable resources into bulk and fine chemicals.


Kuiling Ding, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), China

 1. Cooperative catalysis in asymmetric synthesis and CO2 transformations: case study of catalyst design and process innovation.

 2. Endeavors towards bridging the gap between homo & heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis with organometallics.


Philippe Dupau, Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland

New reactivity in homogeneous ruthenium-catalyzed carbonyl group hydrogenation.


Cédric Fischmeister, Université de Rennes 1, France

Bio-sourced polymer precursors and fine chemicals by metathesis transformation of FAMEs


Giancarlo Francio, ITCMC - RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Panta rei: Molecular Design and Reaction Engineering Concepts for Flow Systems in Organometallic Catalysis


Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany

 1. Advances in catalytic alkyne chemistry.

 2. Gold catalysis: mechanistic and synthetic aspects.


François Jérôme, University of Poitiers, France

 Catalytic activation of carbohydrate-based biopolymers in unconventional media: from innovative pre-treatment to value added chemicals.


 Shu Kobayashi, University of Tokyo, Japon

 1. Immobilized catalysts for green sustainable chemistry (60 min.)

 2. Catalytic organic reactions in water.


 Michael Meier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

 Catalytic and other efficient approaches to renewable monomers and polymers.


 Timo Repo, University of Helsinki, Finland

 Catalytic transformations of lignocellulosic feedstocks.


Nils Theyssen, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany

Green solvents for catalysis


 Zhaoguo Zhang, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

 Asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones directed towards chiral intermediates of pharmaceutical interests.








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