583. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Electrochemical Surface Science

Electrochemical Surface Science

Mo, 19.01.2015 18:00  –   Fr, 23.01.2015 12:30
Katrin Domke (MPI-IPP Mainz), A. Kuzume (U Bern), S.F.L. Mertens (TU Wien)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Dr. Katrin F. Domke,


583rd Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar
Electrochemical Surface Science
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany, 18 - 22 January 2015
With the Heraeus Seminar ”Electrochemical Surface Science”, we want to bring together the new generation of electrochemical physicists to discuss how electrochemical methods and concepts can enable efficient progress in surface science of electrified solid/liquid interfaces. Knowledge in fundamental electrochemistry can significantly contribute to innovative physics research if the connection between classical electrochemistry and classical surface science researchers is strengthened. In bringing together senior experts and young researchers that work at the interface of electrochemistry and (classical) surface science, we will tackle key questions about structure, reactivity and electronic properties of interfaces, and subsequent applications, that either of the traditionally separated communities alone is not capable of addressing.

The seminar is structured around four themes of particular relevance to electrochemical surface science, where questions that emerge under one theme can stimulate developments in another: non-traditional electroactive materials, advanced in situ surface characterisation methods, electrochemical nanoscience, and theoretical modelling of electrochemical interfaces.

We wish to create a stimulating environment to:

exchange knowledge and ideas in electrochemical surface science, furthering the connection between theoretical and experimental research of the interrelation between charge transfer and chemical reactions at solid/liquid interfaces, with focus on the key topics as discussed above
foster collaborations between electrochemists and physicists, between the new generation electrochemical physicists and experienced researchers
enhance interest in fundamental electrochemistry among students of different disciplines
formulate visions with respect to 21st century electrochemical surface science research paths and student training
To achieve these goals, the number of participants is limited to 75 and ample time for discussion and networking is provided.

List of invited speakers

Heike Arnolds, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jürgen Behm, Ulm University, Germany
Peter Broekmann, Bern University, Switzerland
Clotilde Cucinotta, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ulrike Diebold, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Andreas Erbe, MPI für Eisenforschung, Germany
Santiago J. Garcia, TU Delft, Netherlands
Pau Gorostiza, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
Timo Jacob, Ulm University, Germany
Marc Koper, Leiden University, Netherlands
Katharina Krischer, Technical University Munich, Germany
Amit Kumar, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Fabio La Mantia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Serge Lemay, Twente University, Netherlands
Karl Mayrhofer, MPI für Eisenforschung, Germany
Korneel Rabaey, Ghent University, Belgium
Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China
Marialore Sulpizi, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Patrick Unwin, Warwick University, United Kingdom
Gunther Wittstock, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Dai Zhang, Eberhards Karl University Tübingen, Germany