Symposium & Young-Researcher-Meeting: Current Challenges in Supramolecular Artificial Photosynthesis
09.03.2014 - 13.03.2014
Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University - Jena


Supramolecular artificial photosynthesis presents a promising approach towards chemical energy storage by converting sunlight e.g. into molecular hydrogen. To achieve photocatalytic water splitting using supramolecular photocatalysts and to develop sustainable solutions for a larger-scale implementation of the technology various scientific topics need to be addressed:

  1. the synthesis of (supra)molecular catalysts and antenna systems,
  2. the integration of such molecular components into materials,
  3. their spectroscopic characterization and 
  4. in-depth theoretical modeling of both ultrafast photoinduced processes in the molecular catalysts and the active materials as well as the identification of degradation pathways. 

The goal of the symposium is to bring together experts and young-researchers in all of the above-mentioned fields to discuss the state-of-the-art and future directions in supramolecular artificial photosynthesis.

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If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register here.

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Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University
Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University
Fürstengraben 27
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The venue, Rosensäle, is very centrally located, just a short walk from Jena city centre. The Rosensäle is easily reached from all city centre hotels and public transport stations. Inside, the lecture hall and other conference rooms provide a bright and spacious setting for conferences.