Wednesday, June 13, 2018

11.00-12.00 Registration
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.00 Welcome, introduction to the seminar, and formation of discussion teams
14.00-15.00 Dr. Alexey Fedorov, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
From correlation to causation via high-throughput experimentation
15.00-16.00 Prof. Xile Hu, EPFL, Switzerland
Nickel and iron-containing oxides as oxygen evolution catalysts
16.00-16.30 Coffee
16.30-17.30 Prof. Núria López, ICIQ, Spain
Atomistic modelling in heterogeneous catalysis
17.30-18.30 Dr. Davide Ferri, PSI, Switzerland
Spectroscopy of catalysts – Which one shall I choose?
19.00-20.00 Dinner
20.30-22.00 Team discussions on challenges in catalysis (setting up targets for team presentations)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

08.30-09.30   Dr. Gerhard Mestl, Clariant, Germany
Developing industrial selective oxidation catalysts: much more than just simple recipes
09.30-10.30 Dr. Cecilia Mondelli, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Design of catalytic technologies towards the glycerol biorefinery
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.00  Prof. Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Chalmers University, Sweden
Handling multi-scale/multipartner information for biorefinery modelling, integration, and sustainability assessment
12.00-14.30  Lunch 
Team discussions on challenges in catalysis (finalization of team presentations)
14.30-15.30  Prof. Bert Sels, KU Leuven, Belgium
Developing a circular bioeconomy with heterogeneous catalysis
15.30-16.30  Dr. Rocco Paciello, CaRLa-BASF, Germany
Homogeneous catalysis@BASF
16.30-17.00   Coffee
17.00-18.00   Dr. Denis Gribkov, Syngenta, Switzerland
Catalysis across Syngenta active ingredients: from the lab scale all the way through to multi-ton production
19.00-20.00 Dinner
20.30-22.00 Team presentations

Friday, June 15, 2018

08.30-09.30 Dr. Jonathan Medlock, DSM, Switzerland
Industrial catalysis: the synthesis of vitamins and fine chemicals
09.30-10.30 Dr. Hans Iding, Roche, Switzerland
Biocatalysis - transferring screening results into processes on scale
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.00  Prof. Rebecca Buller, ZHAW, Switzerland
Harnessing nature: biocatalysis for development and drug discovery 
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Wrap-up and awards ceremony
14.30 End of the workshop
Session Topics:
Transformation of small molecules to key intermediates
Conversion of renewables
Synthesis of complex molecules and materials