Workshop on
Bio-inspired nanosystems for energy conversion

Harnack-Haus der Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin,   July 11th - 15th , 2016



Prof. Dr. Bettina Lotsch, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Filip Podjaski, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart


Contact/registration: Dr. Klaus Kuhnke (k.kuhnke(at)

Registration deadline: May 16, 2016


Sponsored by: Max-Planck-EPFL Center for Molecular Nanoscience and Technology



The conversion between different forms of energy is a classical problem in science and technology. Specifically, the conversion from solar to electrical and chemical energy as well as their storage define key issues at the focus of state-of-the-art energy research. Their relevance increased during the last decades and will remain of paramount importance a long way into the 21st century. The call by society and politics for progress in conversion efficiency and electrical storage capacity induces strong activities in science and industry. Presently, many research groups accept the task to meet the technological challenges and provide innovative solutions.

The workshop on bio-inspired nanosystems for energy conversion shall bring together scientists working in the fields of solid state physics, materials chemistry and biotechnology to discuss recent progress in research and applications. The meeting shall also foster the exchange between young scientists and students on the most exciting topics and challenges.


Confirmed invited speakers:

- Anders Hagfeldt (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

- Hernán Míguez (Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla)

- Sophia Haussener (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne)

- Hagen Klauk (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

- Roel van de Krol (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)

- Stenbjörn Styring (Uppsala University)

- Geoff Ozin (University of Toronto)

- Klaus Kern (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

- Peter Strasser (Technical University, Berlin)

- Xile Hu (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

- Regina Palkovits (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen)

- Karsten Reuter (Technical University, München)

- Joachim Spatz (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart)

- Magalí Lingenfelder (Nanolab of the MPS-EPFL Center at EPF Lausanne)

- Lydéric Bocquet (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

- Kannan Balasubramanian (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

- Ullrich Steiner (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg)

- Ardemis Boghossian (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

- Cécile Hébert (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

- Rico Gutzler (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

- Esther Alarcon Llado (EPFL / Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam)



Tagungsstätte  Harnack-Haus der Max-Planck Gesellschaft,  Berlin-Dahlem


Sunday dinner: Alter Krug Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Str. 52, FON  030 832 7000


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