On Friday, April 21, 2017 the SCS Spring Meeting 2017 took place at University of Bern. Six international experts gave an insight view into their current research and gave a lecture on the symposium topic «Homogeneous Catalysis: New Paradigms, Wonderful Applications».

Lectures of the SCS Spring Meeting 2017

Prof. John Hartwig, Berkeley, USA
«Selective Functionalization with Small and Large Catalysts»
Prof. David Milstein, Weizmann, Israel
«Design and Applications of Sustainable Catalytic Reactions for Synthesis and Energy»
Dr. Rocco Paciello, BASF, Germany
«Homogeneous Catalysis@BASF>»
Prof. Morris Bullock, Pacific Northwestern, USA
«Design of Molecular Electrocatalysts for the Production and Oxidation of Hydrogen»
Prof. Hansjörg Grützmacher, ETH Zurich
«Fun with Funny Organophosphorus Compounds»
Prof. Pedro Perez, Huelva, Spain
«Coinage metal-based catalysis for methane functionalization»

Werner Prize Lectures 2017

The SCS President, Alain De Mesmaeker, also awarded the Werner Prize 2017 to Prof. Christof Sparr, University of Basel, and to Prof. Kevin Sivula, EPF Lausanne for their independent research as young professors.

Werner Lecture I: Prof. Kevin Sivula, EPF Lausanne
«Engineering semiconductor materials and catalysts for photoelectrochemical solar fuel production»
Werner Lecture II: Prof. Christof Sparr, University of Basel
«The Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation»

More details about the program are available on the symposium website


We thank all sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support that allowed us to organize this fantastic event:
Sponsors: KGF, SCNAT, MDPI, ChemPubSoc and Biazzi
Exhibitors: Advion, Agilent, Bruker, IGZ Instruments, Labomatic, Macherey-Nagel, Magritec, Merck and Waters

Photos of the Spring Meeting 2017

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David Spichiger, SCS