The SCS likes to further support the Materials Chemistry community and formally implemented a new network. After a very successful SCS Spring Meeting at the Empa Akademie in April 2019 with more than 150 participants, it's the right time to push the topic and to underline the importance of this field.

Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, ETH Zurich and Empa Dübendorf, committed to take the lead of this network and to nominate members for the core team. The goal is to implement first initiatives in 2021. Potential activities are:

  • CHIMIA column 2-6x p.a.
  • CHIMIA issue every 3-4 years
  • Symposium (1 day with focus on Swiss activities to form the community: invited lectures, contributed talks, poster session)
  • Conference 1-3 days (national/international with different session, international speakers)
  • Workshops/Expert round tables
  • Summer School (3 days for PhD)
  • News, Social Media, Newsletters

Link to the SCS Spring Meeting 2019 Website, ‘Novel Pathways in Material Chemistry’

David Spichiger, SCS