News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events section. The subcategories provide latest news, an overview of upcoming and past events and conferences, and articles published in the press about the Materials Chain network.


Latest News

New Directions for the ‘Energiewende’

Seminar on Materials and Energy

From materials in science fiction, research and the circular economy – the WE-Heraeus seminar "Materials and Energy – New Directions for the ‘Energiewende’" aims to stimulate new ways of thinking and research in the field of energy and materials research. Therefore, five sessions with speakers from Germany, Denmark and Canada, including CENIDE PI Prof. Rossitza Pentcheva, will take place at... read more

Science Council Recommends Research Building on Catalysis

New Methods for Different Disciplines

Milestone decision for basic research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE): The Science Council has classified the planned ACTIVE SITES research building as worthy of funding. The project will thus be realised - subject to the final decision of the Joint Science Conference (GWK). The federal government and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will each bear half of the costs for construction and... read more

Passion for Interfaces and Music

Dr. Christopher Stein in Portrait

Chemistry or physics? Dr. Christopher Stein had a hard time deciding which subject to study. Today, the theorist combines both: As a returnee to NRW, the future professor in the Faculty of Physics studies interface and surface phenomena and proves to his students how exciting fundamental research can be. In the two-part interview, he talks about his stays in Switzerland and the USA, what makes good... read more


Upcoming Events


Save the Date

The 4th Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2022: Future Materials and Energy Systems, will take place on August 29th, 2022 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
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