4th Materials Chain International Conference

MCIC 2022: Future Energy Materials and Systems

MCIC 2022 took place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany on August 29th, 2022.

About MCIC 2022

Materials are a cornerstone for a sustainable energy future. Novel materials systems that harvest, store and convert energy efficiently and with only a small environmental footprint are urgently required. To this end research needs to focus on the discovery and design of novel materials, while development times from demonstration of novel materials in an academic context to large scale industrial productions also need to be shortened.

We invited internationally renowned experts to present their latest research on materials and systems for a sustainable energy future together with selected speakers from the Materials Chain network.

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9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Session 1 Machine Learning and AI Methods
9:10 – 9:45 a.m. Jason Hattrick-Simpers (University of Toronto, Canada): “Using artificial intelligence to transform data into actionable knowledge.”
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Yury Lysogorskiy (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): “Atomic cluster expansion for materials modeling.”
10:00 – 10:15 p.m. Christopher Stein (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): “Neural network potentials for chemical reactivity.”
10:15 – 10:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 2 Electrocatalysis
10:30 – 11:05 a.m. Elena Savinova (University of Strasbourg, France): “Noble metal-free electrocatalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel and electrolysis cells.”
11:05 – 11:20 a.m. Julia Linnemann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): “Transformation lability as a design criterion for water-splitting electrocatalysts.”
11:20 – 11:35 a.m. Daniel Siegmund (Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT Oberhausen, Germany): “Efficient electrohydrogenation of unsaturated organics using noble-metal free pentlandite catalysts.”
11:35 – 12:00 Coffee Break
Session 3 Energy Storage
12:00 – 12:35 p.m. Nuria Tapia-Ruiz (Lancaster University, UK): “High-performance layered sodium transition metal oxides for sodium-ion batteries: Present and future perspectives.”
12:35 – 12:50 p.m. Constanze N. Neumann (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany): “MOF structure changing the reactivity of its components.”
12:50 – 1:05 p.m. Fatih Özcan (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): “Scalable and continuous processing of particulate systems for energy applications: Importance of formulation science in battery and fuel cell research.”
1:05 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 4 Coatings and Processing
2:00 – 2:35 p.m. Ruud van Ommen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands): “Scalable manufacturing of nanostructured materials for energy applications using gas phase deposition.”
2:35 – 3:10 p.m. Robert Vaßen (Jülich Research Centre, Germany): “Ceramic materials for energy conversion and storage: A perspective.”
3:10 – 3:25 p.m. Hannsjörg Freund (TU Dortmund University, Germany): “Process Intensification in Catalytic Reactors by Structured Catalyst Supports.”
3:25 – 3:30 p.m. Summary
Postersession Current Research on Future Energy Materials and Systems
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Poster presentations, room 1
4:30 p.m. End of Conference
Amin, HatemProbing the intrinsic activity heterogeneity at single metal oxide particles using nano impact electrochemistry and confined fluorescence electrochemical microscopy
Baha, SabrinaHigh-throughput discovery of hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts in the complex solid solution system Co–Cr–Fe–Mo–Ni
Dubey, AstitaDoped Bismuth Ferrite as Ferrophotocatalyts
Farhadi Jahromi, BabakDielectric Properties of Guest Molecule-loaded MOFs with Dipolar Rotors
Grünebohm, AnnaThe Relation between Electrocaloric Effect and Non-Collinear Electric Fields: A Coarse-Grained Case Study of BaTiO3
Hagemann, UlrichAnalytical Methods at the ICAN
Hesse, MiriamNext Generation AEM-WE Catalyst: Corrosion Engineering for Highly Efficient Oxygen Evolution in Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis
Kaufmann, BastianDirect membrane deposition: Proof of concept for AEM electrolysis
Kumbharde, TejaswiniSilicon anode for Li-ion batteries
Li, YaoImportance of real Fuel Cell Testing vs Rotating Disk Electrode Technique in development of laser-generated PtxNiy electrocatalysts
Lourens, FlorianCombinatorial sputter deposition of CrMnFeCoNi high entropy alloy thin films on agitated particles
Maqsood, Muhammad SaifDevelopment of three dimentioal free standing carbon nanofiber cathode for the Lithium - Sulfur (LiS) battries
Martinez Hincapie, Ricardo AlonsoAdditively Manufactured Iron-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Composite Electrocatalysts: Effect of crystallinity/amorphous ratio on the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity
Müller, ChristophInnovative zinc materials for energy storage systems
Pellumbi, KevinjeorjiosFrom Materials to Efficient Catalysis: Electrocatalytic Semi-hydrogenation of Alkynols with Earth-Abundant Metal Chalcogenides
Preischel, FlorianNew Precursors and Atomic Layer Deposition Processes
Shin, Eui-youngSupercapacitors based on carbon nanofibers from polyacrylonitrile precursors
Steinbach, IngoOpenPhase Studio: The microstructure simulation suite
Tetteh, Emmanuel BatsaComplex-Solid-Solution Electrocatalyst Screening and Characterization via Electrochemical Microscopy.
Timmer, ChristianThe effect of low-pressure plasma treatment on the lap shear strength of laser assisted joining of polyamide 6.6 - AISI 304 hybrid structures

MCIC 2022 took place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Convention Centre. It provides an attractive view over the green Ruhr Valley due to its location on the southern edge of the campus. The light-filled rooms are situated on one level and provide ideal meeting conditions for up to 800 people.

Pia Aleithe
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150 | 44801 Bochum | Germany
Building/room ZGH 00/107
Phone: +49-(0)234-32-29919
Fax: +49-(0)234-32-14990
Email: pia.aleithe@materials-chain.ruhr