The Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering is a well established conference with yearly 220-240 participants. It offers scientists from industry, research institutions and universities the opportunity to discuss their work, learn about latest developments and expand their network.
One focus of the upcoming meeting will be on research for the future circular economy. Establishing sustainable conversion processes for the chemical, food and pharma industry is one of the pressing needs of our time. Reaction engineering can contribute to preventing the exhaustion of critical resources and avoiding unnecessary waste generation. However, truly sustainable processes can only be achieved by closing the loop in production cycles and utilizing waste streams to create new products. Solving these challenges requires the implementation of innovative and efficient technologies by utilizing the reaction engineering toolbox.
The conference particularly aims to motivate young academics and young professionals from industry to contribute to this event. The programme will favour their engagement and give space for new and innovative topics.
We are concerned about the health of our conference participants and staff. According to the public authorities, at present there is no danger involved in attending events in Germany. Current information can be found on the web site of the Federal Ministry of Health via the following link: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html (in German).
DECHEMA is in contact with the health authorities and will implement their recommendations and orders immediately. In consultation with the respective event location, cleaning measures for highly frequented areas (door handles, handrails etc.) will be intensified.
Furthermore, our staff will provide disinfectant wipes, which you can ask for at the conference reception desk. They will also have information about doctors and medical contact points in case of suspected cases.
DECHEMA is closely following the developments. Should the situation change and further recommendations be made by the authorities, we will react promptly.
including Conference Dinner
excluding Conference Dinner
All Prices are quoted in Euro. No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG. Registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
* Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The DECHEMA terms and conditions apply for all conferences . Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible, subject to capacity in the lecture rooms, up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by email. You will receive the invoice by post mail within two weeks.
The registration fees include conference ticket, book of abstracts (PDF), list of participants and food & beverages during coffee and lunch breaks. All documents will be handed out on-site.
Editorial deadline for list of participants is 4 May 2020.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail).
Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees that might not have been paid yet, still have to be paid.
This year’s NaWuReT Career Forum hosts a speed networking event on the first day of the conference (Monday, 18 May at 3:20-4:30 pm).
Conference participants from academia and industry gather together to exchange information about job opportunities, professional background, business goals, and possible follow-up meetings. We will apply the Round Robin model, where participants meet each other sequentially in random pairings in a set time period of four minutes. After that, you change position to the next space.
As a young professional or PhD student, you will have the chance to meet individually employees from industry. Confirmed participants from industry are BASF, Clariant, Covestro, Evonik, Fluitec, and Reacnostics.
One of the highlights of this year´s conference will be the conference dinner. We will go by bus to Volkach, a romantic wine village with beautiful vineyards.
At first we will make a short vineyard walk at Terroir "F" (ca. 30 minutes). When we will have arrived in Volkach, there will be a reception at the festival hall. Later we will have buffet dinner and the band Schwarzier Buam will create a jolly atmosphere and animate you to dance.
There will be shuttle buses from Festung Marienberg Würzburg to Volkach, leaving 17:20. At 22:00 and 23:00 the buses will go back to Würzburg.
All food & beverages as well as transfer are included. Space is limited to 180 participants.
Please book the dinner directly with your conference ticket or as a seperat ticket until 2 weeks prior to the conference at the latest.
Renowned plenary speakers from university and industry will address current topics from modelling and simulation to surface reaction technology, metallurgical processes and polymer reaction engineering.
In addition to the lecture programme, a poster party and a conference dinner set the scene for inspiring discussions and conversations.
We would like to invite national and international research groups to contribute to the scientific programme, therefore all presentations will be held in English. Even though contributions to the focus theme and input from young scientists are particularly solicited, other contributions to the broad field of reaction engineering are also highly welcome.
Paper submission for oral presentations is already closed. Nevertheless you can still submit contributions for posters until 17th April 2020 at the latest. There are only a few spaces for posters left, so abstract submission will might be closed earlier.
Please submit proposed contributions in form of a one or two page abstract (max. 1 MB) through the button below. The congress language is English.
The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the scientific committee.
Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors.
Dear lecture and poster authors, please note: Registration fee can not be waived for authors. Please register until 27 March 2020.
If you are unable to present your lecture/poster for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible via Email.
The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.
A brief CV questionary enables the appropriate chair person to introduce all lecturers to the audience. Therefore lecturers are asked to download the CV form and to return it to the conference office by 24 April 2020
A video projector and a notebook (MS Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3) will be provided. Please bring your lecture presentation as PowerPoint or PDF-file on a USB stick. Nevertheless we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop computer as a backup.
In case that you need internet/special software for your presentation or if you have videos included into your file, please inform the conference office in advance.
Each lecture is planned for a duration of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.
Strict timekeeping will be essential for the smooth running of the conference.
For preparing your power point presentation please use the slide size 16:9.
We suggest to use a minimum font of 24 pt for your presentation slides.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the contents of each poster into introduction, results and conclusions, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusions.
The poster should be legible from a distance of 2-3 meters. Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0-German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:
Poster exhibition takes place throughout the whole conference. Please hang up your poster at the beginning of the meeting on Monday, 18 May from 12 o'clock.
The exhibition, integrated in the conference, offers a unique opportunity to promote your technologies products and services in the field of Reaction Engineering.
In the past years, the conference had about 220-240 participants from academia and industry. In 2020 we expect at least the same number of participants. So, there is a great opportunity to strengthen your network as you build up existing and generate new relationships.
Option to book up to 2 additional conference tickets for the reduced fee of 410 € each (incl. VAT, mixed tax rate)
Price: 500,- € (excl. 19% VAT)
For sponsorship of the Conference Dinner or individual requests please contact us.
Display of your printed advertising material or publication (price per title) on a table for the duration of the conference.
Price: 200,- € (excl. 19% VAT)
If you need further information, please contact the conference office.
Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.404 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
Fluitec mixing + reaction solutions AG is an established company specialized in in-line mixing and reaction technology. The recent developed reactor concept enables a safe scale-up of fast and highly exothermic reactions from laboratory to production scale. In addition to static mixers and static mixer heat exchangers, Fluitec's product range also includes calculations and simulations (mass transfer, reaction control, CFD calculations, etc.) as well as the construction of more complex reactor assemblies with dosing technology.
REACNOSTICS is modeling, constructing and building chemical research reactors for the spatially resolved investigation of catalytic processes.
Our methodology comprises simulations and operando measurements of concentration & temperature profiles in combination with spectroscopic catalyst characterization.
By applying patented methods we provide insight in catalytic reactors during time on stream required for knowledge based optimization.
Visit us at www.reacnostics.com
We are specialists for measuring technologies and analytical instruments, contract analyzes and method developments for comprehensive characterization of dispersions, particles, powders and porous solids. This includes the determination of particle size and shape (0.01‑3500 µm), BET surface area and pore size distribution, chemisorption and temperature programmed reaction, breakthrough sorption experiments (see: dynamicsorption.com), porosity, density, water vapor sorption, zeta potential, stability of original dispersions and more.
Hiden Analytical supply quadrupole mass spectrometers with high performance specifications and long-term reliability for research and process control. Our products address a diverse range of applications - precision gas analysis, plasma diagnostics by direct measurement of plasma ions and ion energies, SIMS probes for UHV surface science, catalysis performance quantification and reaction studies - over a pressure range extending from 30 bar processes down to UHV/XHV.
Magritek is the global leader in manufacturing cryogen-free benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers for the analytical instrument market. Magritek’s revolutionary 80 MHz, 60 MHz and 43 MHz Spinsolve family of benchtop NMR models offer the highest sensitivity and resolution available in the market. These portable systems are robust and easy to use, allowing modern NMR methods to be performed on the chemistry lab bench or inside the fume hood next to a reactor. Spinsolve NMR spectrometers are used daily by scientists in research labs to quantify and identify sample compositions, confirm reaction completions and elucidate unknown molecular structures.
Prof. David W. Agar, Universität Dortmund
Dr. Jonathan Bloh, DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt
Prof. Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt
Dr. Kai Ehrhardt, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
Prof. Hannsjörg Freund, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Olaf Hinrichsen, TU München
Prof. Elias Klemm, University of Stuttgart
Maximilian Kotzur, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt
Prof. Ulrike Krewer, TU Braunschweig
Dr. Ricarda Leiberich, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen
Prof. Jörg Sauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Chairman)
Prof. Thomas Turek, TU Clausthal
Dr. Olaf Wachsen, CLARIANT, Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Gregor Wehinger, Representative of NaWuReT, TU Clausthal
The conference takes place at the Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg, Germany. In addition to the beautiful landscape determined by vineyards, Würzburg offers an impressive historic city centre and great conference facilities.
Further information about the city of Würzburg you can find on the following website www.wuerzburg.de
We have reserved some contingents of hotel rooms.
The allotment is available until 6 April 2019.
For any further information the Hotel Accommodation Service Würzburg will be happy to assist you:
CTW-Congress Tourismus Würzburg
Hotel Accommodation Service
Tel 0931-37 23 71
Are you planning to travel to Würzburg by train? Use the joint offer from Deutsche Bahn (DB) and DECHEMA and travel to our conference at a reduced fare starting from 49,50 € (one way).
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Telefon: +49 (0)69 7564-651