The German Catalysis Meeting has established itself as one of the most important European catalysis events, covering all aspects from research on the fundamentals of catalysis, the understanding of catalytic processes, catalyst design to reaction engineering and industrial applications. In 2021, experts from universities, research institutes and industry will meet virtually to present their research, exchange their ideas and share new developments and the latest results in all areas of catalysis. The meeting will consist of lectures, poster presentations and discussions with plenty of room for direct exchange to ensure that the “Weimar spirit” and the inspiring scientific atmosphere continue into cyberspace.
The conference has a double focus: To highlight state-of-the art research and development from theory to application, and to provide an opportunity for young scientists to present their scientific results, discuss their research with academic peers and build and expand a professional network. For the 2021 edition, renowned plenary speakers from academia and industry have been invited, setting additional highlights in the scientific programme of the conference. Presentations will be organized in two parallel sessions throughout the event so that all fields of catalysis will be addressed. An industrial exhibition and several poster workshops will accompany the scientific programme. Additional exhibitor presentations and the YoungGeCatS programme offer in-depth information on technological developments and career options. And a virtual beer tasting gives plenty of opportunity to discuss regional specifics and tastes
The "Katalytikertreffen" started as a small meeting of individual researchers in East Germany, who discussed catalytic results and commenced initial collaborations with industry. Today it has become one of the hotspots for the European catalysis community.
We appreciate the numerous abstract submissions, which allowed us to set up an attractive programme consisting of six plenary lectures including the Otto Rolen Medal 2020 and the Alwin Mittasch Prize Winner 2021, 36 oral contributions. A large industrial exhibition accompanies the scientific programme and the YounGeCatS have organised five virtual poster shows.
Digitalization and Research Data Management in Catalysis
|Moderator: K. Wagemann, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main/D|
Introduction and motivation
M. Beller, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock
Tool-sets for research data management
M. Greiner, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion,
Mühlheim an der Ruhr
|12:15||Research data management in SFB 1333
E. Rüthlein, University of Stuttgart
|12:35||Research data management in SFB 1441
O. Deutschmann, Karlsruher Institute for Technologie (KIT)
|13:00||End of the Workshop|
Wednesday, 17 March 18 h
The german Katalytikertagung without our cosy YounGeCatS evening in the Schwarzbierhaus is almost unthinkable. In order to continue our tradition this year, we would like to invite all young talents to our social event in the virtual Schwarzbierhaus (via wonder.me) to exchange ideas and get to know each other better. Either in cosy conversations at the virtual bar or playing games like Skribble or Codenames together, you can network and get to know each other. Our event is primarily aimed at young talents. However, if the "old hands" are interested in getting to know the young talents, they are of course also welcome. You will receive the link by e-mail, or join our private YounGeCatS member group on Linkedin, where we will announce the link to the event once again.
So chill your drinks and come to the virtual YounGeCatS Schwarzbierhaus evening.
Link Linkedin YounGeCatS-Member group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8734046/
Thursday 18 March, 18:00 - 20:00 h
We usually associate beer with being together with colleagues and friends - a good glass of beer has always accompanied us at the poster party of the Katalytikertreffen.
This year we would like to get to know with you the favourite beers of four professors from different parts of Germany: Prof. Roger Gläser (University of Leipzig), Prof. Udo Kragl (University of Rostock), Prof. Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen & MPI for Energy Conversion) and Prof. Johannes Lercher (Technical University of Munich).
Join us for a drink and find out what their favourite beer is!
Register for the beer tasting in good time but no later than by March 5 at the latest and we will send you a beer package with 4 bottles by mail.
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 saved with the Presenter’s lastname and return it to the organising secretariat by
1 March 2021.
Please prepare your slides in 16:9 format.
Please note that talks should not exceed 20 min presentation time. After each session we have scheduled a 30-minute Q&A session, during which participants have the opportunity to discuss with the speakers. Please schedule this accordingly.
We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser.
As a meeting platform we use the virtual venue of Converia and Zoom. We recommend that you download the Zoom app to present your presentation. We plan rehearsals in the week before the conference.
We recommend using 2 monitors if possible - one for playback of the presentation and one for Converia's Virtual Venue and Zoom.
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.
Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0-German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:
The posters will be shown throughout the whole conference.
Please upload your ePoster as PDF Dokument online at
by 8 March at the latest. The file size should not be larger than 8 MB.
For the event we would like to ask you to download the APP "Zoom Meeting". This APP application is free of charge and can be placed with your poster. This way, more than one participant can get in touch with you at the same time and start a discussion. Of course, you can also use an APP of your choice. For the contact with 1 person, use the BigBlueButton or the chat in the venue. We recommend you to give a time slot when you will be present for questions about the poster.
Link to download the Zoom App https://zoom.us/de-de/meetings.html
If you need more information, please feel free to contact the conference office.
Active sites and mechanisms in catalysis: Searching the needle in a haystack by in situ and operando spectroscopy
Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Conversion: On metal nanoparticles, clusters, and single atoms at interfaces and in confined spaces
Otto Roelen Medal 2020
Recent Developments in Low Pressure Carbonylations
|Malte Behrens||Universität Duisburg-Essen|
|Matthias Beller||Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock (Chairman)|
||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main|
|Richard Walter Fischer||Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Bruckmühl and TU München|
|Udo Kragl||Universität Rostock|
|Johannes A. Lercher||TU München|
|Stefan Mecking||Universität Konstanz|
|Martin Muhler||Ruhr-Universität Bochum|
|Regina Palkovits||RWTH Aachen|
|Frank Rosowski||Technische Universität Berlin BasCat UniCatBASF JointLab|
|Nicole J. Schödel||Linde AG, Pullach|
|Peter Wasserscheid||Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|Dorit Wolf||Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Hanau|
|Industry||420 €||435 €|
|Academia||250 €||265 €|
|Students||100 €||115 €|
1) No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG, registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
2) Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The fee includes the conference ticket, the book of abstract as online edition.
You will receive a confirmation of registration immediately after your registration. The log-in data for the conference will be sent to you latest one day prior the online event starts.
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
In order to participate at the online event you will need a stable internet connection.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by 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 not yet paid still have to be paid.
Even if the Katalytikertreffen takes place virtually you can present your company to the participants.
How to present yourself
If you are interested in a virtual booth, please contact Barbara Feisst
Registration deadline is 19 February
|11 September 2020||Start of paper submission|
|16 November 2020||Deadline for paper submission|
|January 2021||Start of online-registration|
|January 2021||Lecture Programme will be online|
|February 2021||Poster Programme will be online|
|Till 7 March 2021||
Submission of ePoster
|16 - 19 March 2021||54. Jahrestreffen Deutscher Katalytiker|
Telefon: +49 (0)69 7564-333