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Job Announcements

July 2022 new position at Kiel University find here.

July 2022 new position at Uni Siegen find here.

July 2022 new position at KIT find here.



September 21-23, 2022: SPP20280 Summer School in Berlin.
This summer school features lectures on scientific writing and publishing. An introduction course about Python and a short seminar on Data Management are included in the program as well as on-site visits of different facilities and laboratories.


Highlight 27.04.2022

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser as Prorector at the University of Leipzig – press release (link)

31.05.2022 to 01.06.2022 Status Meeting of the SPP2080 with talks and posters, on-site in Karlsruhe, dinner on 30.05.2022 and start at 9.00 h on 31.05. The event runs until 15.30 h on 01.06.2022. The location is Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Registration deadline: April 4, 2022 (please reserve hotels well in advance)

16.03.2022, On-line Kick-Off Meeting, 14.00 h, Zoom-Conference with overview and poster session in with posters by all consortia

09.01.2022 to 13.01.2022, 758. WE-Heraeus-Seminar "From Wind and Solar Energy to Chemical Energy Storage: Understanding and Engineering Catalysis under Dynamic Conditions" (Link to Homepage), accepted applicants should register (Deadline December 12,2021) as per individual e-mail.

25.10.2021 to 26.10.2021, 10:00 - 16:00h, Online-Summer School for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the SPP2080 with exchange on the projects, discussion how to finish up the PhD thesis, proposal writing (Talk by DFG/Jörres)

15.10.2021, 13:00-14:00 Next virtual coffee break - discuss the next steps in the topics in and meet as PhD students, principle investigators in dedicated rooms.

06.05.2021, 13:00-17:00 Online-Workshop „Bringing together research data in SPP2080“ to the topic Research Data Management. Link to Programme

03.03.2021 Application open for 10,000 € Early Career Support. Deadline: March 25, 2021. You are supposed to interlink with other existing consortia within SPP2080. Link.

01.03.2021 The updated template for Project Outlines can be downloaded here. Deadline: March 8, 2021.

05.01.2021 The DFG-Announcement for the second round of SPP2080 is published: Link.

23.02.2021 - 24.02.2021 SPP2080 Status Colloquium 2021, Programme. Followed by 24.02.2021 - 25.02.2021 PhD/postdoc workshop. Short report here.

05.02.2021: ECR-workshop for proposal in SPP2080 and DFG: from concept to submission. Link to Programme. The topic of the SPP2080 is attractive for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and we aim at promoting ECRs. Hence, the aim of the workshop is to give insights into preparing a successful DFG-proposal within the SPP2080 and DFG-proposals in general. The workshop includes an overview of, and will discuss different possibilities for proposals at DFG, an overview on the activities within the SPP2080, presentations of ECR’s currently active within the SPP2080. Presenters are: DFG-representative (Dr. Simon Jörres), Coordinator of the SPP2080 (Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt), experienced scientists from the DFG-panels Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Angelika Brückner) and Chemical Technology (Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser), and young scientists participating in SPP2080 (Dr. Ralph Krähnert, Prof. Dr. Mirijam Zobel). Registration by January 20, 2021 to grunwaldt∂

Application open for 10.000 € Early Career Research Scholarship for Female Scientists. Deadline: February 1, 2021. You should work in the field of catalysis for energy storage and conversion and contribute scientifically to DFG Priority Programme SPP 2080 during 2021. Link.

28.09.2020 - 01.10.2020 SPP2080 Summer School for Ph.D. students and Postdocs (online-format only due to Corona situation). Programme includes modules on Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Fuel cells, Electrolysis, Synthesis and Characterization of electrocatalytic materials, Electrosynthesis, CO2-electroreduction, Battery matarials. BASF presentation and Market place. Guest lecturer. Read the report of the Summer School here.

17.02 - 18.02.2020 More than 75 participants at the SPP2080 status meeting in Leipzig. Unique possibility to exchange the newest results. Apart from the highlights in the consortia the talks by the two plenery speaker were particularly attractive: Prof. Karen Chang from Technical University of Denmark covered a different side of the CO2 topic, namely “Theoretical Investigations of Electrochemical CO2 reduction”, Prof. Atsushi Urakawa from Delft University of Technology on the topic “Playing with kinetics and thermodynamics for CO2 conversion”.  A big thanks to the Leipzig team around Prof. Roger Gläser for the organization of teh meeting! More information can be found here.

18.02 - 20.02.2020 After the status meeting the second PhD and postdoc of the SPP2080 took place. Fokus: Modelling and simulation and scientific writing (guest: Greta Heydenrych from Wiley-VCH). More information can be found here.

19.09 - 20.09.2019 SPP2080 PhD and PostDoc meeting in DESY, Hamburg. Read here about this meeting and the preceding course on Synchrotron X-ray Characterization Methods.

Participants of the 1st PhD/PostDoc Workshop of the DFG SPP2080 from 19th to 20th September 2019 at DESY campus Hamburg. Photo by Erisa Saraci
Participants of the 1st PhD/PostDoc Workshop of the DFG SPP2080 from 19th to 20th September 2019 at DESY campus Hamburg. Photo by Erisa Saraci


16.09.2019 The first SPP2080 newsletter is out!

01.09.2019 Dr. Alexey Boubnov joins the SPP2080 co-ordination committee at KIT!


Workshops and Seminars

MultiMod: The 2nd European Summer School on Multiscale Modelling in Chemical Reaction Engineering is postponed to Spring 2021 due to the current COVID crisis. Date to be announced in May 2020. More updates coming soon.

30.03.2020 - 03.04.2020 Technologies and Resources for Renewable Energy: From Wind and Solar Power to Chemical Energy Storage”: The block course is postponed and more updates coming soon.

16.09 - 18.09.2019 SPP Synchrotron XAS workshop in DESY, Hamburg.

Participants of the course on in situ / operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy from 16th to 19th September 2019 at DESY (PETRA III experimental hall „Paul P. Ewald“). Photo by Vadim Murzin
Participants of the course on in situ / operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy from 16th to 19th September 2019 at DESY (PETRA III experimental hall „Paul P. Ewald“). Photo by Vadim Murzin


30.09 - 2.10.2019 Max Planc Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids organises Workshop Symmetry Relationships in Crystal Chemistry in Dresden.

27.08 - 30.08.2019: DIPC School on Photo and ElectroCatalysis at the Atomic Scale (PECAS 2019) organized by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in Basque, Spain

16.06 - 21.06.2019: 3rd European Summer School on Catalyst Preparation, CatPrep2019 in Vogüé, France. Click here for registration.

18.3. - 22.3.2019: Block course "Technologies and Resources for Renewable Energy: From Wind and Solar Power to Chemical Energy Storage" in Karlsruhe. Interested master and doctoral students are invited to register. More information can be found here.

28.07. – 10.08.2019: Travelling Seminar 2019 - Nanomaterials and Large Scale Research Centers (more info: here). The Travelling Seminar is a German-Russian summer school, which alternatingly is organized in Russia and Germany. About a dozen German and a dozen Russian students participate in a two-week course on the scientific topic of nanomaterials and large-scale research facilities and is supported by BMBF. It is organized by one of the principle investigators in SPP2080: Prof. Mirijam Zobel (contact)


16.09. - 20.09.2019: Joint Summer School on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser and Battery Technologies in Vouliagmeni  (Greece). Further information is provided here.




Upcoming conferences

13.03 - 15.03.2019: 52nd German Catalysis Meeting (Jahrestreffen Deutscher Katalytiker), Weimar

18.08 - 23.08.2019EuropaCat 2019, Aachen

16.10 - 18.10.2019Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications, Zaragoza Spain



Older News

29.04.2019 SPP2080 prinicipal investigator, Prof. Mirijam Zobel, wins the DECTRIS Award 2019 for the innovative use of Hybrid Photon Counting Detectors in the PDF laboratory analysis. This novel setup is also available to scientists workign within the SPP2080 for complementing their research. (link).

01.03.2019 The SPP2080 Kick-off meeting covered by the KIT and local press:

11.02 - 12.02.2019: The Kick-Off-Meeting takes place in Karlsruhe! The program has been sent to all particpants. Start 12.30 a.m., End 2 p.m. (More info: SPP-office).

The selection of projects took place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Bonn. 33 subprojects in 12 consortia were selected.

The call for proposals for the Priority Programme "Catalysts and Reactors under Dynamic Operating Conditions for Energy Storage and Conversion" (SPP 2080) has been published and is available on the DFG homepage: Link



Letztes Update: 5. Januar 2021