mc2 -Materials, Characterization, and Catalysis Workshop

Oral and Poster Information


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All attendees are highly encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts should be prepared using the template provided and uploaded. Please refer to Our Call For Abstracts page on this site for more information.

Submission of the abstract constitutes permission for the Organizers to publish the abstracts in print format.

Thanks to the generous support of Micromeritics, the top 12 abstracts will be eligible for free registration and a travel bursary, authors will be informed by e-mail from the Organizers. High-quality abstracts with novel results may also be considered for upgrading to an invited talk.


Oral Session Details

  • Keynote presentations are 40 minutes in length, including more than 5 minutes for questions.
  • Oral presentations are 20 minutes in length, including approximately 5 minutes for questions.
  • Each room will be set up with the necessary audiovisual equipment.
  • If you need your own laptop, a switcher will be available but please plan to set this up in advance of your assigned time.
  • We will have AV support staff and a Session Chair available to help if any issues arise.


Poster Session Details

  • Poster session will be  Monday evening from 5:30pm- 8pm.                                                                                                                Light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
  • Poster boards are Vertical and the boards are 2.4 meters h x 1.2 meters w. 
  • The poster area will be accessible Monday at 1PM,.This should provide ample time for poster presenters to properly prepare and mount their poster.
  • When the poster session is finished at 8:00 PM, each presenter will remove the poster from their respective board.

Presenting Poster Information



Poster Title

Edvin Fako


Graphitic carbon nitride as a support for single atom heterogeneous catalysts (SAHCs): A theoretical approach

Rodrigo Garcia


Hydrogen production from alcohols reforming on noble metals: Insights from microkinetic modeling and density functional theory

Qiang Li


On the role of stereocenters and rigidity in lignin depolymerization on nickel and nickel doped catalysts: a fundamental perspective

Izabel Medeiros-Costa

University Grenoble

Advanced characterization of hierarchical zeolites for optimal xylene separation

Amal Shehab

Sheffield University

Carbonaceous deposits as an active species in catalysing the isomerisation-cracking reaction of long-chained n-alkanes

Daily Padron

University of Cordoba

Synthesis of carbon-based fluorescent nanomaterials driven by catalytic magnetic bioconjugates

Tanmay Banerjee

MPI Stuttgart

Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from covalent organic frameworks with molecular cobaloxime co-catalysts

Julia Kröger

MPI Stuttgart

Heptazine-based 2D carbon nitrides for photocatalytic water reduction

N. Wilde

Universität Leipzig

Composite materials of TS-1 and polymer-based spherical activated carbons - Efficient catalysts for the epoxidation of FAMEs with H2O2

Xuerui Wang


Tailoring the intracrystalline structure of b-oriented Silicalite-1 zeolite film

V. Kasneryk

J. Heyrovsky Institute

Application of the ADOR approach for borogermanosilicate IWR

F.B. Löffler

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Preparation and characterization of transparent SiO2 sponges for water treatment

X. Kang

University of Manchester

Synthesis of porous multifunctional catalysts in ionic liquid based media

Sierra Salazar


Combination of latex synthesis, sonochemistry and sol-gel process for the preparation of Pt and Pd-based catalysts with hierarchical porosity

Donglong Fu

Utrecht University

Synthesis of highly priented zeolite ZSM-5 films as catalysts and model catalytic systems

Alexander Putz

University of Munich

Versatile synthesis of covalent organic frameworks with metal coordination sites for heterogeneous catalysis

Jake Entwistle

Sheffield University

Magnesiothermic reduction of silica for high capacity anodes in lithium-ion batteries

M. Shamzhy

J. Heyrovsky Institute

Porous organic-inorganic zeolite-derived materials with adjustable organic pillars for catalytic application

Ahmed El-Abd

Fribourg University

Facile synthesis of a covalent trizene framework mediated via elemental-sulfur high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries

Kyung Seob Song

Fribourg University

Synthesis of dynamic porous graphene frameworks for high capacity H2 storage

Katherina Beine


Selective production of glycols from xylitol over Ru/CTF catalysts – Suppressing decarbonylation reactions

Yannik Louven


Hypercrosslinked porous polymers: Remarkable hydrophobicity for adsorption processes in biorefining

Lars Gerchow

ETH Zurich

To the ascent of advanced material characterization with positrons

Evgeniya Vorobjeva

ETH Zurich

Stabilization of single metal atoms on graphitic carbon nitride

Davide Albani

ETH Zurich

Single ensemble catalysis: acetylene semi-hydrogenation on indium oxide

Ferdy Coumans

ETH Zurich

Development of continuous heterogeneously-catalyzed acylation processes for vitamin synthesis

Matthias Frei

ETH Zurich

Kinetics and mechanism of methanol synthesis via CO2 hydrogenation on In2O3

Guido Zichittella

ETH Zurich

Catalyst design for selective natural gas functionalization via oxyhalogenation chemistry

Harris Luk

ETH Zurich

Synthesis-structure-function relationships K-CoMo catalysts supported on carbon nanofibers for higher alcohols synthesis

Tatsuya Shinagawa

ETH Zurich

Enhanced electrochemical reduction of CO2 over Cu-based catalysts modified with p-block elements

Vladimir Paunovic

ETH Zurich

Europium oxybromide catalysts for efficient bromine looping in natural gas valorization

Bego Puértolas

ETH Zurich

Hybrid palladium nanoparticles for direct H2O2 synthesis: the key role of the ligand

Matthias Scharfe

ETH Zurich

Mechanism of ethylene oxychlorination on RuO2 and CeO2

Angela Pinedo-Flores

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru


Francesco Carraro

University of Padova

Layer-by-layer growth of MOFs for the design of hierarchical tandem catalysts

Roberto A. Martínez Rodríguez

University of Puerto Rico

Understanding the electrochemical behavior of shape controlled Pt-Rh in the oxidation of ethanol and ammonia for direct alkaline fuel cell applications

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