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08/24/14

100 Years of Kohlenforschung: Centennial Ceremony and Scientific Symposium

100 Years of Kohlenforschung: Centennial Ceremony and Scientific Symposium

The institute celebrates the anniversary with a Ceremony and Scientific Symposium for invited guests in the Stadthalle Mülheim on Sunday, 24th of August.

Program of the Ceremony (10:30-13:00)

Address of Welcome by Prof. Dr. Ben List, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung

Welcoming Speech by Hannelore Kraft, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia

Welcoming Speech by Dagmar Mühlenfeld, Lord Mayor of the Mülheim/Ruhr

Speech by Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reetz, Direktor at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung (Emeritus) and Hans Meerwein Research Professor at the Philipps-Universität Marburg

Lecture by Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of Evonik Industries AG
 
Scientific Symposium (14:30- 19:00):

Prof. Dr. Robert Grubbs (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA):
“Design and Applications of Selective Olefin Metathesis Catalysts”

Prof. Dr. Lynn Gladden (University of Cambridge, UK):
“Improving our Ability to Design Chemical Engineering Processes: The role of MRI”

Prof. Dr. Avelino Corma (Institute of Chemical Technology, Valencia, ESP)
“Designing single and multisite solid catalysts”

Prof. Dr. Frank Neese (Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr):
“The Chemistry of Clean Energy: Lessons from Nature”

Prof. Dr. Eric Jacobsen (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
Catalysis: “A Frontier at the Center of Chemistry”

By invitation only.