Graz, Austria, 11-15 July 2022

Confirmed plenary speakers (in alphabetical order)

Csaba Janaky Picture Copyright: ©Janáky

Csaba Janáky

Csaba Janáky is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Szeged, Hungary. He is the principal investigator of the MTA-SZTE „Momentum” Photoelectrochemistry Research Group, supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant). Csaba is also responsible for Green Economy and Climate Policy at the university and Chief Scientific Advisor of ThalesNanoEnergy Inc. He is an emerging expert of materials science oriented electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry. He has developed new electrode materials for energy applications, such as CO2 reduction, water oxidation, and H2 evolution. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals with an overall impact factor of 850. He is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Energy Letters and the Young Academy of Europe. In the last 5 years, 4 patent applications, the R&D 100 Award (the “Innovation Oscar”), the Hungarian Environmental Innovation Award, and the Gábor Dénes Award indicate the innovativeness of the applied research activity.

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Julia Kunze-Liebhäuser

Julia Kunze-Liebhäuser is Professor at the University of Innsbruck and Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and the Materials- and Electrochemistry Group that has its focus in materials and surface science combined with electrochemistry. Her group characterizes materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage with application in electrocatalysis and (post) lithium-ion batteries. One important focus is on the investigation of the solid/liquid interface at model systems. She graduated from the Chemistry Department at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf with a University Degree in 1999 and pursued her Ph.D. study as a collaborative work between the Institute for Physical Chemistry und Electrochemistry at the University of Düsseldorf and the Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Surfaces at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph in Canada. She accepted a position at the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 2005 where she joined the Institute of Surface Science and Corrosion. In 2009, she became a Junior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich, where she received her venia legendi in 2012.

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Göran Lindbergh

Göran Lindbergh, Professor in Electrochemical Process and System Engineering and Head of Applied Electrochemistry at the Department of Chemical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion Science, at the same university. He has been a post-doctor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He is today working with electrochemical power sources and electrolytic processes within the field of electrochemical engineering. A common theme in the on-going research projects is the mathematical modelling and electrochemical characterisation of batteries, electrolysers and fuel cells. He has more than 230 published journal papers, and has been the principal advisor of 35 graduated doctoral students. He is coordinating the SSF Agenda 2030 Research Centre PUSH (Production, use and storage of hydrogen) and the energy storage activities in the Swedish Electromobility Centre, and is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

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Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser studied chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany, at Stanford University and at the University of Pisa and obtained his “Diploma” degree in Chemistry. He obtained his PhD in “Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry” from the ‘Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society’ in Berlin. He then joined “Symyx Technologies Inc.” as a postdoctoral associate and was later promoted Senior Member of staff and served as project/group leader in Electrocatalysis and Heterogeneous Catalysis. He then assumed the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston before he became the chaired professor of “Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis” in the Chemical Engineering Division of the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University Berlin. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Material Science at Tongji University, China. Since 2018, he has continuously been listed in the annual worldwide Web of Science list of “Highly Cited Researchers” documenting the significant and broad influence of his scientific work. Peter Strasser is a named inventor on 17 U.S., Japanese, and European patents. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 scientific papers that have appeared in refereed journals, as well as the book High-Throughput Screening in Chemical Catalysis Concepts, Strategies and Applications, Wiley-VCH, New York.

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Kristina Tschulik

Kristina Tschulik holds a ‘Diplom’ in Chemistry from TU Dresden (Germany), and performed her doctoral studies on magnetic field-assisted structured electrodeposition at IFW Dresden (Germany) until 2012. Afterwards, she joined the University of Oxford (UK) as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie IEF postdoctoral researcher, working on single nanoparticle electrochemistry and quantitative physicochemical analysis of electrochemical reactions. In 2015, Kristina moved to Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) as a Junior Professor, where she was promoted to Full Professor in 2018 and currently holds the Chair of Analytical Chemistry II – Electrochemistry and Nanoscale Materials. Her research focuses on characterizing the physical properties and intrinsic chemical (re-)activity of functional nanomaterials for renewable energy technologies. To this end she develops advanced electrochemical tools including single entity electrochemistry and spectro-electrochemical methods. Her contributions to these fields have led to more than 130 journal publications and were highlighted by numerous prices and awards, including the Hellmuth Fischer Medal (2018), an ECR starting grant (2020) and a Max-Planck Felllowship (2021).

 Winter Picture Copyright: ©FZ Jülich

Martin Winter

Martin Winter has been researching in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion for more than 30 years. His focus is on the development of new materials, components and cell designs for lithium ion and lithium-metal batteries as well as alternative battery systems. Winter currently holds a professorship for “Materials Science, Energy and Electrochemistry” at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany. The full professorship developed from an endowed professorship funded by the companies Volkswagen, Evonik Industries and Chemetall (today Albemarle) from 2008 to 2012. Winter is the founder and scientific director of MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster. MEET stands for "Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology". A team of 150 scientists, engineers and technicians work there on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage systems with higher energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. Since 2015, he is also the founding director of the Helmholtz Institute Münster HI MS “Ionics in Energy Storage”, an institute branch of Forschungszentrum Jülich. MEET and HI MS are internationally leading institutions in the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage systems.