Materials for a sustainable transition – Symposium O

Sept. 19th – 22nd


The energy transition is a materials and resource transition. In times of increasing pressure on industry and politics with respect to environmental protection and climate change, material sciences have to provide answers to the most challenging technological tasks.



The aim of the symposium is to discuss current developments in circular economy, and materials resource chemistry. Under the aspect to secure and provide indispensable materials in a limited environment, this symposium will specifically focus on applied resource chemistry and new recycling technologies. The symposium will look at the latest developments in materials science and chemistry combined with their application in recycling and regeneration technologies, in order to provide advancement in the use of secondary raw materials for high-tech applications such as energy, computing and transport technologies.

The symposium will focus on an interdisciplinary approach with research areas from the substitution of critical elements, to the development of sustainable materials, and the establishment of efficient material life cycles.

Potential speakers include scientists and experts from various fields such as resource & green chemistry, biology, environmental science & technology, as well as material sciences.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Circular economy
  • Green ICT
  • Defossilisation
  • Urban Mining and Recycling
  • Critical raw materials
  • Substitutional Design of Sustainable Functional Materials
  • Self-healing and Regenerative Materials

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