program of the LightChEC Symposium on 19 November


The 2021 LightChEC Symposium takes place at Empa-Akademie in Dübendorf on 19 November.

A valid Covid Certificate is mandatory for all participants.


08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10



Prof. Roger Alberto
URPP LightChEC & Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich


Prof. Jürg Osterwalder
URPP LightChEC & Department of Physics, University of Zurich

09:15 – 10:00


Molecular Systems for Water Splitting

Dr. Carolina Gimbert Suriñach
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. ES

10:00 – 10:45


Understanding Solvent Effects in Catalysis

Prof. Dr. Evert Jan Meijer
Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, NL

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00


Wasted Photons: Photogeneration Yield and Charge Carrier Collection Efficiency of Metal Oxide Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Prof. Avner Rothschild*
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, IL

12:00 – 13:50


Lunch Break and Poster Session


Prof. David Tilley
URPP LightChEC & Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich

14:00 – 14:45


Charge Transfer at Metal/Oxide/Organic Interfaces

Prof. Dr. Martin Sterrer
Institute of Physics, University of Graz, AT

14:45 – 15:30


Inelastic Neutron Scattering in Chemistry and Catalysis

Dr. Timmy Ramirez-Cuesta*
Neutron Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:10 – 16:55


Photosynthesis on an Electrode

Dr. Jenny Zhang
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

17:00 – 17:10


Concluding Remarks

Prof. Greta Patzke
URPP LightChEC & Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich

* remote talk