Karlsruhe, Germany has been in the centre of scientific attention in the area of materials for energy applications from 12 to 16 May 2013. Around 600 international scientists and engineers from over 38 countries convened for the 2nd Conference on Materials for Energy, jointly organised by DECHEMA, DGM, KIT and HIU. The conference was chaired by Horst Hahn (KIT), Cynthia Volkert (Göttingen University), Maximillian Fleischer (Siemens AG), Naeh-Li-Wu (National Taiwan University) and Jim DeYoreo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory). In 5 plenary lectures, 232 contributed lectures as well as over 250 posters the participants engaged in numerous discussions about all material-related aspects to energy applications, ranging from “Electrochemical Energy Storage”, “Biomass and Biofuels” to “Materials for extreme environments”. Furthermore, a dedicated panel discussion “Strategies for tackling the challenge of water splitting” critically evaluated the state-of-the-art and a special symposium “New (nano-) materials in energy technology” was organised by the winners of the Kepler-Award by the European Academy of Sciences. In addition, 15 exhibitors presented their products and services at the conference venue.
DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.
The DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, www.dechema.de) is a non-profit making scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1926 and has more than 5,500 members, who are scientists, engineers, companies, organisations and institutes. One aim of DECHEMA is to promote and support research and development in Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
DGM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.
DGM, the German materials society, (www.dgm.de) which was founded in 1919, is the largest scientific and technical society in the field of materials science and engineering in Europe.
KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
KIT is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide (www.kit.edu). As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in Germany, our institution makes major contributions to top national and international research.
HIU Helmholtz Institute Ulm
The new Ulm Helmholtz Institute is founded and organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), member of the Helmholtz Association, in cooperation with Ulm University (www.hiu.kit.edu). Associated partners are the German Aerospace Center (DLR), also member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW).