Keynote Speakers at 5th International SolTech Conference, Munich, April 5 – 8, 2016

Prof. Dr. Michael R. Wasielewski
Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti
2nd row: Prof. Dr. Udo Bach, Monash University, Australlia
Prof. Dr. Jochen Blumberger (middle)
Prof. Dr. Daniel G. Nocera (middle, with Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein
Prof. Dr. Licheng Sun with Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat
Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner, Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Prof. Dr. Michael R. Wasielewski

Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany


Prof. Dr. Udo Bach

Monash University, Clayton Victoria, Australia


Prof. Dr. Jochen Blumberger

University College London, U.K


Prof. Dr. Daniel G. Nocera

Harvard University, USA


Prof. Dr. Licheng Sun

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden


Prof. Dr. Michael R. Wasielewski

Northwestern University, Evanston, USA


The topics dealt with artificial photosynthesis with sustainable polymeric systems (Antonietti), Dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells (Bach), A computational perspective on charge transport (Blumberger), Solar-to-fuels conversion (Nocera), Catalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting (Sun) and Solar energy capture and storage (Wasielewski). The keynote lectures provided the young scientists and students of SolTech detailed insight into diverse aspects of energy conversation and storage and the progress and current state of research internationally. The speakers have been following the progress of SolTech in the last years in their function as advisors. All the speakers support unanimously an extension of the SolTech activities and intensive collaborations and networking with their international consortia.

By: Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat