Electroorganic Chemistry Workshop this February 2020

The National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and German Research Foundation are sponsoring a workshop on Electroorganic Chemistry: From Synthesis to Chemical Manufacturing on February 13-14, 2020 in Alexandria, VA.

About the organizers

The organizers are Jean-Philippe Tessonnier (Iowa State University), Gerardine Botte (Texas Tech University), Song Lin (Cornell University), and Shelley Minteer (University of Utah). Together they selected and invited 50 experts in organic electrosynthesis, electrochemical engineering, and manufacturing who will discuss research needs and opportunities for collaborative work that will advance this emerging technology.

Topics covered

The breakout discussions will cover three broad topics:

  • Organic Electrosynthesis in Chemistry and Engineering: Conversions, Needs, and Opportunities
  • Towards a Fundamental Understanding of Electrochemical Transformations: Experimental Techniques and Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Transformations
  • Advancing Organic Electrosynthesis: Implementation of Electrochemical Transformations at Scale

Workshop format

To kick off discussions, each topic will be introduced by a couple of short presentations given by Siegfried Waldvogel (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany), Elizabeth Biddinger (City College of New York), Iryna Zenyuk (University of California, Irvine), Matthew Neurock (University of Minnesota), and Matthew Graaf (AbbVie).

The workshop activities are expected to yield a roadmap for future research in this field that will be published in a scientific journal and made available to the public.

Attendance is by invitation only.


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