Photo-Cat Symposium 2021

20 september 2021 13:00 – 22 september 2021 17:00
Dit evenement is online
Categorie: KVCV Centraal


Photocatalysis represents a unique class of chemical transformations. It utilizes the energy delivered by light and drives reactions that are difficult, sometimes even impossible, to carry out in dark. When used for thermodynamically uphill reactions such as photosynthesis, photocatalysis promises a sustainable solution to large scale solar energy storage. Based on this, novel reactions and photocatalysts have been discovered recently. This symposiumn will highlight all the recent advances in the domain of photocatalysis and their applications towards the synthesis of complex molecules to fuel generations.

This symposium is organised by the Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Antwerp.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually!

Prof. Pegie Cool and Prof. Shoubhik Das




  • Professor Masahiro Murakami (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Professor Thorsten Bach (TU Munich, Germany)
  • Professor Tomislav Rovis (Columbia University, USA)
  • Professor David Nicewicz (University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Professor Peter J. Sadler (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Professor Pascal Van Der Voort (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Professor Jerome Waser (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Professor Annemieke Madder (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Professor Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Professor Liang-Nian He (Nankai University, China)
  • Professor Timothy Noël (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Professor Oliver Wenger (University of Basel, Switzerland)


Practical Information

Timing: 20-22 September 2021, each day from 1 to 5 pm CET.

Language: English

Participation is free.



Registration will open soon.