Ward van der Stam

             Utrecht University



             Marta Costa Figueiredo

             Technical University Eindhoven

Important Information

ePoster submissions and registration deadline: 7th June at 12:00h UTC (14:00 CEST- Berlin- Paris).

Late registration: 8th - 10Jun. You will be able to register after the deadline by clicking (here) directly in Zoom.

Please, note that the late registration does not allow to participate at the ePoster Session, submit an abstract or get a certificate of assistance. The late registration fee has an increase of 60% of the Participant registration fee.


Symposium 1

June 9th - Advances in material design strategies for CO2 electrocatalysis.

Chairperson: Dr. Marta Costa Figueiredo

Invited Speakers

Symposium 2

June 10th - Structure-function relationships through in situ/ operando spectroscopy and modelling in CO2 electrocatalysis.

Chairperson: Dr. Ward van der Stam

Invited Speakers

Meetup Conference Timeline

Oral session: opens at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and finishes at 14:30 UTC  (16:30 CEST-Berlin-Paris).

ePoster session: opens at 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and finishes at 15:30 UTC (17:30 CEST-Berlin-Paris). However, the chat platform will be available during all the conference for the participant's interaction.

Zoom session: will be open at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and closes with the conference closure at 15:30 UTC (17:30 CEST-Berlin-Paris)

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Most important: We wish to encourage participation of both junior and senior researchers, please propose interesting research directions.

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nanoGe Online Meetup Conference

You are invited to participate in the Online Meetup Structure-function Relationships in CO2 Electrocatalysis (CO2cat), which will take place from 9th to 10th June at 13:00h UTC (15:00 CEST- Berlin- Paris).

Electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels and chemical feedstocks is considered as a viable way to assist the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Currently, various groups around the world focus on optimizing the catalytic materials through variations in size, shape and composition, which has already resulted in improved catalyst stability and CO2 conversion efficiencies up to 80% for base chemicals such as carbon monoxide and ethylene. However, only several examples have successfully shown that longer hydrocarbon chains can be formed through CO2 electroreduction, albeit with moderate efficiency. In order to understand the limiting factors and take the next step towards the efficient production of longer hydrocarbon chains, the attention of several researchers has moved towards in situ/operando spectroscopy and modelling. Through in situ/operando spectroscopy and modelling, the factors that govern C-C coupling toward long chain hydrocarbons can potentially be elucidated, which can be used to design improved catalyst materials in terms of catalytic activity, stability and selectivity.

‘Structure-function relationships in CO2 electrocatalysis’ is an online seminar in which we want to focus on the efforts in material design, in situ/operando spectroscopy and modelling to couple the structure of the electrocatalyst to its catalytic performance. The overarching aim is to build bridges between these efforts and move toward combinations that will result in a full understanding of the catalyst at work: from the nanoscale active sites to the bound intermediates to the production of value-added compounds.

In this Online Meetup, the state-of-the-art in these different subfields (materials, spectroscopy and modelling) will be discussed, as well as future directions that might be pursued.

This online meetup will be separated into two Symposium:

  • S1: Advances in material design strategies for COelectrocatalysis.
  • S2: Structure-function relationships through in situ/ operando spectroscopy and modelling in CO2 electrocatalysis.

We strongly encourage ePoster submissions on the mentioned topics (materials, spectroscopy, modelling) in the field of CO2 electrocatalysis, and we look forward to welcoming you in this online meetup the discuss the present and future of this field.


Topics to be covered by the conference:

Symposium 1 - Advances in material design strategies for CO2 electrocatalysis- June 9th.

  • Material design strategies for CO2 electrocatalysis (including, but not limited to, colloidal nanostructures, bimetallics, porous electrodes, selective facet exposure)
  • Nanoscale synergistic and local effects (including, but not limited to, factors for C-C coupling, reaction mechanisms, local pH, bimetallics, tandem catalysis)

Symposium 2 - Structure-function relationships through in situ/ operando spectroscopy and modelling in CO2 electrocatalysis-  June 10th.

  • Techniques for structure-function relationships (including, but not limited to, in situ/operando characterization, Raman and infrared spectroscopy, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, cell design)
  • Modelling on CO2 electrocatalysis.
Meetup Presentation

Structure-function Relationships in CO2 Electrocatalysis brings the scientific conference gathering to the desktops or smartphones of scientists worldwide. Researchers can present their work and keep up with cutting-edge research in the field while reducing their carbon footprint, improve the work-life balance and keep the sense of community.

It will consist of two parts, in which interaction will be the main force:

  • The Oral Session will consist on a few short talks led by Invited Speakers, followed by a Discussion Pannel in which they will answer the questions from participants.
  • ePoster Session, where attendees and authors can share their ideas and get feedback from their colleagues worldwide through a chatroom and sFlash Talks in Zoom.

All participants can join and present here their work. Due to the short format of the meeting (with few oral contributions), we encourage senior researchers to present ePoster, and of course we expect enthusiastic participation of junior researchers.

What do I need to do to join the online conference?


In order to register to the conference, you need to log in on nanoGe (or create an account if you are not registered yet) and buy a ticket as usually.

Present your work: ePoster Submission

Once you are registered in the Online Meetup, all participants can submit your ePoster following the format explained in the information for authors.

ePoster submission deadline is the 7th of June. For fully obtaining the main goals of a scientific conference, the participation of researchers presenting their ideas in a rich interactive context is necessary. ePoster is a versatile presentation of scientific information..

The ePoster will be available in the ePoster Board  (you need to be registered to see this section).

Oral Sessions

Participants will receive an invitation to join the event hours before. The Zoom session will be open 15 minutes before the start of the event.

The oral session will consist of presentations with slides played while the invited speaker is talking on a specific topic for about 15 min. A Question and Answer chat will be available during the conference so that participants can ask questions to the Speakers. They will be answered during the Discussion Pannel.

ePoster Session

The invitation to join the ePoster chat platform will be sent by email before the event (see here how to join and participate)

Be ready to share your poster and video presentations with the broader research community in the social networks. You can follow and use the channels @nanoGe_Conf and hashtag  #nanoGeMeetup to share your materials and see other presentations and opinions of the conference. Do not forget to reply and distribute the statements.

The Zoom session will remain open during the ePoster Session. An Open Camera Session will take place there. Authors of ePosters will open the camera and present their work to the audience through a Flash Talk. The main ePoster discussion is Rocketchat, do not forget to see the channel of your ePoster and answer the questions!

Prepare and join the ePoster Session

In the ePoster you describe the contents you propose for communication and discussion. The ePoster for online conference is a dynamic framework to instigate the exchange of scientific ideas and information. You can be open and imaginative, provided that the normal codes of scientific exchange are respected.

You will find the information on how to prepare your contribution and join the ePoster Session in the Instructions for authors.

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