#INTERECT Presentation

Valencia,  Spain 22nd-23rd November 2021

You are invited to participate in the hybrid International Conference on Frontiers in Electrocatalytic Transformations (INTERECT), which will take place from Monday 22nd to Tuesday 23rd of November in Valencia (Spain) and online.

This will be a hybrid conference aiming to present interactive discussions between different disciplines of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Transformations, covering electrochemical synthesis from an experimental and theoretical viewpoint, as well as in situ studies to uncover reaction mechanisms and surface reconstructuring.

This event will uniquely allow in person interaction, exchange of knowledge and discussions about the most recent developments among researchers, which was not possible in the last 18 months. This conference is all about interaction: interaction between electrodes and reactants, interaction between molecules for electrochemical synthesis, interaction of light with molecules to uncover reaction mechanisms, interaction between experiments and theory, but most importantly, interaction among scientists.

In general, the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion community aims at the development of better and more efficient catalysts and processes for the use of (renewable) electricity to form or break chemical bonds. This is closely associated with the development of novel renewable energy solutions, such as energy storage (electrolyzers), energy conversion (fuel cells and batteries) and chemical production (CO2 reduction, biomass conversion, oxidation reactions and ammonia synthesis). However, efficient interaction between the different disciplines (electrochemical synthetic chemists, theoreticians and engineers) is needed in order to develop common technologies that aid the path toward a sustainable future. The main goal of this hybrid INTERECT conference is to connect the different disciplines within the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion community.

We strongly encourage abstract submission for contributed talks for all sessions, as well as submission of contributions for the Poster session, which will allow for a wide variety of researchers to share their exciting work. Due to the relatively short format of the hybrid meeting, we encourage both junior and senior researchers to submit abstracts for contributed talks as well as Posters, to allow for as much interaction as possible.

We hope that organizing such a hybrid conference partially in person again will strengthen the interactions within the electrocatalysis community, and we look forward to welcoming you in Valencia.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Novel photo- and electrocatalytic processes for the synthesis of added value chemicals.
  • Electrode surface characterization and mechanistic studies through in situ (micro)spectroscopy.
  • Building Bridges between experiments and theory in photoelectrocatalysis.
Conference organizers
Elena Mas Marzá
Universitat Jaume I, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) - Spain
Universitat Jaume I, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) - Spain, ES
Ward van der Stam
Utrecht University, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, NL
Núria López
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), ES
Invited Speakers
María Escudero-Escribano
Department of Chemistry, Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, DK
Laia Francàs Forcada
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), ES
Matthew Mayer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany, DE
Menny Shalom
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, IL
Ifan Stephens
Imperial College London, United Kingdom, GB

The conference will be held in València, Spain, at ADEIT (The University-Business Foundation of the University of Valencia)


Address: Plaza Mare de Déu de la Pau, 3  46001 Valencia
Telephone: +34 961 603 000


Important Dates
Early registration deadline: 25th October 2021
Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 25th October 2021
Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 2nd November 2021
Scientific program: 28th October 2021
Social Dinner

The Social dinner will take place on Monday 22nd of November 2021. 




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