September 10th-11th, 2018, Marseille
This workshop focusses on bioelectrochemical systems and molecular catalysts, and their incorporation into protective matrices. We will discuss the latest advances and future priority research directions to open up the applications of highly active but highly fragile catalysts.
Topics to be covered include:
- Specific degradation pathways of biological catalysts (oxidative/reductive stress, reaction with dioxygen and reactive oxygen species…)
- Specific degradation pathways of molecular (non-biological) catalysts (hydrolysis, ligand exchange, degradation due to redox cycling, side-reactions for example with O2, H2O2, CO…)
- Challenges and limitations in the engineering of tolerant/robust catalysts, including enzymes (the robustness/activity compromise, …)
- Protection needs for electrocatalysts
- Design, assembly, characterization and modelling of redox films and other protection matrices
- Challenges and limitations in the design of the protection matrices
- Bio-inspired protection
- Engineered tolerance/protection synergies
Speakers (so far)
- Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez (Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
- Marc Fontecave (Collège de France, Paris, F)
- Sylvie Chardon (DCM, Grenoble, F)
- Alison Parkin (University of York, UK)
- Kara Bren (University of Rochester, USA)
- Cyrille Costentin (Université Paris Diderot, F, and Harvard University, USA)
- Wendy Shaw (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
- To be confirmed:
- Bettina Lotsch (MPI, Stuttgart, Germany)
Venue & Location
A bus connects Marseille airport to Marseille Gare Saint Charles. You can buy etickets online.
The workshop will take place at the IMéRA, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University – AMU, near the “Palais Longchamp“, which is easily reached from Marseille main train station (Gare Saint Charles)
From Saint Charles train station, IMERA can be reached:
- by foot, 15min; walk down towards “Réformés” (Eglise St Vincent de Paul, then nice walk along “Boulevard Longchamp”. There is a shorter path along the “Boulevard Camille Flamarion”.
- metro 1 (blue line) heading towards “La Rose”, only two stops from “Saint Charles” to “Cinq Avenues Longchamp”, then walk north either accros the park or along “Boulevard Philippon”, then “Boulevard Montricher”.
- bus 49 heading towards “Centre Bourse”, from bus stop “Voltaire Saint Charles” to “Place Leverrier”.
Location and transport