Day of Chemistry 2023


The Department of Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University organized the annual Day of Chemistry on May 12, 2023, which was organized by the Institute of Physical Chemistry.

In several short lectures of the doctoral students, highlights of the Aachen chemistry research were presented. In addition, sponsors Evonik, MOCOM and Henkel presented various companies and career paths in the industry. This was followed by lectures “Meet the New Faces” organised by the JungChemikerForum by postdoctoral students of the Chemistry Department. After the presentation, the winner of the “Student award for excellent teaching and supervision” was honoured.

The Day of Chemistry ended with a barbecue party on the forecourt Chemistry.



You will find the agenda of the Day of Chemistry 2023 below as PDF for download.

Time Program Location

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

One-on-one interviews with companies Company's stand
12:00 to
12:45 p.m.
Lunch break
12:45 to
1:00 p.m.
Welcome by the head of department, Prof. Meike Niggemann AOC-Lecture hall
1:00 to
1:30 p.m.
Sponsors' presentations I AOC-Lecture hall
1:30 to
2:30 p.m.
Highlights from Aachen Chemistry I AOC-Lecture hall
2:30 to
3:00 p.m.
Break / Conversations with companies Company's stand
3:00 to
3:30 p.m.
Sponsors' presentations II AOC-Lecture hall
3:30 to
4:30 p.m.
Highlights from Aachen Chemistry II AOC-Lecture hall
4:30 to
5:15 p.m.
Break / Conversations with companies Company's stand

5:15 to
5:30 p.m.

Award ceremony

AOC-Lecture hall

from 6:00 p.m. Barbecue Forecourt Chemistry

With the kind support of

Logos of the sponsors BASF, Evonik, Grünenthal, MOCOM, Procter & Gamble, Sasol


Lecture program

Time Sponsors' presentation I
1:00 p.m. MOCOM
1:15 p.m. Evonik
Time Highlights from Aachen Chemistry I Specialization
1:30 p.m.

Lars Roß
Radical Fluorescence Emitter as a Case Study in Computational Chemistry

1:40 p.m.

Anne Frommelius
Antimon-Nanopartikel als monolementares Phasenwechselmaterial

1:50 p.m.

Max Hohenschutz
Superchaotropic Nano-ion/Polymer Assemblies as Soft Materials with smart functionality

2:00 p.m.

Ettore Bartalucci
Liquid droplet maturation studied by solid-state NMR spectroscopy

2:10 p.m.

Adrian Usler
Predicting the grain-boundary impedance of solid-state electrolytes

2:20 p.m.

Noah Nachtigall
Convergence of Computer Science and Chemistry

Time Sponsors' presentation II
3:00 p.m. (cancelled)
3:15 p.m. Henkel
Time Highlights from Aachen Chemistry II Specialization
3:30 p.m.

Renè Hommelsheim
Synthesizing Sulfoximine Heterocycles: The Easy Way

3:40 p.m.

Yannick Meiners
Urea derivatives as a green platform for the phosgene-free synthesis of isocyanates

3:50 p.m.

Julian Hüffel
Erkenntnisorientierte Entwicklung von selektiven Methoden in der Katalyse mittels Experiment und Computersimulation

4:00 p.m.

Tobias Seitz
Kupferkomplexe für den biomimetischen Elektronentransfer

4:10 p.m.

Nils Kurig
Nachhaltige Syntheserouten: Biomasse trifft Elektrochemie

4:20 p.m.

Henry Caldora
Development of Novel Desaturative Strategies for Aromatic Synthesis