The Graduation Ceremony of the Chemistry degree programs 2022 will not take place together with the Day of Chemistry, but separately on June 24th, 2022 .

Day of Chemistry 2022


The Department of Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University organized the annual Day of Chemistry on May 20, 2022, 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 BASF, Evonik, Grünenthal, MOCOM, Procter & Gamble and Sasol presented various companies and career paths in the industry. This was followed by three lectures “Meet the New Faces” organised by the JungChemikerForum by postdoctoral students of the Chemistry DepartmentAfter the presentation, the winner of the “Student award for excellent teaching and supervision” was honoured.

This year, Prof. Walter Richtering received the Student Award for Excellent Teaching and Supervision.

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



You will find the agenda of the Day of Chemistry 2022 below as PDF for download.

Time Program Location
11:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
One-on-one interviews with companies Company's stand
12:30 to
12:45 p.m.
Welcome by the head of department, Prof. Sonja Herres-Pawlis IPC-Lecture hall
12:45 to
1:30 p.m.
Sponsors' presentations I IPC-Lecture hall
1:30 to
2:30 p.m.
Highlights from Aachen Chemistry I IPC-Lecture hall
2:30 to
3:15 p.m.
Break / Company's speeddating Company's stand
3:15 to
4:00 p.m.
Sponsors' presentations II IPC-Lecture hall
4:00 to
5:00 p.m.
Highlights from Aachen Chemistry II IPC-Lecture hall
5:00 to
5:30 p.m.
Break / Conversations with companies Company's stand
5:30 to
6:30 p.m.
JungChemikerForumg (JCF)-Presentations and Award ceremony
„Meet the New Faces“
-Dr. Florian Mulks
-Dr. Michael Tauchert
-Dr. Jacob Schneidewind
IPC-Lecture hall
from 6:30 p.m. Barbecue party Forecourt Chemistry



With the kind support of

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

Lecture program


Time Sponsors' presentation I  
12:45 p.m. Evonik  
1:00 p.m. MOCOM  
1:15 p.m. Grünenthal  
Time Highlights from Aachen Chemistry I Specialization
1:30 p.m.

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

1:40 p.m.

Victoria Pfennig
Grignard reactions with CO2 in ball mills

1:50 p.m.

Claire Empel
Taming Beasts – Controlling Reactive Intermediates

2:00 p.m.

Christoph Jurissek
How to Reverse the Irreversible - Developing New Recycling Strategies with Light

2:10 p.m. Martin Fuchs
Kunststoffe ganz ohne Müll - Zink-Guanidin-Katalysatoren zur Herstellung und Recycling von biobasierten Polyestern
2:20 p.m. Marcus Lehnertz
Chemisches Recycling der Biopolymere Polyhydroxybutyrat und Polymilchsäure mittels heterogener Katalysatoren
Time Sponsors' presentation II  
3:15 p.m. BASF  
3:30 p.m. Sasol  
3:45 p.m. Procter & Gamble  
Time Highlights from Aachen Chemistry II Specialization
4:00 p.m.

Thorsten Ohlert
Synthese von Hafniumoxid-Nanopartikeln

4:10 p.m.

Evdokia Stefanopoulou
Aqueous two-phase systems for 3D bioprinting

4:20 p.m.

Sergio Alejandro Ortiz Restrepo
Low-field NMR spectroscopy with and without mechanistical multivariate regression analysis: Novel applications in material science

4:30 p.m.

Pia Lenßen
Single Molecule and Super-resolution Fluorescence Microscopy meets Soft Matter

4:40 p.m.

Jan Hempelmann
Theoretische Werkzeuge zum Finden und Verstehen ungewöhnlicher Bindungen

4:50 p.m.

Leonard Reuter
Probability density analysis: a real space valence bond theory