We are proud to announce the second international e-conversion conference to be held at the TUM Science & Study Center Raitenhaslach, Germany from September 8 – 11, 2020.

TUM Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach (Photo: Uli Benz / TUM)

With this international conference, we wish to foster scientific exchange between the members of the cluster and renowned scientists from around the globe. The talks shall also give the graduate students of e-conversion an overview of current research topics on fundamental research concerning energy conversion processes. We trust that the historical charm of the former Cistercian monastery Raitenhaslach, nestling in the beautiful Bavarian landscape flanking the river Salzach, will stimulate many discussions between speakers and participants. A majority of the 44 PIs involved within e-conversion will be present at the conference, ensuring a broad and stimulating audience.

List of Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Lifeng Chi (Soochow U)
  • William Dichtel (Northwestern U)
  • Anna Fontcuberta i Morral (EPFL)
  • Sir Richard Friend (U Cambridge)
  • Clare Grey (U Cambridge)
  • Lynn Loo (Princeton U)
  • Alan Luntz (U Stanford)
  • Paul Mulvaney (U Melbourne)
  • Mark T. Spitler (U North Carolina)
  • Francesca Toma (LBNL Berkeley)

Program Committee

  • Thomas Bein (LMU)
  • Jonathan Finley (TUM)
  • Ulrich Heiz (TUM)
  • Katharina Krischer (TUM)
  • Dario Leister (LMU)
  • Bettina Lotsch (MPI for Solid State Research)
  • Karsten Reuter (TUM)
  • Thomas Weitz (LMU)

Poster Session

In addition to the talks, the PhD students are invited to present a poster at the poster session. The standard poster size will be DIN A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) upright. Please submit your abstract by July 15, 2020 during registration or via e-mail to abstracts@e-conversion.de. Please use our template. Figures have to be submitted separately.


We have booked rooms at hotels in the nearby town of Burghausen from Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 11, 2020.

We will offer a bus transfer from the hotels to Raitenhaslach and back according to the conference program.

Rooms with two, three or four beds will be available for students, single rooms for professors, post-docs, group leaders and speakers.

Conference Venue

Important Dates

Registration & abstract submission:
by July 15, 2020
Conference begins:
Tuesday, Sept 08, 2020
Conference ends:
Friday, Sept 11, 2020

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