We are proud to announce the second international e-conversion conference to be held at Venice International University (VIU), San Servolo, Italy from September 13 – 17, 2021.

With this 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 enchanting atmosphere of the beautiful island of San Servolo in the Venetian Lagoon will stimulate many discussions between speakers and participants. A majority of the 48 PIs involved within e-conversion will be present at the conference, ensuring a broad and stimulating audience.

List of Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Friedhelm Bechstedt (U Jena)
  • Lifeng Chi (Soochow University)
  • Ulrike Diebold (U Wien)
  • Anna Fontcuberta i Morral (EPFL)
  • Sir Richard Friend (U Cambridge)
  • John H. Golbeck (PennState U)
  • Clare Grey (U Cambridge)
  • Thomas Heine (TU  Dresden)
  • Luis M. Liz-Marzán (CIC biomaGUNE, Ikerbasque)
  • Lynn Loo (Princeton U)
  • Alan C. Luntz (U Stanford)
  • Nazario Martín (U Complutense, Madrid)
  • Angelos Michaelides (UCL)
  • Paul Mulvaney (U Melbourne)
  • Jennifer Rupp (MIT)
  • Yang Shao-Horn (MIT)
  • Mark T. Spitler (University of North Carolina)

Program Committee

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

Poster Session

In addition to the talks, all participants are invited to present a poster at one of the two poster sessions.


We have booked rooms at the following hotels in Venice from Sunday, September 12 to Friday, September 17, 2021:

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


Train Transfer

We will organize a train transfer from Munich to Venice on September 12 as well as from Venice to Munich on September 17:

Local Transport

The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby. For the transfer from the airport to the historic part of Venice you may use the bus or the waterbus. Once in Venice, you have to take the waterbus No. 20 to reach the conference venue on San Servolo.

Boat to Conference Location (linea 20)

The boat from Venice to San Servolo (No. 20) leaves from the stop “San Zaccaria” close to the Piazza San Marco; the stop is in front of the “Londra Palace Hotel”.

Boat Tickets

For those participants going to Venice by train on September 8, the e-conversion staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid from Sunday to Friday) in advance and hand them out after arrival in Venice. These tickets are valid for all buses and waterbuses in Venice and also for the boat traffic through Canal Grande, to San Servolo and to other islands.

In case that you do not book a conference ticket, you can buy waterbus tickets in Venice at the ACTV counters found at major waterbus/bus stations.

Conference Venue

Venice International University (VIU)
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venezia

Important Dates

Registration & abstract submission:
by July 15, 2021
Conference begins:
Monday, Sept 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Conference ends:
Friday, Sept 17, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

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This conference is open only to members and graduate students of e-conversion. Registration will open in May 2021.

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