Building of BAdW (Copyright: BAdW, J. Amendt)

About the Workshop

Thanks to technological advances, in situ and operando spectroscopy approaches are nowadays widely applied to energy-relevant materials and processes. In particular for energy storage and conversion, ever more in-depth information can be gained for a fundamental understanding of batteries, fuel cells, or electrolyzers, as well as (photo)electrocatalytic applications. While many of the in situ spectroscopy methods were traditionally only available at (synchrotron) user facilities, lab-based systems are becoming more wide-spread these days. These systems offer easier access to synthesis-supporting experiments on site and allow for optimized geometries for liquid-phase experiments. The aim of this workshop is to discuss new and exciting possibilities in energy conversion and storage research and to serve as a kick-off meeting for the new lab-based NAP-XPS system that is about to become available within the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion at TU Munich.

List of Invited Speakers

  • Rosa Arrigo (University of Salford)
  • Sara Barja (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián)
  • Hendrik Bluhm (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
  • Stefan Böttcher (SPECS)
  • Ashley Head (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Jakob Kibsgaard (DTU)
  • Bernhard Klötzer (Universität Innsbruck)
  • Julia Kunze-Liebhäuser (Universität Innsbruck)
  • Edvin Lundgren (Lund University)
  • Christina Roth (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Moniek Tromp (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Workshop program download

The program of the workshop is now available for download.

Workshop organizers


The BAdW is located in the heart of Munich and can be reached easily by public transport. Travel by car is not recommended, however, as parking can be difficult.

By train: From Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) you can take U-Bahn lines U4 and U5 and from Munich East Station (Ostbahnhof) line U5. From stop Odeonsplatz it is a 3 min walk to the BAdW.

By plane: Munich has an international airport (MUC) from which the S-Bahn (S1 and S8) can be taken to Marienplatz. From there it is an 8 min walk to the BAdW.

Lightning Session

Master and PhD students as well as postdocs are invited to present their research in quick overview talks. Please contact the organizers with a preliminary title if you are interested.


Participation in the workshop is free, but registration is required via e-mail to Verena Streibel (
Please indicate in your registration e-mail if you would like to join our optional workshop events and if you have any dietary requirements:

  1. Conference dinner (Thursday, 6 pm, Schneider Bräuhaus, Tal 7, 80331 München)
  2. NAP-XPS lab tour (Friday, 2 – 4 pm, TUM campus Garching)
  3. Dietary requirements

Deadline for registration:  January 12th, 2024 (or until all available spots are filled).

Conference Venue

Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BAdW)
Meeting rooms
(follow the signs of the day)
Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11
80539 Munich

Important Dates

Workshop begins:
Thursday, January 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Workshop ends:
Friday, January 19, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
Registration deadline:
January 12th, 2024
(or until all available spots are filled)

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