Hassel lecture by professor Matthias Beller

The Hassel Lecturer 2018 will be Prof. Matthias Beller from Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock.

Thursday 24th of May Hassel Lecture:  
"Technologies for a Sustainable World >2030: What are the Contributions from Chemistry & Catalysis”. 
The lecture will take place at the Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes´ hus at 12:15.


Technologies for a Sustainable World: What are the Contributions from Chemistry and Catalysis


Matthias BellerLeibniz-Institut für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, matthias.beller@catalysis.de


In the past two centuries, scientific understanding of our world provided the basis for the development of new technologies, which dramatically improved the life of mankind all over the world. In this respect, also chemistry & catalysis significantly contributed to better health, enough food, cleaner energy, new materials, and so on. Nevertheless, also problems are associated with these technologies. In this context, in the talk specifically the principle of catalysis will be explained and the pros and cons of catalytic advancements will be discussed using several case studies such as drug development, food production, and material synthesis. 

Next to this, the presentation will give some insight how our society will change technology wise in the next decades? Here, the potential of nanotechnology and molecular-defined systems will be presented. As a final example, new ways for sufficient and sustainable supply of energy will be showcased. 

Publisert 9. mai 2018 15:13 - Sist endret 16. mai 2018 13:54