Shaping a green future by reaction engineering and catalysis

Summerschool 2022

22. - 25. May 2022 Villa Eberhardt, Ulm

Sustainability has become one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Redesigning the chemical value chain with sustainable reactions and non-fossil feedstocks, closing cycles in energy storage and digitalization demand interdisciplinary scientific excellence.

The NaWuReT-YounGeCatS-Summerschool 2022 aims to bring together young scientists from reaction engineering and catalysis with experts from industry and academia to work on sustainable chemistry, energy storage and digitalization. Let’s make a change together!


Registration is now open.

Now, you can find further information on our guests and the schedule is online.

We extended the registration deadline to 6th May.



The summerschool is dedicated to interested PhD students and PostDocs in an early phase.


We would like to invite national and international PhD students to the summerschool, therefore the whole programme will be held in English.


We would like to get a short overview on your motivation and topic. Please provide a short application/abstract connecting your scientific work with the summerschool topics (max. 350 words). What are your expectations and which skills would you like to improve?

Preparation of Poster

The summerschool will include a Poster-Session. There are some guidelines for the poster preparation:

The poster should be intelligible in itself. The poster is divided in subsections, which are equivalent to an introduction section, a results section and finishes with a conclusion and/or outlook.

The specifications for the poster are similar to poster sessions at conferences:

  • the minimum size should be 20 cm for graphs;
  • 3 cm for the paper’s title and the names/addresses of the authors in the heading label;
  • 1.5 cm for sections headings such as introduction, results, labelling of figures and tables;
  • 0.8 cm characters in height for further text
  • Line spacing: 1.1 cm at minimum; 10 of such lines correspond to one figure.
  • Please use colors, symbols and schemes for improved clarity.

Registration fees

Members of DECHEMA or GeCats* Non-members
300€ 320€

Registration fee includes a package with VAT.
*Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders


Registration is possible until 6th May 2022 (extended time). You will receive an email with a booking confirmation. The invoice and payment confirmation can be downloaded from the conference system as a PDF file.

The registration has the following steps:

  1. Please hand in a short application.
  2. You receive an Email if your application is accepted.
  3. You can register and pay for the participation.

The registration fees include the summerschool participation, workshops and food & beverages during coffee and lunch breaks and dinner (poster session and social evening).

Deadline for registration is 6th May 2022 .

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellations are only accepted in writing.

  • The registration of participation is binding.
  • If you have to cancel the registration, you get 80% back until 30 days before the start of the event. In all other cases, the financial responsibilities of the participants remain fully effective.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the registration (but not later than 7 days before the starting day of the event).
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fee is received.
  • The summer school program may be subject to changes.
  • Payments will be refunded if the summer school will be canceled by the organizer. In that case, the organizer will have no further liability to the client. Registrations remain valid if the summer school has to be postponed.


  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Energy storage
  • Digitalization


Prof. Christian Hasse (TU Darmstadt, SFB/TRR150)

Christian Hasse is professor for Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His group focuses on modeling and simulation of thermo-fluid dynamic processes like turbulence-chemistry interaction, population balance dynamics or fluid-wall interactions in mechanical and chemical process engineering. Typical technical applications include clean energy conversion, chemical reactors and catalysts.

Dr. Hendrik Goßler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, NFDI4Cat)

Hendrik Goßler is head of the group “Digitalization” at the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry. With his group he works on numerical simulation and optimization of reactive flows and catalytic processes. Furthermore, he is founder of the software and consulting company Omegadot, which provides software and solutions for digitalization in chemical technology.

Dr. Ivana Jevtovikj (BASF/hte)

Ivana Jevtovikj is a project manager in R&D solutions for chemical and petrochemical applications at hte GmbH. Furthermore, she is the technical lead of an early-phase research laboratory with focus on heterogeneous catalysis. Her research interests revolve around alternative concepts for material synthesis, high-throughput experimentation and testing for catalytic applications.

Dr. Anna Pougin (Evonik Industries)

Anna Pougin is head of the group Materials for Hydrogen Infrastructure at Creavis, the strategic innovation hub of Evonik. She is incubating specialty chemical product innovations to enable an upscaled hydrogen economy. She is also bundling activities within Evonik that support the industry’s effort to defossilize their business, such as membranes, catalysts, and high-performance polymer materials.


Dr. Thomas Seidensticker (TU Dortmund)

Thomas Seidensticker is research group leader at the Chair of Industrial Chemistry at the Technical University of Dortmund. His group “Renewlysis” works on homogeneous transition metal catalysis for the functionalization of unsaturated oleochemicals. Furthermore, his research focuses on liquid multiphase systems, integrated catalyst recycling for continuous processes and selective product crystallization.



"Science in the digital age" - The importance of Digitization in the professional context and in professional interaction
"RDM School of Catalysis" - Research Data Management in the field of catalysis


Universität Ulm
Villa Eberhardt
Heidenheimer Straße 80
89075 Ulm


You will find various hotels in the area of the city center. For easy access to the Summerschool, a suitable hotel along lines 1 (streetcar) and 4 (bus) is recommended.

You can reach Villa Eberhardt either

  • via the Donauhalle stop (line 1)
  • via the Safranberg stop (line 4).


We are committed to ensure as much safety as possible. However, the measures depend on the Infection Protection Act, which will be adapted on regular base.

Currently, there are no mandatory measures.
It is recommended to wear a mask indoors.



Presented by



Dr.-Ing. Marion Börnhorst, Technical University Dortmund (NaWuReT)

Dr. Bastian Mei, University of Twente (YounGeCats)

Dr.-Ing. Jens Friedland, Universität Ulm (NaWuReT)

Pawel Naliwajko, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse (YounGeCats)

Clara Watermann, Fraunhofer UMSICHT (YounGeCats)


Dr.-Ing. Jens Friedland