Altana – Market and Technology Foresight in (Specialty) Chemical Industry

The world is getting more VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are growing. Thanks to the internet and digitalization more information and data are available, nevertheless it is harder to take the right decisions in product development in R&D as well as in exploring new markets. Market and technology foresight as an organizational ability enables a company to ensure future success of new products and new market entries. Probably you never heard of this during the “classic” chemistry studies, therefore I would like to trigger a discussion of the main aspects of market and technology foresight, possible sources and important stakeholders in the company. It will help you to understand the importance of strategic long-term thinking and cross-department work as an employee in R&D in (specialty) chemical industry.

A.S.I. – PhD, What's Next? Career Paths in Industry

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RESOLV - ZEMOS Building Tour

You would like to get to know the building that hosts this years’ JCS in more detail and learn more about the research that is performed within the cluster of excellence RESOLV? Then you are most welcome to join this workshop where we will tour the laboratories of the research facility and introduce you to the available experimental techniques.

Matrix Isolation - Characterizing Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules

This workshop will introduce you to the matrix isolation technique, a fascinating experimental approach to characterize reactive intermediates and unusual molecules. By isolating these highly unstable intermediates in noble gas matrices at cryogenic temperatures, their photochemistry, reactivity with H2O, ICF3, BF3, etc. or rearrangements via quantum-mechanical tunneling can be investigated via IR, UV-Vis and EPR spectroscopy. The workshop will consist of a short presentation explaining the basic principles of this technique and highlighting some of the reactions that have been studied by our group as well as a guided tour through the matrix laboratories.

RUBION - Super-Resolution Microscopy

Due to the wave nature of light, the resolution of light microscopy is limited to approximately 250 nm. Imaging with a resolution below this limit for a long time required using techniques which do not use light to form the image, such as electron microscopy. However, these techniques require a sample preparation or imaging conditions which are not suitable for biologic specimen. With the recent advent of stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy and scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM), today techniques are available which allow imaging even living cells with a resolution in the two-digit nanometer range. This tour will introduce our STED and SICM setups, briefly introduce the corresponding working principle and show some results of current research obtained by these techniques.

RUBION - Accelerator Facility

A section of RUBION is a laboratory equipped with several ion beam accelerators. The guided tour along the 4 million volt accelerator system will show the technique of producing high energy ion beams. These ion beams are used mainly for material analysis and modification in various fields like chemistry geology or materials science. The setups for these methods can be seen in the socalled target hall.