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Catchy Operando Meeting, Zürich, Switzerland

May 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am May 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm Europe/Brusse

Catchy Operando meeting will be held at Siemens auditorium of the Hönggerberg campus of ETH in Zürich.
The first day May 15th will consist of a selection of lectures by academic and industrial world-wide experts on state-of-the-art operando electron microscopy and gas-phase clusters and nanoparticles for catalysis application related to CO2 conversion.
It will also include a poster session.
It is open to all Master and PhD students. Participation is free but registration below is compulsory.
The second day May 16th will focus on the presentation of Catchy’s progress and outlook by the ESRs and will be limited to Catchy members.

Please register below for the Operando Meeting event.


May 15th,
ETHZ Hönggerberg
Siemens Auditorium
(HIT E 51)
09:00 – 09:20WelcomeOlga Safonova

Ewald Janssens
Catchy Coordinator
09:20 – 09:55Nanoclusters in the real worldRichard Palmer
Swansea University,
09:55 – 10:30Quantitative in situ electron microscopy studies during catalytic gas-phase reactionsThomas Altantzis,
University of Antwerp,
Coffee / Tea Break
11:00 – 11:35Liquid phase electron microscopy for electrocatalytic material diagnosticsVasiliki Tileli
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, CH
11:35 – 12:10Scaling up of cluster beam deposition technology for catalysis applicationJinlong Yin
Teer Coatings Ltd,
Droitwich, UK
12:10 – 12:45
Gas-phase based synthesis of clusters and their applications in electro-catalysisSofia Dimitriadou
Delft, NL
Lunch at The Food Market
14:15 – 14:50Direct Air Capture of CO2– Technology development and Scale Up.Nathalie Casas
Climeworks AG,
Zurich, CH
14:50 – 15:25Precious Metal based Heterogeneous Catalysts – Material Development in IndustryChristian Gebauer
Heraeus Precious Metals Gmbh,
Hanau, DE
15:25 – 16:30Pre-poster-session presentations  
(2 slides / 3 min, no questions)
Please provide an abstract
at registration
Coffee / Tea Break
16:30 – 18:30Poster session &
Open discussion
19:00 – 21:30Dinner at Die WaidCatchy members and
guests only

May 16th,
ETHZ Hönggerberg
Siemens Auditorium
(HIT E 51)
09:00 – 12:30 Discussions to define papers’ topics, outline &   timing Catchy members
ESRs + PIs in small groups
09:00 – 9:30Slot 1AEsperanza, Imran, Deema, Wenjian, Dimitra, Tibor
Slot 1BImran, Joao, Deema, Sumant
Slot 1CPavol, Deepak, Bárbara, Tibor
09:30 – 10:00Slot 2AFilippo, Sumant, Imran, Joao, Deema, Maximilian
Slot 2BEsperanza, Dimitra, Bárbara, Deema
Slot 2CJoao, Wenjian, Pavol, Deepak, Sumant, Filippo, Maximilian, Tibor
10:00 – 10:30Slot 3ADimitra, Imran, Deema, Maximilian, Tibor
Slot 3BPavol, Bárbara, Tibor
Slot 3CSumant, Joao, Imran
Coffee / Tea Break
10:50 – 11:20Slot 4AMaximilian, Tibor, Imran, Dimitra
Slot 4BImran, Filippo, Sumant
Slot 4CJoao, Deema, Bárbara
11:20 – 11:50Slot 5AImran, Sumant, Deema, Filippo
Slot 5BDeema, Dimitra, Imran, Joao
Slot 5CWenjian, Imran, Deema, Tibor
11:50 – 12:30Summary and feedback
on each project (<5 min)

ESR project leader
13:30 – 14:30How to write a scientific paperDeepak Pant,
Coffee / Tea Break
14:50 – 17:30Microdocs PresentationCatchy members
ESRs + PIs
14:50 – 15:00ESR1 – KULImran Abbas
15:00 – 15:10ESR2 – TCLJoao Coroa
15:10 – 15:20ESR8 – KULDimitra Papamichail
15:20 – 15:30ESR9 – PSISumant Phadke
15:30 – 15:40 ESR10 – UADeema Balalta
1540 – 15:50 ESR11 – DTUFilippo Romeggio
15:50 – 16:00 ESR12 – DTUEsperanza Sedano Varo
16:00 – 16:10 ESR13-VITOWenjian Hu
16:10 – 16:20 ESR14-PSIMaximilian Winzely
16:20 – 16:30ESR3 – UU Pavol Mikolaj
16:30 – 16:40 ESR4 – RUDeepak Pradeep
16:40 – 16:50ESR6 – BMEBárbara Zamora Yusti
16:50 – 17:30 Final discussions
End of Meeting

Practical Information


HIT ETH Zurich

Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
Zürich, 8093 Switzerland
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Near Hönggerberg
Hotel Kronenhof

Special ETHZ rate available but rooms must be reserved via ETH (118.00 CHF for single room, one bed or 138 CHF for double room, 2 beds incl. Breakfast and tax)

Please pre-book this hotel at registration

Best Western Spirgarten

Single room: 110.00 CHF/ night

Zürich centre
Hotel Felix

Special ETHZ rate are available (single room: 161.50 CHF / night; double room for single use: 204 – 220 CHF)

People can reserve the rooms themselves, but must mention “ETH”

Travel Guide to Zürich

More travel information is available here.