Microscale Motion and Light

International Workshop
22 - 26 July 2019

Micro- and nanomotors and the possibility to push systems out of equilibrium open up exciting new opportunities for smart materials and applications.  Nature often takes benefit of sunlight to transform electromagnetic radiation into chemical energy or mechanical processes via photosynthesis. Since artificial catalysts are still far from being competitive, efforts are required to develop catalytic systems, spanning different disciplines such as micromotion, photocatalysis and photochemistry.

Topics include

  • Micromotion
  • Photochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Active matter
  • Non-equilibrium-systems
  • Colloids
  • Water splitting
  • Electrochemistry
  • Light-responsive materials
  • Colloidal assembly

Invited speakers

Alejandro Baeza (ES)
Larysa Baraban (DE)
Radim Beránek (DE)
Roberto Cerbino (IT)
Frank Cichos (DE)
Roberto Di Leonardo (IT)
Peer Fischer (DE)
Maria Guix Noguera (ES)
Qiang He (CN)
Jan-Philip Hofmann (NL)
Burkhard König (DE)
Danqing Liu (NL)
Bettina Lotsch (DE)
Frank Osterloh (US)
Jeremi Palacci (US)
Stefano Palagi (IT)
Mihail Popescu (DE)
Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez (ES)
Ayusman Sen (US)
Carsten Streb (DE)
Jennifer Strunk (DE)
William E. Uspal (US)
Giovanni Volpe (SE)
Michael Wark (DE)
LeiLei Xu (CN)

Scientific Coordinators

Roland Marschall
(Universität Bayreuth, Germany)

Thomas E. Mallouk
(Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Juliane Simmchen
(Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)


Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The call for applications is closed.


Scientific Program

The scientific program of the workshop can be found here in June 2019.


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