International Symposium on
"Confinement-Controlled Chemistry"
Ruhr-University Bochum, ZEMOS
19.09.2022 - 21.09.2022

We are excited to announce the 2nd international symposium on "Confinement-Controlled Chemistry", that will be held from the 19th to 21st September 2022 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. This 3-day symposium is organized by the DFG funded research training group GRK 2376 and includes scientific talks by 18 distinguished national and international guest speakers, several contributed talks, two poster sessions and a social event.
The goal of this symposium is to bring together scientists and early-stage researchers, to contribute to the understanding on how the nature of a confining environment (cavity, channel, or interface), such as geometry (2D vs. 1D vs. 0D), surface texture, and surface chemistry affects the kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Talks and poster presentations will address the topic of full and partial confinement for experimental and theoretical work on e.g. (metal)organic cages/capsules, (self organized) supramolecular cages, micelles, solid surfaces, porous materials and nanotubes.

Within this symposium new collaborations may be established, scientific results across the interdisciplinary field of research will be presented and scientific exchange and flow of ideas during individual discussions between (inter)national experts and/or early-stage researchers are anticipated. Hence, especially PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to apply with a poster or oral contribution.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you at our scientific event!

You can find the preliminary program here: Program

Invited Speakers:

S. Amirjalayer
Universität Münster

L. A. Baker
Indiana University Bloomington

Y. Cao
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

F. Duarte
University of Oxford

A. Gudmundsdottir
University of Cincinnati

M. Head-Gordon
Berkeley College of Chemistry

E. Klemm
University of Stuttgart<\font>

A. Krüger
Universität Würzburg

A. Kühnle
Universität Bielefeld

S. G. Lemay
University of Twente
N. Levinger
Colorado State University

J. Lewis
Imperial College London

P. Lusby
University of Edinburgh

J. Michl
University of Colorado Boulder

B. Mitschke
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

M. Otte
Universität Göttingen

G. Pavan
Politecnico di Torino

Z. Siwy
University of California Irvine

C. Zonta
University of Padua

Call for Abstracts

Key dates:

The submission of abstracts was closed.

Notification of abstract acceptance shortly after closure

Registration fee: 90 €*
*Includes admission, conference material, coffee breaks, lunch, snacks, refreshments and dinner. Participants are expected to arrange and cover their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Abstract submission and registration:
For abstract submission and registration please send an email containing your name, institution, invoice address and the abstract (please use the abstract template shown below) to (subject: Registration Symposium). Please mention if you prefer to give a talk (15 min plus 5 min discussion) or present a poster (Poster should be DIN A0 portrait). After abstract acceptance you will receive the invoice to pay the registration fee.

Abstract Template

Please note: The participation in our 3-day symposium requires an active contribution by poster or oral presentation. Accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book.


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Ruhr-University Bochum
ZEMOS (Center for Solvation Science)
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Depending on corona regulations, the 3-day symposium will take place in the ground floor of ZEMOS (Center for Solvation Science) at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.


Geographical map (Lennershof - Zemos)

Arrival by train:
Due to its good connection to the public transportation system including ICE and RE, Bochum is easily accessible from various German cities and the international airport in Düsseldorf. From the Düsseldorf airport take a direct train to the Bochum main station (Hauptbahnhof), from which the travel takes roughly 40 minutes. From this railway station take the subway U35 (direction Hustadt) to the station "Lennershof" (travel time of 10 minutes). The route from "Lennershof" to the conference venue "ZEMOS" is displayed on the map. Upon arrival at "Lennershof" go upstairs and turn left down the street. Follow the street and turn right at the end of the road into "Lennershofstraße". After turning left into the "Oststraße" you will see the venue (ZEMOS) on the right-hand side of the next crossroad.
Further information on the arrival by train or car can be found here.

Accomodation: On request, we will send you a list of recommended hotels. The majority of these hotels are located close to Bochum main station, roughly 6 km from the symposium venue.

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We are looking forward to meeting all confirmed participants at our international symposium on "Confinement-Controlled Chemistry", 19.09.2022 - 21.09.2022, RUB.


Organizing Committee
Kseniya Gorbatenko
Nicola Bogo
Melinda Nolten
Gers Tusha

Phone: +49-234-32-24217
E-mail: Symposium