Mechanochemistry: Microscopic and Macroscopic Aspects

Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium 2018

13 – 15 November, 2018
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Ruedesheim, Germany


Scientific Program:

José G. Hernández / RWTH Aachen University, Germany


The interest to use mechanical forces for inducing chemical reactivity has continuously risen. Understanding the mechanistic aspects of microscopic and macroscopic mechanochemistry is of paramount importance to control chemical reactivity, facilitate otherwise unachievable reactions and to apply mechanochemical techniques in process development. At this symposium experts in the area will bridge the boundaries of their fields to consolidate various aspects of mechanochemistry.


The symposium will take place in the Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald on top of the Rheingau heights of Ruedesheim in Germany near Frankfurt. The number of participants is limited to 50 – 60 including 20 invited speakers and the program is designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Confirmed Speakers


Martin Beyer / University of Innsbruck, Austria

Carsten Bolm / RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dario Braga / University of Bologna, Italy

Sandra Breitung-Faes / Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

Stephen Craig / Duke University, USA

Deborah Crawford / Queen's University Belfast, UK

Franziska Emmerling / Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany


Tomislav Friščić / McGill University, Canada

Sergi Garcia-Manyes / King's College London, UK

José G. Hernández / RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Stuart L. James / Queen's University Belfast, UK

Fréderic Lamaty / Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, France

James Mack / University of Cincinnati, USA


Dominik Marx / Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

José Carlos Menendez / Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Thomas-Xavier Métro / Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, France

Ferdi Schüth / Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Germany

Krunoslav Uzarevic / Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Guan-Wu Wang / University of Science and Technology of China, China

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