CDT student Marco Zarattini presents poster at Chem2dmat European conference
From Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September, the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden hosted the second Chem2dmat European conference.
The purpose of the second edition of Chem2dmat was to cover all areas related to the chemistry of 2D materials, spanning their synthesis to their functionalisation, using both covalent and non-covalent approaches. Areas discussed included composites, foams and coatings, membranes, bio-sensing, electro- and photo-catalysis, energy conversion, harvesting and storage, and electronics, with a dedicated session for each. Young researchers had the opportunity to present either a poster or a talk, providing a great opportunity to develop their own research network with people from all over Europe.
The conference was led by Xinliang Feng (TU Dresden, Germany), introducing to the public many exciting talks from Klaus Müllen (Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research), Mircea Dinca (MIT, USA), Jonathan Coleman (Trinity College Dublin), Paolo Samorì (Université de Strasbourg), and many others including PhD and Postdoctoral researchers. I presented my poster during all conference time sessions and was fascinating to speak with others young researchers from different backgrounds, from PhD students to professors. It was a great opportunity to be able to show my recent work in front of an international and prestigious audience. Overall, I strongly recommend attending this conference where it is possible to find people working in your field and discuss the same kind of problems and share ideas.
During the week Science was not the only focus, I was also able to explore the beautiful old town of Dresden, rich of arts and stunning architecture, and of course I was able to try out some local cuisine.