MCEC Wrap-Up Event 2019



With the end of MCEC’s first phase coming close, it’s time to look back on the last five years, give the floor to MCEC PhD candidates who have (almost) finished their research, and as a community, festively wrap-up MCEC’s first phase.

Therefore, the MCEC Management Team, Team Community and MCEC Office would like to invite all members of our community to the MCEC Wrap-Up Event next January 18th, in Utrecht.

The preliminary program is as follows:
10.30 Reception and opening
11.00 First round of short scientific lectures by MCEC PhDs
12.50 Lunch
14.00 Second round of short scientific lectures by MCEC PhDs
16.15 Presentation Team Community and surprise ceremony
17.45 MCEC Pubquiz & drinks
18.45 Dinner

The full program will be announced shortly.
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MCEC Lectureship 2019: Prof. Karsten Reuter



Prof. Karsten Reuter (Technical University of Munich) is recipient of the third MCEC Lectureship Award. Between 13-24 May 2019, he will visit the different MCEC research groups, give scientific lectures and participate in scientific discussions.

Prof. Reuter’s lectures are open to both MCEC members and other interested parties. Registration is not required. Dates, locations and abstracts of the lectures will be announced here shortly.

Emke Molnar (former MD MCEC) thanks Prof. Karsten Reuter

In 2017, Karsten Reuter was one of the speakers at the MCEC mini-symposium. He was interviewed by MCEC PhDs Jeroen Vollenbroek and Anne-Eva Nieuwelink about his background and interest in theoretical chemistry, and the unavoidable change from fossil towards renewable sources:

“Very soon we will be able to sustainably produce certain base fuels at costs lower than through fossil resources. This will be the key moment, because then we will stop burning something as precious as oil, which in itself generates big problems because of the huge amounts of fuel that we need.  So here we have this very valuable chemical and what do we do? We burn it. I think it’s unavoidable that the situation will change in the next ten years.” Read the full interview here.