Events & Workshops

Workshop electrochemical and electrical characterization of films of coordination network compounds

Date: Wednesday/Thursday 27-28 June 2018

Venue: Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Campus Oldenburg Wechloy, Carl von Ossietzky Street 9-11, Room W3 1-130

For direction including direction inside the building see:

Contact: Pouya Hosseini Yazdeli (, Gunther Wittstock (, Michael Wark (


The workshop provides an introduction for the PhD students of the DRG Priority Program “Coordination Networks: Building Blocks for Functional Systems” to electrical and electrochemical characterization of coordination network compounds prepared as films on surfaces. Conductivity of such compounds is a key parameter for their use in many applications in the area of sensing and energy conversion devices. The workshop program consists of tutorial lectures, some lab demonstrations of equipment and an informal discussion between the participating PhD students and postdocs.

Participates are invited to bring posters with their results and problems in the area of film preparation for electrical and electrochemical measurements to facilitate the discussion.


The workshop will give an introduction in the observation of redox transition in films of coordination network compounds and the assignment of transitions with the help of spectroscopic experiments conducted simultaneously with electrochemical measurements. In this context, references from coordination compounds in solution are important to consider as well as the differences in charge transport, if those centers are assembled to films. Electrical conduction in coordination network compounds is also possible in dry state. For the characterization of electrical and thermal conductivity, a set of powerful methods established in solid state physics can be used to characterize films of coordination network compounds, provides that suitable films can be prepared on test chips. The principle of the methods and the requirements of suitable sample preparation will be highlighted. The workshop program will be concluded by an overview of impedance and NMR methods to characterize ionic conductivity in porous solids.

Preliminary schedule:

27 June 2018:

13:00 arrival of participants (Munich-Oldenburg 07:19-13:23, 1 change; Karlsruhe-Oldenburg 07:00-13:03, 2 changes; Stuttgart-Oldenburg 07:25-13:23, 2 changes; if this is not possible arrival on 26 June 2018 and two overnight stays might be necessary)

14:00-19:00, 3 lectures á 90 min, lab demonstration retreat of students for dinner and informal discussion

28. June 2018:

8:30-12:00, 2 lectures á 90 min

12:45-14:15, poster discussion

Major location of COORNET groups can be reached by train leaving Oldenburg15:35


Sonia Castellanos Ortega, Amsterdam

Engelbert Redel, Karlsruhe

Helmut Baumgart,Norfolk VA, USA (Mercator fellow of the DFG Priority Program)

Patrick Bottke, Oldenburg

Gunther Wittstock, Oldenburg

Registration Please register over the COORNET web page following the link

Please indicate if you will bring a poster. COORNET will support the participation of PhD students of the COORNET program as well as of associated researchers by covering the travel costs and a hotel accommodation in Oldenburg.


1st International Symposium H07 of Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices, at the AiMES 2018 Fall Meeting of the Electrochemical Society

1st International Symposium H07 of Electronic, Thermal, and Electrochemical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Technology, Applications, and Emerging Devices,
at the AiMES 2018 Fall Meeting of the Electrochemical Society (September 30 - October 4, 2018) in Cancun, Mexico.

Lead Organizer: Engelbert Redel
Co-organizers: Helmut Baumgart, Gunther Wittstock, Christof Wöll, Jinxuan Liu,
Hiroshi Kitagawa, Mark Allendorf
Sponsoring Divisions: Electronics and Photonics, Energy Technology, Organic and BiologicalElectrochemistry, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry

During recent years research on electronic and electrochemical properties of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) based thin film materials and applications has created a new research field for specific functionalization of interfaces and surfaces. The work of various international research groups has contributed to discoveries of new physicochemical properties of MOFs with high application potentials. MOF synthesis and characterization have been supported by recent advances in theoretical models leading to better understanding of the fundamental materials science of MOFs. Today, highly porous and layered MOF materials have been successfully integrated into new technological applications ranging from microelectronics to sensors, batteries and photovoltaic devices as well as to functional thin film materials in the field of electrochemistry, optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, magnetism, data storage as well as to photo-/electrocatalysis chemical reactors and gas storage.

Call for Papers
The 1st International Symposium sponsored by the Electronics and Photonics Division of the Electrochemical Society brings together researchers in chemistry, materials science, physics, devices and process engineers and related interdisciplinary areas, to seek and capture the state-of-the art in MOF based fundamental aspects and latest technological applications. This symposium offers a new interdisciplinary and international platform, and aims to contribute towards advancing the fundamental understanding of the layered MOF thin films and aiming to improve technological applications thereof. Original contributions are solicited that cover all fundamental and applied aspects including electronic, thermal and electrochemical transport properties and phenomena, device/ system fabrication and integration of MOF thin films into emerging technological device applications. All oral presentations will be grouped into topical sessions. Invited Keynote speakers will present critical reviews covering recent advances and future directions in the diverse field of fundamental and applied MOF properties.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

M. Dincă
N. B. Shustova
P. Falcaro
A. A. Talin
R. Fischer
H. Kitagawa, University of Kyoto, Japan
A. Terfort
T. Bein
B. Chen
G. Xu
C. Wilmer
A. Shekha
J. Hupp
R. Banerjee

Please consider to present your work at this specialty MOF Symposium and join us at The AiMES 2018 ECS Fall Meeting. Our Symposium H07 will take place at the beautiful Moon Palace Resort in Cancun/Mexico:

You can find the full write-up for this symposium on the website of the Electrochemical Society,

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for the symposium H07 should be submitted electronically to the ECS headquarter website and any questions and inquiries should be sent to the organizers.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

An enhanced edition of the ECS Transactions is planned to be available at the Meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are strongly encouraged to send their full text manuscript for the issue no later than June 29, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online and must be either in MS Word or PDF format.


Start-up Support for up to three Junior Research Group Leaders

Call for Nomination


COORNETs Workshop (Reisenburg)

COORNETs Workshop (Reisenburg)

Tuesday, September 19th (from 18 o'clock) since September 20th (9-17 o'clock)

Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg

Workshop Registration deadline: 25.08.2017

Program will follow soon


Please register by mail to: and


COORNETs Kick-Off Meeting

COORNETs Kick-Off Meeting

Monday,January 30th 9-17 IAS TUM,

Garching Hotel Reservation: Motel-One Garching Deadline 19.12.2016

Programm Anfahrtsskizze TUM - Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)