Wednesday, 8 November 2023


Welcome by the organizers

10:45 – 12:30
Assembly and disassembly of safe advanced materials
Chair: Andreas Fery
10:45 ⭐
End-of-life perspective for advanced energy storage, mobility and electronics technology materials: a gateway to a sustainable circular economy Ajay B Patil, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), Freiberg, Germany (invited)
Synthesis and recycling of MXene electrodes for high performance energy storage Volker Presser, Energy Materials, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
A Multimodal Approach to Quantify Surface Functional Groups and Ligands on Amorphous Silica Nanoparticles Isabella Tavernaro, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Division Biophotonics, Berlin, Germany
11:50 ☆
Advanced Materials – How to handle them in Industry? Jonas Schubert, DermaPurge GmbH, Dresden, Germany (invited industry talk)
Design and synthesis of high Tg thermoplastic polyhydroxyurethanes by reactive extrusion Arpan Datta Sarma, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00
Sustainable approaches to advanced materials
Chair: Annette Kraegeloh
13:30 ⭐
Safe and Sustainable-by-Design and challenges for Advanced Materials Hubert Rauscher, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy (invited)

14:00 – 15:00
Moderation: Annette Kraegeloh & Christian Roßner
Electro-transformation of CO2 to carbon nanomaterials ; Apostolos Segkos, UP Catalyst, Tallinn, Estonia
Moderated podium discussion

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00
Advanced materials in the environment
Chair: Ludger Wessjohann
15:30 ⭐
Degradation and disassembly concepts for tackling plastic pollution Seema Agarwal, Macromolecular Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany (invited)
16:05 ⭐
Microfibers in the marine environment: from analytical challenges to bio-inspired solutions Francesco Saliu, Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy (invited)
Plastic particles as a food source and their incorporation in tests of large benthic foraminifera Marlena Joppien, Geoecology and Carbonate Sedimentology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

17:00 – 19:00
Poster session & drinks
Poster session 📊
Cocktails 🥂

Thursday, 9 November 2023

9:00 – 10:45
Impact of advanced materials on human health
Chair: Roel Schins
9:00 ⭐
Predictive 3D lung models to assess the hazard of aerosolized (advanced) materials Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, BioNanomaterials group, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland (invited)
9:35 ⭐
Impact and mechanisms of action of metal-based nanomaterials on bioavailability and cell toxicity in advanced lung cell systems Andrea Hartwig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Biosciences (IAB), Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Karlsruhe, Germany (invited)
10:10 ⭐
Specific toxicity of CeO2-nanoparticles Dirk Walter, Laboratories of Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Occupational and Social Medicine & Institute of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryJustus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany (invited)

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30
Moderation: Lorenz Kampschulte
Communicating nanotechnology in museums – insights from experience: Lorenz Kampschulte, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
DaNa4 – Facts on Advanced Materials for interested persons: Dana Kühnel, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany
Communication format 360° videos: Robin Wagner, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Tübingen, Germany
Discussion and possibility to explore innovative outreach materials

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00
Advanced Materials for safe therapeutic applications
Chair: Christoph van Thriel
13:30 ⭐
Elucidating biological response in vitro of two-dimensional Ti3C2Tx MXene Agnieszka Jastrzębska, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw, Poland (invited)
Ag@TiO2 nanoparticles as photoacoustic contrast agent Ana Carolina Alves da Rocha Vale, Department of Fundamental Chemistry, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
3D in vitro models of the intestine for safety testing of advanced materials Angela A. M. Kämpfer, IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany
14:50 ⭐
Seeing is more than believing: How bioimaging contributes to understand advanced materials-cell interactions Annette Kraegeloh, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Advanced Materials Safety group, Saarbrücken, Germany

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:45
Young scientists’ forum
Chair: Christian Roßner
Polymer/inorganic core-satellite nanoclusters as model systems to understand the fate of nanohybrid materials in biological media Olga Kuharenko, Leibniz‐Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V., Dresden, Germany
Mechanisms of cellular uptake and toxicity of micro and nanofibers in intestine and lung cell models Fulden Candar, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany
Impact of Advanced Materials on Human Health: Dissolution Control of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications Arianna Borgers, Department of Toxicology, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund, Germany
The Power of Metabolomics in Advanced Materials Research Elana Kysil, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle (Saale), Germany
Using immersive 360° videos for science communication on the safety of advanced materials Robin Wagner, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen, Germany

17:00 – 18:00
Annual meeting of the Leibniz Research Alliance Advanced Materials Safety
Internal meeting

19:00 – xx
Conference dinner
Qu4rtier, Europaallee 25a, 66113 Saarbrücken

Friday, 10 November 2023

9:00 – 10:45
Predicting effects of advanced materials by computational modeling
Chair: Suman Pokhrel
9:00 ⭐
The future of materials science and engineering: How to participate and get the most out of the digital transformation Chris Eberl, Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg & University of Freiburg, Micromechanics and Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg, Germany (invited)
9:35 ⭐
Autonomous decision support for nanosafety Robert Rallo, Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland (WA), USA (invited)
Computing infrastructure for the definition, performance testing and implementation of safe-by-design approaches in nanotechnology supply chains Alberto Larraz, ITENE, Technological Institute of Packaging, Transport and Logistics, Valencia, Spain

Coffee break

What do chemistry and advanced material safety data have in common?, Christian Bonatto Minella, FIZ Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Error culture in science, John Jolliffe, Department of Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
From ELNs to Smart Labs and interconnected repositories, Nicole Jung, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe, Germany
Evaluation and quality of data on the safety of advanced materials, Katja Nau, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI), Karlsruhe, Germany

Closing session

Lunch break and goodbyes 🥪 🤝 🕺
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