Sonderforschungsbereich für Spitzenforschung in Chemie und Physik

International Conference on Bimetallic Complexes

The 4th international conference on Bimetallic Complexes will be located at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Tulla lecture hall (Bldg. 10.40, Campus Süd) from October 11th till 12th 2018 organized through the DFG funded Transregional Collaborative Research Center This conference is a continuation of our series starting 2012 at Kaiserslautern and continued 2013 at Karlsruhe and 2016 at Kaiserslautern. The aim of this conference is to learn about the latest developments in the synthesis of such complexes and their application in magnetism, catalysis and photochemistry. It will provide scientists the opportunity to exchange their experiences, and to meet and team with the 3MET researchers. In past conferences, many renowned speakers including Tobin Marks, Pierre Braunstein, Felix Tuczek and Thorsten Glaser in 2012, Makasatsu Shibasaki, Klaus Kern, Julia Laskin, Mark Johnson, Roberta Sessoli A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Franc Meyer in 2013 and Rhett Kempe, Matthias Tamm, Paul Chirik, Jürgen Heck, Jeffrey Long, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Birgit Weber, Evan Williams, Roland Mitric in 2016 presented their research. This year our progam includes again various interesting scientific topics and speakers. We invite you to visit our site and register to this event!



The registration and abstract submission is open.

Further actual information can be found on the conference homepage.


Child Day Care

Close to our lecture hall, a day care possiblity exists. Patricipants with child are encouraged to mail us, if they are in need of a place.


For immediate requests please contact prosenc(at)

Scientific commite:

Prof. Dr. Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, TUK

Prof. Dr. Manfred M. Kappes, KIT

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse, KIT

Prof. Dr. Markus Gerhards, TUK

Prof. Dr. Peter Roesky, KIT

Prof. Dr. Christoph van Wüllen, TUK


Local organizing commite:

Dr. Marc Heinrich Prosenc

Dr. Christian Röthig

Preliminary Program

Thursday 11.10. 

09:30 Coffee and Registration (Halle Tulla) 9:55-10:00 Opening Remarks (Tulla HS)

09:55-10:00 Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg - Opening Remarks

10:00-10:50 Nick Chilton -The University of Manchester, UK (A)

  f-Elements as a Playground for Magnetic Phenomena

10:50-11:40 Jürgen Schnack - Universität Bielefeld (A)

 High Spin Cycles: Topping the Spin Record for a Single Molecule verging on Quantum Criticality 

11:40-14:00 Lunch and Poster Session (Halle Tulla) 

14:00-14:50 Wolfgang Wernsdorfer - KIT Karlsruhe (A)

 Nuclear spin qudit cooperativity induced by electronic spin coupling

14:50-15:40 Paula Diaconescu - UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (B)

 Redox switchable catalysis

15:40-16:10 Coffee Break (Halle Tulla)

16:10-17:00 Chistine Thomas - Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (B)

 New Frontiers in Metal-Metal Bonding and Reactivity of Early/Late Heterobimetallic Complexes

17:00-17:30 Claudia Bizzarri - KIT Karlsruhe (B)

 Dinuclear Cu(I) complexes as photosensitisers in artificial photosynthesis

17:30-18:00 Sabine Becker - TU Kaiserslautern (B)

 µ4-oxido copper clusters: from undesired side products to redox catalysis

18:30-  Conference Dinner


Friday 12.10.

09:00-09:50 Jana Roithova – Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (C)

  Spectroscopy of reactive metal complexes in a cold trap

09:50-10:20 Benjamin Stadtmüller - TU Kaiserslautern (C)

 Manipulating metal-organic complexes on surfaces by the molecule-surface bonding

10:20-10:50 Coffee Break (Halle Tulla)

10:50-11:40 Irene Burghardt Universität Frankfurt(C)

  Ultrafast carbon monoxide photolysis and heme spin-crossover in myoglobin: A spin-vibronic quantum-dynamical picture

11:40-12:20 Wim Klopper - KIT(C)

  TD-DFT and Bethe-Salpeter approaches for excited states of transition-metal complexes

12:20-12:30 Manfred Kappes -Closing Remarks and Farewell, , KIT Karlsruhe

Hotel List

Holiday Inn Express

Zimmerstraße 8

76137 Karlsruhe

Tel. 0721 464600



Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe

Ettlinger Straße 23

76137 Karlsruhe

Tel. 0721 37270



Ibis Hotel

Poststraße 1

76137 Karlsruhe

Tel. 0721 352320



Hotel Hoepfner Burghof

Haid-und-Neu-Straße 18

76131 Karlsruhe

Tel. 0721 622644

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