1st International Conference on Nanoscale Catalysis and Energy Conversion

The OPERANDO SPM 2023 conference aims at bringing together scientists, engineers and students with an interest in operando measurement techniques, including scanning probe microscopy (SPM), spectroscopy, and related modelling. The capability to carry out imaging or localized measurements under relevant environmental conditions (in situ) or during chemical reactions (operando) offers immense potential for research in the fields of electrocatalysis, energy conversion and storage, as well as energy materials. Our conference will provide an inspiring environment for discussing cutting-edge topics in electro-/photocatalysis, batteries, and photovoltaics. Leading experts will present the latest advancements in these scientific areas and related in situ / operando measurement techniques for nanoscale analysis of functional interfaces.

We look forward to welcoming students, early career scientists, and experts at the historic Harnack House, the conference venue of the Max Planck Society. Situated in Dahlem, a picturesque district in Berlin, the venue shares its surroundings with prominent research institutions including the Fritz Haber Institute and the Freie Universität Berlin. Join us for a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge!


We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming conference will feature 28 amazing speakers, including keynote lectures, invited speakers, and contributed talks.


The future of operando microscopy and spectroscopy and its relevance for technological innovation will be topic of a panel discussion. It will take place as concluding session on Nov 16th afternoon (Moderator: Dr. Davide Esposito, Editor-in-Chief Nature Catalysis).

You can find the programme and abstract book here:


Registration closed

Conference fee

  • 250 EUR Early-Bird (until October 7th)
  • 300 EUR
  • 250 EUR for Students and PhD Candidates

Registration deadline is November 01st

The fee covers:

  • Registration for the Conference
  • Lunch at the conference site (2 days)
  • Coffee breaks


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