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New Workshop Series

Sustainable Development through Scientific Collaboration

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Interested in learning more on sustainability?

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Germany Chapter and the Materials Research Society (MRS) International Chapter at the
University of Cologne have the great pleasure to invite you to an International Online Workshop on "Sustainable Growth through Scientific Collaboration", which
aims to discuss the importance of sustainability in scientific research and their impact on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).
The aim of this two-hour workshop is to raise the general awareness of the nexus between materials, materials research, and sustainable laboratory practices
to support the UNSDG.

Why should I participate: To experience an interactive discussion and training session that will enable you to champion the UNSDGs!
When: The workshop will be held via zoom on 28th September from 2:00 to 4:00 pm CET (9:00 to 11:00 pm JST; 8:00 to 10:00 pm CST; 5:00 to 7:00 am PT; 8:00 to 10:00 am ET).
Who should participate: Scientists interested in learning and implementing sustainable laboratory practices.


Gandhi in the 21st Century

Together with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the ACerS and MRS University Chapter Cologne organized an event focussing on the role of Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi in the 21st Century. Birad Rajaram Yajnik, trustee of Indira Ghandi National Centre for the Arts and holder of one of the largest private collections of memorabilia on Mahatma Gandhi will give a talk on Friday, August, 21st from 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (IST). Gandhi has and still does influence our way of thinking and his role in the peaceful revolution of India is undoubtably one of the most impressive acts for freedom. This year, Gandhi would have turned 150 years old and it would be interesting to know what he would have to say...

You can register for the invent at this link: https://siddhi.iitm.ac.in/

This event is jointly organized by The American Ceramic Society Germany Chapter and MRS/E-MRS International Chapter.

Did you miss the event? No problem! You can watch it on Youtube!

International Workshop on Advanced Materials Challenges for Health and Alternative Energy Solutions (AMAES-VIIII)

Following the very successful NANOmed Summer and Winter School series that was established in 2016 in Germany, the Winter School 2020 was organized as fifth consecutive School, this time for the first time in China. From January 10th until January 16th, all participants of the Winter School had the chance to discuss current state-of-the-art technologies for renewable energy sources and health applications and additionally got in contact with the Chinese culture, tea and food.

As a continuous tradition during the last years, all Winter School attendees also had the chance to participate in the 21st International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design (ISEPD2020), which was held from January 12 to 15, 2020 in Yantai, China. A wide variety of eco-material topics were covered in the program with several parallel sessions and plenary lectures to discuss the most recent innovations, trends, challenges and solutions adopted for greener technological solutions. All participants had the opportunity to give a talk on their recent research results and discuss their scientific achievements with international professionals. Especially, advanced energy conversion and storage topics, as well as environmental protection materials have been widely discussed and potential cooperation partners in the field of water splitting and hydrogen production were identified.
One of the major aspects of this meeting was set onto sustainability, which nowadays plays a critical role not only in Germany and China, but worldwide. As part of the Cologne Winter School, a Sino-German workshop was therefore organized on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were defined by the United Nations in 2015 to make the world a more sustainable place by 2030. Within this workshop, participants learned in gamification events on the content of the SDGs that cover besides environmental issues such as climate change also societal aspects related to poverty, hunger and peace and economical aspects like sustainable growth and innovation. Interactive sessions allowed all participants to vividly discuss on sustainability issues they are facing during their research but also during their everyday life and finished with a brainstorming session of what everyone of us could change in the future.