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European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)

The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) brings together chemistry related organisations throughout Europe to provide a single voice on key science and policy issues, based on expert scientific knowledge.

"Europe Should Be a Chemical Free Zone"

If you want to change this common unscientific misconception, then EuCheMS is for YOU!
Join us in co-creating The Voice for Chemistry in Europe by filling in this form.
To know more, read the letter from Prof David Cole-Hamilton, EuCheMS President.



Zero Carbon Energy - The Future

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
27th May, 2015

Registration is available here.
Leaflet with abstracts is available here.

Following a discussion on climate change, leading chemists will discuss possible ways in which energy can be provided with no greenhouse gas emissions.

14:00 The Energy Trilemma - Developing Energy FuturesMercedes Maroto Valer, Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

14:40 Molecular Engineering of Sensitizers and Redox Mediators for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells - Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

15:20 Artificial Photosynthesis - Hydrogen from Solar Driven Water Splitting - James Durrant, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London

16:00 Hydrogen Storage Using Aromatic Hydrocarbons – The Solution for Mobile Applications? - Peter Wasserscheid, Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 

16:40 Networking reception

(Re)searching for Jobs

Brussels, Belgium
2 June, 2015

During the workshop (Re)searching for Jobs, chaired by Catherine Stihler, MEP you will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that young university graduates face when entering the labour market.

Registration is available here.
Leaflet with programme and abstracts is available here.
Poster for the event is available here.

9:30     Coffee and Registration

10:00   Setting the Scene - Catherine Stihler, MEP

10:15   Helping Students into the Job Market - David Cole-Hamilton, EuCheMS President, University of St Andrews

10:30   The Professional Status of European Chemists and Chemical Engineers - Reiner Salzer, Dresden University of Technology

11:00   Employability for Graduates and the Role of the EU - Margaret Waters, European Commission, DG Education and Culture

11:15   A View of a Young Scientist - Cristina Todasca, University Politehnica of Bucharest

11:30   Industrial Employability: Soft Skills Enhancing Scientific Know-How - Viviana Fluxà, CSL Behring

11:45   Employment Trends among Chemists in the US - Elizabeth C. McGaha, American Chemical Society (video presentation)

12:00   Panel Discussion and Conclusions

12:20   Closing Remarks - Catherine Stihler, MEP

12:30   Light Buffet Lunch

For more information please contact secretariat(at)


Expo 2015 - The Chemist towards Europe and the World

EXPO 2015 will take place in Milan, Italy. The main theme will be 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. EuCheMS and the Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici believe that EXPO 2015 will be an amazing opportunity to raise awareness to the importance of chemical sciences in society. It will also provide an important forum of exchange of ideas between scientists, young researchers and the general public.

With these objectives in mind, a series of EuCheMS-CNC talks, The Chemist towards Europe and the World, will take place during the Expo2015:

11 May 2015, 15:00 @ Palazzo delle Stelline - Corso Magenta 61, Milano
Towards a Circular Economy ? Catalysis for the Production of Biomass- Based Building Blocks, Bert M. Weckhuysen – Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Sciences- Utrecht University, The Netherlands

11 June 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Where food begins : The role of soils for food security and food safety, Luca Montanarella- European Commission- Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on soil (ITPS), DG JRC- Ispra

23 June 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Problems of Chemical Safety of Foods and Drinks, Valery S. Petrosyan- Research Center “Ecology and Health” Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Russia

7 July 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Following Function in Real Time : New Spectroscopic and Diffraction Methods for Studying Structure and Dynamics in Batteries and Superconductors, Claire Grey. Department of Chemistry. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook, USA

2 September 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Water - Basis for Life - Fritz Frimmel - Karlsruhe Institute for Technology ( KIT ) Germany, Professor for Water-Chemistry

29 September 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Molecular Secrets of the Italian Gastronomy, Rosangela Marchelli - University of Parma

2 October 2015, 16:00 @ Italian Pavilion
Food Allergens and New Food - Rosangela Marchelli
The water problem in Europe - Fritz Frimmel
Summarising outcomes of the International Conferences - Sergio Facchetti    


EuCheMS Year Book 2014

EuCheMS Year Book 2014 is now available! Read it to know all about EuCheMS 2014 activities, Divisions and Working Parties, members, awards, and much more.