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Division of Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry is quantitative chemistry.
It is active at the overlap of physics, biology, medizine and chemistry.

It is one of the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry and is concerned with the
application of the
concepts and theories of physics to the
analysis of the chemical properties and the
reactive behaviour of matter


The EuChemS Division of Physical Chemistry
coordinates European activities in the field of Physical Chemistry regarding:

  • Scientific Exchange: conferences and workshops
  • Research: Interdisciplinary work
  • Education

Division Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer, & Steering Committee (Term: 2021-2023)


Division Chair:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek

University of Vienna, Department of Physical Chemistry, Währinger Strasse 42, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Telephone: +43 664 8175230





Prof. Dr. Giovanni Marletta

University of Catania, Department of Chemical Sciences, Viale Andrea Doria 6, I-95125 Catania, Italy

Telephone: +39 095 7385130





Prof. Dr. Gyözö G. Láng

Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Physical Chemistry, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary

Telephone: +36 1 372 2500 (ext. 1107)




Steering Committee:

Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery, University of Oldenburg, D;

Dr. Sylvie Choua, Université de Strasbourg, F;

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek, University of Jena, D;

Prof. Dr. Günter Grampp, Graz University of Technology, A;

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek, University of Vienna, A;

Prof. Dr. Gyözö G. Láng, Eötvös Loránd University, HU;

Prof. Dr. Eckart Rühl, Freie Universität Berlin, D;

Prof. Dr. Lindholm-Sethson, University of Umea, S;

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Marletta, University of Catania, I;

Prof. Dr. Claire Vallance, University of Oxford, GB;

Prof. Dr. Stefan Willitsch, University of Basel, CH;


Country First name Last name Email EuCheMS Member Society
A Wolfgang Kautek wolfgang.kautek[at]univie.ac.at Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCH)
CY Epameinondas Leontidis psleon[at]ucy.ac.cy Pancyprian Union of Chemists
CZ NN Ceská spolecnost Chemická
F Sylvie Choua sylvie.choua[at]unistra.fr Société Chimique de France
D Katharina Al-Shamery katharina.al.shamery[at]uni-oldenburg.de Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
D Eckart Rühl ruehl[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie (DBG)
H Gyözö Lang langgyg[at]chem.elte.hu Magyar Kémikusok Egyesülete
IL Joshua Jortner jortner[at]post.tau.ac.il Israel Chemical Society (ICS)
BG NN Bulgarian Chemical Society
I Giovanni Marletta gmarletta[at]unict.it Societa Chimica Italiana
NL Bert Weckhuisen B.M.Weckhuysen[at]uu.nl Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging (KNCV)
PL Krzysztof Winkler winkler[at]uwb.edu.pl Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne
P Amando J.L. Pombeiro pombeiro[at]ist.utl.pt Portuguese Electrochemical Society
P Manuel Piedade mepiedade[at]fc.ul.pt Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
RSB Vera Dondur edondur[at]ffh.bg.ac.rs Serbian Chemical Society
SK Dusan Velic velic[at]ilc.sk Slovenská chemická spolocnost
SLO Vojko Vlachy vojko.vlachy[at]fkkt.uni-lj.si Slovensko Kemijsko Društvo
E Inaki Tunón Ignacio.Tunon[at]uv.es Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica
E Laura Masgrau laura.masgrau[at]uab.cat Societat Catalana de Quimica
S Britta Lindholm-Sethson britta.sethson[at]chem.umu.se Svenska Kemistamfundet
CH Stefan Willitsch stefan.willitsch[at]unibas.ch Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft (SCG)
TR Sefik Suzer suzer[at]fen.bilkent.edu.tr Türkiye Kimya Dernegi
GB Claire Vallance claire.vallance[at]chem.ox.ac.uk Royal Society of Chemistry  (Faraday Division)
GR Ioannis Kapolos jkapolos[at]teikal.gr Greek Chemical Society
N Signe Kjelstrup signe.kjelstrup[at]ntnu.no Norvegian Chemical Society

Mission and Activtities

Mission of the EuCheMS Division of Physical Chemistry:

  • Coordination, initiation of vivid communication, and collaboration between the Divisions of Physical Chemistry of the respective European Chemical Societies.
  • Targeting cutting edge R&D-topics that can be best tackled by Physical Chemistry as e.g. energy conversion and storage, material resource saving chemical processes and manufacturing strategies.
  • Coordinating transdisciplinary research discussion where Physical Chemistry can play a pivotal role.
  • Quality assurance support of physical chemical education and teaching at European universities.
  • Scientific exchange particularly by conferences and workshops at budget-priced venues (e.g. the biannual EuChemS Physical Chemistry Conferences – ECPC).
  • Special attention to promotion of the careers of young scientists.
  • Bring academia, industry and decision-makers together.