Basic Info

The Nano-Research Center NETZ/CENIDE of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the CAR-Center Automotive Research and D+S Automotive are jointly organizing the annual RUHR Symposium. With the RUHR Symposium we want to deepen the cooperation between industry and research and create a exchange forum for ideas and innovations in the field of functional materials. The industry and its top managers/developers will meet top researchers and discuss current facets of functional materials from the material level to the application.

Prominent keynote speakers regularly enrich the event: In previous years, for example, we were able to welcome the EVONIK CEO, Prof. Dr. Klaus Engel, the CEO of BP Europa SE, Michael Schmidt or Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for chemical energy conversion. 


Universität Duisburg-Essen
Campus Duisburg
Forsthausweg 1
47057 Duisburg


October 9, 2019

Past Speakers

  • Dr. Werner Müller
    Chairman of the Executive Board of the RAG Foundation
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG
  • Chong-Jo Cha
    Leader of development
    LG Chem Europe GmbH
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade
    Institute for Particle Technology
    Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Dr. Andreas Docter
    Director of eDrive Components
    Daimler AG
  • Dr. Oliver Schauerte
    Head of Materials Science in Corporate Research
    Volkswagen AG
  • Christoph Fehrenbacher
    Executive Director European Tech Center
    A123Systems Ltd.
  • Dr. Jong Han Rhee
    Vice President Samsung
    SDI Europe GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
    Director at the Max Institut für Kohlenforschung
    Vice President of the Max Planck Society
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Engel
    Evonik Industries
  • Michael Schmidt
    BP Europa SE
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
    Founding Director
    Max Planck Institute for Chem. Energy Conversion
  • Dr. Klaus Streubel
    Director R&D
  • Dr. Andreas Eppinger
    Group Vice President Technology Management
    Johnson Controls Automotive Seating

Target Group / Structure

Board members, managing directors, senior executives, developers, researchers in the field of Functional Materials

Number of Participants

> 200 Participants