On August 17th the Broekmann group went for a hiking tour to the famous Oeschinensee. The weather was almost perfect that day, mostly cloudy but sometimes rainy. The biggest attractions were the swimming activities in the alpine lake Oeschinensee and the view of the Alps. A particular highlight of the excursion was the BBQ activity by the lake, enabled us to enjoy the food as well as the view.
Alain Rieder (in the middle of the photo) received the Best Presentation Award on the First Year Graduate Student’s Symposium 2022.
Congratulations to Alain!
On August 12th the Broekmann and the Arenz groups went for a hiking tour to the Bernese Oberland. The biggest attractions were the swimming activities in the alpine lake Oberstockensee and anoramic view of the Alps at the top of the Stockhorn. A particular highlight of the excursion was the 30 minutes downhill trip back into the valley with scooter bikes (“Trotti-bikes”).
Single Cell application training took place on the 24-26 of November in collaboration with the Inselspital and with the support of Perkin Elmer.
On November 5th María de Jesús Gálvez Vázquez (second from the right, first row) delivered an invited talk at the 8th symposium of the SCCER ‘Heat and Electricity Storage’.
Her presentation was entitled
CO2 Electroreduction on Ag Catalysts under Controlled Mass Transport Conditions.
New ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) for highly accurate elemental analysis installed.
The instrument (NexION 2000, Perkin Elmer) is currently in the testing phase. Routine measurements will be carried out from November 2019 on.
Dr. Vitali Grozovski (scientist in charge) at the NexION 2000.
Nano-(electro)chemistry day at the high-school Lerbermatt in Köniz (https://www.lerbermatt.ch/home/).
The Interfacial Electrochemistry group at the DCB supported this event by carrying out experiments related to the synthesis of nanoparticles, the electrodeposition of metal foams and the electrochemical screeening of plating additives used for the advanced metallization of interconnect features in integrated circuits.
On June 6, 40 high-school students and teachers from the ‘Freies Gymnasium Bern’ (fgb, http://www.fgb.ch/) visited the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB). The particular focus of their lab tour was on the current CO2 research activities at the DCB.