The Organizers of the 1st European Conference on Physical and Theroretical Chemistry wish to thank all the 150 attendees from more than 15 countries, who contributed to the success of the conference with 70 oral presentations by invited and contributed speakers and 90 poster presentations.


Zammù TV, the official web tv of the University of Catania, has realized a video interview (here the full article in italian) with Prof. Marletta, Prof. Coluccia, Prof. Sariciftci and Prof. Rühl.

Conference organizers wish to remind authors of the possibility of publish their original work presented at the 1st European Conference on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry in a Special Issue of Zeitschrift fuer Physikalische Chemie.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed. The strict deadline for submission of contributions to this Special Issue is October 15, 2015.

For any further information, please contact Prof. E. Rühl.

An European Framework for Physical Chemistry

Conferences on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry have primarily been held to date by individual scientific organizations. There, mostly specialized subjects are discussed providing a disciplinary or interdisciplinary foundation for scientific exchange.

Large conferences covering all major contemporary subjects of physical and theoretical chemistry are only regularly held in some European countries. To date a broad platform on the European scale is missing for offering on a regular basis contacts between European researchers from physical and theoretical chemistry.

First attempts for filling this need were made in 2011 by the Physical Chemistry Division of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) by inviting colleagues from European countries to the German Physical Chemistry Meeting. In the following year a sequence of sessions on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry was offered for the first time at the 4th European Chemistry Congress in Prague.

The next step for shaping the joint European community in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry is proposed by launching a new biannual conference series starting in 2015, which alternates with the European Chemistry Congress series, allowing for the community to meet regularly every year on a European level. The first conference will be held at the University of Catania (Sicily, Italy) and the following biannual conferences will be hosted by different European institutions.


The primary goal of the 1st European Conference on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry is to bring researchers who are interested in this subject and adjacent scientific disciplines together in order to discuss timely issues of research at the frontier of science.

This includes both fundamental and applied research. This conference will be of crucial importance for shaping the European scientific community, providing a forum allowing a wide cross-fertilization, facilitating and broadening scientific collaborations, and improving funding perspectives on a European scale.

Specific emphasis is put on the role of young researchers who are strongly encouraged to join this conference.



• Scientific sessions focusing "hot" current subjects of physical and theoretical chemistry

• Plenary talks given by outstanding scientists

• Progress reports given by established researchers

• Hot topics presented by young scientists

• Poster session

• Industrial exhibit

• Awards for young researchers

• Publication of the scientific contributions in a peer reviewed journal

• Moderate registration fees

• Opening reception and social dinner

• Excursions to Catania and Sicily