Operando VII

Sunstar Hotel (Grindelwald)

Sunstar Hotel


Dorfstrasse 168, 3818 Grindelwald Switzerland
Davide Ferri (Paul Scherrer Institut), Maarten Nachtegaal (Paul Scherrer Institut)

Welcome to the webpage of Operando VII - the 7th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy.


Because of the pandemic situation, Operando VII is moved further to Spring 2023

The main objective of this congress is to bring researchers together to discuss the progress of operando methodologies, i.e. characterization of functional materials in their working state. In operando studies, physicochemical methods probe the behavior of working materials while their performance is measured simultaneously. The operando approach is suited to elucidate catalyst structure-activity relationships at the molecular level.

Both academia and industry recognize the importance of this approach that is now a well-established research area in catalysis.

This event follows the congress series of 2003 (Lunteren, The Netherlands), 2006 (Toledo, Spain), 2009 (Rostock, Germany), 2012 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), 2015 (Deauville, France) and 2018 (Estepona, Spain).

The scientific program will consist of invited plenary lectures and contributed oral and poster presentations covering operando studies about the synthesis and equilibration/activation of catalysts, their behavior under operation and their deactivation.

A commercial exhibition related to catalyst characterization will be held during the congress.