2nd Circular Joint ACRITAS & MAINZ Summer School: "Investigating the Solid-Liquid Interface"

Monday, September 14th 2015 afternoon – Thursday, September 17th 2015 noon


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


The summer school is dedicated to elucidate fundamental processes at the solid-liquid interface. The school offers introductory lectures on physico-chemical concepts, electrochemistry and state-of-the-art theoretical approaches. An emphasis will be on scanning force microscopy and related techniques for providing nano-scale insight into structure and processes at the solid-liquid Interface.

Local Organizers

Angelika Kühnle, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Stefan Weber, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Rüdiger Berger, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Dario Anselmetti, Bielefeld
Hans-Jürgen Butt, Mainz
Adam Foster, Helsinki
Takeshi Fukuma, Kanazawa
Hiroshi Onishi, Kobe
Peter Spijker, Helsinki
Siegfried Waldvogel, Mainz


  • Introduction to physico-chemical concepts for describing the solid-liquid interface
  • Introduction to electrochemistry
  • High-resolution imaging with the scanning force microscope
  • Force spectroscopy
  • Hydration layer mapping
  • Theoretical concepts for elucidating the solid-liquid Interface


Please register until July 15th 2015 at the latest by sending an E-Mail to interfaces@uni-mainz.de with the following information:

Registration fee

The registration fee is 250 € including coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner.
Bank account: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz, Deutsche Bundesbank Filiale Mainz, IBAN: DE25 5500 0000 0055 0015 11, BIC: MARKDEF 1550

Please do not forget to add the following number as reason for payment: 6101 28286 9632024


We have reserved several rooms for workshop participants at a special rate. Please make your own booking and refer to the ACRITAS SUMMER SCHOOL workshop to get access to the reserved rooms: