The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 9TH EUROPEAN SILICON DAYS to be hosted in Saarbrücken (Germany) from September 9th to 12th, 2018.

In Honor of Prof. Robert West

The 9TH EUROPEAN SILICON DAYS will be held in honor of Prof. Robert  (“Bob”) WEST (University of Wisconsin) on occasion of his 90th birthday. His seminal work in many areas of silicon chemistry has inspired and will continue to inspire generations of silicon chemists. The Kipping Award in Organosilicon Chemistry (1970) and the WACKER Silicone Award (1989) are just two examples of the numerous honors Bob West received.

A tribute to Bob West by Anthony Millevolte and Matthias Driess can be downloaded here as a prepublication version (to appear in Phosphorus, Sulfur & Silicon)

The EUROPEAN SILICON DAYS are an unrivaled presentation and discussion platform for all aspects of silicon chemistry since its first opening in Munich almost twenty years ago.

We will bring together outstanding scientists and researchers from academia and industries, young academics, students and businessmen from Europe and around the world.

Topics of this conference will range from fundamental questions to applications and from molecules to materials, thus mirroring the importance of silicon-based materials and technologies in everyday life.

The highly prestigious WACKER Silicone Award will be granted to an internationally renowned silicon chemist during a special award ceremony as part of this conference.