After a two-year break the EMEA Workshop finally took place on-site again in June 2022. 77 participants from 17 nations had the opportunity to experience many interesting talks and poster presentations.

Material developments and ion exchange membrane based systems for energy applications will be discussed by representatives from research and industry with the focus set on anion exchange membranes. In addition to invited and contributed talks a poster exhibition offers scientists and especially young researchers and students the opportunity to present their work. A price for the best poster will be awarded. An opening presentation of the NEWELY project followed by a Welcome Reception and the conference dinner will provide additional opportunities for lively scientific exchange in a familiar atmosphere.

Invited Speakers

  • David Aili (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Shannon Boettcher (University of Oregon, USA)
  • Dario Dekel (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Lorenz Gubler (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • Patric Jannasch (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Kenji Miyatake (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
  • Ryan Ouimet (NEL, USA)
  • Jan-Justus Schmidt (Enapter, Germany/Italy)
  • John Varcoe (University of Surrey, UK)

Call for Papers

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for contributed talks and for poster presentations until April 24th, 2023. Please use the provided template. At a later date they will get a confirmation if the abstract has been accepted and whether it will be an oral or poster presentation at the EMEA2023 workshop. A price will be granted for the best poster.


Please register online by May 5th, 2023 here.


We thank our sponsoring partners for their active support.


The spa town Bad Zwischenahn is located in the north-west of Germany and is a famous recreational area because of its colorful flowering rhododendron shrubs and park-like landscape. The city can be reached conveniently by train or by car. Airports are Amsterdam, Bremen and Hamburg, the nearest airport is Bremen Airport.

The Workshop will be held at the conference and golfing hotel “Hansens Haus am Meer“, which is located directly in the spa gardens at the lake “Zwischenahner Meer”, the third largest lake in Lower Saxony.


Bad Zwischenahn has a range of hotels in a variety of price categories. Rooms can also be booked at the conference hotel „Hansens Haus am Meer“.

If you are interested in booking a room in the conference hotel for your overnight stay in Bad Zwischenahn, you can do so by writing an email directly to the hotel ( Rooms are 120.00 € per night. Please refer to the workshop when booking.

Hansens Haus am Meer Hotel
Auf dem Hohen Ufer 25
26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
Phone: +49 4403 940-0


By Plane:
The nearest international airport is Bremen, which is 60 km from Bad Zwischenahn.

By Train:
Bad Zwischenahn has a train station that is served by trains from the rail transport providers “Deutsche Bahn” ( and “Regio-S-Bahn” (
The “Hansens Haus am Meer” hotel offers a free shuttle service from the train station to the hotel on request.

By Car:
Coming from Bremen (A28):
Follow the A28 autobahn in the directions for Oldenburg / Emden / Leer. In Oldenburg, at the interchange “Oldenburg West“ continue to Emden / Leer on the A28. Leave the autobahn at the exit ramp No. 9 “Neuenkruge” and follow the road signposts to Bad Zwischenahn.

Coming from Leer / Netherlands (A31):
Change to the A31 autobahn at the “Leer” junction and follow the A28 in the direction for Oldenburg. Leave the autobahn at the exit ramp No. 8 “Zwischenahner Meer” and follow the road signs to Bad Zwischenahn.

Organising Committee

Dr Corinna Harms – DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (Germany)
Prof Dirk Henkensmeier – Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, South Korea)
Prof Artur Michalak – Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)

The EMEA Workshop 2023 is organised by DLR and supported by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, South Korea) and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)