On June 14 and 15, 2023, the 10th German-Japanese Symposium on Electrosynthesis (GJSE) occurred at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan. The Japanese committee consisting of Prof. Dr. Mahito Atobe (Yokohama National University), Prof. Dr. Takashi Yamamoto (Keio University), and Prof. Dr. Naoki Shida, co-chair (Yokohama National University), invited the German electrosynthesis community.
The GJSE was established in Bonn, Germany, in 2010 as a fruitful series of meetings of the most renowned players in organic electrosynthesis from both countries. Since then, the meetings have been held alternately in Japan and Germany. This symposium aims to strengthen collaboration and knowledge exchange in this promising and highly interdisciplinary field that brings together organic chemists, electrochemists, materials scientists, and engineers. The focus is bringing together the top electrosynthesis talent from Germany and Japan to foster a vibrant knowledge exchange. The synergy between these two robust communities is significant as their expertise seamlessly complements each other.
This year, 5 PIs from the BMBF-Zukunftscluster ETOS - Electrifiying Technical Organic Syntheses gave invited talks: Prof. Dr. Siegfried R. Waldvogel (ETOS spokesperson, JGU Mainz), Prof. Dr.-Ing Ulrike Krewer (ETOS co-speaker, KIT Karlsruhe), Prof. Dr. Till Opatz (JGU Mainz), Dr. Philipp Röse (KIT Karlsruhe), and Dr. Moritz Mann (JGU Mainz).
ETOS was a frequent topic in the presentations and a topic of conversation in personal exchanges. This and future GJSE events will contribute to the international success of ETOS.