The DIPC School on Photo and ElectroCatalysis at the Atomic Scale (PECAS 2019), organized by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), will take place in Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country (Spain) from August 27th to 30th, 2019.

 PECAS 2019 is aimed at promoting interdisciplinary discussion of scientists in the material science and photoelectrochemistry fields in addition to presentation of new results, ideas and methods to understand the catalyst-electrolyte interface at an atomic level.

 The seminars will be delivered at the postgraduate level in the fields of surface science and electrochemistry, but three introductory lectures -surface science, electrochemistry and theoretical methods- will be specially addressed to introduce master and graduate students from Chemistry and/or Physics in each topic covered in PECAS2019.

Topics: (For further details, please check the Program)

  • In situ and in operando electrochemistry-surface science techniques and methods
  • Energy conversion from photon and chemical energy to electrical energy
  • Electrocatalysts for water splitting and CO2 reduction
  • Local active sites on solid surfaces: reactivity of defects
  • Chemical engineering and synthesis of photoelectrochemical systems
  • Novel materials for electrochemical energy storage
  • Electrochemical biosensors
  • Theoretical modeling of electrochemical interfaces


New deadline for abstract submission: 30th of April, 2019.

If you are interested in attending the school, please contact us by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



The PECAS DIPC School will be held in the unique environment of the Palacio de Miramar that enjoys impressive direct views of La Concha bay.  Check location in Google Maps.


Miramar gardens and palace seen from La Concha bay