Catalysis Science & Technology

Activities: Upcoming Symposia

254th ACS National Meeting and Exposition

August 20 - August 24, 2017, Washington, D.C., USA

Program Theme: Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy

CATL Division Symposiums:
  • Metal-Support Interactions in Catalysis: Modeling, Characterization, and Design
  • Emerging Catalytic Processes for Methane Conversion 
  • Catalytic Transformation of Renewable Plant Biomass to Enhance Global Economy
  • Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysis
  • Advanced Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion, Chemical Transformation, and Storage
  • Advances in Computational Catalysis
  • Cooperative Catalysis at Surfaces and Interfaces: Impact On Chemistry and Energy Frontiers
  • New Paradigm for Catalyst Design: From Enzymatic Function to Functional Mimics
  • Multimodal Characterization of Functional Energy Materials
  • Catalysis at the Sub-Nanometer Scale
  • Nanoporous Materials for Catalysis in Global Economy
  • Automotive Catalysis in Global Economy
  • Catalysis in CO2 Utilization
  • 2016 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science, Matthias Beller (Invited)
  • 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science, Paul Chirik (Invited)
  • General Catalysis
  • CATL Division Poster Session
Co-Sponsored Symposiums:
  • Nano-Enabled Water Treatment Technologies: Applications and Implications (ENVR)
  • Green Chemistry and the Environment (ENVR)
  • Environmental Applications of Liquid Phase Catalysis for Green Chemical Processes of Renewable Materials (ENVR)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental & Energy Applications (ENVR)
  • Electrochemical Technologies for Water (ENVR)
  • Innovative Chemistry and Electrocatalysis for Low-Carbon Energy and Fuels: Discovery to Application (ENFL)             
  • Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals: Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ENFL)             
  • Advanced Nanomaterials Catalysts for Sustainable Energy & Fuel (ENFL)                
  • 5th International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (ENFL)             
  • Carbon Management: Advances in Carbon Efficiency, Capture, Conversion, Utilization and Storage (ENFL) 

 

253rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition

April 2 - April 6, 2017, San Francisco, CA

Program Theme: Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes

  • ACS Award in Surface Chemistry: Symposium in honor of Cynthia M. Friend
  • Advanced X-Ray Techniques for Catalyst Characterization
  • Amorphous Catalytic Materials
  • Electrocatalysis for Energy Generation and Storage
  • Elucidation of Mechanisms & Kinetics on Surfaces
  • Light-Driven Chemistry: Photoelectrochemistry & Photocatalysis
  • Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuels, Chemicals & Materials
  • Designed Catalysis: Materials Genome Approach to Heterogeneous Processes
  • Operando Methodology at the Junction between Fundamental Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysts
  • General Catalysis-Oral
  • General Catalysis-Poster

Activities: Past Symposia

251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition

March 13 - March 17, 2016, San Diego, CA, USA

Program Theme: Computers in Chemistry

  • Catalytic processes at interfaces: Fundamentals and applications
  • Computational Chemistry Across Catalysis
  • Amorphous Catalytic Materials
  • Surface chemistry and catalysis of metal oxides
  • Catalytic materials for methane conversion
  • Liquid Phase Reforming

 

250th ACS National Meeting and Exposition

August 16 - August 20, 2015, Boston, MA, USA

Program Theme: Innovation from Discovery to Application

CATL Division Symposia

  • Catalysis by Mixed Oxides
  • Catalytic Upgrading of Biomass
  • CO2 Reduction and Utilization
  • In-situ Methods for the Study of Model Catalysts: From Flat Surfaces to Nanoparticles
  • Single Atom Catalysis
  • Role of the Outer Coordination Sphere on the Activity of Enzymes and Molecular Catalysis
  • Computational Catalysis
  • Energy Storage Applications of Ammonia: Synthesis, Storage, Cracking and Utilization
  • Nano Catalysis
  • Symposium Honoring Gary Haller (Invited Only)
  • 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science (Invited Only)
  • SABIC Catalysis Young Investigator Award: Symposium in Honor of Melanie Sanford (Invited Only)
  • CATL Division Poster Session

Co-sponsored Symposia with other Divisions

  • Advances in Ceria Based Catalysis: Structure, Electronic & Chemical Properties Tailored for Chemical Conversion (with ENFL Division)
  • Biomass & Biofuels for Powering the World: Discovery to Application (with ENFL Division)
  • 3rd International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (with ENFL Division)
  • Innovative Chemistry & Electrocatalysis for Low-carbon Energy & Fuels: Discovery to Application (with ENFL Division)
  • Operando Spectroscopic Approach to Quantifying Structure-Activity Relationships of Real Catalysts under Ambient Conditions (with COLL Division)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental Applications (with by ENVR Division)

 

August 21 - August 25, 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Program Theme: Chemistry of the People, by the People, and for the People

CATL Division Symposia

  • Catalysts & Catalytic Technologies for Conversion of Biomass & Its Derivatives
  • Advances in Computational Catalysis
  • Advances in Emission Control Catalysis
  • Small Molecule Activation by Homogeneous Metal Catalysts
  • Electrocatalysis for CO2 Reduction
  • In Situ and Operando Spectroscopy and of Catalysts
  • Symposium in Honor of Israel E. Wachs: Celebrating Three Decades in Academia (Invited Only)
  • Life Cycle of Catalysts: Preparation, Activation, Deactivation & Regeneration
  • Advances in Low Temperature Catalysis
  • Mixed Oxides for Catalysis
  • Energy Storage Applications of Ammonia: Synthesis, Storage, Cracking and Utilization

Co-sponsored Symposia with other Divisions

  • Catalysts & Catalytic Technologies for Conversion of Biomass & Its Derivatives (with ENFL & MMPG divisions)
  • Small Molecule Activation by Homogeneous Metal Catalysts (with ENFL & MMPG divisions)
  • Electrocatalysis for CO2 Reduction (with ENFL & MMPG divisions)
  • Advances in Low Temperature Catalysis (with ENFL & MMPG divisions)
  • Energy Storage Applications of Ammonia: Synthesis, Storage, Cracking and Utilization (with ENFL & MMPG divisions)
  • In Situ and Operando Spectroscopy and Catalysts (with ENFL division)

Other Division Symposia Sponsored by CATL Division

  • Computational Chemistry for Energy Application (ENFL division)
  • Mesoporous Zeolites (ENFL division)
  • Biomass (ENFL division)
  • Novel Nanomaterials (ENFL division)
  • Heterogeneous catalysis for selective oxidation and reduction toward a green production (ENFL division)
  • Green Chemistry Innovations & Opportunities in Industry for Young Professionals (I&EC division)

For more details, view the technical program here.

 

March 22 - March 26, 2015, Denver, CO, USA

Program Theme: Chemistry of Natural Resources 

  • Catalytic Materials for Upgrading of COx & Natural Gas
  • Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis
  • Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis: Symposium in Honor of Maurice Brookhart - Invited
  • General Papers
  • General Poster Session
  • George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Jingguang G. Chen - Invited
  • New Catalysis Through Ligand Design
  • Novel Catalytic Materials for Renewable Fuels/Chemicals
  • Surface Chemistry and Catalysis on Oxides
  • Symposium in Honor of Jens Rostrup-Nielsen
  • Theoretical and Experimental Synergies at the Frontiers of Renewable Energy Catalysis 

 

August 10 - August 14, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA

 Program Theme: Chemistry and Global Stewardship

  • Catalysis for Solar-To-Fuel Conversion
  • Frustrated Lewis Acid/Base Catalysis
  • New Advances in Well-Defined Catalysts for Selective Transformations
  • 2014 ACS Catalysis Lectureship: Symposium in Honor of Suljo Linic
  • Catalysis for Biomass Conversion
  • Fundamentals of Catalysis at Surfaces
  • Advances in In Situ and Operando Studies of Catalysts from Nano To Mesoscale
  • Poster Session
  • Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis

March 16 - March 20, 2014, Dallas, TX, USA

 Program Theme: Chemistry & Materials for Energy

  • Carbon Catalysts
  • Surface and Catalytic reaction for energy efficiency
  • Catalytic Processes for CO2 Utilization: Development of Thermal, Photo and Electrocatalysts Based on Mechanistic Insights
  • Catalysis Science: The Next Generation
  • General papers
  • Advances in Zeolite Catalysis and Synthesis
  • Advances in Olefin Polymerization Catalysis
  • Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering
  • Poster Session
  • SciMix Session
  • Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis: Symposium in Honor of Mark E. Davis

 

September 8 - September 12, 2013, ACS Fall Meeting Indianapolis, IN, USA

 Program Theme: Chemistry in Motion

  • Advances in Biocatalysis
  • Catalytic Upgrading of Biomass
  • CO2 Conversion
  • Computational Catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis of Energy Storage and Generation
  • General Catalysis
  • Rational Catalyst Design
  • Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Catalysis from Surface Science Point of View: ex-situ, in-situ and operando studies of Catalysts
  • ACS Catalysis Lectureship: John Hartwig (By Invitation Only)
  • Poster Session

April 7 - April 11, 2013, ACS Spring Meeting New Orleans, LA, USA  

 Program Theme: Chemistry of Energy & Food 

  • ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry Symposium in Honor of Anne Gaffney
  • C-H Activation
  • Catalysis by Materials with Well-Defined Structures
  • Catalysis Science and Technology Poster Session
  • Enzymatic Catalysis
  • Frustrated: Lewis Acid/Base Catalysis
  • George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Alexis T. Bell
  • Metathesis
  • Novel Discoveries in Catalysis
  • Sci-Mix

 

August 19 - August 23, 2012, ACS Fall Meeting Philadelphia, PA, USA 

  • Surface Science of Catalysis
  • Computational Catalysis
  • ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science Award Symposium
  • Progress in Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Catalytic Materials and Catalytic Reactions
  • Catalysts for Biomass Conversion
  • Synthesis of Catalysts
  • C1 Catalytic Chemistry (ENFL)
  • Catalysis for Renewable Energy (ENFL)
  • Symposium in Honor of Umit Ozkan: Energy and Fuels Distinguished Researcher (ENFL)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental and Energy Applications (ENVR)

March. 25 – March 29, 2012, ACS Spring Meeting San Diego, CA, USA 

  • Acid-Base Bifunctional Catalysis    
  • Biomimetic/Biocatalysis  
  • Data-rich Approaches in Catalysis Research    
  • Electro/Photoelectrocatalysis   
  • Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis
  • George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry    
  • Molecular Insights Towards Novel Catalysts   
  • Selective Oxidation

Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2011, ACS Fall Meeting Denver, Colorado, USA

  • Advances in Catalysis Science: Recent Advances in Au Catalysis (Chairs: F. Ribeiro, and W. Delgass)
  • Surface Science of Catalysis (Chair: Will Medlin)

  • Recycling Carbon: Catalyzed Conversion of Non-Food Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals (co-sponsored with I&EC)
  • Computational Methods, Modeling and Simulations (co-sponsored with FUEL)
  • Emission Control Technologies in Production and Utilization of Fuels and Energy (co-sponsored with FUEL)

     

March 27 - 31, 2011, ACS Spring Meeting Anaheim, California, USA

  • The Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis is to be awarded to Harold H. Kung 
  • Frontier Energy Research (Chairs: P. Stair and J. Chen)
  • Spectroscopic Techniques to Elucidate Reaction Mechanisms and Structure-Activity Relationships (co-sponsored with the Fuel Division) (Chairs: V. Subramani, J.J. Spivey, S. Vasireddy, H. Idriss, M. Banares)
  • Renewable Platform Chemicals and New Chemical Building Blocks (Co-sponsored by the Petroleum division) (Chairs: Y.Roman, K. Fjare and I. Hermans)

August 22 – 26, 2010, ACS Fall Meeting Boston, Massachusetts, USA 

  • Operando and In Situ Spectroscopy
  • Surface Science of Catalysis
  • Catalysts for Energy Storage
  • General Catalysis