Catalysis Science & Technology

ACS CATL Division Call for Papers: Spring 2018 Meeting in New Orleans

Call for Papers: ACS CATL Division Symposia at Fall 2017 Meeting

Submit your abstracts to the symposiums at the Fall 2017 ACS meeting in Washington, DC, August 20-24. There are 16 CATL division-sponsored symposiums, as well as several other symposiums co-sponsored with other ACS Divisions. Deadline to submit is March 24!

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) 

ACS 2017 Graduate Student Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to the following graduate students who are recipients of the 2017 ACS Graduate Student Travel Award:

  • Yawei Li (Drexel Unversity)
  • Yubing Lu (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
  • Susan Citrak (University of California Sana Cruz)
  • Walter Thomas Ralston (University of California Berkeley)
  • Zhiyuan Qi (Iowa State University)
  • Yuchen Pei (Iowa State University)
  • James Hunns (Aston University)
  • Kyoung-Won Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Cameron J. Bodenschatz (Clemson University)
  • Michael Cordon (Purdue University)
  • Ravi Joshi (Purdue University)
  • Trenton Wilke (University of Michigan)
  • Rong (Rocky) Ye (University of California Berkeley)
  • Lynza Sprowl (Oregon State University)
  • Radhika Rao (Iowa State University)
  • Victor Fung (University of California Riverside)
  • Megan E. Witzke (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Linh Bui (University of Minnesota)
  • Ryan Frederick (Oregon State University)

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Paul Chirik: Winner of 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Professor Paul Chirik of Princeton University is the recipient of the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science in recognition of his contributions to catalysis with first row transition metal complexes that have had a significant impact on catalytic chemistry in the last decade, especially with approaches utilizing “redox-active” ligands to allow the first row metals to catalyze multi-electron chemical transformations. A symposium in Chirik’s honor will be held at the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship honors current groundbreaking research that enables better understanding of catalysis and also advances the field of catalysis as a whole.

Call for Nominations: 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Award

Submit your nominations for the 6th ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. The award, cosponsored by the CATL Division and the journal ACS Catalysis, will honor the contributions of an individual or a collaborative team for groundbreaking research that strengthens connections between catalysis subdisciplines and has a profound impact on catalysis as a whole. 

In honor of the winner, the Division of Catalysis Science & Technology will host a special symposium at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017). The winner will receive a $3,000 award and travel support to present their lectureship. 

Read the nomination requirements at

The nomination deadline is November 1, 2016 

Submit lectureship questions and nominations to