25-30 November 2012: Catalysis, An Integrated Approach (CAIA course)
Date: 25 - 30 November 2012
Venue: Schiermonnikoog. Information on directions to and from Schiermonnikoog, please click here to download the directions.
Download the CAIA course flyer here.
…a fascinating discipline
NIOK, the Dutch school of research in catalysis, with some 200 PhD students involved in research, offers the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into various aspects of this fascinating discipline: fundamental, theoretical, homogeneous, heterogeneous, industrial catalysis and biocatalysis. The main theme of this course is the molecular approach of catalysis in view of its applications, from catalyst preparation and characterization to reactor engineering.
The course is designed for graduates and polytechnic (HBO) levels, either as a first introduction or as a refresher course. Especially graduates preparing a doctoral dissertation related to catalysis are potential attendants, but also those who are already working in industry and feel the need to deepen their insights into catalytic processes.
Subjects to be treated
- history of catalysis: homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis
- chemical and technological aspects of a number of important industrial processes. These processes
will also form the framework for the subjects to be treated in the fundamental and applied parts
of the course.
- chemical kinetics of catalyzed reactions
- chemical bonding to surfaces, in metal complexes and in enzymes
- elementary reaction steps in catalysis
- kinetic and mechanistic processes of catalysis
- catalytic reaction engineering
- preparation of catalyst supports including zeolites
- preparation of supported catalysts
- rapid screening techniques and backgrounds
- spectroscopic techniques
- temperature programmed techniques
- adsorption methods
Modern developments seen from two angles:
- from the process technology side: more efficient and cleaner processes
- from the theoretical side: development of fundamental catalysis towards an independent science
within chemistry and physics.
Heterogeneous Catalysis: Prof. dr J.W. Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology
Homogeneous Catalysis: Dr M.C. Feiters, University of Nijmegen
Reaction Engineering & Kinetics: Prof.dr. Freek Kapteijn, Delft University of Technology
Biocatalysis: Prof. dr I.W.C.E. Arends, Delft University of Technology
Materials & Catalyst Preparation: Dr J.H. Bitter, Utrecht University
Characterization/Spectroscopy: Dr B.L. Mojet, University of Twente
Industrial Catalysis: Dr. J. van de Loosdrecht, Sasol Technology
Place and time
The course is held on the island Schiermonnikoog. The lectures take place in “Het Dorpshuis”, Torenstreek 18a.
Lodging is in Hotel Van der Werff, Reeweg 2, Schiermonnikoog.
The course starts Sunday 25 November (afternoon arrival) and ends Friday 30 November after lunch.
The text book will be ‘Catalysis, an integrated approach’, edited by Van Santen, Moulijn, Van Leeuwen and Averill, with contributions from many experts.
There will be a test early 2013, in Utrecht. The test is obligatory for NIOK graduates and taking it successfully is necessary for obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency. Consulting the text book during the test is permitted. (’open book test’).
A Certificate of Attendance is available. A Certificate of Proficiency is available for those who successfully take the test.
The Certificate of Proficiency entitles NIOK graduates to apply for a NIOK diploma accompanying their doctor’s degree certificate.
Please click here to download the registration form for the course. The number of participants is limited to 65.
Registration before Sept. 1st 2012:
Graduate students and postdocs working with NIOK members € 600
All other graduate students and postdocs € 1000
All other participants* € 2800
Registration after Sept. 1st 2012:
Graduate students and postdocs working with NIOK members € 700
All other graduate students and postdocs € 1100
All other participants* € 3000
* VIRAN members have the right to send one employee of a member company’s own staff at a reduced rate of € 600/700
The fee includes:
- (full board) accommodation (25 November arrival, 30 November departure);
- a copy of the book ‘Catalysis, an integrated approach’;
- other course materials and hand-outs.
Cancellation fees are applicable:
- cancellation between 21 October – 11 November: 50% of the course fee.
- cancellation after 11 November: the full fee will be charged.
Prof. dr J.W. Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology
Irene Hamelers (course coordination)
Office of the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)
Anna v. Saksenlaan 51
P.O. Box 93223
2509 AE The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel +31 70 349 44 43
Fax +31 70 344 07 87
E-mail: courses [@] niok.nl