28 September, 2018: International symposium on ‘Catalysis Engineering’

1. 5. 2018 | Susan

After a long and successful academic career in both Amsterdam and Delft

Professor Freek Kapteijn
will officially retire this year.

In honor of his leadership in the field and his many achievements, we organize an international symposium on ‘Catalysis Engineering’ on Friday, September 28th, 2018.
The day before,  we will arrange the opportunity for former colleagues, coworkers and students of the Catalysis Engineering group to meet.

International Symposium

On September 28th, 2018, we organize an International Symposium on ‘Catalysis Engineering‘.

This covers all aspects of catalysis from the molecular to the reactor scale.
The following lecturers have confirmed:
• Prof. Jürgen Caro (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
• Prof. Avelino Corma (Instituto de Tecnología Química, Valencia, Spain)
• Prof. Jorge Gascon (KAUST Catalysis Centre, Saudi Arabia)
• Prof. Enrique Iglesia (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
• Prof. Jacob Moulijn (Em. Professor TU Delft, The Netherlands)
• Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
• Prof. Enrico Tronconi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
• Prof. Dirk De Vos (K.U. Leuven, Belgium)

You are cordially invited to participate.
Location: Science Centre Delft ‘Mekelzalen’
Mijnbouwstraat 120, 2628 RX Delft, The Netherlands.

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please register on-line:

The registration is free of charge. However, the number of attendees is limited.

For former employees and students of Catalysis Engineering we will organise a  reunion on September 27.
You can register for that on the same website.

16-21 September, 2018: XXII International Conference on Organic Synthesis (22-ICOS)

2. 2. 2018 | Susan

XXII International Conference on Organic Synthesis (22-ICOS)
16-21 September 2018, Firenze, Italy

Deadline for early registration and abstract submission: February 28, 2018

The upcoming international event XXII International Conference on Organic Synthesis (22-ICOS), under the auspices of IUPAC and Italian Chemical Society, will bring together leading scientists of the world to share their interests in the wide and inspiring field of Organic Synthesis.

29 Plenary and invited prestigious speakers, including 2016 Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa, have confirmed their presence in Firenze in 2018. Thieme-IUPAC Prize for 2018 will be also presented on the occasion of the Conference.

To download the flyer, please click here.

More than 60 oral communications and up to 450 poster presentations will allow young researchers to present their chemistry and to discuss with the leading scientist attending the Conference.

The abstract submitting procedure and conference registration are already active and we suggest registering soon to ensure the possibility of a scientific communication.

An early selection of the accommodation is also recommended as Firenze is a very busy touristic city, especially in September.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

Prof. Alberto Brandi, Chairman, University of Florence
Prof. Maurizio Taddei, co-chairman, University of Siena

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at: secretariat@22-icos-florence.it
Please feel free to circulate this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in this conference.

29 January, 2018: Plasma Catalysis Workshop

15. 1. 2018 | Susan

Plasma Catalysis Workshop - Invitation

Date - Monday January 29, 2018
Venue -  University of Twente, Enschede NL
Location - Building Zuid Horst, Room ZH286

You are kindly invited to join a workshop on plasma catalysis on January 29th. This workshop is organized by an informal network comprising the groups of Annemie Bogaerts and Vera Meynen (University of Antwerp), Volker Hessel (TU Eindhoven), several colleagues at DIFFER and the CPM group of Leon Lefferts at U Twente. The goal of the workshop is to discuss progress on the question how synergy can be obtained by combining conversion technology based on plasma and catalysis. Please click here for the program.

3 November, 2017: ICAT-TUE symposium on “Catalysis for a Sustainable Society”

19. 9. 2017 | Susan

ICAT-TUE symposium on “Catalysis for a Sustainable Society”
When: 3 November 2017
Where: De Zwarte Doos of Eindhoven University of Technology

For more information, please click here.
Download the announcement here

17 November, 2017: NIOK-NWO Open Symposium on Catalytic C1 Chemistry

17. 9. 2017 | Susan

NIOK-NWO open symposium on Catalytic C1 Chemistry
When: Friday 17 November 2017
Where: Eindhoven University of Technology, Ceres building

NIOK and NWO organize an open symposium on Catalytic C1 Chemistry on Friday 17 November. Topic of the symposium is the development of novel catalytic processes for the conversion of methane (natural gas), synthesis gas and methanol to chemicals and fuels.

Invited speakers: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie), Annemie Bogaerts (University of Antwerp) and Xander Nijhuis (SABIC).

In addition, there will be lectures from the public-private Catalytic C1 Chemistry programme in which academic groups have joined forces with BASF, SABIC and Sasol.

Register here before 6th November.
Download the programme here.
For questions please contact: catc1chem@nwo.nl (Nadine Mascini, tel: 070 349 47 12)

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