Registration for the 25th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society is now open!

The 25th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society will be held 4th-9th June 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. This biennial meeting is widely recognized as the premier topical conference for matters related to heterogeneous catalysis, while also including broad coverage of homogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

 

 

For more information contact: info@nam25.org

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FineCat 2017: Great symposium at Royal Palace

Jointly organized by Italy’s Research Council and Palermo’s University, the 6th edition of the “FineCat – Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals” was held in Sicily’s Royal Palace in Palermo on April 5th.

Gideon Grader at FineCat017 (Palermo, 5 April 2017)The scientific works (watch the video) were opened by Professor Gideon Grader, a Professor of chemical engineering at Haifa’s Technion where he leads the University’s energy program.

In an inspirational lecture Professor Grader discussed the mechanisms discovered by his group to create the unique mesoporous core-shell architecture of nanostructured materials with multifunctional, specific properties – an highly desirable finding which facilitates new possibilities and applications in all fields of catalysis due to the combination of high surface to volume ratio and low mass transfer resistance to and from the catalytic sites.

Heidelberg University’s organic chemistry Professor A. Stephen K. Hashmi, gave a fascinating lecture on new aspects of gold catalysis applied to the synthesis of a variety of functional products. Professor Hashmi described the latest findings concerning the new synthetic methods to access both gold(I) and gold(III) catalytic species, the identification of highly reactive catalysts, and the development of gold-catalyzed reactions including additions to allenes and alkenes, benzannulations, cycloisomerization, rearrangement as well as oxidation and reduction reactions.

Already used for the production of bulk chemicals, gold catalysis is poised to be introduced in the production of the basic ingredients of a wide variety of valued added products ranging from pharmaceuticals through liquid crystals and organic light emitting diodes (OLED) for computer, TV and mobile phone screens.

Raed Abu-REziq at FineCat017 (Palermo, 5 April 2017)Professor Raed Abu-Reziq, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, presented the results of his team concerning the development of new nanostructured materials, nano- and microreactors as platforms for heterogeneous catalysis. He showed how advanced sol-gel processing nanochemistry can be used to encapsulate, for example, ionic liquids and convert them from liquid to solid state.

Catalytic microreactors, he explained, have a potential to bridge between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis by the microencapsulation of catalyst dissolved or dispersed in non-volatile phase such as a ionic liquid.

Francesco Parrino, a post-doctoral researcher in the Schiavello-Grillone research group of Palermo’s University, presented the new results obtained in photocatalytic bromine synthesis. An eco-friendly and economic process capable to replace current industrial production via oxidation of bromide ions using gaseous chlorine is highly desirable, he explained opening his presentation.

Giuseppe Bagnato, a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, presented posters in the field of catalytic membrane reactor technology which he is now working to integrate in biorefinery.

His poster entitled “Hydrogenation of Bio-Oil: A Thermodynamic Study ” was awarded the best poster presentation prize – an online subscription to Catalysis Science & Technology, the RSC flagship catalysis journal with which the organisers of FineCat have partnered since the first edition of the Symposium in 2012.

Giuseppe was presented with a certificate signed by the journal’s Executive Editor, Dr Anna Simpson.

A full report of the conference proceedings can be found here.

The 7th edition of FineCat will be held in Sicily on 8th April 2018.

 

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8th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis, ABC-8

Rio de Janeiro, 7th May 2017

During the 20th century, Acid-Base Catalysis played a key role in the development of improved oil refining and petrochemical processes. Today, with the climate changes the world is experiencing, Acid Base Catalysis will continue to play an important role, helping the development of more sustainable processes relying on biomass and CO2 processing.

Find out more about ABC-8.

The International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis occurs every four years in a different country. The ABC-8 will take place in Brazil, gathering the scientific and industrial community to discuss the advances in the area and forecasts the pathway of Acid-Base Catalysis towards a more sustainable world.

Themes of the symposium:

  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to fossil fuel refining and petrochemical
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to biofuel production and biomass processing
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to fine chemicals
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to environmental aspects and CO2 conversion

Two poster prizes from Catalysis Science & Fuels will be awarded at the symposium.

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FineCat 2017: Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals

The 6th FineCat Symposium will take place in Palermo, Italy, 5th April 2017.

Established in 2012, following publication of the Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue “Heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals“, the FineCat Symposium is jointly organised by the Institute of Nanostructured Materials of Italy’s Research Council (CNR) and by Palermo’s University DEIM Department.

Invited Speakers:

A. Stephen K. Hashmi,
New Aspects of Gold Catalysis
Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Gideon Grader, Mesoporous Ceramic Nanofibers for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Chemical Engineering Department, Technion, Israel

Raed Abu-Reziq, Nanostructured Materials, Nano-and Microreactors as Platforms for Heterogeneous Catalysis
The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Catalysis Science & Technology will be providing prizes for the poster competition. The winners will be receiving a free one-year subscription to Catalysis Science & Technology. There is still time to register, so don’t miss your chance to attend!

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22th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis ISOM-XII

The 22th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis (ISOM-XII) will take place at ETH Zürich from July 9-12, 2017. This biennial event on metathesis and related reactions showcases advances ranging from new catalyzed reactions and processes, to ligand and catalyst design, and mechanistic advances that can change implementation into practice. We welcome students, academic partners and industrial scientist to join us and make this event successful. For more information please see our website.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis, Science and Technology in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis, Science and Technology in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Pieter C A Bruijnincx, Debye Institute
Professor Jiri Cejka, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Professor Wei-Lin Dai, Fudan University
Professor Burtron H Davis, University of Kentucky
Dr Haijun Jiao, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse
Professor Arjan Willem Kleij, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Professor Yoshinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
Professor Wenjie Shen, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Yi-Jun Xu, Fuzhou University
Professor Ning Yan, National University of Singapore

We would also like to thank the Catalysis, Science and Technology board and the catalysis community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome to Associate Editor Will Medlin

We are delighted to welcome Professor Will Medlin as our newest Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Will Medlin received his Bachelors in chemical engineering from Clemson University in 1996 and his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories, he joined the chemical and biological engineering department at the University of Colorado, where he is currently the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor.

His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with particular emphases on investigations of catalytic chemistry on well-defined surfaces, and on controlling the near-surface environment of heterogeneous catalysts with organic monolayers and thin films.

Welcome to the team Will!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2016. They have been selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology
Dr Pieter Bruijnincx, Utrecht University
Dr Yohsinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
Professor Ulf Hanefeld, Technische Universiteit Delft
Dr Wei-Lin Dai, Fudan University
Professor Alexander Stepanov, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
Dr Yasuhiro Shiraishi, Osaka University
Dr Simon Beaumont, Durham University
Dr Ning Yan, National University of Singapore
Dr Bert Weckhuysen, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Group
Dr Jiaquo Yu, Wuhan University of Technology

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Catalysis Science & Technology board and all of the community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Themed Collection now online – Catalysis in Flow Chemistry

The themed issue, Catalysis in Flow Chemistry, guest-edited by Steven Ley (University of Cambridge), features key contributions on the use of catalysis in flow chemistry applications. This important developing area of science encompasses homogeneous, heterogeneous and enigmatic systems, with an emphasis on using continuous flow based technologies.

Read the full themed collection here. It includes:

Editorial – Flow Chemistry and Catalysis
Steven V. Ley
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4676-4677
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY90064J

Fine chemical syntheses under flow using SiliaCat catalysts
Rosaria Ciriminna, Valerica Pandarus, François Béland and Mario Pagliaro
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4678-4685
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00038J

Synthesis in mesoreactors: Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed aziridination of olefins under continuous flow conditions
S. Rossi, A. Puglisi, M. Benaglia, D. M. Carminati, D. Intrieri and E. Gallo
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4700-4704
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00207B

You can read similar articles on this topic published in our new journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, including:

A convenient numbering-up strategy for the scale-up of gas–liquid photoredox catalysis in flow
Yuanhai Su, Koen Kuijpers, Volker Hessel and Timothy Noël
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 73-81
DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00021A, Paper

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Introducing our new Associate Editor Jinhua Ye

Photograph of Jinhua YeWe welcome Professor Jinhua Ye as a new Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Jinhua Ye received her PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990, and joined National Research Institute for Metals (former NIMS) in 1991. She is now a Principle Investigator and the Field Coordinator of Nano-Power Field at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), and a Professor of Joint Doctoral Program in Graduate School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan. She is also the appointed director of TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, and Professor of Materials Science at Tianjin University, China.

Her research interests focus on the research and development of novel photocatalytic materials and their applications in the fields of environment remediation and solar to chemical energy conversion.

Of her appointment Professor Jinhua Ye says “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the community”.

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