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Congratulations to Piet van Leeuwen on being awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019

Piet was the founding Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology and is now a member of the Advisory Board.  Catalysis Science and Technology would like to congratulate Piet van Leeuwen on being awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019.

The prize ceremony will take place at EuropaCat 2019 on 23 August 2019 in Aachen, Germany.

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Introducing Catalysis Science & Technology’s new Editor-in-Chief Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Javier Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
 
“I became an Associate Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology in 2011, shortly after its birth, and have greatly enjoyed witnessing the development of the journal to its well-established position today.
 
“Catalysis was instrumental to the stark societal and economic development of the 20th century and plays a pivotal role in solving the energy, resource, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
 
“Catalysis Science & Technology publishes cutting-edge developments across the catalysis science community embracing all disciplines and approaches that enable discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena.
 
“I feel very privileged and proud to succeed Piet van Leuween as the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology and strive to continue shaping the journal to achieve greater heights.”

Submit your best catalysis research to Javier today.

Javier’s research pursues the design of heterogeneous catalysts and reactor concepts devoted to sustainable technologies. Find out more about Javier here or read his recent articles:  

Paper 
Halogen type as a selectivity switch in catalysed alkane oxyhalogenation
Guido Zichittella, Begoña Puértolas, Vladimir Paunović, Theresa Block, Rainer Pöttgen and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2231-2243. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00122G

Paper 
Carbon nanofibres-supported KCoMo catalysts for syngas conversion into higher alcohols
Ho Ting Luk, Tim Forster, Cecilia Mondelli, Sebastian Siol, Daniel Curulla-Ferré, Joseph A. Stewart and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 187-200. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01908D

 

Javier has selected some of the most outstanding catalysis work from the past year to share with you. Read them now for free until the end of March 2019:

Communication 
Methane activation over a boron nitride catalyst driven by in situ formed molecular water
Yang Wang, Liyang Zhao, Lei Shi, Jian Sheng, Weiping Zhang, Xiao-Ming Cao, Peijun Hu and An-Hui Lu
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2051-2055. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00163D
 
Paper 
Operando micro-spectroscopy on ZSM-5 containing extrudates during the oligomerization of 1-hexene
Suzanna P. Verkleij, Gareth T. Whiting, Sonia Parres Esclapez, Machteld M. Mertens, Anton-Jan Bons, Martijn Burgers and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2175-2185. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02460F
 
Paper 
Oxygenate formation over K/β-Mo2C catalysts in the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis
Wijnand Marquart, David J. Morgan, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael Claeys and Nico Fischer
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 3806-3817. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01181H

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New Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor: Yong Cao

We are delighted to welcome Dr Yong Cao as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor.

Yong Cao, Fudan University, China

ORCiD orcid.org/0000-0002-8333-0181

Dr Yong Cao is currently a professor of Chemistry at Fudan University. His main research activities focus on fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and the development of new sustainable green catalysis by supported metals and related materials. One key activity of the research group is the development of novel catalytic route to renewable chemicals and related energy conversion processes based on small molecule activation.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Dr Yong Cao will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Biomass conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nano-catalysis
  • Supported catalysis

Submit your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Dr Yong Cao now.

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Congratulations to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez: Winner of the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017

Catalysis Science & Technology is delighted to congratulate our Associate Editor and Board Member Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez on winning the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017.

 

The RSC Prizes and awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by the members of the diverse chemical sciences community.

The Sustainable Energy Award is for the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy. This includes development or understanding of materials and processes and the improvement of existing technologies through the application of the chemical sciences.

 

The 2017 Award to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez was awarded for his discovery of disruptive catalytic technologies for valorization of carbon dioxide and natural gas that can be applied at a practical scale and for the creation of stable single atom precious metal catalyst materials.

 

A full commemoration of the RSC 2017 Prizes and awards can be found here: www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2017/may/awards-and-prizes-2017/

Read the themed collection: Celebrating the 2017 RSC Prize and Award Winners – showcasing articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – is currently free to access until 1st August 2017.

 

Submit your best sustainable energy catalytic sciences and technology to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez now: rsc.li/catalysis

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Advisory board member Professor Ian Fairlamb wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

A picture of Ian FairlambIan is Professor of Chemistry at the University of York. His research focuses on understanding how organic, carbon-containing compounds cooperate with transition metals. His work enables the development of sustainable and greener chemical reactions and syntheses that can produce valuable pharmaceutical and agrochemical compounds of benefit to humankind. The Corday-Morgan Prize recognises the most meritorious contributions to chemistry. He said: “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award.  I’m deeply indebted to the incredible efforts and talents of both past and present research group members.

To read more about Professor Ian Fairlamb and the 2016 Corday-Morgan Prize please click-through to the website.

Related content:

All 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry prize and award winners: http://rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016
Collection of articles published by prize and award winners: http://rsc.li/rscwinners2016-collection

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A new Catalysis, Science & Technology Associate Editor for 2016

Catalysis, Science & Technology would like to welcome Professor Christopher Williams to the journal as a new Associate Editor for 2016.

Professor Williams received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1993 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1997. Following a post doctoral appointment in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department at Oxford University, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and is currently a Professor. His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with a particular emphases on studying solid-liquid catalytic interfaces with in-situ/operando spectroscopy and developing novel synthetic approaches to producing bimetallic catalysts for a variety of applications.

Read Professor Williams’ latest Catalysis Science & Technology article here:

Yunya Zhang, Weijian Diao, John R. Monnier and Christopher T. Williams
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 4123-4132. DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00353A

Professor Williams and the rest of the Editorial board would like to invite you to submit your best work to Catalysis, Science & Technology.

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Catalysis Science and Technology – One Day Symposium

Catalysis Science and Technology is delighted to announce that the journal is organising a one day Symposium on the subject of Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates (SuBiCat II) on 2nd March 2015, at St Andrews, UK.

The symposium is free of charge, but you are requested to register before 15th February 2015 at http://www.subicat.org/events/index.php.

There is an excellent list of speakers already confirmed, including:

  • Prof. Piet van Leeuwen , ICIQ, Tarrgona, Spain
  • Dr Pieter Bruijnincx, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Ding Ma Peking University, China
  • Prof. Carsten Bolm, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Prof. David Jackson, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Dr Kristiina Hilden, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Prof. Christian Bruneau, University of Rennes, France
  • Prof. John Irvine, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Pérez-Ramírez, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Zurich, Switzerland

Visit the website for further information and to register now.

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New Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology

DingMa Professor Ding Ma has become Catalysis Science & Technology‘s newest Associate Editor.

Professor Ma is currently Professor at Peking University in China. He is handling papers already so submit your best work to him now.

His research focuses on heterogeneous catalysis, particularly when applied to energy innovation, for example methane and syngas conversion. He also works on developing new reaction routes for sustainable chemistry and in situ spectroscopic methods which can be used to study reaction mechanisms.

Professor Ma hopes that his expertise will contribute to the excellence of CS&T, and make this flagship catalysis journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry the best place for scientists in the catalytic community to publish their work and researchers to read exciting results.

On behalf of Professor Ma and the rest of our Editorial Board, we would like to invite you to submit your best work to Catalysis Science & Technology.

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European Federation of Catalysis Societies Young Researcher’s Award

We would like to congratulate Professor Javier Perez-Ramirez, associate editor of Catalysis Science & Technology, who won this year’s EFCATS (European Federation of Catalysis Societies) Young Researcher’s Award. This award recognizes his many contributions to the field of heterogeneous catalysis, especially his research on the rational design of hierarchical zeolites for catalytic applications and the development of novel catalysts for chlorine production. The award will be presented on the 5th September at the EuropaCat meeting in Lyon, France.


Javier Perez-RamirezJavier Pérez-Ramírez has been the Chair of Catalysis Engineering at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich since January 2010. Born and raised in Benidorm, Spain, Javier studied chemical engineering at the University of Alicante and later earned his PhD degree at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2002. After spending some time in industry (2002-2005), holding several positions at Norsk Hydro and Yara International in Porsgrunn (Norway) where he was responsible of core projects related to catalyst development within fertilizer production, he was appointed ICREA research professor at ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain where he remained until his move to Zurich in 2010. The goal of this research is the discovery of energy-efficient chemical transformations that minimize byproducts, separation of waste and eliminate precious metals.

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Happy birthday Piet van Leeuwen

We blogged last week that Piet van Leeuwen was celebrating his 70th birthday with a symposium titled ‘Giving Wings to Homogenous Catalysts’. We can now report that not only did Piet enjoy the lectures he also liked his Catalysis Science & Technology birthday present, many happy returns.

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