2018 CCP Spring Symposium

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel,
4727 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803
Online Symposium Registration


8:00 AMRegistration / Breakfast
8:55 AMOpening Remarks
9:00 AMFabrication of Nano-Structured Catalyst Supports by ALD
Prof. Raymond J. Gorte, University of Pennsylvania
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9:40 AMInfluence of Confining Environment Polarity on Ethanol Dehydration Catalysis by Lewis Acid Zeolites
Prof. Rajamani Gounder, Purdue University
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10:20 AMCoffee Break
10:40 AMLow temperature NOx storage on zeolite supported Pd for low temperature diesel engine emission control
Dr. Loredana Mantaroşie, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre
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11:20 AMMechanisms, active intermediates, and descriptors for epoxidation rates and selectivities on dispersed early transition metals
Prof. David Flaherty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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12:00 PMLunch
1:10 PMCommercial Perspective of Alternative Routes to Acrylic Acid Monomer
Dr. Jinsuo Xu, Dow Chemical Company
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1:50 PMTuning the Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity of PtCo Nanocrystals by Cobalt Concentration and Phase Transformation Methods
Jennifer D. Lee, University of Pennsylvania (Student Poster Award Speaker)
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2:30 PM Award Announcement
2:40 PMCoffee Break
2:55 PMSelective Catalytic Oxidation of Alcohols over Supported Metal Nanoparticles and Atomically-Dispersed Metal Cations
Prof. Robert J. Davis, University of Virginia
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3:35 PMUsing Water as a Co-catalyst in Heterogeneous Catalysis to Improve Activity and Selectivity
Prof. Lars C. Grabow, University of Houston
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4:15 PMRenewable Isoprene By Sequential Hydrogenation of Itaconic Acid and Dehydra-Decyclization of 3-Methyl-Tetrahydrofuran
Dr. Omar Abdelrahman, University of Minnesota
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4:55 PMClosing Remarks
5:00 PMConference Adjourns
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Welcome to the 2017–18 Season of the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia

Date Speaker Special Event
Sept. 14, 2017 Thomas Colacot, Johnson Matthey CCP Award Lecture
Oct. 19, 2017 Jingguang Chen, Columbia University
Nov. 16, 2017 Aleksey Yezerets, Cummins Poster Session
Jan. 25, 2018 Jing Lu, Johnson Matthey
Feb. 22, 2018 Douglas Buttrey, University of Delaware Robert Grasselli Tribute
Officer Nominations
March 22, 2018 Manuel Monliner, ITQ Officer Nominations
April 26, 2018 Johannes Schwank, University of Michigan Officer Elections
May 17, 2018 CCP Spring Symposium