2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit
Nov 25 – Nov 30 all-day


2012 NECZA Meeting
Dec 14 all-day

Meeting registration and poster setup will start at 8:30 am.
Website: Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association

2012 NECZA Announcement

List of Poster Abstracts

2013 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day


2013 SWCS Spring Symposium
Apr 26 all-day


Invited Speakers (alphabetical order)

Developing HDS understanding based on real feed-stocks
Tushar V. Choudhary, Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK
From Hydrodesulfurization to Hydrodeoxygenation: What are the similarities at the atomic-scale?
Lars C. Grabow, University of Houston, TX
Shell Alternative Transport Fuels,
Kim Johnson, Shell Chemical Co., Houston, TX
Advances in Hydroprocessing Catalyst Technology: The Discovery of ExxonMobil/Albemarle’s Nebula Catalyst
Doron Levin, ExxonMobil, Annandale, NJ
Nanostructured Gold Model Catalysts on Oxygen-free Substrates
Li Liu, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Natural Gas to Syngas using Rh-substituted pyrochlore (La2Zr2O7) catalysts
Jerry Spivey (LSU), D. Pakhare (LSU), D. Haynes (DoE/NETL), D. Shekhawat (DoE/NETL), V. Abdelsayed (DoE/NETL)

23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Jun 2 – Jun 7 all-day


We invite you to join us at the 23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting to be held from June 2-7, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky at the historic Halt House Hotel. This meeting is the premier scientific event in the field of catalysis research and development in 2013. Technological challenges, breakthrough discoveries and state-of-the-art academic and industrial research will be featured.

The opening reception of the 23rd NAM will take place at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.

Weblink:23 NAM

Seventh World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis – 7WCOC
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all-day

Formal Invitation from Honorary Chair, Prof. Dr. Robert K. Grasselli

As we all know, catalysis has its roots almost 200 years back, dating to Berzellius, who first coined the word and introduced the concept of catalysis in 1821. Much has been accomplished in the area of catalysis since that early time, particularly in the past 100 years. In that period, some of the most important catalytic processes that changed the complexion of our world to the better have been discovered and commercialized, such as the Haber-Bosch Ammonia Synthesis, Reforming, Catalytic Cracking, Acid Catalysis, Selective Ammoxidation, Selective Oxidation, and Exhaust Abatement Catalysis. In today’s industrialized world, catalysis is ubiquitous. Virtually all manufactured products benefit by catalysis somewhere in the chain of their production.

Oxidation catalysis, which is the subject of our 7th WCOC, commands a very key role. Namely, twenty five percent of the most important industrial organic chemicals and intermediates are produced by selective heterogeneous oxidation catalysis: these comprise acrolein, acrylic acid, acrylonitrile, methacrylic acid, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.

Over the past fifty years great efforts have been expanded, by industrial, as well as, academic researchers, to make selective oxidation processes and their catalysts ever more efficient and environmentally friendlier. The very term “selective oxidation catalysis” implies efficiency, preservation of matter and environmental responsibility. The recently coined term “green chemistry” has already been practiced for the past fifty years by researchers active in the area of selective oxidation catalysis, and that with ever-greater prowess, particularly as the fundamental understanding of catalyst behavior on an atomic and molecular level has continuously improved and been refined; through the aid of sophisticated spectroscopic techniques.

In our upcoming 7th WCOC we continue the tradition of the earlier World Oxidation Congresses by aiming to further expand the fundamental knowledge, as well as, technological progress achieved in the field of oxidation catalysis in general, and selective oxidation in particular, and to help lay the foundation for new research and implementation in our chosen discipline. The overall theme of our congress is “From Fundamentals to Applications”.

We cordially invite you to actively participate in our meeting in St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, in order to make our Congress another WCOC success!

Symposium on Advanced Surface Analysis: Unique Surface Characterization Tools
Jun 20 all-day

High Sensitivity – Low Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEI S)

[Ion-TOF Qtac 100]

The world’s most sensitive spectrometer for identifying surface atoms (topmost layer ~0.3nm), offering a 3,000-fold improvement in sensitivity over conventional spectrometers allowing for elemental 2-D surface mapping and depth profiling.

High Resolution – X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HR-XPS)

[Scienta ESCA 300]

One of the world’s most powerful XPS systems allowing for chemical analysis of the top 10–20 atomic layers (~1-3nm).

These two surface analytical techniques complement each other well and the combination of these two techniques allow for a very comprehensive understanding of a material’s surface composition and chemical state, which is of particular interest for catalysts, fuel cells, semiconductors, LEDs, ceramics, etc.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

[NT-MD T Solver NE XT]

In addition to standard surface topology, the electrical and magnetic properties can also be detailed with respect to a material’s surface.

Special Introductory Offer

One sample will be accepted per company for a free exploratory analysis on the instrument of your choice and the data will be available for discussion during the symposium on June 20, 2013. Contact Dr. Robert Pafchek at to submit your sample in advance of the symposium.

First International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (ISMZ)
Sep 8 – Sep 13 all-day

ACS Chemistry for LifeDear colleagues, it is our pleasure to announce the 1st International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (ISMZ) to be held in the 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The symposium is intended for building a community for the scientists and engineers involved in research, development, and utilization of mesoporous zeolites, hierarchical zeolites, nano-zeolites, etc., from both academia and industries, to promote open sharing internally and externally with the broader scientific community. The two-day program (exact date to be determined) will be hosted within the seminar sessions of the Division of Energy and Fuels, which includes oral presentations (30-40 min for keynote speakers and 20-30 min for the rest) on any or all of the area involving the preparation, characterization, and applications of such materials.

Abstract submission will be open between Feb. 1- Apr. 1, 2013 through Instructions on how to submit abstracts can be found here and the pre-print template here. Travel and accommodation information is available at

If you have any question, please contact the symposium organizers: ISMZ-Online, Prof. Javier Garcia-Martinez, or Dr. Kunhao (Eric) Li. We sincerely welcome you and look forward to meeting you this Fall.

Symposium on Frontiers in energy conversion and fuel production
Sep 8 – Sep 13 all-day


Division of Energy and Fuels – American Chemical Society

ACS Chemistry for Life246thACS National Meeting & Exposition
September 8-12, 2013 ♦ Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Call for Papers

Symposium features research, development, and planning on energy conversion and fuel production. Based on invitation, internationally recognized experts will represent promising research developments of the next generation of energy and fuels. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Conversion, Storage and Utilization
  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Fuel Production and Utilization
  • Advancements in Energy-related Materials


Prof. Xianqin Wang
Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 MLK Blvd., University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982 USA
Prof. Yun Hang Hu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931 USA
Abstract and pre-print submission due date: 10 April 2013
Submission of both an abstract and a pre-print are required. Please do this on-line at Instructions and pre-print template are available at

Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association – NECZA 2013
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

If you plan to give a presentation please contact:
Joe Fedeyko
Program Chair
Johnson Matthey

2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit
Apr 21 – Apr 26 all-day


2014 Gordon Research Conference – Catalysis
Jun 22 – Jun 28 all-day

Website: 2014 Catalysis GRC
John R. Regalbuto, Chair
Christopher L. Marshall, Vice Chair

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 25, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

A meeting description is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by September 3, 2013. Please check back for updates.

Preliminary Program

A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by December 3, 2013. Please check back for updates.

8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC)
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

On behalf of the local organizing committee and the International Advisory Board (IAB), we would like to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC). The ICEC returns to U.S. soil for the first time since 1998. As the 3.5 day event will be held August 24-27, 2014 at the Historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in beautiful and scenic Asheville, North Carolina. Current technological challenges in environmental catalysis will be presented in 2 plenary presentations, 3 parallel oral session and 2 poster sessions.

The Scientific Programme of ICEC 2014 will be organized around following main topics:

Sustainable and clean energy production

  • Bio-fuel catalysis
  • Fuel cells, electrolyzers and solar fuels
  • Fuel reforming
  • Catalytic combustion

Emission Control

  • Mobile and Stationary source emissions
  • TWC, Lean de-NOx, and de-Soot
  • Low temperature exhaust applications

Indoor air cleaning

  • VOCs, PAH, adsorption

Water Treatment

  • Non-biodegradable organic oxidation
  • Nitrates reduction
  • Sludge removal

Green Chemistry

  • Biomass to chemicals
  • CO2 valorization
  • Environmentally-friendly catalytic processes


  • November 2013 – Call for papers, Submission platform opens
  • January 2014 – Abstract submission deadline
  • April 2014 – Notification of acceptance
  • May 2014 – Early bird registration deadline
  • July 2014 – Scientific program available
  • August 24-27, 2014 – 8th ICEC in Asheville, NC USA