Welcome to the 64th season of the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia. Since the club was founded in 1949, we continue the tradition of holding meetings to stimulate discussions among the academic and industrial catalysis scientists in the greater Philadelphia area. We hope that you will join us by attending the broad range of talks that have been arranged for this season.
The speaker lineup for our monthly meetings has been coordinated by Yaritza Lopez of Johnson Matthey. As has been our recent tradition, the first meeting of the season will be the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award Lecture. We are pleased to have the 2012 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award winner Rostam Madon of BASF present his work on September 20, 2012. Below is the speaker schedule for the 2012-13 season along with any special event that will occur throughout the year.
- 9/20/12 – Rostam Madon, BASF – CCP Award Lecture
- 10/18/12 – Israel Wachs, Lehigh University
- 10/18/12 – Poster Session
- 11/15/12 – To be announced
- 1/17/13 – Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil
- 2/21/13 – Anne Gaffney, INVISTA
- 2/21/13 – Officer Nominations
- 3/21/13 – Jim Miller, Carnegie Mellon
- 4/18/13 – John Kitchin, Carnegie Mellon
- 4/18/13 – Officer Elections
- May 13 – CCP Spring Symposium
Our annual student poster competition will take place in October and will be coordinated by Vladimiris Nikolakis of University of Delaware. The poster session provides a great opportunity for local graduate students to present their work to a broad catalysis audience and for companies to look for potential candidates. The nominations of CCP officers for the 2013-14 season will take place in February with elections scheduled for April. Carl Menning of DuPont will organize the CCP Spring Symposium in May. We will also continue to have a brief presentation by a local graduate student prior to the main lecture at some of the monthly meetings.
The monthly meetings will again be held at the Doubletree Hotel on US-202 in Wilmington, DE. The cost of the dinner will remain at $35.00 for members, $20.00 for students/retirees and will include one drink during the social hour. The fees for walk-ins and non-members will be $40.00. We strongly encourage advance reservations for the meetings.
Dues for the 2012-13 season will remain at $25.00 ($5.00 for the local club and $20.00 to the national club). Dues for students, postdocs and retirees will be $10.00 ($5.00 for the local club and $5.00 to the national club). You can pay your dues to your company representative, to our treasurer Hai-Ying Chen of Johnson Matthey, or at the monthly meetings. A list of company representatives is available in our website.
Please visit our website at catalysisclubphilly.org to receive latest information on monthly meetings. If you would like to receive our monthly announcements or need to update your contact information, please contact our Membership Director, Parag Shah of PQ Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The strength of our club has always revolved around our members and our monthly meetings. Please continue to support CCP by attending the meetings and by inviting your colleagues. I am looking forward to seeing you all on September 20 to start off another great season.
Please also feel free to contact me or the other officers throughout the season with any comments or suggestions for how we can improve the club.