On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to join us for the 65th season of the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia. We are proud to continue the legacy set forth by the original 7 scientists who established this club in 1949 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.
We are excited to announce the speaker lineup for our monthly meetings that has been coordinated by Torren Carlson of DuPont. Following our tradition, the first meeting of the season will be given by the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Awardee, Daniel Resasco of University of Oklahoma, present his work on September 19th, 2013. Below is the speaker schedule for the 2013–14 season along with the special events that will occur throughout the year.
- Sept. 19, 2013: Daniel Resasco, University of Oklahoma — CCP Award Lecture
- Oct. 24, 2013:
- Speaker to be announced
- Poster Session
- Nov. 21, 2013: Charles Campbell, University of Washington — NACS Burwell Lecture
- Jan. 23, 2014: Chris Jones, Georgia Tech — NAM Emmett Awardee
- Feb. 20, 2014:
- Paul Dauenhauer, U. Mass.
- Officer Nominations
- March 20, 2014: Simon Podkolzin, Stevens Inst.
- April 10, 2014:
- Robert Schlögl, Fritz Haber
- Officer Elections
- May 2014: CCP Spring Symposium
Our annual student poster competition will take place in October and will be coordinated by Alejandra Rivas-Cardona of Johnson Matthey. 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 2014–15 season will take place in February with elections scheduled for April. Vladimiros Nikolakis of University of Delaware will organize the CCP Spring Symposium in May 2014. We will also continue the tradition of having brief presentations by a local graduate student prior to the main lecture at some of the monthly meetings.
The monthly meetings will continue to 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 2013–14 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 $15.00 ($5.00 for the local club and $10.00 to the national club).
You can receive our latest information and news through our website at catalysisclubphilly.org, through LinkedIn, and also Facebook. While you can still work with your company representative, we would like to strongly encourage you to try our online registration form or contact our arrangements chair, Jacob Weiner, directly.
If you would like to receive our monthly announcements or need to update your contact information, please contact our Membership Director, Yaritza Lopez of Johnson Matthey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The strength of our club has always revolved around our generous industrial sponsors and members of 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 19 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.