Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in Spectroscopy of Working Catalysts
April 29 – May 3, 2012 – Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA
- April 29, 2011: 2nd Circular and call for abstracts
- October 1, 2010: Abstract submission deadline
- December 3, 2010: Notification of acceptance
- March 2, 2012: Registration deadline
- April 29, 2012: Submission of manuscripts
- April 29 – May 3, 2012: Conference
Situated on a 5,250-acre campus, Brookhaven National Laboratory – in Upton, New York – is part of Long Island’s Central Pine Barrens region and home to 230 plat species, 15 animal species, and 85 species of birds. With innumerable restaurants, theaters, and internationally recognized sites of New York City 65 miles to the west, beautiful beaches stretching along the nearby coasts to the north and south, and an extensive array of vineyards and charming Hamptons towns to the east, Brookhaven offers visitors access to a little of everything.
Scope and Invitation
The study of catalysts in their working state, the so-called in situ or operando approach, has become a well-established and critical research area in catalysis. In this methodology the behavior of working catalysts is probed using physico-chemical methods while simultaneously measuring the catalytic activity and selectivity. The operando approach is an excellent one to assess structure-activity relationships at the molecular level since structural and catalytic parameters are determined together.
We invite you to attend and contribute to the Fourth International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy, to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in April 2012. This congress follows on to the prior conferences in 2003 (Lunteren), 2006 (Toledo), and 2009 (Rostock).
This conference will cover all aspects of operando spectroscopy of catalysts: both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, application of theory, new experimental approaches and techniques, time and spatial resolution, and combination of techniques. It is anticipated that there will be an emphasis on fuel cells, electro-catalysis, and catalysis related to the production of biofuels, and other energy-related areas where catalysis is playing a major role in renewable energy.
The program will comprise plenary lectures, invited keynote lectures, and contributed oral and poster presentations covering the whole field of catalysis. An exhibition of commercial products and equipment related to catalyst characterization will be held during the meeting.
Please add the conference dates to your calendar now, and join us at Brookhaven National Laboratory in April, 2012.
- Electrocatalysis: Fuel Cells and Related Technologies
- Catalytic Bio-conversion Technologies
- Homogeneous/Liquid Phase Catalysis
- Bridging the Gap between Model and Technical Conditions
- Multi-technique Approach to Operando Spectroscopy
- Combining Operando Spectroscopy and Theoretical Studies
- New Advances in Reaction Cells including Improved Time and Spatial Resolution
$350 – Early Bird (until March 2, 2012)
Dormitory Rooms @ $42/night to Local Hotels @ $114/night
An exhibition of commercial products and equipment related to in situ and operando spectroscopy will be held during the meeting. Companies wishing to exhibit their products at the meeting should contact Ms. Gretchen Cisco, email@example.com.
Full information about the Congress can be found at: