2018 Spring Symposium

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 (Recip­i­ent of the T.A. Koch Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Trav­el Award)
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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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2017 Spring Symposium

8:00 AMReg­is­tra­tion / Break­fast
8:55 AMOpen­ing Remarks
9:00 AMEmerg­ing Chal­lenges In Catal­y­sis For Sus­tain­able Pro­duc­tion Of Trans­port Fuels: An Indus­tri­al View
Dr. John Shabak­er, BP Prod­ucts North Amer­i­ca
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9:40 AMSci­ence And Tech­nol­o­gy Of Frame­work Met­al-Con­tain­ing Mol­e­c­u­lar Sieves Cat­a­lysts
Prof. Las­z­lo Nemeth, Uni­ver­si­ty of Neva­da, Las Vegas
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10:20 AMCof­fee Break
10:40 AMSyn­the­sis Of Zin­cosil­i­cate Cat­a­lysts For The Oligomer­iza­tion Of Propy­lene
Dr. Mark Deimund, Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny
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11:20 AMZeo­lite Catal­y­sis With A Focus on Down­stream Refin­ing Appli­ca­tions
Dr. C.Y. Chen, Chevron Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy Com­pa­ny
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12:00 PMLunch
1:20 PMCon­tin­u­ous Reac­tors For Homo­ge­neous Catal­y­sis In Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Man­u­fac­tur­ing
Dr. Mar­tin John­son, Eli Lil­ly and Com­pa­ny
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2:00 PMMech­a­nisms And Mate­ri­als For Alka­line Hydro­gen Elec­tro­catal­y­sis
Prof. Mau­reen Tang, Drex­el Uni­ver­si­ty
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2:40 PM Award Announce­ment
2:55 PMCof­fee Break
3:15 PMPro­duc­tion Of para-Methyl­styrene And para-Divinyl­ben­zene From Furan­ic Com­pounds
Mau­ra Koehle, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware (Stu­dent Poster Award Speak­er)
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3:35 PMDesign Of Com­plex Met­al/Met­al-oxide Het­ero­ge­neous Cat­alyt­ic Mate­ri­als For Ener­gy And Chem­i­cal Con­ver­sion
Prof. Eran­da Nikol­la, Wayne State Uni­ver­si­ty
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4:15 PMThe Mech­a­nism Of CO2 Reduc­tion Over Pd/Al2O3: A Com­bined Steady State Iso­tope Tran­sient Kinet­ic Analy­sis (SSITKA) And Operan­do FTIR Inves­ti­ga­tion
Dr. János Szanyi, Pacif­ic North­west Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry
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4:55 PMClos­ing Remarks
5:00 PMCon­fer­ence Adjourns

2016 Spring Symposium

8:00 AMReg­is­tra­tion / Break­fast
8:50 AMOpen­ing Remarks
9:00 AMSci­ence and Serendip­i­ty in Het­ero­ge­neous Catal­y­sis Research
Ive Her­mans, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin — Madi­son
9:40 AMHydro­gen Spillover to Car­bon Sup­ports: Bridg­ing the Gap Between Exper­i­ment and The­o­ry
Angela Luek­ing, Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty
10:20 AMCof­fee Break
10:40 AMDesign and Syn­the­sis of Nanos­truc­tured Car­bide and Nitride Based Cat­a­lysts
Levi Thomp­son, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan — Ann Arbor
11:20 AMMicrolith Coat­ed Mesh Sub­strates for Process Inten­si­fi­ca­tion
Jef­frey Weiss­man, Pre­ci­sion Com­bus­tion
12:00 PMLunch
1:20 PMCat­alyt­ic Con­ver­sion of Sour Nat­ur­al Gas into Val­ue Added Fuels and Chem­i­cals
Jonas Bal­tru­saitis, Lehigh Uni­ver­si­ty
2:00 PMSerendip­i­tous Dis­cov­ery of a Nano-struc­tured Yttri­um Oxy­chlo­ride Cat­a­lyst for the Selec­tive Dehy­dra­tion of Phe­nol
David Bar­ton, Dow Chem­i­cal Co.
2:40 PMCof­fee Break
3:00 PM Award Announce­ment
3:20 PMSta­bi­liza­tion of Metastable Oxides via Sur­face Mod­i­fi­ca­tion
Daniel Gre­go­ry, Lehigh Uni­ver­si­ty
3:40 PMCon­trol­ling the Al Dis­tri­b­u­tion and Cu Spe­ci­a­tion and Prox­im­i­ty in Cu-SSZ-13 Zeo­lites: Con­se­quences for NOx SCR Catal­y­sis
Raj Gounder, Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty
4:20 PMClos­ing Remarks
4:30 PMCon­fer­ence Adjourns

2015 Spring Symposium

8:00 amReg­is­tra­tion — Break­fast
8:40 amOpen­ing Remarks
8:45 amWei Fan, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts, Amherst
Devel­op­ment of Hier­ar­chi­cal Zeo­lite Cat­a­lysts for Bulky Mol­e­cule Reac­tions
9:25 amDion G. Vla­chos, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware
Renew­able Chem­i­cals and Fuels from Bio­mass
10:05 amGra­ham Hib­bert, HEL Group
Plat­inum Spon­sor Pre­sen­ta­tion: HEL – Bet­ter Chem­istry – Faster
10:20 amCof­fee Break
10:40 amSteven L. Suib, Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut
Nov­el Porous Met­al Oxides and Sul­fides and Their Appli­ca­tions in Adsorp­tion, Bat­ter­ies, and Catal­y­sis
11:20 amMar­co J. Castal­di, City Col­lege of New York/CUNY
The Role of Oxi­da­tion State on Regen­er­a­tion Capac­i­ty When Reform­ing Oxy­genat­ed Fuels With Rh Based Cat­a­lysts
12:00 pmLunch
1:20 pmRobert Far­rauto, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty
A Dual Func­tion Mate­r­i­al for Cap­tur­ing and Cat­alyt­i­cal­ly Con­vert­ing CO2 to Syn­thet­ic Nat­ur­al Gas Using Renew­able H2
2:00 pmHasan Din­di, DuPont
“Design of Bimetal­lic Cat­a­lysts for Use in DuPont’s IsoTherming® Hydropro­cess­ing Reac­tors”
2:40 pm Bryan Yonemo­to, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware
Stu­dent Poster Win­ner: “Meso­porous Mate­ri­als for Ener­gy Appli­ca­tions”
3:00 pmAward Announce­ment
3:15 pmCof­fee Break
3:35 pmCathy H-Y. Chin, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Cat­alyt­ic Con­ver­sion of Renew­able Feed­stocks to Val­ue-Added Prod­ucts
4:15 pmPhillip E. Sav­age, Penn State
Advances and Appli­ca­tions of Hydrother­mal Catal­y­sis
4:55 pmClos­ing Remarks
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2014 Spring Symposium

8:15 amReg­is­tra­tion — Break­fast
8:55 amOpen­ing Remarks
9:00 amExplor­ing the Cat­alyt­ic Prop­er­ties of Cu/SSZ-13 using NO Oxi­da­tion and Stan­dard Selec­tive Reduc­tion of NO with NH3
Fabio H. Ribeiro, Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty
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9:45 amLife Cycle of Cat­alyt­ic Diesel Emis­sion Con­trol Sys­tems
Alex­ey Yez­erets, Cum­mins Inc
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10:30 amWel­come to HEL – Bet­ter Chem­istry – Faster
Harold O’Grady, HEL Inc. — Plat­inum spon­sor pre­sen­ta­tion
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10:45 amCof­fee Break
11:05 amAnaly­sis of the Mech­a­nism of Elec­tro­chem­i­cal Oxy­gen Reduc­tion and Devel­op­ment of Ag- and Pt-alloy Cat­a­lysts for Low Tem­per­a­ture Fuel Cells
Suljo Lin­ic, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan
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11:50 pmLunch
1:15 pmAlkene Metathe­sis for Propy­lene Pro­duc­tion over W-based Cat­a­lysts: Insights from Mul­ti-Func­tion­al Cat­a­lysts and Met­al­la­cy­clobu­tanes
Chris Nicholas, UOP
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2:00 pmSyn­the­sis and direct­ed self-assem­bly of monodis­perse nanocrys­tals as a route to engi­neer­ing nanoscale cat­alyt­ic con­tacts in mod­el sup­port­ed cat­a­lysts
Chris Mur­ray, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia
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2:45 pmZn Mod­i­fi­ca­tion of Pt(111) for the Hydrodeoxy­gena­tion of Aldos­es
Jesse McManus, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia — Win­ner of grad­u­ate stu­dent poster com­pe­ti­tion
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3:05 pm Announce­ment of 2014 Catal­y­sis Club of Philadel­phia Award Win­ner
3:10 pmBreak
3:30 pmSur­face Reac­tions of Bio­mass-Derived Poly­ols on Met­al Oxides and Sup­port­ed Met­al Cat­a­lysts
Carsten Siev­ers, Geor­gia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy
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4:15 pmNanoporous Mate­ri­als for Solar Fuel Pro­duc­tion
Feng Jiao, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware
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5:00 pmClos­ing Remarks
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2013 Spring Symposium

8:00 amReg­is­tra­tion and Con­ti­nen­tal Break­fast
8:55 amOpen­ing Remarks
9:00 amCharles H.F. PedenNew Insights into the Syn­the­sis of Methanol on Cop­per
Charles H. F. Peden, Pacif­ic North­west Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry
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9:50 amJeffrey GreeleyA First Prin­ci­ples View of Reac­tiv­i­ty Trends in Het­ero­ge­neous Catal­y­sis and Elec­tro­catal­y­sis
Jef­frey Gree­ley, Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty
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10:40 amCof­fee Break
11:00 amMichael A. SmithSup­port­ed Cat­a­lysts: Does Sur­face Rough­ness Mat­ter? A Case Study With VOx-SBA-15
Michael A. Smith, Vil­lano­va Uni­ver­si­ty
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11:50 amThomas R. GordonNon­aque­ous Strate­gies to Manip­u­late the Mor­phol­o­gy, Phase, and Pho­to­cat­alyt­ic Activ­i­ty of Monodis­perse TiO2 Nanocrys­tals
Thomas R. Gor­don, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia — CCP Stu­dent Poster Com­pe­ti­tion win­ner
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12:10 pmLunch Buf­fet
1:10 pmThomas F. DegnanCatal­y­sis in a Pock­et: The MCM-22 Sto­ry
Thomas F. Deg­nan, Jr., Exxon­Mo­bil — 2012 Cia­pet­ta Award Lec­ture
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2:10 pmDongxia LiuCat­alyt­ic Char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of Hier­ar­chi­cal Meso-/mi­cro­p­orous Lamel­lar Zeo­lite Cat­a­lysts
Dongx­ia Liu, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land — Col­lege Park
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3:00 pm Announce­ment of 2013 Catal­y­sis Club of Philadel­phia Award Win­ner
3:05 pmCof­fee Break
3:20 pmMichael T. KleinSoft­ware Tools for the Con­struc­tion of Detailed Kinet­ic Mod­els
Michael T. Klein, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware
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4:10 pmAndrew M. RappePolar sub­strates and non­sto­i­chio­met­ric sur­faces:
new routes to active and con­trol­lable het­ero­ge­neous cat­a­lysts

Andrew M. Rappe, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia
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5:00 pmClos­ing Remarks
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2012 Spring Symposium

8:00 amReg­is­tra­tion and Con­ti­nen­tal Break­fast
8:55 amOpen­ing Remarks
9:00 amEngi­neer­ing Mol­e­c­u­lar Trans­for­ma­tion over Sup­port­ed Cat­a­lysts for Sus­tain­able Ener­gy Con­ver­sion
Matt Neu­rock, Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia
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9:50 amSelec­tive Hydrodeoxy­gena­tion of m-cresol over Bifunc­tion­al Met­al-Acid Cat­a­lysts
Raul Lobo, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware
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10:30 amCof­fee Break
10:50 amCom­mer­cial­iza­tion of a Nov­el Methyl Methacry­late Process — Cat­a­lyst Design and Devel­op­ment
David John­son, Lucite Inter­na­tion­al
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11:30 amEffi­cient and Selec­tive Mul­ti­func­tion­al Nanocat­a­lysts: New Syn­thet­ic Strate­gies and Poten­tial Appli­ca­tions
Tewodros Ase­fa, Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty
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12:10 pmFormic Acid Decom­po­si­tion on Bulk Met­al Cat­a­lysts
Yadan Tang, Lehigh Uni­ver­si­ty (run­ner-up in CCP stu­dent poster com­pe­ti­tion)
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12:30 pmLunch Buf­fet
1:40 pmCon­se­quences of Acid Strength and Con­fine­ment in Cat­alyt­ic Reac­tions Medi­at­ed by Ion-pair Tran­si­tion States
Enrique Igle­sia, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley
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2:30 pmDesk­top Mol­e­c­u­lar Mod­el­ing Help in Clar­i­fy­ing Odd Exper­i­men­tal Obser­va­tions on Zeo­lites and Sil­i­ca Gels
Ist­van Halasz, PQ Cor­po­ra­tion
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3:10 pmAnnounce­ment of 2012 Catal­y­sis Club of Philadel­phia Award Win­ner
3:20 pmCof­fee Break
3:40 pmDen­si­ty Func­tion­al The­o­ry Stud­ies of Elec­tro­catal­y­sis
Michael Janik, Penn State
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4:20 pmCatal­y­sis Chal­lenges in Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Process Devel­op­ment
Alan All­geier, DuPont (for­mer­ly Amgen Inc.)
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5:00 pmClos­ing Remarks
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