It is my distinct pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2018–19 season of the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia on behalf of the Club’s Officers. The Club’s program will kick off this year with a presentation by Prof. Alan Goldman on September 27th, 2018. Due to the availability of our Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award Recipient, Dr. Carmo Pereira, the CCP Award lecture will be given on January 17th, 2019. The speaker schedule for the 2018–19 season (put together under the coordination of Srinivas Rangarajan from Lehigh University), along with the special events, is listed below. We hope that you’ll join us and that you’ll enjoy the planned talks!
|Sept. 27, 2018||Prof. Alan S. Goldman (Rutgers Un.)||Season Kick-off|
|Oct. 11, 2018||Dr. Teh C. Ho (ExxonMobil)||Ciapetta Award Winner|
|Nov. 15, 2018||Prof. Eric A. Stach (Un. of Pennsylvania)||Student Poster Competition|
|Jan. 17, 2019||Dr. Carmo J. Pereira (DuPont)||CCP Award Lecture|
|Feb. 21, 2019||Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher (TU München, PNNL)||Officer Nominations|
|March 21, 2019||Prof. Eric D. Wachsman (Un. of Maryland)||Officer Nominations|
|April 18, 2019||Prof. William F. Schneider (Un. of Notre Dame)||Officer Elections|
|May 2019||CCP Spring Symposium|
The monthly meeting location will remain the same and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Claymont, DE (630 Naamans Road, Claymont, DE 19703). In order to offset rising catering costs, meeting fees have increased to $40.00 for members, $25.00 for students/retirees, and will include one drink during the social hour. The fees for walk-ins and non-members will be $45.00. We strongly encourage you to register for the meeting using the online registration form, a link to which is provided in each meeting announcement email.
Reservations can also be made by contacting our Treasurer (Lifeng.Wang@pqcorp.com) or Chair (Eric.R.Sacia@dupont.com) directly. Dues for the 2018–19 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).
Our annual student poster competition (organized by Nick McNamara of Johnson Matthey) will be held on November 15th, 2018. It provides an important forum for local students to disseminate their work and interact with fellow scientists from industry and academia. Furthermore, selected students from local universities will also be given the opportunity to provide a brief presentation of their work at certain meetings.
Feel free to contact either myself or the other officers with any comments or questions, and keep checking our website periodically (www.catalysisclubphilly.org) for news or updates. Looking forward to seeing all of you this season!
All the best,
Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Chair