Welcome to the 2015–16 Season of the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia

Dear Col­leagues:
On behalf of the orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, I would like to wel­come you to join us for the 67th 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 excel­lent selec­tion 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 Alan All­geier of DuPont. Fol­low­ing our tra­di­tion, the first meet­ing pre­sen­ta­tion of the sea­son will be giv­en by the Catal­y­sis Club of Philadel­phia Awardee, Sourav Sen­gup­ta of DuPont. The full sea­son speak­er sched­ule along with var­i­ous spe­cial events is list­ed below.

Date Speak­er Spe­cial Event
Sept. 17, 2015 Sourav Sen­gup­ta, DuPont CCP Award Lec­ture
Oct. 15, 2015 Matt Neu­rock, U of M
Nov. 19, 2015 John Hol­la­day, PNNL Poster Ses­sion
Jan. 21, 2016 Jing­guang Chen, Colum­bia U.
Feb. 18, 2016 Susan­nah Scott, UCSB Offi­cer Nom­i­na­tions
March 24, 2016 TBA Offi­cer Nom­i­na­tions
April 21, 2016 Rob Rioux, PSU Offi­cer Elec­tions
May 2016 CCP Spring Sym­po­sium

Our annu­al stu­dent poster com­pe­ti­tion will take place in Novem­ber and will be coor­di­nat­ed by Bingjun Xu 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. Addi­tion­al­ly, select­ed stu­dents will also give brief pre­sen­ta­tions at sev­er­al month­ly meet­ings. The nom­i­na­tions of CCP offi­cers for the 2016–17 sea­son will take place in Feb­ru­ary with elec­tions sched­uled for April. Anton Petushkov of Zeolyst Inter­na­tion­al will orga­nize the CCP Spring Sym­po­sium in May 2016.

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 2015–16 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 receive our lat­est infor­ma­tion and news through our web­site at catal​y​sis​clubphilly​.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, Alex Miro­nenko, direct­ly.

If you would like to receive our month­ly announce­ments or need to update your con­tact infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our Mem­ber­ship Direc­tor, Eric Sacia of DuPont.

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 17th 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.
Best regards,
Tor­ren Carl­son