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 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, 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