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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