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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