2015 Spring Symposium

8:00 amRegistration - Breakfast
8:40 amOpening Remarks
8:45 amWei Fan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Development of Hierarchical Zeolite Catalysts for Bulky Molecule Reactions
9:25 amDion G. Vlachos, University of Delaware
Renewable Chemicals and Fuels from Biomass
10:05 amGraham Hibbert, HEL Group
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: HEL – Better Chemistry – Faster
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:40 amSteven L. Suib, University of Connecticut
Novel Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfides and Their Applications in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis
11:20 amMarco J. Castaldi, City College of New York/CUNY
The Role of Oxidation State on Regeneration Capacity When Reforming Oxygenated Fuels With Rh Based Catalysts
12:00 pmLunch
1:20 pmRobert Farrauto, Columbia University
A Dual Function Material for Capturing and Catalytically Converting CO2 to Synthetic Natural Gas Using Renewable H2
2:00 pmHasan Dindi, DuPont
“Design of Bimetallic Catalysts for Use in DuPont’s IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing Reactors”
2:40 pm Bryan Yonemoto, University of Delaware
Student Poster Winner: “Mesoporous Materials for Energy Applications”
3:00 pmAward Announcement
3:15 pmCoffee Break
3:35 pmCathy H-Y. Chin, University of Toronto
Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Feedstocks to Value-Added Products
4:15 pmPhillip E. Savage, Penn State
Advances and Applications of Hydrothermal Catalysis
4:55 pmClosing Remarks
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