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Travel Grants for Participation in the 15th International Congress on Catalysis

The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety will pro­vide sup­ple­men­tal fund­ing for sup­port of atten­dance at the 15th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis (15th ICC) to be held in Munich, Ger­many, July 1–6, 2012.

Fund­ing for this pro­gram has been pro­vid­ed by fed­er­al agen­cies (NSF, DOE) and indus­try (Dow Chem­i­cal Co., BASF, BP, Sud­Chemie). These funds will be used to pro­vide par­tial reim­burse­ment of trav­el, lodg­ing and reg­is­tra­tion expens­es for atten­dees with pri­or­i­ty giv­en to:

  1. Fac­ul­ty mem­bers in their first four years of appoint­ment to lad­der-rank posi­tions and cur­rent­ly active in catal­y­sis research at U.S. insti­tu­tions.
  2. Post­doc­tor­al and grad­u­ate stu­dent pre­sent­ing oral or poster con­tri­bu­tions at the 15th ICC.
  3. Invit­ed chairs of ses­sion at the 15th ICC meet­ing.
  4. Oth­er appli­cants, as funds per­mit.

Appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted to Pro­fes­sor Jing­guang Chen (NACS Direc­tor-at-Large, and coor­di­na­tor of this grant pro­gram) no lat­er than March 30, 2012 in elec­tron­ic form (jgchen@​udel.​edu). This appli­ca­tion should be no longer than one page and include your qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the con­text of items 1–3 list­ed above.

This one-page appli­ca­tion should clear­ly state:

  1. Your posi­tion, includ­ing years in present posi­tion and activ­i­ty in catal­y­sis research since 2007 (pub­li­ca­tions and patents in the catal­y­sis area). Please indi­cate if your aca­d­e­m­ic research group is cur­rent­ly fund­ed by DOE-BES or NSF
  2. Your accept­ed pre­sen­ta­tion in the 15th ICC (title, ses­sion, and oral or poster venue. Include accep­tance let­ter as a sec­ond page).
  3. Ses­sions that you are chair­ing (include invi­ta­tion to chair as a sec­ond page).
  4. Any oth­er data that the selec­tion pan­el should con­sid­er.

The pan­el deci­sion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to all appli­cants no lat­er than May 15, 2012 via email. Orig­i­nal receipts will be required for reim­burse­ment and trav­el must be booked via U.S. car­ri­ers.

4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy

Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in Spectroscopy of Working Catalysts

April 29 — May 3, 2012 — Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA

Key Dates

  • April 29, 2011: 2nd Cir­cu­lar and call for abstracts
  • Octo­ber 1, 2010: Abstract sub­mis­sion dead­line
  • Decem­ber 3, 2010: Noti­fi­ca­tion of accep­tance
  • March 2, 2012: Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line
  • April 29, 2012: Sub­mis­sion of man­u­scripts
  • April 29 — May 3, 2012: Con­fer­ence


Sit­u­at­ed on a 5,250-acre cam­pus, Brookhaven Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry – in Upton, New York – is part of Long Island’s Cen­tral Pine Bar­rens region and home to 230 plat species, 15 ani­mal species, and 85 species of birds. With innu­mer­able restau­rants, the­aters, and inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized sites of New York City 65 miles to the west, beau­ti­ful beach­es stretch­ing along the near­by coasts to the north and south, and an exten­sive array of vine­yards and charm­ing Hamp­tons towns to the east, Brookhaven offers vis­i­tors access to a lit­tle of every­thing.

Scope and Invitation

The study of cat­a­lysts in their work­ing state, the so-called in situ or operan­do approach, has become a well-estab­lished and crit­i­cal research area in catal­y­sis. In this method­ol­o­gy the behav­ior of work­ing cat­a­lysts is probed using physi­co-chem­i­cal meth­ods while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly mea­sur­ing the cat­alyt­ic activ­i­ty and selec­tiv­i­ty. The operan­do approach is an excel­lent one to assess struc­ture-activ­i­ty rela­tion­ships at the mol­e­c­u­lar lev­el since struc­tur­al and cat­alyt­ic para­me­ters are deter­mined togeth­er.

We invite you to attend and con­tribute to the Fourth Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Operan­do Spec­troscopy, to be held at Brookhaven Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry in April 2012. This con­gress fol­lows on to the pri­or con­fer­ences in 2003 (Lun­teren), 2006 (Tole­do), and 2009 (Ros­tock).

This con­fer­ence will cov­er all aspects of operan­do spec­troscopy of cat­a­lysts: both het­ero­ge­neous and homo­ge­neous catal­y­sis, appli­ca­tion of the­o­ry, new exper­i­men­tal approach­es and tech­niques, time and spa­tial res­o­lu­tion, and com­bi­na­tion of tech­niques. It is antic­i­pat­ed that there will be an empha­sis on fuel cells, elec­tro-catal­y­sis, and catal­y­sis relat­ed to the pro­duc­tion of bio­fu­els, and oth­er ener­gy-relat­ed areas where catal­y­sis is play­ing a major role in renew­able ener­gy.

The pro­gram will com­prise ple­nary lec­tures, invit­ed keynote lec­tures, and con­tributed oral and poster pre­sen­ta­tions cov­er­ing the whole field of catal­y­sis. An exhi­bi­tion of com­mer­cial prod­ucts and equip­ment relat­ed to cat­a­lyst char­ac­ter­i­za­tion will be held dur­ing the meet­ing.
Please add the con­fer­ence dates to your cal­en­dar now, and join us at Brookhaven Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry in April, 2012.

Session Topics

  • Elec­tro­catal­y­sis: Fuel Cells and Relat­ed Tech­nolo­gies
  • Cat­alyt­ic Bio-con­ver­sion Tech­nolo­gies
  • Homogeneous/Liquid Phase Catal­y­sis
  • Bridg­ing the Gap between Mod­el and Tech­ni­cal Con­di­tions
  • Mul­ti-tech­nique Approach to Operan­do Spec­troscopy
  • Com­bin­ing Operan­do Spec­troscopy and The­o­ret­i­cal Stud­ies
  • New Advances in Reac­tion Cells includ­ing Improved Time and Spa­tial Res­o­lu­tion

Registration Fees

$350 – Ear­ly Bird (until March 2, 2012)


Dor­mi­to­ry Rooms @ $42/night to Local Hotels @ $114/night

Vendor Exhibition

An exhi­bi­tion of com­mer­cial prod­ucts and equip­ment relat­ed to in situ and operan­do spec­troscopy will be held dur­ing the meet­ing. Com­pa­nies wish­ing to exhib­it their prod­ucts at the meet­ing should con­tact Ms. Gretchen Cis­co, cisco@​bnl.​gov.

Further Information

Full infor­ma­tion about the Con­gress can be found at:

Call for 2012 IACS Award Nominations

IACS will present two awards at the 15th ICC in Munich – the ICC Award and the Heinz Heine­mann Award. Please note that the dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is Jan­u­ary 15, 2012. All nom­i­na­tions should be sub­mit­ted to the Sec­re­tary of the IACS by email to the fol­low­ing address: muhler@​techem.​rub.​de. The recip­i­ents of these awards will be select­ed by the IACS Awards Com­mit­tee, and it is planned to inform the recip­i­ents by March 15, 2012. Both recip­i­ents will be invit­ed to present a ple­nary pre­sen­ta­tion at the ICC in Munich.

Inter­na­tion­al Catal­y­sis Award The Inter­na­tion­al Catal­y­sis Award will be giv­en to recog­nise and encour­age indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions by a young per­son in the field of catal­y­sis, such as the dis­cov­ery of the sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment of a cat­alyt­ic process, or an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to the under­stand­ing of cat­alyt­ic phe­nom­e­na. The recip­i­ent must not have passed her/his 45th birth­day by May 1 of the award year. The Award con­sists of a plaque and a check for $5,000.

Heinz Heine­mann Award in Cat­a­lyst Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy The Heinz Heine­mann Award in Catal­y­sis will be giv­en to an indi­vid­ual or a group for sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to cat­a­lyst sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy achieved between Jan­u­ary 1, 2007, and Decem­ber 31, 2011. The Award con­sists of a plaque and a check for $5,000.

Nom­i­na­tion Pro­ce­dure Nom­i­na­tion of the award should be made before Jan­u­ary 15 in the year of an Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis (i.e. Jan­u­ary 15, 2012, for the awards made at the 15th ICC), and should include a crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion of the sig­nif­i­cance of the nominee’s pub­lished work, as well as a state­ment about the par­tic­u­lar con­tri­bu­tion on which the nom­i­na­tion is based. Nom­i­na­tions should also include the nominee’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions, accom­plish­ments and biog­ra­phy. Nom­i­na­tion doc­u­ments, along with no more than four let­ters of sup­port, should be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly as a sin­gle PDF file to the Sec­re­tary of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties (muhler@​techem.​rub.​de).The recip­i­ent will be required to give a lec­ture on her/his research as part of the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis at which the award is con­ferred (i.e. 15th ICC, July 1–6, 2012 in Munich, Ger­many).

Selec­tion of Award Recip­i­ents Selec­tion of the award recip­i­ents will be made by an Inter­na­tion­al Com­mit­tee com­posed of renowned sci­en­tists or engi­neers. This Com­mit­tee will be appoint­ed by the Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties, sub­se­quent to pro­pos­als from the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties. Posthu­mous awards will be made only when knowl­edge of the winner’s death is received after the announce­ment of the Inter­na­tion­al Committee’s deci­sion.

15th International Congress on Catalysis

Munich, Ger­many, July 1 – 6, 2012

The 15th ICC is the catal­y­sis event in 2012! More than 2,000 par­tic­i­pants from all over the world will exchange new ideas and dis­cuss devel­op­ments in all areas of catal­y­sis. Ple­nary and keynote speak­ers will present overviews of recent devel­op­ments. The con­gress will be held at the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress Cen­tre in Munich, a world-class facil­i­ty offer­ing the flex­i­ble infra­struc­ture required to accom­mo­date audi­ences of any size.

In four par­al­lel oral ses­sions and two gen­er­al poster ses­sions all rel­e­vant areas from fun­da­men­tal under­stand­ing to cat­a­lyst design and nov­el process­es will be cov­ered. The ses­sions are com­ple­ment­ed by cross dis­ci­pli­nary ses­sions, orga­nized to share excit­ing new results at the bound­aries between estab­lished fields with­in catal­y­sis. Poster pre­sen­ters will be able to orga­nize up to four par­al­lel half-day work­shops to max­i­mize direct par­tic­i­pa­tion by the con­fer­ence atten­dees and to stim­u­late dis­cus­sions in more spe­cial­ized areas.

A social pro­gram rich in var­i­ous aspects of the local cul­ture will give you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet your col­leagues and friends in a more relaxed atmos­phere.

On behalf of the Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee, I invite you to attend the 15th ICC in Munich and to con­tribute by pre­sent­ing your lat­est results and by shar­ing your find­ings with col­leagues in dis­cus­sions. The call for papers is open until Novem­ber 1. For more infor­ma­tion please vis­it the con­gress web­site www​.icc2012​.org.

I all look for­ward to your con­tri­bu­tion to the exit­ing sci­en­tif­ic pro­gram of the 15th ICC and to meet you in 2012 in Munich.
Johannes A. Lercher
Chair­man, Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee
15th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis