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Jean-Marie Basset
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Catalysis by design: well-defined single-site heterogeneous catalysts via surface organometallic chemistry

Mahipal Reddy Benjaram
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India

Design of novel nano-oxide catalysts for auto-exhaust purification and elemental mercury abatement

Michael Bowker
Cardiff University, UK

Methanol synthesis from renewable sources

Valery I. Bukhtiyarov
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia

Active centers in heterogeneous catalysts: formation and study with in situ methods

Yong Cao
Fudan University, China

A golden platform for transformation of biogenic platform chemicals

Gabriele Centi
Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials, Italy

Looking at the future of catalysis : A personal vision and the prospects from the S&T roadmap on catalysis for Europe

De Chen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

A new insight into reaction mechanism of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on Co catalyst: A combined study of DFT and SSITKA

Jingguang Chen
Columbia University, USA

Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide

Peng Chen
Cornell University, USA

Single-molecule catalysis

Michael Claeys
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Characterisation of catalysts at working conditions using a novel magnetometer

José C. Conesa
Instituto de Catálisis, CSIC, Spain

Support shape effects in CuOx/CeO2 CO-PROX catalysts: DFT and operando studies

Christophe Copéret
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Controlled functionalization of surface towards single-site catalysts

Vicente Cortés Corberán
Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Spain

Selective oxidation of C8-C16 alkanols as model fatty alcohols

Peter A. Crozier
Arizona State University, USA

In situ and operando electron microscopy imaging and spectroscopy of thermal and light driven catalysts

Robert J. Davis
University of Virginia, USA

Guerbet coupling of ethanol on acid-base bifunctional catalysts

Bas de Bruin
Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Catalytic radical-type transformations; The catalytic reactivity of Cobalt(II) ‘metallo-radicals’

Feng Deng
Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Methane and CO conversion over Zn modified ZSM-5 zeolites studied by solid-state NMR and ESR spectroscopy

Koichi Eguchi
Kyoto University, Japan

Development of solid oxide fuel cells and related catalysis

Lyndon Emsley
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Structure-activity relations from surface enhanced NMR spectroscopy

Atsushi Fukuoka
Hokkaido University, Japan
Conversion of cellulosic biomass by solid catalysts

Eric Gaigneaux
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Two successful examples of precursor and catalyst hybrids for oxidation reactions

Jinlong Gong
Tianjin University, China

Understanding the role of promoters for Pt-based catalysts for propane dehydrogenation

Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany

Dynamics and reactivity of catalysts in exhaust gas aftertreatment: Operando, time-resolved and spatially resolved spectroscopy

Christopher Hardacre
The University of Manchester, UK

Probing Chemistry and Kinetics of Liquid Phase Reactions using Heterogeneous Catalysts

Hong He
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 over one-pot synthesized Cu-SSZ-13 catalyst

Stig Helveg
Haldor Topsoe, Danmark

Electron microscopy advances in catalysis

Emiel J. M. Hensen
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

A combined transient kinetic and computational study of the mechanism of Co-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: insight into structure sensitivity

Peijun Hu
Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Towards Rational Catalyst Design in Heterogeneous Catalysis

David Jackson
University of Glasgow, UK

Lignin to aromatic monomers: Kinetics and mechanism

Christopher W. Jones
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Cooperative Catalysis and Tandem/Cascade Catalysis using Supported Bifunctional Acid-Base Catalysts

Alexander Katz
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Controlling supported noble metal cluster catalysts via ligand effects

Shu Kobayashi
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Chiral metal nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts beyond homogeneous metal complexes for asymmetric carbon-carbon bond forming reactions

Burkhard König
Universitaet Regensburg, Germany

Photoredox Catalysis: Organic synthesis with visible light

Jae Sung Lee
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea

Materials and systems for solar fuel production

Walter Leitner
Institut für Technische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Germany

Multifunctional catalysts at the interface of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for the selective conversion of alternative carbon feedstocks

Chaojun Li
McGill University, Canada

Exploration of new catalytic reactions for sustainable chemical and energy applications

Haichao Liu
Peking University, China

Selective conversion of cellulose into polyols on WOx-containing catalysts

Jordi Llorca
Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Surface reorganization of noble metal nanoparticles over nanoshaped CeO2 under reaction conditions

Catherine Louis
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

From noble metal gold catalysts to non noble bimetallic catalysts: Effective catalysts for selective hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene

Christopher L. Marshall
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Enhancing the stability/performance of catalysts via atomic layer deposition

Simoni Plentz Meneghetti
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil

Production of chemical supplies from renewable sources: Catalysis in oleochemistry

Chung-Yuan Mou
National Taiwan University, China

Bio-mimic supported copper catalyst for direct oxygen insertion to C-H bond in Methane to form Methanol

Ronny Neumann
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Oxygenation of hydrocarbons catalyzed by polyoxometalates

Matthew Neurock
University of Minnesota, USA

Insights into active sites and their environments under working catalytic conditions

Konstantin M. Neyman
ICREA and Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Efficient in-silico design of advanced nanoalloy materials for catalysis and related applications

Unni Olsbye

University of Oslo, Norway

Nanoporous catalysts – from zeolites and zeotypes to functionalized metal-organic frameworks

Emrah Ozensoy
Bilkent University, Turkey

Heterogeneous catalysts for environmental protection and environmentally friendly energy conversion systems

Umit S. Ozkan
The Ohio State University, USA

Carbon-based electro-catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) in acidic media

Xiulian Pan
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Selectivity control in syngas conversion

Jeong Young Park
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Hot Electron and Surface Plasmon-driven Catalytic Reactions on Metal-semiconductor Nanocatalysts

Vasile I. Parvulescu
University of Bucharest, Romania

Graphenes as versatile catalysts and supports for various chemoselective reactions

Charles H. F. Peden
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Fundamental studies of small-pore zeolites for NOx emission control in vehicle exhaust

Lars J. Pettersson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

What Otto and Diesel did not foresee concerning efficiency and emissions - The interesting marriage between the catalyst and the combustion engine

Shizhang Qiao
The University of Adelaide, Australia

Hybrid atoms-doped carbon materials for energy-relevant electrocatalytic processes

Nicoletta Ravasio
CNR-Instituto Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Italy

Unexpected properties of supported Cu catalysts

Daniel E. Resasco
University of Oklahoma, USA

Catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived compounds in aqueous and biphasic media

Fabio H. Ribeiro
Purdue University, USA

On the reaction mechanism and nature of active sites for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 on Cu/SSZ-13 zeolites

Jose A. Rodriguez
Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol: Importance of metal-oxide and metal-carbide interfaces in the activation of CO2

Gerard Roelfes
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
DNA-based asymmetric catalysis

Günther Rupprechter
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Surface spectroscopy and surface microscopy of catalytic processes: From model to technological materials, from UHV to operando conditions

Philippe Sautet
University of Lyon, CNRS, ENS Lyon, France

Structure-Energy-Activity relationships in catalysis - A view from theory

Susannah L. Scott
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Grafted organometallic catalysts for olefin metathesis and polymerization

Chunshan Song
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Design of bimetallic catalysts for CO2 conversion towards sustainable development

Peter C. Stair
Northwestern University, USA

The synthesis and properties of supported metal and oxide catalysts by atomic layer deposition

Alexander Yu. Stakheev
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russia

Combined catalysts: New generation of multifunctional systems for environmental protection

Baolian Su
University of Namur, Belgium

Hierarchical catalysis

Licheng Sun
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden / Dalian University of Technology, China

Artificial photosynthesis--Highly efficient catalysts for water oxidation and mechanisms of O-O bond formation

Mizuki Tada
Nagoya University, Japan

In situ XAFS imaging of electrocatalysts in PEFCs

Keiichi Tomishige
Tohoku University, Japan

Catalyst development for the C-O hydrogenolysis of biomass-derived substrates

Edman Tsang
University of Oxford, UK

Tunable atomic interface for high catalytic performance

Noritatsu Tsubaki
Toyama University, Japan

Powerful capsule catalysts designed for new C1 chemistry reactions

Xenophon E. Verykios
University of Patras, Greece

Mechanistic inferences of low-temperature steam reforming of ethanol over Pt-based catalysts

Yong Wang
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Mechanistic understanding of Fe-based catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation of biomass-derived phenolis

Bert M. Weckhuysen
Utrecht university, The Netherlands

Catalytic Solids studied at the Level of Single Particles, Molecules and Atoms

Malgorzata Witko
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Catalytic properties of heteropolyacids. Theory vs. Experiment

Seong Ihl Woo
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Strategy to improve the actvity and stability of graphene based oxygen reduction catalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cell in acidic condition

Peng Wu
East China Normal University, China

Highly efficient liquid-phase catalytic oxidations by metallosilicate zeolites

Fengshou Xiao
Zhejiang University, China

Organotemplate-free and solvent-free synthesis of zeolites with excellent catalytic activities

Jianliang Xiao
University of Liverpool, UK

Iron-catalysed C-H, C-C and C-O bond cleavage and oxygenation reactions

Hongliang Xin
Virginia Tech, USA

Empirical rules, descriptors, and learning algorithms for metal catalysis

Weimin Yang
Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China

Controllable synthesis and industrial application of zeolite nanosheet

Qihua Yang
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Catalytic reactions in nanoreactors with confined active species