This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Catalysis has always been a central technology in chemical manufacturing, and in energy conversion from and to various chemical forms. Despite its long and distinguished history, including many Nobel prize-winning discoveries, the future of catalysis is filled with new challenges. In particular, the impending and urgently needed transition from non-renewable to renewable sources of energy and chemical feedstocks will require the design of new catalysts and catalytic processes that are designed for sustainability. This meeting will focus on articulating sustainability metrics, advances in driving catalytic transformations using sustainable forms of energy, and the use of unconventional feedstocks. It will also explore approaches to making and studying catalysts and catalytic processes that enable accurate and predictive descriptions of behavior under realistic reaction conditions.
This GRC will be preceded by a GRS for early career scientists and engineers, and will include a Power Hour for discussion of challenges related to diversity.