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.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Sustainability Metrics for Catalysis
- Catalysis with Alternative Energy Inputs
- Alternative Feedstocks for Manufacturing
- Synthesis of Well-Defined Catalysts
- Applications of Data Science in Catalysis
- Dynamic Catalytic Behavior
- Operando Characterization of Catalysts
- Insights from Mechanistic Investigations
- Keynote Session: Integration of Experiment, Computation and Theory