The Gordon Research Seminar on Catalysis is a unique forum that enables the brightest young minds in catalysis research, including graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists and engineers with comparable levels of experience, to network and exchange cutting-edge ideas in a highly stimulating and supportive environment.
The focus of this meeting will be to discuss the development of sustainable technologies that impact energy and chemical production. Topics will include, but are not limited to, catalytic innovations (both fundamental and applied), material synthesis, kinetics, characterization, theoretical approaches, and environmental applications. The meeting program will begin with a keynote lecture, followed by both oral and poster presentation sessions from young researchers to discuss important contributions to these fields. This meeting will feature a panel of thought leaders representing academia, industry and the national laboratories to discuss how young researchers can make an impact on sustainability through catalysis. GRS participants are highly encouraged to apply for the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis that will take place immediately following the GRS.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 27, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.