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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

Welcome!


Welcome!

The Organizing Committee warmly invites you to participate in the 17th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC) to be held in San Diego, California on June 14-19, 2020. This congress is the premier technical gathering of our communities of practice in surface and organometallic catalysis, industrial homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and catalysis in condensed media. This meeting brings together participants from academia, industry, and national laboratories, with a tradition and expressed goal of nurturing and mentoring students and young researchers as part of its mission.

This Congress has been held every four years under the auspices of the International Association of Catalysis Societies since its first meeting in Philadelphia in 1956 (watch on Youtube).  This 17th ICC is sponsored and organized by the North American Catalysis Society and its members, who welcome all of you, as students and practitioners of catalysis, to submit your most significant work for presentation in the many areas of catalysis covered by this congress.

Our global catalysis community has built the science, the enabling tools, and the engineering foundation needed to address the formidable challenges faced by humanity and our planet, as we strive to improve the quality of life for everyone while preserving natural resources and the environment for future generations. We send this invitation to the entire international catalysis community to come together to continue in this endeavor — sharing knowledge, bridging intellectual gaps, advancing our science, celebrating the achievements of our most accomplished members — and in building new collaborations and friendships.

Welcome on behalf of the 17th ICC Organizing Committee and it’s sponsoring organizations. We look forward to your contributions and participation in this 17th ICC and to seeing all of you in San Diego.

-Enrique Iglesia, 17th ICC Chair

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

MEETING CHAIR:
Enrique Iglesia, University of California at Berkeley

MEETING VICE CHAIRS:
Abhaya Datye, University of New Mexico
Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis
Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Jingguang Chen (co-chair), Columbia University
Christopher Jones (co-chair), Georgia Institute of Technology
J. Will Medlin, University of Colorado
Susannah Scott, University of California, Santa Barbara

SECRETARY:
Bjorn Moden, Zeolyst International

WEBSITE AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE:
Beata Kilos (chair), Dow
Aditya Bhan, University of Minnesota
Eranda Nikolla, Wayne State University
Brian Trewyn, Colorado School of Mines

VIDEOGRAPHY/PHOTOGRAPHY:
Uschi Graham, University of Kentucky
Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:
Thomas Degnan (chair), University of Notre Dame
Fabio Ribeiro, Purdue University
Jeff Bricker, UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company
C. P. Kelkar, BASF Corporation
Sudhakar Jale, W.R. Grace
Hye Kyung Timken, Chevron Corporation
Yong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

FINANCIAL AND BUDGET COMMITTEE:
Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin (chair), University of Toronto
Huamin Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
C.Y. Chen, Chevron Corporation

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE:
Ryan Richards (chair), Colorado School of Mines
Shaama Sharada, University of Southern California
Dante Simonetti, University of California, Los Angeles

POSTERS, WORKSHOPS AND SATELLITE CONFERENCES COMMITTEE:
John Kuhn (chair), University of South Florida
Elizabeth Biddinger, The City College of New York
Raj Gounder, Purdue University

PUBLICATION COMMITTEE:
David Flaherty (co-chair), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Justin Notestein (co-chair), Northwestern University

EXHIBITORS COMMITTEE:
Paul Kester (chair), Micromeritics
Jesse Hensley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

MEETING ORGANIZER:
Jennifer Whiting Meeting Solutions, Inc.

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Welcome!


Welcome!

The Organizing Committee warmly invites you to participate in the 17th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC) to be held in San Diego, California on June 14-19, 2020. This congress is the premier technical gathering of our communities of practice in surface and organometallic catalysis, industrial homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and catalysis in condensed media. This meeting brings together participants from academia, industry, and national laboratories, with a tradition and expressed goal of nurturing and mentoring students and young researchers as part of its mission.

This Congress has been held every four years under the auspices of the International Association of Catalysis Societies since its first meeting in Philadelphia in 1956 (watch on Youtube).  This 17th ICC is sponsored and organized by the North American Catalysis Society and its members, who welcome all of you, as students and practitioners of catalysis, to submit your most significant work for presentation in the many areas of catalysis covered by this congress.

Our global catalysis community has built the science, the enabling tools, and the engineering foundation needed to address the formidable challenges faced by humanity and our planet, as we strive to improve the quality of life for everyone while preserving natural resources and the environment for future generations. We send this invitation to the entire international catalysis community to come together to continue in this endeavor — sharing knowledge, bridging intellectual gaps, advancing our science, celebrating the achievements of our most accomplished members — and in building new collaborations and friendships.

Welcome on behalf of the 17th ICC Organizing Committee and it’s sponsoring organizations. We look forward to your contributions and participation in this 17th ICC and to seeing all of you in San Diego.

-Enrique Iglesia, 17th ICC Chair

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

CHAIR:
Enrique Iglesia, University of California, Berkeley

VICE CHAIR:
Abhaya Datye, University of New Mexico
Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis
Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University

PROGRAMMING:
Jingguang Chen (co-chair), Columbia University
Christopher Jones (co-chair), Georgia Institute of Technology
J. Will Medlin, University of Colorado
Susannah Scott, University of California, Santa Barbara

SECRETARY:
Bjorn Moden, Zeolyst International

VIDEOGRAPHY/PHOTOGRAPHY:
Uschi Graham, University of Kentucky
Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil

WEBSITE AND PUBLICITY:
Beata Kilos (chair), Dow
Aditya Bhan, University of Minnesota
Eranda Nikolla, Wayne State University
Brian Trewyn, Colorado School of Mines

FUNDRAISING:
Thomas Degnan, University of Notre Dame
Fabio Ribeiro, Purdue University
Jeff Bricker, UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company
C. P. Kelkar, BASF Corporation
Sudhakar Jale, W.R. Grace
Hye Kyung Timken, Chevron Corporation

FINANCES:
Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin, University of Toronto
Huamin Wang, Pacific Northwest National Lab
C.Y. Chen, Chevron Corporation

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS:
Ryan Richards, Colorado School of Mines
Shaama Sharada, University of Southern California
Dante Simonetti, University of California, Los Angeles

POSTER SESSIONS:
John Kuhn, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Biddinger, The City College of New York
Raj Gounder, Purdue University

EXHIBITORS:
Paul Kester, Micromeritics
Jesse Hensley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

MEETING ORGANIZER:
Jennifer Whiting Meeting Solutions, Inc.

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The premier meeting in catalysis
held once every four years.

Join the most successful in the Catalysis community in San Diego!
 
 

Technical Program

Technical Program

 

Information For Presenters

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Program Overview

The scientific program for the 17th International Congress on Catalysis will feature the central role catalysis has played in the synthesis of new molecules and materials. The program will highlight recent developments, challenges, and opportunities available in context of the changing landscape of feedstocks and the discovery and development of new and enabling experimental and computational methods.

The theme of the conference, 2020 Vision for Catalysis, aims to look into the future for catalysis research guided by the past and to the judge the present in context of what lies ahead. The technical program will address the science and practice of catalysis along three cross-cutting themes:

  • Materials and Molecules
  • Pathways and Mechanisms
  • Reactors and Processes
Approximately 450 oral presentations and 900 poster presentations will feature in the technical program that will begin on 15th June 2020 and end by midday 19thth June 2020. The technical program will be organized along the following topical sessions and will feature state-of-the-art research across heterogeneous, homogeneous, photo-, and electro- catalysis.
  • C1 Chemistry
  • Functionalization and Conversion of C2-C5 paraffins
  • H2 Generation and Use
  • Syngas Generation and Use
  • Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis Fundamentals
  • Reaction Engineering (Conventional and Modular Methods)
  • Environmental Catalysis (Gas and Liquid Phases)
  • Heteroatom Removal
  • Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation
  • Conversion of Biomass and Biomass-derived Molecules
  • In-situ and Operando Analysis
  • Catalysis with Ordered Porous Materials (MOFs, Zeolites, etc.)
  • Catalysis for Chemical Synthesis (Commodity and Specialty)
  • Theory and Computation in Catalysis
  • Catalyst Synthesis and/or Characterization
  • Catalysis in Nitrogen Chemistry
  • Catalytic Cracking
  • Catalysis with Supported Metals
  • Catalysis with Oxides
  • Catalyst Deactivation
  • Emerging and Cross-Cutting Topics in Catalysis
The program will feature several plenary (60-minute), keynote (40-minute), and invited (20-minute) oral presentations across seven parallel sessions.
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Plenary Lectures

Several plenary lectures will feature in the technical program of the 17th ICC. These 60-minute presentations will feature the most accomplished practitioners of our discipline from academia and industry who will provide both retrospective analysis of the field and discuss the development of catalysis science and technology as it relates to the current state-of-the-art.
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Keynote and Invited Lectures

Keynote (40-minute) and Invited (20-minute) oral presentations organized along each of the topical sessions will address the fundamentals and applications of catalysis in the field.
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Awards

The International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) will present two awards at the 17th ICC in San Diego: the International Catalysis Award and the Heinz Heinemann Award. The recipients will be selected by the IACS Awards Committee and both recipients will be invited to present a plenary lecture at the 17th ICC.

The International Catalysis Award will recognize pioneering accomplishments and innovation by an individual in the early stages of their career. The recipient must not have passed his/her 45th birthday on 1st May of the award year.

The Heinz Heinemann Award will be given to an individual or a group for significant contributions to catalyst science and technology achieved during the past four years.

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2020 Heinz Heinemann Award

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Professor Avelino Corma, 2020 Heinz Heinemann Awardee
Institute of Chemical Technology
ITQ-CSIC-Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain



“From the molecular design of solid catalysts to their industrial applications”

2020 International Catalysis Award

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Professor Xile Hu, 2020 International Catalysis Awardee
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis
Lausanne, Switzerland

“Understanding and controlling hydrogen addition on metals, oxides, and sulfides: Nature and nuclearity of sites, solvents, and (electro)chemical potentials”
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Abstracts

Abstract Submissison

 

Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Prospective authors are invited to present their latest results in all areas of catalysis.
SUBMIT ABSTRACTNow Accepting
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Abstracts are invited for original research involved in the synthesis of molecules or materials relevant for catalysis—encompassing heterogeneous, homogeneous, electro-, and photo- catalysis. The scope of the meeting includes, but is not limited to the following:
Decisions on abstract submissions will be announced before the end of February 2020. Each accepted abstract must have a presenter registered for the event no later than 15th April 2020.
*Full and regularly updated information regarding abstraction submission and the technical program will be available on the conference website. A template for abstract submission will be made available on 15th June 2019.
  • C1 Chemistry
  • Functionalization and Conversion of C2-C5 paraffins
  • H2 Generation and Use
  • Syngas Generation and Use
  • Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis Fundamentals
  • Reaction Engineering (Conventional and Modular Methods)
  • Environmental Catalysis (Gas and Liquid Phases)
  • Heteroatom Removal
  • Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation
  • Conversion of Biomass and Biomass-derived Molecules
  • In-situ and Operando Analysis
  • Catalysis with Ordered Porous Materials (MOFs, Zeolites, etc.)
  • Catalysis for Chemical Synthesis (Commodity and Specialty)
  • Theory and Computation in Catalysis
  • Catalyst Synthesis and/or Characterization
  • Catalysis in Nitrogen Chemistry
  • Catalytic Cracking
  • Catalysis with Supported Metals
  • Catalysis with Oxides
  • Catalyst Deactivation
  • Emerging and Cross-Cutting Topics in Catalysis

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

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2020 Heinz Heinemann Awardee
Professor Avelino Corma
Institute of Chemical Technology
ITQ-CSIC-Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain

“From the molecular design of solid catalysts to their industrial applications”
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Professor Johannes Lercher
TU München, Department of Chemistry and Catalysis Research Center
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Institute for Integrated Catalysis

“Understanding and controlling hydrogen addition on metals, oxides, and sulfides: Nature and nuclearity of sites, solvents, and (electro)chemical potentials”
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Professor Unni Olsbye
Department of Chemistry
University of Oslo

“Catalysis within confined spaces”
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Professor Ye Wang
Director, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Xiamen University

“Selectivity control in catalytic transformation of C1 molecules into multicarbon products”

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

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2020 IACS International Catalysis Award Keynote Lecture:
Professor Xile Hu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis
Lausanne, Switzerland

“Cooperative catalysis for water splitting and CO2 electroreduction”
Silvia Bordiga, Università Degli Studi di Torino
Angelika Brükner, Leibniz-Institut for Catalysis
Avelino Corma, ITQ Valencia
Paul Dauenhauer, University of Minnesota
Sandeep Dhingra, Dow
Lynn Gladden, University of Cambridge
Emiel Hensen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Jean-Paul Lange, Shell
Leon Lefferts, University of Twente
Can Li, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Nuria Lopez, Institut Català d'Investigació Química
Fabio Noronha, National Institute of Technology
Isabella Nova, Politecnico di Milano
Philippe Sautet, University of California, Los Angeles
Jens Sehested, Haldor Topsoe
Bert Sels, KU Leuven
Kazuhiro Takanabe, University of Tokyo
Annette Trunschke, Fritz Haber Institute
Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University
Stacey Zones, Chevron

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Shengli Chen, Wuhan University
Michael Claeys, University of Cape Town
Petra de Jongh, Utrecht University
Sergio Fuentes, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Jorge Gascon, KAUST
Jinlong Gong, Tianjin University
Chinnakonda Gopinath, NCL Pune
George Huber, University of Wisconsin
Hyunjoo Lee, KAIST
Jun Li, Tsinghua University
Ping Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Ding Ma, Peking University
Masato Machida, Kumamoto University
Gregory Patience, Polytechnique Montréal
Stu Soled, ExxonMobil
Mizuki Tada, Nagoya University
Karen Wilson, RMIT University
Michael Wong, Rice University
Ning Yan, National University of Singapore
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Venue

MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT SAN DIEGO

Enjoy The San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt

The ICC's host hotel, the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt, is a stunning work of architecture sited to maximize your enjoyment of the city. We've negotiated a great room rate on your behalf, $290/night.

Integrated into a 1,628-room hotel with bay and city views, including 76 suites and 45 conference suites, this ultra-modern facility offers stunning contemporary design, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of San Diego Bay or the city skyline, luxe linens, 46” flat-screen televisions, work spaces, iHome stereos, and free Wi-Fi. Internet access up to 400MB is available in all guest rooms.
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REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION OPENING JANUARY 2020

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Registration Types ICC 2020 Registration Includes the Following: Early Registration
(through April 27, 2020)
Standard Registration
(April 28, 2020 to June 11, 2020)
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(During Event)
One Day Registration
Standard Registration All Conference Meeting Sessions/Breaks, Poster Sessions, Opening Reception and Closing Banquet $950 USD $1100 USD $1250 USD
One Day Registration (Standard) Does NOT Include the Opening Reception or Closing Banquet $500 USD
Student Registration All Conference Meeting Sessions/Breaks, Poster Sessions. Does NOT Include the Opening Reception and Closing Banquet $500 USD $600 USD $700 USD $300 USD
Retiree Registration All Conference Meeting Sessions/Breaks, Poster Sessions, Opening Reception and Closing Banquet $750 USD $800 USD $850 USD
Additional Opening Reception Ticket Attendees traveling with a spouse or guest are encouraged to pre-purchase event tickets. $250 USD/each $250 USD/each $250 USD/each
Additional Closing Banquet Ticket Attendees traveling with a spouse or guest are encouraged to pre-purchase event tickets. $250 USD/each $250 USD/each $250 USD/each
Guest/Spouse Registration Includes the Opening Reception and Closing Banquet $500 USD/each $500 USD/each $500 USD/each