2013 SWCS Spring Symposium

The Spring Sym­po­sium for the South­west Catal­y­sis Soci­ety will be help on April 26th on the Rice cam­pus (Grand Hall in the Memo­r­i­al Cen­ter). The cir­cu­lar is attached. Reg­is­tra­tion will begin at 7:30 AM with the tech­ni­cal pro­gram begin­ning at 8:25. We antic­i­pate the meet­ing con­clud­ing by 3:30 PM. There is plen­ty of park­ing on the Rice cam­pus: rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

There’s vis­i­tor park­ing all over cam­pus (shad­ed yel­low), and the one lot clos­est to our meet­ing site is “Cen­tral Cam­pus Garage” under­neath the Jones Busi­ness School (#51).


Fri­day, April 26th, 2013
Grand Hall of the Rice Memo­r­i­al Cen­ter
Rice Uni­ver­si­ty
Hous­ton, TX

Invited Speakers (alphabetical order)

Devel­op­ing HDS under­stand­ing based on real feed-stocks
Tushar V. Choud­hary, Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK
From Hydrodesul­fu­r­iza­tion to Hydrodeoxy­gena­tion: What are the sim­i­lar­i­ties at the atom­ic-scale?
Lars C. Grabow, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, TX
Shell Alter­na­tive Trans­port Fuels,
Kim John­son, Shell Chem­i­cal Co., Hous­ton, TX
Advances in Hydropro­cess­ing Cat­a­lyst Tech­nol­o­gy: The Dis­cov­ery of ExxonMobil/Albemarle’s Neb­u­la Cat­a­lyst
Doron Levin, Exxon­Mo­bil, Annan­dale, NJ
Nanos­truc­tured Gold Mod­el Cat­a­lysts on Oxy­gen-free Sub­strates
Li Liu, Depart­ment of Chem­istry, Texas A&M Uni­ver­si­ty
Nat­ur­al Gas to Syn­gas using Rh-sub­sti­tut­ed pyrochlore (La2Zr2O7) cat­a­lysts
Jer­ry Spivey (LSU), D. Pakhare (LSU), D. Haynes (DoE/NETL), D. Shekhawat (DoE/NETL), V. Abdel­sayed (DoE/NETL)
2013 South­west Catal­y­sis Soci­ety Applied Catal­y­sis Awardee: Prof. Jer­ry Spivey, Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.