Catalysis Club of Chicago Annual Spring Symposium

The Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go (CCC) will hold its annu­al Spring Sym­po­sium on May 15, 2012 at the BP Research Cen­ter (150 West War­renville Road, Naperville, IL 60563). The pro­gram is sched­uled to begin at 8 AM and end at 5 PM.

Abstract Submission

The Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go invites you to sub­mit abstracts for oral or poster pre­sen­ta­tions. Please vis­it the Club’s web­site to down­load the tem­plate for abstract sub­mis­sion ( The length of abstracts for oral pre­sen­ta­tions should not exceed one page and those for poster pre­sen­ta­tions should not exceed one half page. Twen­ty five min­utes will be allot­ted for each oral pre­sen­ta­tion. Please indi­cate what type of pre­sen­ta­tion you would pre­fer. Due to the lim­it­ed speak­ing slots, if you request an oral pre­sen­ta­tion also indi­cate if you would like to be con­sid­ered for a poster. Prizes will be award­ed for the three best stu­dent posters.

Please sub­mit your abstract to Rafael Alcala, Pro­gram Chair of CCC at by April 22, 2012.


All par­tic­i­pants and accom­pa­ny­ing guests must reg­is­ter and receive a con­fer­ence badge to par­tic­i­pate in sym­po­sium activ­i­ties. Reg­is­tra­tion fee is detailed below and cov­ers lunch as well as a copy of the meet­ing abstract book. One stu­dent pre­sen­ter per accept­ed sub­mis­sion will be exempt from the reg­is­tra­tion fee. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is strong­ly encour­aged, although par­tic­i­pants will be able to reg­is­ter onsite. Please email your name and affil­i­a­tion to Neng Guo, Club Sec­re­tary at so that your gate pass and lunch can be arranged. We thank NACS and our indus­tri­al spon­sors for their gen­er­ous finan­cial sup­ports.

  • Pro­fes­sion­al (pre­sent­ing or non-pre­sent­ing): $70
  • Post­doc (pre­sent­ing or non-pre­sent­ing): $35
  • Stu­dent (pre­sent­ing, either poster or talk, first author or pre­sen­ter only): FREE
  • Stu­dent (attend­ing only): $35
  • Ven­dors (two per paid table, $500): FREE

Membership Dues

All the par­tic­i­pants except invit­ed keynote speak­ers, the Pines awardee, and ven­dors are required to pay mem­ber­ship dues at the time of reg­is­tra­tion. The cur­rent rate is $30 for pro­fes­sion­als & post­docs and $10 for stu­dents.