Gordon Conference on Catalysis – Program Announcement

The 2010 GRC on Catal­y­sis will be held at Col­by Sawyer Col­lege, NH from June 27, 2010 through July 2, 2010. The meet­ing chair is Abhaya Datye (datye@unm.edu) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Mex­i­co in Albu­querque, NM and the Vice-chair is Bruce Cook (Bruce.Cook2@bp.com) from BP Prod­ucts NA in Naperville, IL.

In 2010, the Catal­y­sis con­fer­ence will move to a new­ly-fur­bished con­fer­ence room with seat­ing for 150, a new poster ses­sion area that will allow 40 posters per ses­sion. The dorm rooms pro­vide sin­gle and dou­ble accom­mo­da­tions, free WIFI and the reg­is­tra­tion fee includes all meals and the famous lob­ster din­ner on Thurs­day night. After­noons are open to enjoy the New Eng­land ambiance with oppor­tu­ni­ties for hik­ing, sail­ing, golf and ten­nis to cre­ate an out­stand­ing con­fer­ence that will help you net­work with col­leagues, and make long last­ing con­nec­tions. Please vis­it the con­fer­ence web site for more details and to reg­is­ter for the meet­ing: www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2010&program=catalysis.

The 2010 GRC on Catal­y­sis will focus on sev­er­al areas that are of both fun­da­men­tal and prac­ti­cal impor­tance. The under­ly­ing theme is to high­light the role of catal­y­sis in meet­ing society’s needs for ener­gy and mate­ri­als. The con­fer­ence is orga­nized into 9 ses­sions:

  1. Alter­na­tive Feed­stocks For Chem­i­cals And Fuels
  2. Nov­el Cat­alyt­ic Mate­ri­als
  3. 3D Imag­ing Of Cat­a­lysts
  4. Spec­troscopy, With Spe­cial Empha­sis On Het­ero­ge­neous Catal­y­sis In The Liq­uid Phase
  5. Mol­e­c­u­lar Insights Through The­o­ry
  6. The Sci­ence Of Cat­a­lyst Syn­the­sis
  7. Design Of Cat­a­lysts For Excep­tion­al Sta­bil­i­ty
  8. Sur­face Sci­ence
  9. Future Per­spec­tives On Catal­y­sis

The themes and the speak­ers have been cho­sen to inter­weave aca­d­e­m­ic and indus­tri­al inter­est, as has been the very effec­tive tra­di­tion of this long run­ning con­fer­ence, and to illus­trate broad, fore­front con­cepts in the field of het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis. By includ­ing senior sci­en­tists as dis­cus­sion lead­ers, we hope to add a diver­si­ty of per­spec­tive and enhance the lev­el of dis­cus­sions. A spe­cial effort was made to attract speak­ers and dis­cus­sion lead­ers from indus­try. Finan­cial sup­port will be avail­able for grad­u­ate stu­dents, post-docs and junior fac­ul­ty. Please vis­it the NACS web­site in Feb­ru­ary 2010 for more details.