IAES newsletter

The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety is a mem­ber of the IACS: Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of the Catal­y­sis soci­eties. A copy of their recent newslet­ter will be post­ed in the Newslet­ters fold­er on the NACS home­page.

The Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis, Inc., a cor­po­ra­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia, U.S.A., orga­nized the first Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress in Philadel­phia in 1956 and par­tic­i­pat­ed in the plan­ning of sub­se­quent con­gress­es in Paris in 1960 and Ams­ter­dam in 1964, with the objec­tive of fur­ther­ing the sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy of catal­y­sis. In view of the con­tin­u­ing and grow­ing inter­est in catal­y­sis, it was agreed to estab­lish an inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion orig­i­nal­ly called Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis, but its name has been changed in 1996 to Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties, IACS.

At reg­u­lar meet­ings of the IACS Coun­cil, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the par­tic­i­pat­ing catal­y­sis soci­eties par­tic­i­pate in infor­ma­tive dia­logue and dis­cuss details relat­ed to the next Inter­na­tion­al Catal­y­sis Meet­ing (every 4 years). The NACS’ cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tives to these meet­ings is W. Curt Con­ner (For­eign Sec­re­tary) and John Armor (Pres­i­dent). If you have any mat­ters need­ing IACS atten­tion you should bring it up with one of these two per­sons. In addi­tion our for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary, Alex Bell, serves as the cur­rent Vice-Pres­i­dent of the IACS.