Update on North American Meeting San Francisco, June 7–12, 2009

The orga­ni­za­tion of the 2009 NAM is pro­gress­ing on sched­ule. The meet­ing will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, locat­ed at the Embar­cadero water­front in San Fran­cis­co. The meet­ing co-chairs are Bruce Gates, Enrique Igle­sia, and Charles Wil­son. All avail­able details have been post­ed on the meet­ing web­site (www.21nam.org); inquiries should be direct­ed to nam21-info@pnl.gov. The first cir­cu­lar will be mailed by the end of April 2008.

Catal­y­sis finds itself as the crit­i­cal dis­ci­pline as the world at large faces the chal­lenges of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, clean ener­gy, and envi­ron­men­tal respon­si­bil­i­ty. The 2009 NAM will bring togeth­er lead­ing inter­na­tion­al researchers in catal­y­sis at a geo­graph­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal cross­roads between Asia and the world. Our aim is to pro­mote aca­d­e­m­ic and indus­tri­al con­nec­tions among emerg­ing and estab­lished com­mu­ni­ties of researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers of catal­y­sis in the world at large.
The planned ses­sion top­ics include:

  • Catal­y­sis for Ener­gy
  • Catal­y­sis for Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion
  • Catal­y­sis for the Syn­the­sis of Chem­i­cals
  • Fun­da­men­tals of Catal­y­sis
  • Chem­i­cal Reac­tion Engi­neer­ing

The time­line is as fol­lows:

  • August 1, 2008, call for papers and appli­ca­tions for Kokes Stu­dent Trav­el Awards
  • Novem­ber 15, 2008, dead­line for sub­mis­sion of abstracts and Kokes appli­ca­tions to be made via the meet­ing web site
  • Feb­ru­ary 9, 2009, noti­fi­ca­tion of accept­ed abstracts for oral and poster
    pre­sen­ta­tions and award­ed Kokes grants
  • April 1, 2009, dead­line for ear­ly reg­is­tra­tion