A New Catalysis Institute in the USA

The Insti­tute for Inter­fa­cial Catal­y­sis (IIC) was launched at Pacif­ic North­west Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry in Feb­ru­ary 2005 as a cen­ter to study cat­alyzed chem­i­cal trans­for­ma­tions impor­tant for a secure ener­gy future. The Insti­tute was estab­lished to build and deploy, for the ben­e­fit of the research com­mu­ni­ty, new capa­bil­i­ties, par­tic­u­lar­ly tools address­ing sin­gle site and operan­do catal­y­sis, that take advan­tage of rev­o­lu­tion­ary advances in nan­otech­nol­o­gy and high-per­for­mance com­put­ing. PNNL’s strong catal­y­sis port­fo­lio serves as the foun­da­tion for IIC’s inter­ac­tions and col­lab­o­ra­tions with fun­da­men­tal and applied sci­en­tists across the Nation and around the globe.

There is a wealth of infor­ma­tion on their resources at http://iic.pnl.gov/.