Call for papers — The Life and Death of Catalysts (UPDATE)

Division of Petroleum Chemistry

American Chemical Society Symposium

August 28 – Sep­tem­ber 1, 2012, Den­ver, CO
242nd Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Soci­ety (ACS) Nation­al Meet­ing
Spon­sored by the ACS Petro­le­um Chem­istry Divi­sion

Call for Papers

Abstract/preprint sub­mis­sion due date: Novem­ber 30, 2011
Sym­po­sium will fea­ture invit­ed, review and con­tributed papers deal­ing with the acti­va­tion and deac­ti­va­tion of cat­alyt­ic mate­ri­als. The top­ics will include but not be lim­it­ed to:

  • New mate­ri­als and cat­a­lyst com­po­si­tions
  • Com­bi­na­to­r­i­al approach­es for cat­a­lyst design and syn­the­sis
  • New meth­ods for cat­a­lyst eval­u­a­tion
  • Process mod­i­fi­ca­tions and devel­op­ments
  • Advanced meth­ods for cat­a­lyst char­ac­ter­i­za­tion
  • Mech­a­nisms and kinet­ics
  • The­o­ret­i­cal stud­ies

Invited keynote speakers for this session include

  • Ajay Dalai, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan
  • Ray Gorte, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia
  • Haichao Liu, Peking Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Chun­shan Song, Penn State Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Alex Yez­erets, Cum­mins, Inc.

Sub­mis­sion of both an abstract and a preprint are required. Please do this on-line at Instruc­tions and preprint tem­plate are avail­able at


Prof. Levi Thomp­son
The Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan
Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing
Prof. S. Ted Oya­ma
The Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo/Virginia Tech
Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing
Dr. Todd Gard­ner
Nation­al Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy Lab­o­ra­to­ry
Pro­gram Chair
Dr. Todd Gard­ner
Nation­al Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy Lab­o­ra­to­ry