Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Symposium

The South­west Catal­y­sis Soci­ety will hold its Annu­al Spring Sym­po­sium at the Rice Uni­ver­si­ty McMurtry Audi­to­ri­um in Hous­ton on April 20, 2012. Reg­is­tra­tion begins at 8:00 AM. For reg­u­lar mem­bers, reg­is­tra­tion is $50, which includes the dues to NACS. Reg­is­tra­tion for stu­dents is only $10.

To see a map of the venue:
There is a Cen­tral Park­ing Garage at the inter­sec­tion of Loop Rd. and Alum­ni Rd., only a few blocks away.

This annu­al, region­al meet­ing pro­vides a forum where catal­y­sis in its var­i­ous forms — het­ero­ge­neous to homo­ge­neous, com­pu­ta­tion­al to exper­i­men­tal, sur­face sci­ence to mate­ri­als syn­the­sis, applied to fun­da­men­tal, aca­d­e­m­ic to indus­tri­al — can be dis­cussed. Please make plans to attend. We have an excit­ing line­up of invit­ed speak­ers as well as many poster pre­sen­ta­tions.

Con­firmed speak­ers include:

  • Carl Mesters, Shell Oil
  • C. Bud­die Mullins, UT, Austin
  • David Artrip, Cat­alyt­ic Con­sul­tants — A Con­ver­sa­tion about Entre­pre­neur­ing in Catal­y­sis
  • Raghu Menon, Albe­mar­le
  • Mah­di Abu-Omar, Pur­due
  • Max Tir­towid­jo­jo, Dow- Effi­cient Pro­duc­tion of High Puri­ty Phe­no­lic Gly­col Ethers

Addi­tion­al­ly, spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties as well as exhi­bi­tion tables are also avail­able. If you or your com­pa­ny would like to spon­sor a por­tion of the SWCS 2012 Annu­al Sym­po­sium or have catal­y­sis-relat­ed exhibits to dis­play that would be of inter­est to the mem­ber­ship, please con­tact John Novak at for more infor­ma­tion.