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Catalysis
Gordon Research Conference

Catalysis - From Theory to Commercialization

Dates

June 12-17, 2016

Location

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Christopher L. Marshall

Vice Chair:
Fabio H. Ribeiro

Meeting Description

Catalysis is an applied science that has benefited from advances in fundamental science. Indeed, many of the most important commercial catalysts have their roots in fundamental understanding in such diverse fields as chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. The program for the 2016 GRC in Catalysis will focus on four critical areas of catalytic science; these being Synthesis of New Materials, In Situ and Operando Characterization, Computational Modeling, and Reaction Mechanisms and how the interplay of each of these areas leads to better understanding and finally a working catalyst.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmParaffin Upgrading
Discussion Leader: Rajamani Gounder (Purdue University, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmThomas Degnan (Notre Dame University, USA)
"Challenges and Opportunities in the Catalytic Upgrading of Light Alkanes to Petrochemicals - A View to 2025"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmLars Grabow (University of Houston, USA)
"Computational Design of Catalytic Materials for Natural Gas Upgrade"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOrganometallic Routes to Heterogeneous Catalysts
Discussion Leader: Dongxia Liu (University of Maryland, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amAlex Katz (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Functional Organic-Inorganic Interfaces for Enhancing Catalysis"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amSusannah Scott (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Synthesis of Heterogeneous Catalysts Using Organometallic Complexes"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAdam Hock (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
"A Synthetic Approach to the Relationship Between As-Prepared, Steady-State, and Deactivated Single Site Catalysts"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Dongxia Liu (University of Maryland, USA) and Michelle Personick (Wesleyan University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmWatching Working Catalysts
Discussion Leader: Rebecca Fushimi (Idaho National Laboratory, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmIlke Arslan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"3-D and Ex-Situ/In-Situ Characterization of Catalysts in the STEM"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmSimon Bare (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source, USA)
"XAFS: An Essential In Situ Catalyst Characterization Technique"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmModel Catalyst Systems
Discussion Leader: Yu Lei (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHans-Joachim Freund (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany)
"Model Catalysts: Characterization and Function at the Atomic Scale"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJeff Greeley (Purdue University, USA)
"Structure and Reactivity of Multifunctional Catalytic Interfaces from First Principles"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJochen Lauterbach (University of South Carolina, USA)
"Discovery of New and Improved Catalysts: From Guided Nanoscale Synthesis to High Throughput Screening"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Catalysts for Biomass Feedstocks
Discussion Leader: Jason Hicks (University of Notre Dame, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmCarsten Sievers (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Ceria-Based Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Bio-Oils and Selective Oxidation of Methane"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmYong Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Synergistic Catalysis of Fe Based Bimetallic Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin Derived Compounds"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmElucidating Catalytic Mechanisms
Discussion Leader: Viviane Schwartz (Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amYa-Huei (Cathy) Chin (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Mechanistic Synergies in the Catalytic Oxidation of Alkane, Alkene, Alkanol, and CO on Dispersed Metal Clusters"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amCynthia Friend (Harvard University, USA)
"Paradigms for Selective Oxidation Catalysis: Fundamental Studies to Catalytic Function"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmSuljo Linic (University of Michigan, USA)
"Analysis of the Mechanism of Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction and Development of Ag- and Pt-Alloy Catalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNon-Traditional Catalyst Supports
Discussion Leader: Bin Liu (Kansas State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmYuriy Roman-Leshkov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Design Principles for the Synthesis of Transition Metal Carbide Nanoparticles and Their Application in Catalysis"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmLaura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Catalysis in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Materials for Catalysis
Discussion Leader: Feng Gao (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amDavid Barton (Dow Chemical Company, USA)
"Industrial Catalyst Discoveries Enabling Development of New Routes to 'Old' Chemicals"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amXiaofan Yang (BASF Corporation, USA)
"SCR Catalyst Cu-CHA Design - From Application to Theory"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAxel Gross (Ulm University, Germany)
"Catalyst Design - Contributions of a Rational Approach Based on First Principles Modeling"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Surface Chemistry of Catalytic Systems
Discussion Leader: Fabio Ribeiro (Purdue University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:45 pmCharles Campbell (University of Washington, USA)
"The Energetics of Catalytic Reaction Intermediates and Supported Metal Nanoparticles, and Their Use in Predicting Rates of Catalytic Reactions and Sintering"
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number DE-SC0015452.
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