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In addition to plenary lectures as well as poster presentations, topical sessions will be organized in parallel.

Conference program

On Sunday, the symposium will start with the opening at the St. Martin’s Cathedral (Dom Church) in Utrecht city center, followed by two opening lectures. Afterwards, a welcome reception will be held in the University Hall and the Pandhof garden and Cloisters of the Dom Church. 

The remainder of the scientific program will take place in the Educatorium on the Utrecht University campus, De Uithof. In addition to the plenary lectures, the program will consist of parallel sessions with keynote lectures and oral contributions, as well as two poster sessions.

During the symposium, also an exhibition of equipment and products related to the field will be held.

Conference program (PDF, last updated: July 11)

Plenary and keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce the renowned scientists who confirmed to give an invited lecture.

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Social program

The social program includes the welcome reception, conference dinner and party. All taking place at beautiful and historic locations in the city centre of Utrecht.

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Satellite symposium

On 16 July 2015, a Satellite symposium on the ‘Integration and Synergy between Biocatalysis and Chemical Catalysis’ will be organized by the Dutch consortium CatchBio (Catalysis for Sustainable Chemicals from Biomass) and the US consortia PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) and CBiRC (Center for Biorenewable Chemicals).

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Parallel sessions

In addition to plenary lectures as well as poster presentations, topical sessions will be organized in parallel.

General Session

Covering all contributions that fall within the broad scope of the symposium; covering those subjects not directly addressed by the four topical sessions.

Chaired by Bert Weckhuysen, Bert Klein Gebbink and Pieter Bruijnincx.

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Advanced Tools for Catalysis

Focusing on experimental and theoretical tools that allow the investigation of catalytic phenomena down
to the single atom and single molecule level, often under conditions very close to those of practical

Chaired by Bert Weckhuysen, Suzanne Blum (University of California, Irvine) and Maarten Roeffaers (KU Leuven) 

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Complexity and Cooperativity in Catalysis

Highlighting the latest developments in catalytic reactions, in which multiple different substrates or different catalyst components take part, avoiding the isolation of intermediate reaction products and increasing process chemo/regio/enantioselectivity.

Chaired by Bert Klein Gebbink, Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam) and Masaya Sawamura (Hokkaido University)

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Hybrid Approaches to Catalysis

Covering atomically or molecularly defined supported catalysts, offering the potential of better control over the elementary steps in the catalytic process and the promise of rational catalyst design.

Chaired by Pieter Bruijnincx, Kuiling Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Justin Notestein (Northwestern University)

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Reaction and Separation Technology

Dealing with the broader aspects of catalytic engineering, this session aims to highlight the intimate interplay between molecular, microscopic and macroscopic engineering for the purpose of catalysis.

Chaired by Eelco Vogt (Albemarle), Christopher Hardacre (Queen’s University Belfast) and Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen)

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Last updated at May 19 2018 19:55