Catalysis Club of Chicago

Member-North American Catalysis Society

2019 Spring Symposium

Catalysis Club of Chicago

The Catalysis Club of Chicago will hold its annual Spring Symposium on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at the BP Research Center (150 West Warrenville Road, Naperville, IL 60563). The program is scheduled to begin at 8 AM and end at about 5 PM.

Program for the 2019 Spring Symposium (PDF)

7:15     Registration Opens
           Set-up Posters

Session 1

8:00     Opening Remarks and Site Safety Messages

8:15     Alumina-Supported VOx-MOx Catalysts in Cyclohexane Oxidative Dehydrogenation
Izabela A. Samek, Northwestern University

8:40     Keynote Address
           Catalysis over Metal Oxides: Shape and Composition Effects
      Dr. Zili Wu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

9:30     Propyne hydrogenation over a Pd/Cu(111) single atom alloy catalyst studied with infrared spectroscopy
Mohammed K. Abdel-Rahman, University of Illinois at Chicago

9:55     Break/Poster Session 1/Vendor Exhibitions

Session 2

10:40   Differentiating Coke Species on Deactivated Zeolites by Direct Detection Electron Loss
Dr. Cem Akatay, UOP

11:05   Hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane over AgPd catalysts prepared by controlled surface reactions
Madelyn R. Ball, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

11:30   Keynote Address
Operando, multi-modal probes of catalytic systems
Prof. Karena Chapman, Stony Brook University 

12:20   Group Photo/Lunch/Poster Session 2/Vendor Exhibitions

Session 3

13:20   2019 Herman Pines Award Address
Molecular Modeling of Heterogeneous catalysis: Insights on the nature of the active site and improved catalysts
Prof. Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

14:20   Elucidating the Enhancement Mechanism of Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Ammonia Synthesis over Supported-Metal Catalysts
Patrick Barboun, University of Notre Dame

14:45 Influence of inner- and outer-sphere structural diversity on Lewis and Brønsted acid-catalyzed ethanol dehydration in zeolites
Jason S. Bates, Purdue University

15:10 Break/Poster Session 3/Vendor Exhibitions

Session 4

15:55   Electrophilic Organoiridium(III) Pincer Complexes on Sulfated Zirconia for Enhanced Hydrocarbon Functionalization
Zoha Syed, Argonne National Laboratory & Northwestern University

16:20   Mechanisms and Pathways of Dehydra-Decyclization of Tetrahydrofuran on H-ZSM5
Gaurav Kumar, University of Minnesota

16:45   Catalysts on amorphous supports: machine learning tools to estimate ab initio site-averaged kinetics
Craig Vandervelden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & University of California Santa Barbara

17:10   Concluding Remarks, Announcement of Best Poster Prize and 2019-2020 ClubOfficers