Catalysis Club of Chicago

Member-North American Catalysis Society

2022 CCC Young Scientist Symposium – January 14, 2022

Call for Abstracts

The Catalysis Club of Chicago (CCC) will hold its first annual Young Scientist Symposium virtually on Friday January 14, 2022. The program is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM and end at 5 PM central time. We will hold a young scientist focused symposium in the winter in addition to the traditional spring symposium at the end of our annual cycle. This symposium will feature eight student/postdoc speakers, a poster session, and both technical and career focused keynote speakers, Prof. Dave Flaherty (UIUC) and Dr. Eric Stangland (Dow) respectively. The spring symposium in May will feature additional keynote lectures and more time for networking but will not have a poster session. With this format, we aim to increase our ability to highlight the amazing work performed by students and postdoctoral researchers in the CCC Geographic area, while providing an additional opportunity to network and get to know members from other institutions within the club.  

Abstract Submission
The Catalysis Club of Chicago invites students and postdocs from within the CCC geographic area to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

Templates: This year, abstracts will be accepted in either conventional CCC-style or NACS-style formats (for those who have already prepared an abstract for NAM27). The length of CCC style template abstracts should not exceed one page and the NACS style should not exceed two pages. No preference will be given to abstracts submitted in either format. Twenty-five minutes (20 min talk + 5 min Q&A) will be allotted for each oral presentation. Please indicate what type of presentation you would prefer (oral or poster). Due to the limited speaking slots, if you request an oral presentation, also indicate if you would like to be considered for a poster. Prizes will be awarded for top oral and poster presentations and winners will be invited to present their work at the upcoming Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium later in the year!

Submission: Please submit your abstract by end of Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 with this google form: If you’re unable to use the form, you can submit your abstract to The subject line of your e-mail and file name of your abstract attachment should be: “CCC 2022 Young Scientist Symposium XXXX Lastname_Firstname” (where XXXX = ‘Oral’ or ‘Poster’ depending on your preference). Applications are now open. Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-December.

There will be no registration fee for poster or oral presenters, however, presenters must be members of the Catalysis Club of Chicago. 2021/22 CCC dues are $20 for students and $40 for postdoctoral researchers and other professionals. 

Dues can be paid by Venmo to @CatalysisClubChicago (last four digits of paired phone number 7299), or by credit card at If you have questions about paying dues, please email us at