The Center for Catalysis and Surface Science
2012 Annual Scientific Meeting

Nanoscience of Catalysts

Monday October 22, 2012

Northwestern University
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston campus

University faculty, industrial researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students are invited to participate.

RSVP by Monday 10/15/12 to or call (847) 491-4354

Schedule for the Day

8:00 AM                Continental Breakfast and Registration                                 Big Ten Room # 104

9:00 AM                Welcome and morning session introduction                                                                     
Laurence Marks, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

9:10 AM                Chalcogels: functional high surface area materials for catalysis
Mercouri Kanatzidis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

10:00 AM             Break

10:15 AM             Nano-Scale Electrodes For Solid Oxide Cells                                                                      
Scott A. Barnett, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

11:05 AM             Unconventional titanate supports: perovskite surfaces, thin films and monolayers        
Martin Castell, Professor, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, U.K.

12:00 PM              Buffet lunch                                                                       Lake Room #203

1:00 PM                Poster Session                                                                  Inside/outside Lake Room #203

2:30 PM                Afternoon session introduction                                           Big Ten Room # 104
Kenneth Poeppelmeier, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

2:30 PM                Nanostructured Oxide Supports for Improved Activity and Stability
Abhaya Datye, Professor, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico

3:20 PM                Break

3:35 PM                Nanostructured Catalysts Synthesized Using Atomic Layer Deposition
Jeffrey Elam, Principal Chemist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

4:25 PM                Metal nanoparticle catalysts:  effects of particle size and support on metal atom energetics, catalytic activity and sintering rates, and why these correlate
Charles T. Campbell, Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Washington

5:15 PM                Wrap-up

Center Faculty and Industrial Affiliates:
5:30 PM                Business Meeting
Center Faculty and Industrial Affiliates
Ryan Hall #4026 – 2190 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

Center Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Industrial Affiliates:

6:30 PM                Dinner
Noyes Street Café
828 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL 60201

If you have any questions or comments please contact us


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