KAUST Research Conference: New Challenges in Heterogeneous Catalysis
The KAUST Catalysis Research Center organized the third KAUST Research Conference,
"New challenges in heterogeneous catalysts", which took place from 29
to 31 January, 2018. This prestigious international conference brought together
members of the global scientific community to discuss and share ideas in the
field of Catalysis.
Prof. Jean M.J. Fréchet opened the session by
welcoming everyone and thanking Prof. Jean-Marie Basset for his efforts to
build up Kaust Catalysis Center from scratch.
Researchers, scientists and students from all over the world
gathered to share new experiences and ideas and to discuss heterogeneous
catalysis challenges. This involved the design of new processes, development of
new chemistry and catalytic materials, and the understanding of catalytic
processes at a higher level. The KCC conference focused on the activation of
small molecules, particularly methane and carbon dioxide.
The KAUST Research Conference was highlighted by the
participation of leading women in the field of Catalysis.
Unni Olsbye is Professor and leader of the Catalysis Section at the Chemistry Department of the University of Oslo (UiO)
Laura Gagliardi is currently a Distinguished McKnight Professor at Minnesota University
Silvia Bordiga is Full Prof. in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Torino. Since 2012 she is also Prof. II at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oslo
Jovana Zecevic is currently Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari is Research Scientist at KAUST, Saudi Arabia
The conference also included a poster competition.
More than 50 posters from inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were submitted and
presented. The winners were honored during the closing remarks. Read more.
Visit the conference website page for a full list of all participants, here.
The KAUST Research Conference: New challenges in heterogeneous catalysis was Chaired by Prof. Jorge Gascon, KCC Dirctor. The event was organized by the KAUST Catalysis Center with financial support from the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research.
Communication Specialist at Catalysis Center