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Catalysis sustaining society's future

Event

Starts:

May
102017

09:00

Ends:

May
112017

17:00

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Satellite meeting organised by Professor Graham Hutchings FRS, Professor Richard Catlow FRS and Professor Nicholas Turner

Catalytic nano-particles remove toxic carbon monoxide. Credit: Dr Arun Chutia, UK Catalysis Hub.

This satellite meeting will address modern developments in designing improved catalysts for environmental benefit by addressing four questions. (i) "How far can we tailor and control active sites?" (ii) "How generally applicable is the concept of single site catalysis" (iii) "Where can biocatalysts be usefully applied in the future” (iv) “Can precious metal catalysts really be replaced with earth abundant materials?”. We will bring together scientists across the breadth of catalysis (heterogeneous, homogeneous and bio) bridging the expertise of chemists, engineers, bio-scientists and theoreticians.

The schedule of talks and organiser and speaker biographies is available below. Recorded audio of the discussion leader comments are also available below. 

Prior to this meeting there was a related discussion meeting 'Providing sustainable catalytic solutions for a rapidly changing world' held at the Royal Society, London on 8–9 May 2017.

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Schedule of talks

10 May

09:00-12:30

How far can we tailor and control active sites?

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Chairs

Professor David Lennon, University of Glasgow, UK

Professor David Lennon, University of Glasgow, UK

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Professor Ted Oyama, CREST, University of Tokyo, Japan

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Professor Fraser Armstrong FRS, University of Oxford, UK

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Professor Duncan Wass, University of Bristol, UK

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09:55-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30 Discussion continued

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:00

How generally applicable is the concept of single site catalysis

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Professor Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis, USA

Professor Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis, USA

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Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas HonFREng FRS, University of Cambridge, UK

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Dr David J Willock, CCI Cardiff University, UK

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Professor Bob Tooze, Sasol UK Ltd, UK

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14:20-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-17:00 Discussion continued

11 May

09:00-12:30

Where can biocatalysts be usefully applied in future

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Dr Kai Baldenius, BASF SE, Germany

Professor Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester, UK

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Professor Ben Davis FRS, The University of Oxford

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Professor John Woodley, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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09:40-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

12:30-13:30 Discussion continued

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:00

Can precious metal catalysts really be replaced with earth abundant materials?

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Professor Ray Allen, University of Sheffield, UK

Professor Ray Allen, University of Sheffield, UK

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Professor Wataru Ueda, Kanagawa University, Japan

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Dr Klaus Harth, BASF, Germany

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Professor Robin Bedford, University of Bristol, UK

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14:20-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:30 Discussion continued

16:30-17:00 Overview and future directions

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