Plenary and keynote lecturers

Confirmed invited speakers

Plenary lecturers

Dr. Stig Helveg
Electron microscopy advances for catalysis
Haldor Topsøe, Denmark



 Global Energy Award Lecture  (2016)
Prof. Valentin N. Parmon
Catalysis and Energetics:
Experience of the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis

Boreskov Institute of catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia 



Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Halogen chemistry on catalytic surfaces
Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dionisios G. Vlachos
Dionisios G. Vlachos1,2, Ryan Patet1,2, Stavros Caratzoulas2, Paul Dauenhauer2,3
Mechanisms and Kinetics in Complex Systems:Application to Biomass Processing
1-Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
2-Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, USA
3-Department of Chemical and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Keynote speakers

Prof., Dr. Emiel Hensen

On the mechanism of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction
Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry,
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Prof., Dr. Igor V. Koptyug
Koptyug I.V., Kovtunov K.V., Zhivonitko V.V.
Signal enhancement with parahydrogen for operando NMR in catalysis
International Tomography Center SB RAS, Russia


Dr. Axel Knop-Gericke
V. Pfeifer1,4, R. Arrigo3, J. Velasco2, T. Jones1, R. Schlögl1,2, A. Knop-Gericke1
How to extend in situ Photoelectron Spectroscopy studies of electrochemically active gas-solid interfaces to liquid-solid interfaces?
1-Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Dept. Inorganic Chemistry Berlin, Germany
2-Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Dept. Heterogeneous Reactions, Mülheim, Germany
3-Diamond Light Source Ltd., Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
4-Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Elektronenspeicherring BESSY II, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Reko Leino
Combinations of Catalytic and Kinetic Tools for Small Molecule Synthesis
Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry,
Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Prof., Dr. Swetlana Schauermann
Elementary Steps in Surface Reactions: Mechanisms, Kinetics and Thermodynamics
University of Kiel & Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany

Dr. Alexander Sorokin
High-valent diiron oxo species: key intermediates in challenging oxidations
Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon, IRCELYON, UMR 5256,
CNRS – Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France


Dr. Ilya V. Yudanov
Yudanov I.V.1, Mamatkulov M.M.1, Laletina S.S.2
Size Effects in Adsorption Properties of Metal Nanoparticles:
An Insight from the DFT Computational Modeling

1–Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
2–Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia





Invited lecturers

Prof. Stefano Fabris
Bonding and reactivity at catalytic interfaces: Modelling novel electrodes from ideal to realistic reaction environments
CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Theory@Elettra Group,ItalyCNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Simulation Center,
SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati - Trieste - ITALY

Prof. Konstantin M. Neyman
Konstantin M. Neyman1,2, Gábor Kovács1, Sergey M. Kozlov1
Innovative computational design of advanced nanoalloy materials for catalysis
for Catalysis and Beyond

1 – Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física and Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona 08028, Spain
2 – Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona 08010, Spain