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International catalysis symposium to be held at Berkeley

ISHHC XIII Symposium

July 11, 2007 — by Michael Barnes, Principal Editor

More than 350 researchers from 40 countries will converge upon UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall for the 13th International Symposium on the Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC XIII), to be held July 16–20.

The symposium is chaired by chemistry professor Gabor Somorjai, who will present the opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, in 105 Stanley Hall. Somorjai has recently been recognized for his contributions to catalysis with the Priestley Medal, the highest award of the American Chemical Society. Several College of Chemistry professors will present key papers at the conference, including Paul Alivisatos, Alex Bell, Carolyn Bertozzi, Alex Katz, Don Tilley, and Peidong Yang.

The symposium will bring together an international group of experts in homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzyme catalysis who share a common interest in working with nanosize particles. “Recent advances in instrumentation, synthesis and reaction studies permit the nanoscale characterization of catalyst systems,” says Somorjai. “In the symposium we aim to uncover and focus on common concepts that emerge from nanoscale studies of structures and dynamics of the three types of catalysts.”

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