Symposium between LIKAT and UK Catalysis Hub: Future of Sustainable Catalysis

When: 16 – 17 May 2019
Where: Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT Rostock), Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 18059 Rostock, Germany

The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT) is one of the largest publicly funded research institute in the field of applied catalysis in Europe. The main areas of interest of the LIKAT are homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Their expertise involves development of methodology as well as application engineering.

The event includes talks covering many areas of catalysis from speakers including; Prof. Paul Kamer, Dr. Sebastian Wohlrab, Prof. Matthias Höhne and many more.

The symposium starts with talks on the 16th May followed by a dinner and finishes with a talks on the morning of the 17th May.

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09.00 Chris Hardacre, University of Manchester – Hydrogen production using photocatalytic and non-thermal plasma catalytic methods

09.45 Volker Brüser, INP Greifswald – Conversion of CO2 and hydrocarbons to value-added chemicals using plasma-assisted catalysis

10.15 Evgenii Kondratenko, LIKAT Rostock – Active sites, design and performance of supported VOx-based and bulk ZrO2-based catalysts for alkane dehydrogenation

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Jan von Langermann, University of Rostock – Integration of Separation Techniques into Biocatalytic Processes for the Synthesis of Enantiopure Compounds

11.45 Sebastian Wohlrab, LIKAT Rostock – Methane conversion beyond traditional routes

12.30 Lunch and poster session

14.00 Andy Marr, Queens University Belfast – Catalysis in Soft Matter: Entrapping homogeneous catalysts, acids and bases in ionic liquid gels

14.30 Amanda Jarvis, University of Edinburgh – Artificial metalloenzymes for chemical synthesis

15.00 Ulrich Hintermair, University of Bath – Mechanistic Insight into Homogeneous Catalysis from Multi-Nuclear High Resolution FlowNMR Spectroscopy

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Haijun Jiao, LIKAT Rostock – Computational Understanding into Hydrogen and Dehydrogenation Reaction Catalyzed by Well-Defined PNP Pincer Complexes

16.30 Inés Lezcano-González, University College London – Identification of Active and Deactivating Species in Methanol to Hydrocarbons Conversion by Operando Kerr-Gate Raman

17.00 Esteban Mejia, LIKAT Rostock – Persistent Radical Cations as Catalysts for Aerobic Oxidative Amine Coupling Reactions

17.30 Matt Davidson, University of Bath – Development of highly active, selective and robust initiators for industrial production of polylactide, PLA

18.15 Dinner


09.00 Matthias Höhne, University of Greifswald – Identification, optimization and creation of novel enzymes for synthesizing chiral building blocks

09.45 Arun Chutia, University of Lincoln – The local electronic properties of Cu, Au and CuAu clusters on the CeO2(110) surface

10.15 Christophe Kubis, LIKAT Rostock – In situ spectroscopy and applied chemometrics for the study of kinetic and mechanistic aspects of alkene hydroformylation

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Paul Webb, University of St Andrews – Crystallite size effects in catalysis: Does the metal-support interface play a role?

11.45 Christian Hering-Junghans, LIKAT Rostock – Preparation and Reactivity of Bulky Pyridinediphosphaalkene Ligands

12.15 Jennifer Strunk, LIKAT Rostock – Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction: Where to go from here?

13.00 End

Registration for the event is FREE. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

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