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EFCATS Young Scientist Contest

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The EFCATS Young Scientist Contest was held in Wageningen early July 2018. Three prizes were awarded to teams for developing research proposals on securing the sustainable delivery of food/feed/fuels/materials for our future society.
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 A meeting of the EFCATS Board members was held in Krakow on Wednesday March 21st 2018. Among others, the agenda included Europacat 2019, Summer school 2019, Young scientist contest and EFCATS organization issues.

 

The EFCATS young generation catalysis challenge

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Call for Nominations

 

Award Ceremony at Europacat 2017

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View the video of the Ceremony at Europacat 2017

 

Krijn de Jong, Professor at Utrecht University has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Francois Gault Lectureship

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Krijn de Jong of Utrecht University is the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS François Gault Lectureship administered by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented at Europacat XIII (Florence, Italy, August 2017). This Award recognizes individual groundbreaking contributions to catalysis.

Krijn de Jong is being specifically recognized for his original approach to establish synthesis-structure-performance relationships in the field of heterogeneous catalysis… more

 

Gerhard Mestl, leading researcher in the field of oxidation catalysis at Clariant AG has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS Applied Catalysis Award

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gerhard Mestl of Clariant AG is the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS Catalysis Award, sponsored by BP and administered by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented at EuropaCat XIII (Florence, August 2017). This Award recognizes contributions which demonstrate excellence, scientific novelty and technical achievements with emphasis on actual or potential commercial application.

Dr. Mestl is being specifically recognized for his seminal achievements in the field of selective oxidation… more

 

Aleksandra Vojvodic has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS Young Researcher Award

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Aleksandra Vojvodic of the University of Pennsylvania is the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS Young Researcher Award, sponsored by BASF and administered by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented at EuropaCat XIII (Florence, Italy, August 2017). This Award recognizes individual contributions of young researchers on theoretical or experimental discovery and understanding of new catalysts and catalytic processes.

Professor Vojvodic is being specifically recognized for her computational and theoretical efforts in understanding, predicting, discovering and designing transition-metal compound materials for energy and chemical transformations… more

 

Kim Larmier, graduated from Sorbonne Universités - UPMC (Paris, France) has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 EFCATS Best PhD Thesis Award

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kim Larmier is the recipient of the 2017 EFCTAS Best PhD Award, administered by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented at EuropaCat XIII (Florence, Italy, August 2017). This Award recognizes the best PhD Thesis in the field of catalysis with emphasis on theoretical or experimental discovery and understanding.

Dr. Larmier is being specifically recognized for his investigation of isopropanol dehydration on alumina-based catalysts by a mixed experimental-multiscale modeling approach… more

 

2017 Michel Boudart Award Professor Bruce Gates – UC Davis

 gates We are pleased to announce that Professor Bruce Gates of the University of California at Davis is the recipient of the 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis. This award is sponsored by the Haldor Topsøe Company and is administered jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The presentation to Professor Gates will be made at both the 25th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society (Denver, June 2017) and the Europacat XIII Meeting (Florence, Italy, August 2017). More

EFCATS President is elected as foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering

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Congratulations to Johannes Lercher for his election as a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering. Professor Lercher is honored for developing concepts and catalysts for activating and functionalizing hydrocarbons and for upgrading fossil and biogenic feedstocks via heteroatom removal.

Prof. Costas Vayenas is elected as foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering

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Congratulations to Costas Vayenas, who served EFCATS for many years as Greek delegate, for his election  as a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering. Prof. Vayenas is honored for fundamental studies on electrochemical modification of catalytic activity leading to the industrial design and use of new promoted catalysts.

ΕΝΙ 2016 Award to EFCATS President

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Professor Johannes Lercher, president of EFCATS, has been honoured with the prestigious ENI 2016 Award on New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons - Downstream which has been made in relation to his research achievements which establish novel catalytic strategies to alkenes and alkanols

June 2016 - Two scientists from Europe recipients of the prestigious IACS awards

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The International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) is pleased to have Dr. David Farrusseng as the recipient of the 2016 International Catalysis Award, for his remarkable achievements on the rational design of porous materials for separation, adsorption, and catalysis.
fornasiero The International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) elected Prof. Paolo Fornasiero as the recipient of the 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award, for his remarkable contribution to catalyst science and technology achieved during past four years in the development of novel nanostructured catalysts.

May 2016 - Congratulations to Johannes Lercher, President of EFCATS, upon his election to the European Academy of Sciences

Lercher_kl The president of EFCATS, Professor Dr Johannes Lercher, has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences in the Chemistry Division. Johannes is being recognized for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of the interactions and transformations of molecules on solid catalysts achieved through elegant combination of physicochemical and kinetic analyses. His work includes research on catalyzed reactions involving fossil fuels and alternative feedstocks such as biomass.