The 40th Annual Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium

Lovett Hall

The Henry Ford Museum

17100 Oakwood Drive

Dearborn, MI 48121

The 40th Annual Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at The Henry Ford Museum’s Lovett Hall.

The symposium is an excellent opportunity to present research results in the fields of homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis, fundamental or applied, and to network with professional colleagues from the Greater Michigan area.

07:30 – 08:30              Registration & Breakfast

08:30 – 08:35              Welcome and Opening Remarks by Bean Getsoian, Ford Motor Company

08:35 – 08:40              Introduction of Invited Speaker by Bean Getsoian

08:40 – 09:30              Invited Lecture

Zeolite Supported Pd Catalysts for Low Temperature NO and HC Storage: The Chemistry and Applications, Hai-Ying Chen, Johnson Matthey.


09:30 – 9:50*              Maximizing the Efficiencies of Metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) Photoelectrodes by Controlling the Flux of Charge Carriers with Interfacial Design, Joseph Quinn, John Hemmerling, and Suljo Linic, University of Michigan.


09:50 – 10:10              Selectivity in Multiple Guises: Microkinetic models of NH3 Catalytic Oxidation, Hanyu Ma and William R. Schneider, University of Notre Dame.


10:10 – 10:15              Introduction of Sponsors by Bean Getsoian


10:15 – 10:30              Coffee Break


10:30 – 10:50*            Soluble and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalysts for the Production of Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose, Ibeh Omodolor, Subhash Kalidindi, Shannon J. Saluga, Sarah A. Walz, Vimantha Bamunuarachchi, Maria R. Coleman, and Ana C. Alba-Rubio, University of Toledo.     


10:50– 11:10*             Computational Chemistry Considerations in Catalysis: Regioselectivity and Metal-Ligand Dissociation, Prajay Patel and Angela K. Wilson, Michigan State University

11:10– 11:30               Achieving Catalytic Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis: Switching the Mechanism and Outcome with Change of Acid, Tanmay Malakar and Paul Zimmerman, University of Michigan.


11:30 – 12:00              Business Meeting by Bean Getsoian


12:00 – 1:00                Lunch (sponsored by Toyota)

1:00 – 1:10                  Parravano Award Presentation by Johannes Schwank


1:10 – 2:00                  Parravano Award Lecture

The Role of Kinetics in the Search for the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Purdue University.


2:00 – 2:20*                Structural Optimization of Cobalt (III) Oxime Complexes Towards Efficient Hydrogen Generation, Nour El Harakeha, Debashis Basua, Richard Schaugaarda, Taryn Beckmanb, H. Bernhard Schlegela, Russel Schmehlb, and Claudio N. Verania, a.  Wayne State University, b. Tulane University.


2:20 – 2:40                  CO Oxidation by Pt Single Atoms and PtnOx Clusters on Ceria, Hui Wanga, Jin-Xun Liub, Meiqing Shena, Bryan R. Goldsmithb, and Ming Yangc, a. Tianjin University, b. University of Michigan, c. General Motors Global Research and Development.


2:40 – 3:00                  Solvent Effects in Breaking Strong Bonds in Phenolic Compounds During Their Hydrodeoxygenation Catalysis on Ru, Alyssa J.R. Hensleya, Junnan Shangguana, Jacob Brayb, Matthew V. Gradiskia, Robert H. Morrisa, Jean-Sabin McEwenb, and Ya-Huej (Cathy) China, a. University of Toronto, b. Washington State University.


3:00 – 3:20                  Coffee Break


3:20 – 3:40*                Factors Governing Site Specific Rates of Electronic Excitations in Multicomponent Plasmonic Photocatalysts, Steven Chavez and Suljo Linic, University of Michigan.


3:40 – 4:00                  Controlling Concentration Overpotentials for High Efficiency Gas Evolution Reactions, Long Luo, Xu Zhao, and Ruchiranga Ranaweera, Wayne State University.

4:00 – 4:20                  Optimization and Characterization of Spinel Catalysts for Direct NOx Decomposition Guided by Machine Learning, Charles A. Roberts, Ying Zhang, Gunugunuri K. Reddy, Torin C. Peck, Chen Ling, Debasish Banerjee, and Hongfei Jia, Toyota Research Institute of North America.


4:20 – 4:30                  Break

4:30 – 6:00                  Poster Session

6:00 – 8:00                  Dinner and Presentation of Outstanding Student Presentation Awards


The Michigan Chapter

of the North American

Catalysis Society

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