Workshop Details
The Theory and Practice of Catalysis
07/20/2019 - 07/23/2019
Meeting Description:

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together the best people in the field of catalysis to discuss the latest developments and to formulate the basic principles for catalyst improvement and discovery. We plan to have a good balance between theory and experiment, between practical catalysis and surface science and between work trying to understand catalysis at an atomic level and macroscopic studies.

Catalysis is at the center of all efforts to develop chemical processes that will replace oil as the principal source of raw materials in chemical industry. It is also a field of science dominated by empiricism, which lacks design principles that would allow a more rational discovery of catalysts. The most important goal of the workshop is to help create a science of catalysis which will provide a molecular basis for understanding catalysis and increase the probability of finding good, practical catalysts.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Avenue Telluride, CO 81435

The Theory and Practice of Catalysis Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Bare, Simon R SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Bhan, Aditya University of Minnesota
Campbell, Charles Taylor University of Washington
Coperet, Christophe ETH Zürich
Cuenya, Roldan Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Gates, Bruce Univ of California
Kilos, Beata The Dow Chemical Company
Lercher, Johannes A. Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Mesters, Carl Shell
Metiu, Horia University of California, Santa Barbara
Neurock, Matthew University of Minnesota
Ribeiro, Fabio Purdue University
Stair, Peter Northwestern University
van Bokhoven, Jeroen A. ETH Zürich

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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