Topics and scope description

A. Biocatalysis

Biocatalysis, at the crossroads of biology and chemistry, represents a burgeoning field with transformative potential in diverse industrial sectors. This dynamic discipline leverages the power of enzymes and other biological catalysts to perform selective and efficient chemical transformations, offering innovative solutions for sustainable production processes. From fundamental research to industrial applications, our sessions will welcome themes like: 1) Enzyme Engineering and Design; 2) Bioprocess Development and Optimization; 3) Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering; 4) Biocatalysis in Sustainable Chemistry; 5) Industrial Applications and Case Studies; 6) Emerging Trends and Future Perspectives.

B. Electrocatalysis

Electrocatalysis stands as a pivotal area within the realm of catalysis, driving innovation in energy conversion and storage technologies essential for a sustainable future. Key themes to be addressed include: 1) Electrocatalyst Design and Synthesis; 2) Mechanistic Insights and Computational Modeling; 3) Energy Conversion Technologies, e.g. fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries; 4) Carbon Capture and Utilization; 5) Beyond Energy: Expanding the Horizons of Electrocatalysis: including electrochemical sensing, environmental remediation, and electrochemical synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals; 6) Industry Perspectives and Commercialization Strategies.

C. Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis, the harnessing of light to drive chemical transformations, represents a frontier in catalysis with profound implications for sustainable energy, environmental remediation, and synthetic chemistry. Key themes to be addressed include: 1) Photocatalyst Design and Synthesis; 2) Mechanistic Insights and Kinetic Studies; 3) Solar Energy Conversion: Exploring the application of photocatalysis in solar-driven energy conversion processes, including water splitting, CO2 reduction, and nitrogen fixation; 4) Environmental Remediation and Air Purification; 5) Photocatalysis in Organic Synthesis.

D. Photoelectrocatalysis

Photoelectrocatalysis represents an innovative fusion of photocatalysis and electrocatalysis, leveraging the synergistic interplay between light, electricity, and catalytic surfaces to drive selective chemical transformations with enhanced efficiency and control. Key themes to be addressed include: 1) Photoelectrocatalyst Design and Engineering; 2) Mechanistic Insights and Kinetic Studies; 3) Solar Energy Conversion and Storage; 4) Environmental Remediation and Resource Recovery; 5) Electrosynthesis and Organic Transformation: 6) Industrial Applications

E. Thermocatalysis

Thermocatalysis, the catalytic conversion of chemical reactions facilitated by heat, stands as a cornerstone in the landscape of catalysis, offering versatile solutions for sustainable process intensification and resource utilization. Following themes are suitable and welcome, such as: 1) Catalyst Design and Optimization; 2) Reaction Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies; 3) High-Temperature Catalytic Processes; 4) Biomass Conversion and Renewable Resources; 5) Waste Valorization and Circular Economy; 6) Industry Perspectives and Commercialization Strategies:

F. Computational Catalysis

Computational catalysis, at the intersection of theoretical chemistry, materials science, and catalysis, plays a pivotal role in accelerating catalyst discovery, understanding reaction mechanisms, and optimizing catalytic performance. Key themes to be addressed include: 1) Computational Modeling Techniques; 2) Catalyst Structure-Activity Relationships; 3) Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics; 4) High-Throughput Screening and Catalyst Design; 5) Multiscale Modeling and Catalyst-Environment Interactions.

G. Characterization and Porous Materials for Catalysis

Characterization techniques and porous materials play indispensable roles in catalysis, enabling the elucidation of catalyst structure-property relationships, understanding of reaction mechanisms, and development of high-performance catalytic systems. Suitable themes include, but not limited to: 1) Advanced Characterization Techniques; 2) Porous Materials Synthesis and Design; 3) Characterization of Active Sites and Surface Reactivity; 4) Porous Materials in Heterogeneous Catalysis; 5) Catalytic Applications and Process Optimization; 6) Emerging Trends and Future Perspectives.

H. Reaction Engineering and Industrial Applications

Catalytic reaction engineering serves as the bridge between fundamental catalysis research and industrial-scale applications, driving innovation in chemical processes, sustainability, and economic viability. Key themes to be addressed include: 1) Catalytic Reactor Design and Optimization; 2) Kinetic Modeling and Reaction Mechanisms; 3) Process Intensification and Integrated Reaction Systems; 4) Industrial Catalytic Applications; 5) Catalyst Development and Commercialization; 6) Sustainability and Green Chemistry.


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