SUNCAT Summer Institute 2021


Catalysis for a Sustainable Future

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am
The 2021 SUNCAT Summer Institute will be entirely virtual.

Tentative program 2021 SUNCAT Institute, August Mon 16th -Thur 19th , 8 – 11 am PDT

8.00 – 8.05 am: Welcome and introduction

8.05 – 8.50 am: Invited talk

8.50 – 9.20 am: Q&A, Questions from audience and SUNCAT host

9.20 – 9.30 am: Break

9.30 – 10.00 am: Panel discussion on a broader topic. Panel will consist of invited speaker and SUNCAT personnel.

10.00 - 10.10 am: Break

10.10 – 10.55 am: Poster session: students and postdocs presenting

10.55 – 11.00 am: Wrap up / closing remarks.

Each of the four days  in August will consist of a 3 hour morning session from 8.00 am-11.00 am (California time) from an invited speaker, followed by an extended Q&A session, a panel discussion, and a poster session by attendees. The panel discussions will evolve around the four themes: "Career paths in catalysis", "Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in catalysis research", "Catalysis science in a post covid world", and "The health of catalysis research."

Confirmed speakers  

Prof. Talat S Rahman
University of Central Florida
Prof. Silvia Bordiga
University of Turin
Prof. Ib Chorkendorff
Technical University of Denmark
Prof. Jens Nørskov
Technical University of Denmark