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Technical Conference 2013
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2013 Technical Conference: Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design Oct. 21-23, 2013


LSU welcomes CALC-D researchers to the Center's 5th Annual Technical Conference.

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Click to obtain printable version of Technical Conference agenda

Mon Oct. 21:   Arrive
     
6:00 pm:   Dinner (provided in Abell room), set up posters
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Tues Oct. 22:

   
     
8:00 am:   (a) Breakfast (provided in hotel for those staying at the Lod Cook hotel; continental breakfast provided in Abell Room)
(b) set up posters
(c) speakers load presentations
     
8:45 am:   Jerry Spivey (LSU): Opening
     
9:00 am:   Bill Shelton (LSU): "Data Management/sharing"
     
9:15 am-12:00 pm:  

Technical presentations - current projects (20 min each, 10 min questions)

     
9:15 am:   Petra de Jongh (U. Utrecht) /Dave Bruce (Clemson): "First principles-guided development of bimetallic nanocatalysts" 1
     
9:45 am:  

Ullie Diebold (TU Vienna): "Control of structures on complex catalyst supports"

     
10:15 am:   Break
     
10:30 am:  

Challa Kumar (LSU): "Wet chemical synthesis of atomically precise nanocatalysts"

     
11: 00 am:  

Petra de Jongh (U. Utrecht): "Nano-structured catalysts for CO hydrogenation"

     
11:30 am - noon:  

Lunch (in Abell Room)

     
12:30 pm:   Kerry Dooley (LSU): "Modeling and synthesis of rare earth oxides"
     
1:00 pm:   David Bruce (Clemson): "Activation of CO on metal clusters"
     
1:30 pm:   John Flake (LSU): "Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2"
     
2:00: Break    
     
2:30-5:30 pm  

Options

     
    Short courses (approximately 1.5 hrs each; all starting at 3:30pm)

  • Isotopic labeling experimental methods- David Bruce

  • Vibrational spectroscopy- Kerry Dooley

  • STM- Phil Sprunger

  • X-ray absorption- Amitava Roy

  •     Individual project team meetings

        Posters
         
    5:30 pm:  

    Dinner (in Abell room)

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    Wed Oct. 23:

       
         
    8:00 am:  

    Breakfast (provided in hotel for those staying at the Lod Cook hotel; continental breakfast provided in Abell Room)

         
    8:15 am-12:15 pm   Technical presentations (20 min each, 10 min questions)
         
    8:45 am:   Ulrike Diebold (TU Vienna): "Atomically-Precise Model Catalysts: Structure, Activity, and Deactivation"
         
    9:15 am:  

    David Bruce (Clemson): "Mono- and Bimetallic Catalysts for the Selective Conversion of CO"

         
    9:45 am:   Michael Janik (Penn State): "Electrocatalytic Reactions of Single Carbon Molecules: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Experiment"
         
    10:15 am:  

    Break

         
    10:30 am:  

    Louis Haber (LSU): "Advancing Characterization Capabilities of C1 Catalytic Reactions Utilizing Femto-Second Laser Spectroscopy"

         
    11: 00 am:   Challa Kumar (LSU): "Continuous Flow Catalysis for C1 Green Chemistry Using Atomically Precise Catalysts"
         
    11:30 am:   Ye Xu (LSU): "Understanding the Catalytic CO2 Dry Reforming: Atomic-Level Experimental and Theoretical Investigations"
         
    12:00 am:   Lunch (Abell Room), End of Conference (Transportation to the airport will be arranged)
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    1 Winner: 2013 Innovation award: Co-PIs: Petra de Jongh (U. Utrecht), David Bruce (Clemson).

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    Contact: Dr. James J. Spivey
    Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design

    110 Chemical Engineering
    South Stadium Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Telephone: 225.578.3690
    Fax: 225.578.1476
    E-mail: jjspivey@lsu.edu