ISMZ Annual Conference, Sept. 9, 2013
During the 246th_ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana


Javier Garcia-Martinez

Javier Garcia Martinez is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Laboratory of the University of Alicante (UA). He published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials and energy and is the author of more than twenty five patents. His latest books are "Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge" (Wiley, 2010), “Chemistry Education” (Wiley, 2014), and “Mesoporous Zeolites” (Wiley, 2015) . He is also the founder of Rive Technology, which is commercializing the mesoporous zeolite technology he developed during his Fulbright postdoctoral stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is recipient of many awards including: 2018 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from American Chemical Society, 2015 Emerging Researcher Award from Division of Energy and Fuels of the American Chemical Society, 2014 Rey Jaime I Prize in the category of New Technologies, 2009 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. In 2007, MITs Technology Review magazine selected him as one of the top innovators of his generation. Javier is a member of the Emerging Technologies Council of the World Economic Forum, of the Young Global Academy, of the Executive Committee of the IUPAC, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Feng-Shou Xiao

Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China. From there he moved to the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, where he was involved in collaborative research between Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics & Jilin University, China with Hokkaido University, Japan. He was a Ph.D. student there for 2 years, and was awarded his Ph.D. degree at Jilin University in 1990. After postdoctoral work at the University of California at Davis, USA, he joined the faculty at Jilin University in 1994, where he was a full and distinguished professor of Chemistry. Since the end of 2009, Dr. Xiao as a distinguished professor has served at Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University.

Michael Tsapatsis

Michael Tsapatsis is Professor at the University of Minnesota where his group develop membranes and catalysts with tailored properties by combining synthetic chemistry, novel processing, and systematic characterization with careful evaluation of performance in challenging applications. Their publications focus on molecular sieve synthesis, crystal structure elucidation, pattern formation, morphology control, and incorporation in engineering devices. Their work is strengthened by substantial industrial interactions.

Rustem Valiullin

Rustem Valiullin got his PhD degree from Kazan State University (Kazan, Russia) in 1997 and continued to work there as a Research Scientist. After two years postdoctoral work in the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), in 2003 he moved to the University of Leipzig, Germany as a fellow of the A. von Humboldt Foundation. Currently he is a Heisenberg fellow of the German Science Foundation. His research interests concern different aspects of mass transfer and phase transition phenomena under conditions of spatial confinements.

Xiaodong Zou

Xiaodong Zou is a full professor at the Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry, and the director of the Berzelii Centre EXSELENT on Porous Materials at Stockholm University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physics 1984 at Peking University and Master of Science in Transmission electron microscopy 1986 at Beijing University of Technology. She moved her research into chemistry after her Master study and received her PhD in structural chemistry at Stockholm University in 1995. She carried out her postdoctoral research at Lund University, working with the Tage Erlander Professor David R. Veblen from John Hopkins University, USA. She joined the faculty at Stockholm University in 1996 and became professor 2005. One of her research interests is method development for accurate atomic structure determination of nano-sized crystals by electron crystallography. She is also working on synthesis, structure determination, topology analysis and applications of inorganic open-framework materials and metal-organic frameworks. In 2006, she received 100 MSEK from VR and VINNOVA to build up the Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials.

Matthias Thommes

Dr. Matthias Thommes , Quantachrome’s Director of Applied Science, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of adsorption and materials characterization. He has published extensively in the field of adsorption and materials characterization including a monograph on the characterization of powders and porous solids and presented numerous invited keynote and plenary lectures in major scientific events. Dr. Thommes is also a Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh and holds many leadership positions in professional organizations associated with adsorption and characterization science.


Sept. 9, 2013   13:30    
Javier Garcia-Martinez
  Opening Remarks
Sept. 9, 2013   13:40   Keynote  
Michael Tsapatsis
  Self-Pillared Zeolite Nanosheets
Sept. 9, 2013   14:20   Keynote  
Feng-Shou Xiao
  Mesoporous Zeolite Templated from Cationic Polymers
Sept. 9, 2013   15:00    
Wei Fan
  Confined Synthesis of Three-Dimensionally Ordered Mesoporous-Imprinted Zeolites with Tunable Morphology and Si/Al Ratio
Sept. 9, 2013   15:30    
Sept. 9, 2013   15:50   Keynote  
Javier Garcia-Martinez
  Mesostructured Zeolites: Surfactant-Templated Hierarchical Zeolites Used at Refinery Scale
Sept. 9, 2013   16:20    
Gregory Neumann
  Effects of Steam-Assisted Crystallization Synthesis Conditions on the Mesopore Properties of Hierarchical ZSM-5
Sept. 10, 2013   8:10   Keynote  
Matthias Thommes
  Surface and Pore Structure Assessment of Hierarchically Structured Micro/Mesoporous Molecular Sieves by Gas Adsorption
Sept. 10, 2013   8:50   Keynote  
Rustem Valiullin
  Transport Properties of Mesoporous Zeolites: Towards Intelligent Structure Design
Sept. 10, 2013   9:30    
Konstantinos Triantafyllidis
  Catalytic Fast Pyrolisis of Lignocellulosic Biomass by MEI Zeolites with Small Intracrystal Mesopores and Interparticle Meso/Macropores
Sept. 10, 2013   10:00    
Yi-Hsin Liu
  Growth of Vertical Mesoporous Silica Channels via Cooperative Assemblies at Interfaces
Sept. 10, 2013   10:20    
Sept. 10, 2013   10:40   Keynote  
Xiaodong Zou
  Probing 3D Pore Structure in Zeolites by Electron Microscopy
Sept. 10, 2013   11:20    
Zhen Zhao
  Synthesized and Catalytic Performance of Composite Micro/Mesoporous Material L-SBA-15 for FCC Gasoline Hydro-Upgrading
Sept. 10, 2013   11:50    
Matthias Thommes
  Concluding Remarks


Quantachrome Instruments

Founded in 1968 in Long Island, NY, and currently headquartered in Boynton Beach, FL, Quantachrome Instruments is an industry leader in porous materials characterization instruments. Quantachrome is represented worldwide with several direct offices in Europe, China, Japan, and India, as well as an extensive exclusive distributor network covering all major markets around the world. Quantachrome focuses on providing both instruments and support for customers undertaking unique types of research and/or manufacturing in the field of materials characterization and porous solids in applications such as polymers, catalysts, activated carbons, zeolites, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Rive Technology, Inc.

Rive Technology, Inc., was founded in 2006 to commercialize Molecular Highway (TM) technology for catalytic and separations processes, such as those used to refine petroleum, produce chemicals and biofuels, and purify air and water. Invented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rives proprietary technology improves traditional zeolite catalysts and adsorbents through introduction of broad channels, or molecular highways, which overcome the diffusion limits of these materials, leading to better yields, process efficiency, and process economics.


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Travel Awards
Reimbursement of up to $400 on travel expenses to the postdoctoral researchers or assistant professors (less than 4 years since appointment) from an accredited university in US or other countries around the world.

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Reimbursement of up to $200 to graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program towards a master’s or doctoral degree in an accredited university in US or other countries around the world.

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