ISMZ Annual Conference, Aug. 24, 2016
During the 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jovana Zecevic

Prof. Jovana Zecevicobtained her master's degree in chemical engineering at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, in 2008. She joined the group of Prof. Krijn de Jong at the department of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at Utrecht University in 2009 where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2013. From 2013 till 2014 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher, and in 2014 she was appointed as assistant professor in the same group. Her research interests include catalyst synthesis and application of advanced electron microscopy tools, such as electron tomography and in-situ liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy, for characterization of catalysts and related nanomaterials.

Jean-Pierre Gilson

Prof. Jean-Pierre Gilson is the former Director (1997-2011) of the LCS (Laboratory of Catalysis & Spectrochemistry) and currently Distinguished Professor at ENSICAEN, an Engineering School in France. He coordinates a teaching unit in Oil Refining and Petrochemicals at the ENSICAEN. He is also a Joint Professor at the State Key laboratory of Catalysis in Dalian (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China) and Vice-Director of the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy at the same institution. He studied Chemistry (M.Sc.) at the University of Namur (Belgium) where he also received his D.Sc. degree under the supervision of the late Prof. Eric Derouane. He then moved to industry in the US (UOP, Grace in 1982-1987) and Europe (Shell in The Netherlands and France in 1987-1996). His research field encompasses heterogeneous catalysis, zeolites, catalyst preparation and shaping, catalysis applied to oil refining, gas processing and biomass upgrading, interactions academic-industrial research. He is the author or co-author of more than 75 papers and 1 book, inventor of more than 35 patents and developed 3 industrially successful catalytic processes.

Maarten Roeffaers

Prof. Maarten Roeffaersis an assistant professor at the KU Leuven University in Belgium since 2010. During his PhD at the KU Leuven (2004-2008), under supervision of prof. De Vos and prof. Sels (Department of Molecular and Microbial systems, KUL) and Prof. Johan Hofkens (Department of Chemistry, KUL), he studied zeolite catalysts with fluorescence microscopy. For this work he received several awards including the DSM Science & Technology Awards (North) in 2008.During his postdoctoral research he continued working on advanced optical microscopy such as on the development and use of coherent Raman microscopy under supervision of Prof. Xie at Harvard University. Currently, his research group at the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis of the KU Leuven focuses on the development of optical microscopy tools to study heterogeneous catalysis. In 2012, he was awarded with a prestigious ERC starting grant and recently he received the ExxonMobilChemical Engineering Award 2015.

Tatsuya Okubo

Prof. Tatsuya Okubo is Professor at Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo). He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees of Chemical Engineering at UTokyo in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. He started his academic carrier as Assistant Professor at Kyushu University in 1988, and moved to UTokyo in 1991. In 1993-1994, he spent one year at California Institute of Technology working with Prof. Mark E. Davis to start zeolite research. He was promoted to Lecturer in 1994, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor of Chemical System Engineering in 2006. He has served as Vice Dean (research) at School of Engineering since 2014. He is a council member of International Zeolite Association (IZA) in 2010-2016. His research focus has been placed on synthesis and applications of zeolite. He is co-founder of UniZeo Co. Ltd. for commercializing zeolites by OSDA-free synthesis.


Aug. 24, 2016   13:30    
Javier Garcia-Martinez
  Introductory Remarks
Aug. 24, 2016   13:35   Keynote  
Tatsuya Okubo
  Top-down and bottom-up approaches to nanosized and hierarchical zeolites
Aug. 24, 2016   14:15    
Jose Escola
  Hierarchical zeolites with uniform mesopores prepared by a mixed approach
Aug. 24, 2016   14:25    
Cheng Li
  Post-synthesized small crystal Y zeolite with ultrahigh mesopores and controllable pore size distributions
Aug. 24, 2016   15:15    
Aug. 24, 2016   15:35   Keynote  
Maarten Roeffaers
  Advanced microscopy for mesoporous zeolite characterization: inter- and intraparticle heterogeneity
Aug. 24, 2016   16:15    
Feng-Shou Xiao
  Organotemplate-free synthesis of mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite
Aug. 24, 2016   16:45    
Shengnian Wang
  Template-free synthesis of hierarchical zeolite by solvent-free crystallization
Aug. 25, 2016   8:30   Keynote  
Jean-Pierre Gilson
  Mesoporosity in zeolites: a tool to mitigate their deactivation by coking and optimize their regeneration
Aug. 25, 2016   9:10    
Wei Fan
  Catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass derived furans over hierarchical ZSM-5 catalysts
Aug. 25, 2016   9:40    
Kevin Lee
  Bifunctional zeolites for the adsorptive desulfurization of model fuels
Aug. 25, 2016   10:10    
Aug. 25, 2016   10:30   Keynote  
Jovana Zecevic
  3D nanoscale imaging of zeolite-based catalysts
Aug. 25, 2016   11:10    
Long Pan
  Synthesis and characterization of nanogibbsite with or without MCM-41 in an ambient environment
Aug. 25, 2016   11:40    
Javier Garcia-Martinez
  Concluding Remarks



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Zeolyst International

Since its inception in 1988, Zeolyst International has emerged as a global leader in the disciplines of zeolite powders, catalysts and adsorbents. It combines the product development and manufacturing expertise in zeolites and catalysts from its parent companies, PQ Corporation and the Shell Global Solutions affiliate CRI/Criterion Inc., into a single entity that can handle the entire development and commercialisation of zeolite applications.

Quantachrome Instruments

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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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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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