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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary

15–30 Oct 2021

Catalytic Materials, Environmental Catalysis, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, Nanostructured Catalysts, Biocatalysis, Biomass Catalysis, Computational Catalysis, Catalysis In Organic and Polymer Chemistry
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Announcement

On behalf of the conference team of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary, we would like to thank you for your participation by sending your contributions, and/or attending the live session programmed. We hope you enjoyed it!

Award Winners Announcement

Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award—Winners Announcement

We are pleased to announce the winners of Conference Awards here.

Best Paper Award:
sciforum-048680
Fluorine Ions in Photocatalysts’ Synthesis: An Obstacle or an Ally? The Investigation of Photocatalysts in Ti-O-F System
Marta Kowalkińska, Szymon Dudziak, Jakub Karczewski and Anna Zielińska-Jurek
Available Online: https://sciforum.net/paper/view/11035

Best Poster Award:
sciforum-047725
A New Approach in the Synthesis of LDH-Type Materials Used in the Condensation Reaction
Silvana Denisa Mihăilă, Bogdan Cojocaru, Gheorghiţa Mitran, Mihai Cosmin Corobea, Octavian Dumitru Pavel and Rodica Zăvoianu
Available Online: https://sciforum.net/paper/view/11146

Congratulation to the winners on their accomplishments. The winner (corresponding author) of each award will receive a prize of 500 CHF.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants for their contributions to the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary.

Kind regards,
ECCS 2021 Conference Committee

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary (ECCS 2021), that will be hosted online at https://eccs2021.sciforum.net/.


In the past year, we’ve all learned to adjust to a world where we do not necessarily interact with people face-to-face. Instead, we’ve learned to move our interactions online. While this can be a challenge in many ways, it has also led to new ways of doing things. Many scientific conferences have moved online, where people from all over the world can discuss the latest research without ever leaving their home. ECCS 2021 invites you to join this brave new world of remote scientific conferences and join your colleagues in the catalysis community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ECCS 2021 will allow its participants to share their latest research results and receive near-instantaneous feedback from catalysis researchers throughout the world through online question and answer sessions and discussion groups. In addition to these asynchronous interactions, we will host a number of live webinars within the individual sessions. In this way, ECCS 2021 will serve as a platform for advancing the state-of-the-art in catalysis. ECCS 2021 also provides an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Catalysts, so we plan to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many people who have allowed the journal to grow and flourish over the last 10 years.

There is no cost to participate in ECCS 2021, and by participating, you could potentially win one of two awards: Best Paper Award (500 CHF) and Best Poster Award (500 CHF). All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will contribute an extended abstract to the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. Outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in Catalysts.

I hope that you will choose to be a part of this exciting conference and present your most transformative research on catalysis.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn


Conference Secretariat

Ms. Janine Li
Ms. Caroline Zhan
Mr. Sonic Zhao
Ms. Veakie Jia

MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-mail: eccs2021@mdpi.com

Conference chair

Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering Department, Miami University, USA Website

DETAILS
Bio
Dr. Keith L. Hohn is the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysts, an open access journal published by MDPI, and Chair and Professor of the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering at Miami University. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He then joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University, where he worked for 20 years before moving to Miami University in 2019. Dr. Hohn’s research interests are in heterogeneous catalysis, with an emphasis on energy applications. In particular, he has researched the conversion of hydrocarbons and alcohols to hydrogen and catalytic processes for converting biomass to fuels and chemicals.

Scientific Committee

Vincenzo Baglio

CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies, Italy

DETAILS
Bio
Vincenzo Baglio is a Research Director at CNR—Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE) of Messina, Italy. He obtained a BSc degree in Chemistry (1998) from University of Messina (Italy) and a PhD in “Materials for Environment and Energy” (2005) from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). His current research is focused on energy conversion and storage, in particular in the field of fuel cells, batteries and electrolysers. He has published more than 200 articles (more than 7000 citations and H-index 49 from SCOPUS) in international journals, 10 book chapters, 1 book and 1 international patent. He is Editor-in-Chief of section “Electro-catalysis” in Catalysts MDPI journal, and member of the Editorial Board of the journals Materials, Energies and Polymers (MDPI).

Adam Lee

School of Science, RMIT University, Australia

DETAILS
Bio
Adam Lee is a Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at RMIT University and has previously held Chair appointments at Cardiff, Warwick, Monash, and Aston universities, and a prestigious EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. He has a BA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Catalysis from the University of Cambridge. His research addresses the rational design of nanoengineered materials for clean catalytic technologies, and the development of in situ/operando methods providing molecular insight into surface reactions. Adam has authored >260 articles (h-index 67, 15997 cites), received the 2011 McBain Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and SCI, and 2012 Beilby Medal and Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry, IOM3, and SCI. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Associate Fellow of the IChemE, Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today Chemistry (Elsevier) and Section Editor-in-Chief of Catalysts (MDPI).

Evangelos Topakas

School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

DETAILS
Bio
Evangelos Topakas is an Associate Professor leading the Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis group in the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Biocatalysis section of the Catalysts journal (MDPI), as well as Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology section of Industrial Biotechnology and Frontiers in Microbiology, and the section of Systems Microbiology. Dr Topakas has also been appointed as a visiting Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Division of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, expanding his collaboration and experience in North Europe. His research experience includes the discovery and design of industrial enzymes and bioprocesses for the utilization of residual biomass for the production of 2nd generation liquid biofuels and high-added value compounds in the field of biorefineries. His research activity is documented in 135 refereed publications in international scientific journals and book chapters and has been presented at more than 160 international and national conferences.

Rafael Luque

Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain

DETAILS
Bio
Rafael Luque (Dpt. Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba) has significant experience in biomass and waste valorization practices to materials, fuels and chemicals, as well as nanoscale chemistry and green engineering. Prof. Luque has published over 400 research articles (>24,000 citations, h-index 73), and has filed 5 patent applications and edited 10 books, as well as numerous contributions to book chapters and invited, guest, keynote and plenary lectures to scientific events worldwide. Prof. Luque is Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Catalysis (Elsevier) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of prestigious international journals (>15). Prof. Luque was named 2018 and 2019 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics, and is currently Director of the Center for Molecular Design and Synthesis of Innovative Compounds for Medicine at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia and Chair Professor of the Chemistry Department at Xi´an Jiaotong University.

Christophe Len

Chimie ParisTech - CNRS, Institute of Chem. For Life & Health Sciences, France

DETAILS
Bio
Christophe Len was promoted to Full Professor in 2004 at the University of Poitiers (France) and then the University of Technology of Compiègne—UTC (France) in 2010. For 2017, CL develops his research in Chimie ParisTech on the reactivity of biomass-derived molecules using alternative methods and especially continuous flow technology. His scientific work has been published in ca. 185 original international publications and review articles, 8 chapters and 9 patents and among the recent awards and recognition to his scientific career, CL was promoted: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2015); Fellow of Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (ACCTI, 2015); Honorary Life Fellow of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB, 2014); Honorary Professor of the University of Hull, England (2012-2018); Full Professor Exceptional Class (2017); ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation Research Award (2017).

Kotohiro Nomura

Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

DETAILS
Bio
Kotohiro Nomura has been a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, since 2010. He finished his undergraduate and master’s studies at Saitama University (1986) and University of Tokyo (1988), and joined as a research scientist in the Organic Synthesis Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. He received his PhD degree in 1993 from Osaka University (by thesis submission) and spent two years as the postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). He then returned Sumitomo and moved to Nara Institute of Science and Technology as an associate professor in 1998. His research focuses on the design of molecular catalysts for efficient carbon–carbon bond formation, including olefin polymerization, synthesis of advanced polymers by precision polymerization, and chemospecific organic transformations.

C. Heath Turner

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, USA

DETAILS
Bio
Heath Turner is a Professor and the Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at The University of Alabama. He completed his BS in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University and his PhD in Chemical Engineering at NC State University with Prof. Keith Gubbins. Prior to his academic appointment, he spent several years working in industry with Monsanto, Birmingham Steel, and Trinity Consultants. Over the past few years, he has been a visiting Faculty Fellow at NASA-Langley, the Naval Research Lab, and the Air Force Research Lab, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University, and an International Distinguished Professor at Shanghai University of Engineering Science. His theoretical research focuses on computational catalysis, adsorption, thin film deposition, and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations.

Jean-François Lamonier

Department of Chemistry, Lille University, France

DETAILS
Bio
Jean-François Lamonier is a full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Deputy Director of the Chevreul Institute, Lille University (France). Jean-François Lamonier leads the team “Catalytic Remediation” of the Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide” (UCCS) laboratory. Since 2017, Jean-François Lamonier has been Associate Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials, Laval University (Canada). His research addresses mainly the catalytic oxidation technologies for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions removal. His research comprises (i) the development of transition metal oxide nanomaterials, with an emphasis on the elucidation of the structural–chemical properties and catalytic activity relationship; (ii) the coupling of abatement technologies such as non-thermal plasma and heterogeneous catalysis. For this last-mentioned topic, Jean-François Lamonier heads the International Associated Laboratory “Plasma & Catalysis” between Lille University and Ghent University (Belgium). His research activity is documented in more than 130 refereed publications in international scientific journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of Section “Environmental Catalysis” in Catalysts journal (MDPI) and Associated Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley).

Vincenzo Vaiano

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

DETAILS
Bio
Dr. Vincenzo Vaiano is an Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Salerno. In March 2006, he received the title of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering (Thesis: "Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Selective Oxidation of Cyclohexane"). In 2005, he conducted research activities at the University of Bradford (UK), under the supervision of Prof. Roger I. Bickley (pioneer in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis and author of several scientific papers dealing with heterogeneous photocatalysts). Prof. Vaiano is a reviewer for several international scientific journals, such as: Catalysis Today, Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied Catalysis A, Applied Catalysis B, Chemosphere, Chemical Engineering Science, Solid State and Material Science, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Water Research. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering (ISSN: 2090-4568), Journal of Advanced Engineering (ISSN 2576-8506) and Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). He has published more than 150 papers in international journals (h-index 32 from SCOPUS). His main research focuses are photocatalysis for sustainable chemistry, photocatalytic and photo-Fenton processes for pollutant removal in wastewater, catalytic combustion of sewage sludge, decomposition and oxidative decomposition of H2S, and hydrolysis of COS in the liquid phase.

Keynote Speakers

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Half-Titanocenes Containing Anionic Ancillary Donor Ligands: Promising Catalysts for Synthesis of New Polyolefins
Bio
Prof. Kotohiro Nomura finished his undergraduate and master studies in Saitama University (1986) and University of Tokyo (1988), and joined as a research scientist in the Organic Synthesis Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Osaka University (by thesis submission) and spent two years as the postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). He then returned Sumitomo and moved to Nara Institute of Science and Technology as an associate professor in 1998. He has been a full professor in Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University since April 2010. He has ca. 250 original papers (including more than 100 ACS publications) and ca. 100 reviews and book chapters. He received three major awards from the Chemical Society of Japan (1996, for Young Chemists in Industry), Catalysis Society of Japan (Society Awards in the industrial field (2001) and the academic field (2019)). His research focuses on the design of molecular catalysts for efficient carbon–carbon bond formation, including olefin polymerization, synthesis of advanced polymers by precision polymerization, and chemospecific organic transformations.

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

DETAILS
Talk
Inquisitions of Late Transition Metal Precatalysts for Ethylene Reactivity
Bio
Prof. Dr. Wen-Hua Sun heads a group of organometallic chemistry and catalysis at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences since October of 1999, nowadays has also been a professor teaching at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2014. Received his B.Sc. in chemistry at Lanzhou University (1986) and Ph.D at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP, 1989/1994). He worked in LICP as Associate Professor (1993) and Hokkaido University with JSPS, COE and JST. He was selected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2011) and member of European Academy of Sciences (2017). His contributions have had international impacts across the areas of polymerization catalysts for conversional alpha-olefins and polyolefins, biodegradable polymers and bio-massive process as well as their intermediates and reaction mechanism. His group has been opened to domestic and international colleagues, those collaborations have visually recognized according his publications indicating coauthor members from various affiliations. His services in academy include editorial board members for Polymer, Molecules, Catalysts, Polyolefin Journal and General Chemistry currently.

Invited Speakers

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China

DETAILS
Talk
Highly Efficient and Thermal Stable Tridentate Iron (Cobalt) Complexes for Ethylene Polymerization
Bio
Prof. Wenjuan Zhang received her M.S. at Shandong University in 2003 and her Ph.D. at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academic Sciences (ICCAS) in 2006. With the postdoctoral fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, she worked in Nara Institute of Science and Technology for two years. On merit-based selection in 2008, she returned to the ICCAS as the associate professor of polymer science. From 2013 to 2014, she spent one year in Jena University (Germany) as a visiting scientist. From the middle of 2015, she moved to Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology as full professor. Her current research focuses on transition metal complexes and their catalytic behaviors in precisely controlled ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters and ethylene polymerization. She has published more than 100 papers and 35 granted patents.

Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

DETAILS
Talk
Design and Synthesis of NHC·VOCl3 Complexes and their Catalytic Behavior toward Ethylene/Propylene Copolymerization
Bio
Prof. Shu Zhang received his B.S. (2003) from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). He obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Wen-Hua Sun. He then joined the group of Prof. Kotohiro Nomura at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) and Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) as a postdoctoral fellow from 2008 to 2010. He joined BUCT as associate professor in 2011. He has been a full professor since 2021 in BUCT. His current research interests include coordination polymerization of olefin and synthesis of elastomers based on olefin monomers.

Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China

DETAILS
Talk
Anthracene-Bridged Dinuclear Complexes for Olefin Polymerization
Bio
Prof. Shaofeng Liu received his B.S. (2005) from the Central South University. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Chemistry (CAS) and Université de Strasbourg in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Wen-Hua Sun and Pierre Braunstein. He then joined the group of Prof. Tobin J. Marks at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined Qingdao University of Science and Technology in 2015. His current research interests include organometallic catalysts for olefin polymerization, ring-opening polymerization by organocatalysts.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Enantioselective synthesis of C3-substituted dihydrofurans by cross-dimerisation
Bio
Masafumi Hirano obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Saitama University under supervision of Prof. Akira Miyashita in 1993. He immediately joined to the Prof. Sanshiro Komiya’s group at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as a research assistant, during which he worked for the Australian National University as a research fellow in the group of Prof. Martin A. Bennett (1996). He was promoted to a full professor in chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2014. His research interests centered on working out unexplored molecular transformations with complete understanding of their mechanisms around organometallic and the molecular catalysis.

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

DETAILS
Talk
Enantioselective Rh-catalyzed synthesis of homoallylic amines
Bio
Hsyueh-Liang Wu received his Ph.D. (2004) from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan under the supervision of Professor Biing-Jiun Uang. After post-doc stays with Professor Toshikazu Hirao at Osaka University (2005–2007), Professor Biing-Jiun Uang (2007–2008) and Professor Gregory C. Fu at MIT (2008–2009), he joined National Taiwan Normal University (2009–). His research interests include asymmetric synthesis, and natural products synthesis.

Kyoto University, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Copper-catalyzed borylative and silylative transformation of 1,2-dienes
Bio
Tetsuaki Fujihara was born in Japan in 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science from Shizuoka University in 1996 and received his Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Hokkaido University. Subsequently, he conducted a postdoctoral research with Prof. Koji Tanaka at Institute for Molecular Science. In 2004, he joined to Prof. Yasushi Tsuji's group at Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University as a postdoctoral fellow. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University in 2006. In 2017, we was prompted to an Associate Professor. He received Theime Chemistry Journal Award 2015. His research interests are related to development of Cu-catalyzed borylative and silylative transformation of unsaturated hydrocarbons, and transition-metal catalyzed utilization of carbon dioxide in organic synthesis.

Renmin University of China, China

DETAILS
Talk
Mn-Catalyzed remote C(sp3)-H bond peroxidation triggered by radical trifluoromethylation of unactivated alkene
Bio
Zhiping Li earned his B.Sc. and M.S. from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. He then received his PhD degree in 1999 from Dalian University of Technology, China. He took postdoc positions in Peking University (1999-2000), Hokkaido University (2001-2002) and McGill University (2004-2006). In 2006, he joined Renmin University of China as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2009. His current research interests are focused on seeking novel synthetic methodologies based on the synthesis and transformation of organic peroxides.

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Theoretical study on the XANES spectra of Ti, V, and Nb complexes
Bio
Naoki Nakatani received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 2010 (supervised by Prof. Shigeyoshi Sakaki). He got the JSPS fellowship (DC2) from 2009 and promoted his research at Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC), Kyoto University, supervised by Prof. Shigeyoshi Sakaki. Then, he joined a research group of Prof. Garnet Chan (Cornell University in 2011, then moved to Princeton University in 2012-2013) as a postdoctoral research fellow for 3 years. He moved to Institute for Catalysis (Catalysis Research Center), Hokkaido University, as a Research Assistant Professor in 2013 (Assistant Professor from 2015). He has been an Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, from 2017 up to the present. His research interests are mainly of Theoretical Chemistry including development of theory and its applications, especially for transition metal complexes and catalysts.

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Metal oxide cluster base catalysts for Knoevenagel condensation and CO2 fixation reactions
Bio
Seiji Yamazoe received his PhD degree in 2008 from Kyoto University. That same year, he transferred to the Department of Materials Chemistry, Ryukoku University as an Assistant Professor. In 2012, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the University of Tokyo. In 2017, he was promoted to Professor at Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in wide range of fields such cluster science, heterogeneous catalysts, device materials, and structural analysis and received Nanoscale Horizons Award from Royal Society of Chemistry. His current research has focused on strong base catalysis using metal oxide clusters, synthesis of multi-functional catalysts using complex metal oxides, and their local structural studies using synchrotron-based spectroscopies.

Thammasat University, Thailand

DETAILS
Talk
Catalytic etherification of glycerol towards selective production of di-glyceryl butyl ether over sulfonic acid functionalized KIT-6 catalyst
Bio
Chanatip Samart is currently Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University. He received the B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry from King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). After that, he received the Master and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, from Kasetsart University under support of Ministry of Higher Education Science and Innovation (former CHE). He was appointed lecturer in Department of Chemistry, Thammasat University in year 2006. He was deputy Dean, and Head of Chemistry Department in year 2009 and 2012, respectively. He received the award of outstanding young researcher from Thammasat University in year 2009. In year 2021, he receives the talented mid-career researcher from National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). His research interest is biomass conversion, catalysis and surface modification. His publication is more than 80 papers in ISI. He has been served as editorial board member in several journals such as S.N. Applied Science, Current Catalysis, and Carbon Resources Conversion etc.

Yokohama National University, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Synergistic catalysis of supported metal catalysts for fine chemicals synthesis
Bio
Ken Motokura received his Ph.D. (2006) degree from Osaka University. Subsequently, he moved to The University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor. He joined Tokyo Institute of Technology as a Lecturer in 2008, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. In 2021, He moved to Yokohama National University as full Professor. He has received the Young Scientist Award of the Catalysis Society of Japan (2014), the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2016), the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Young Scientists’ Prize (2019), and the JACI GSC Award for Young Scientist (2020). His research interests include the precise design of multi-active sites on catalytic surfaces for highly efficient organic synthesis and catalytic transformation of carbon dioxide and alkanes to functionalized molecules.

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

DETAILS
Talk
Borylation of sp3 C-O bonds under heterogeneous gold catalysts
Bio
Dr. Hiroki Miura received his PhD degree in 2012 from Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Masashi Inoue. In 2013, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Shishido group in Tokyo Metropolitan University. Then, he was promoted to be associate professor in 2021. He received the Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers in 2019. His current research interests are focused on the organic transformation by the metal nanoparticles and solid acid-base catalysis.

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

DETAILS
Talk
Fatty acid ethyl esters via transesterification of soybean oil with ethanol using supported calcium oxide catalysts
Bio
Boonyarach Kitiyanan earned his B.Sc. in Chemical Technology, and M.S. in Petrochemical Technology from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He then graduated with Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Oklahoma, USA. His dissertation with under Prof. Daniel Resasco and Prof. Jeffrey Harwell has led to catalytic and gas systems for production of single-wall carbon nanotubes. He subsequently had worked with Prof. Kotohiro Nomura under JSPS postdoctoral fellowships in the field of precise catalysts for olefin polymerization. He currently is a professor at the Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University and also an associate dean of Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University.

List of accepted submissions (28)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-048766 Quantum-chemical study on the role of alkyl chloride Zr,Al-complexes in stereoselective alkene oligomerization , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-048715 A multi-modular family 9 glycoside hydrolase (GH9) enzyme of Clostridium alkalicellulosi

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Submitted: 22 Jul 2021

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sciforum-048701 Palladium cyclometallated compounds: evaluation of their catalytic activity in cross-coupling reactions , , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-048680 Fluorine ions in photocatalysts’ synthesis: an obstacle or an ally? The investigation of photocatalysts in Ti-O-F system

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Submitted: 21 Jul 2021

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sciforum-048662 UV LED - based photocatalytic oxidation of selected VOCs , , , , , , N/A Show Abstract

Live Sessions Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. Each session will consist on 1–4 speakers lecturing on special topics, and will be moderated by a chair. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics will be shared later.

The live sessions are free. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. To access the live sessions you will need to register beforehand, please go to the below sections to find more information.

Live Session in Catalysis in Polymer Chemistry

Designed Molecular Polymerization Catalysts

Date: 16 October 2021

Time: 3:00am (CEST) | 10:00am (JST)

Attendance to this Live Session is FREE. The number of participants is limited limited.
Click here to Attend the day of the event.

Program:

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (JST)

Session Chair

Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura

Opening Introductory

9:55am – 10:00am

Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr Wen-Hua Sun

Inquisitions of Late Transition Metal Precatalysts for Ethylene Reactivity

10:00am – 10:30am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Shaofeng Liu

Anthracene-Bridged Dinuclear Complexes for Olefin Polymerization

10:30am – 10:50am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Wenjuan Zhang

Highly Efficient and Thermal Stable Tridentate Iron (Cobalt) Complexes for Ethylene Polymerization

10:50am – 11:15am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Shu Zhang

Design and Synthesis of NHC·VOCl3 Complexes and their Catalytic Behavior toward Ethylene/Propylene Copolymerization

11:15am-11:35am

Contributed

Dr. Xiaohua Hou

Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization by Binuclear Vanadium Complexes

11:35am-11:50am

Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr Kotohiro Nomura

Half-Titanocenes Containing Anionic Ancillary Donor Ligands: Promising Catalysts for Synthesis of New Polyolefins

11:50am-12:20am

Discussion and Q&A session

12:20am-12:30am

Prof. Dr Kotohiro Nomura

Closing

12:30am

Live Session in Catalysis in Organic Chemistry 1

Molecular Catalysis by Efficient Organic Transformation

Date: 21 October 2021

Time: 7:00am (CEST) | 14:00pm (JST)

Attendance to this Live Session is FREE. However, registration will be necessary, as the number of participants is limited. Click the below button to Register.

sciforum

Program:

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Session Chair

Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura

Opening Introductory

7:00am – 7:10am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Masafumi Hirano

Enantioselective synthesis of C3-substituted dihydrofurans by cross-dimerisation

7:10am – 7:30am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Hsyueh-Liang Wu

Enantioselective Rh-catalyzed synthesis of homoallylic amines

7:30am – 7:50am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Tetsuaki Fujihara

Copper-catalyzed borylative and silylative transformation of 1,2-dienes

7:50am – 8:10am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Zhiping Li

Mn-Catalyzed remote C(sp3)-H bond peroxidation triggered by radical trifluoromethylation of unactivated alkene

8:10am-8:30am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Naoki Nakatani

Theoretical study on the XANES spectra of Ti, V, and Nb complexes

8:30am-8:50am

Discussion and Q&A session

8:50am-9:05am

Prof. Dr Kotohiro Nomura

Closing

9:05am-9:10am

Live Session in Catalysis in Organic Chemistry 2

Efficient Organic Transformation on Catalysis Surface

Date: 27 October 2021

Time: 7:00am (CEST) | 14:00pm (JST)

Attendance to this Live Session is FREE. However, registration will be necessary, as the number of participants is limited. Click the below button to Register.

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Program:

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Session Chair

Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura

Opening Introductory

7:00am – 7:10am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Seiji Yamazoe

Metal oxide cluster base catalysts for Knoevenagel condensation and CO2 fixation reactions

7:10am – 7:30am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Chanatip Samart

Catalytic etherification of glycerol towards selective production of di-glyceryl butyl ether over sulfonic acid functionalized KIT-6 catalyst

7:30am – 7:50am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Ken Motokura

Synergistic catalysis of supported metal catalysts for fine chemicals synthesis

7:50am – 8:10am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Hiroki Miura

Borylation of sp3 C-O bonds under heterogeneous gold catalysts

8:10am-8:30am

Invited speaker

Prof. Dr. Boonyarach Kitiyanan

Fatty acid ethyl esters via transesterification of soybean oil with ethanol using supported calcium oxide catalysts

8:30am-8:50am

Discussion and Q&A session

8:50am-9:05am

Prof. Dr Kotohiro Nomura

Closing

9:05am-9:10am

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Paper Award (500 CHF)

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award is presented to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Best Poster Award (500 CHF)

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Poster Award was established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster presentation and preparation.
Terms and Conditions:
Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Catalysts would like to award the best paper as elected by the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted to ECCS 2021;
  • Originality/novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of content;
  • Scientific soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.

Evaluation

  • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.
Best Poster Award

As a sponsor, Catalysts would like to grant an award (500 Swiss Francs) for the best poster presented at the conference. This prize is awarded by a jury to the best designed poster presented at the conference.

Posters should have the following information.

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)
  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact information
  • A 3-minute video presentation

During the conference, the chair is invited to judge the quality of the 3-minute video presentation and poster. Criteria for judgement of the presentation will be the ability to summarize the content of the work and motivate the interest in looking at the poster. In addition, the clarity of poster and appearance quality will be considered.

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers


Media Partners

Call for Submissions

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary will be held on 15–30 October 2021. ECCS 2021 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of catalysis. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/ECCS2021.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ECCS 2021 is a virtual conference sponsored by Catalysts. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference. After the conference, the Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in journal Catalysts and undergo full peer review (ISSN 2073-4344; impact factor: 3.520 (2019)) with a 20% discount on the article processing charge. ECCS 2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the internet. We would like to invite you to attend this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online by 21 July 2021 at https://eccs2021.sciforum.net/. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings can be submitted by 10 September 2021. The conference will be held on 15–30 October 2021.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Time Schedule
  • Abstract Submission: 21 July 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 9 August 2021
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 September 2021
  • Conference Open: 15–30 October 2021
We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.


Instructions for Authors

Submission Information
Submissions should be submitted by the authors online by registering at https://eccs2021.sciforum.net/, and using the “Submit Abstract” function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online at this website up to 21 July 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation, based on the submitted abstract, of whether the contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary. All authors will be notified by 9 August 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be asked to submit a conference manuscript, and optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), up to the submission deadline of 10 September 2021. Authors that wish to present only a poster, without a conference paper, can do so in section J.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available at https://eccs2021.sciforum.net/ for discussion during the time of the conference, 15–30 October 2021, and will be published in Journal Chemistry Proceedings.
  5. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the journal Catalysts (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).
Proceedings Paper Introduction
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should be at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using the proprietary slides viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format before submission so that we can easily and automatically process them for online display.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared in one of the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEGPS
  • FLV
Presentation of Posters


Authors that wish to present only a poster, i.e., without a proceedings paper, can do so in section J. Posters will be available on the conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented at the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://eccs2021.sciforum.net/ by registering and logging in to this website.


Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make layout very difficult.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary LaTeX template files (see download below).

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences—A Celebration of Catalysts 10th Anniversary Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file

ECCS2021 Word template.docx
ECCS2021 Latex template.zip

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.
  • Formatting/Style: The paper style of the journal Chemistry Proceedings should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles of the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before punctuation; for example [4] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name(s) can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties who provided only minor contributions should only be listed under Acknowledgments. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, figure, or scheme.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here “The authors declare no conflict of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflict of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

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