„From fundamental understanding to catalyst design and novel processes“. Under this ambitious subject, the 15th International Congress of Catalysis will take place at the International Congress Centre (ICM) of the new fair Munich from July 1 to July 6, 2012. The annual conference is in Germany for the second time after a guest performance in Berlin some years ago, and will be open exclusively for trade and business professionals. The conference in Munich is organized by the DECHEMA, Society for Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Inc. with headquarters in Hessian Frankfurt am Main. More than 5,500 natural scientists, engineers, companies, organizations and institutes are united in this non profit association.
The conference focuses on newest developments in scientific research concerning chemical catalysis which will be discussed extensively by and with experts. The subjects are divided into three big areas “Mechanisms”, “Materials” and “Processes”.
Among other important questions that will be reviewed during the conference is the discussion how chemical catalysts can lead to more sustainability and drive the synthesis between energy sources and chemicals. After all, catalysis is already one of today´s most important key technologies and has enormously developed just recently due to scientific breakthroughs in research.
However, the 15th International Congress of Catalysis should serve not only to introduce the newest results of research and scientific trends. In addition, the congress should also be a platform to discuss new ideas with experts of other disciplines and to maintain the network idea. Therefore, some interdisciplinary events and workshops will take place during the congress.
To be permanently successful, comprehensive networking is extremely important. That’s why there is not only the International Congress of Catalysis, but also different sister conferences which take place regularly in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Greece, among others. They also focus on main areas of research of the chemical catalysis.