Chemists will discuss the prospects for catalysis

Chemists will discuss the prospects for catalysis

From 6 to 10 October 2020, the 6th International Scientific School-Conference of Young Scientists “Catalysis: from Science to Industry” will be held at Tomsk State University in the distance format. The School-Conference has been held since 2011 by the TSU Laboratory of Catalytic Research as a regular event dedicated to current trends in fundamental and applied catalysis.

The school's topics cover the scientific foundations of catalyst preparation and mechanisms, kinetics and modeling of catalytic reactions, and promising areas for the development of catalysis and implementation of catalytic processes.

As part of the conference, the Russian Science Foundation school “New Catalysts and Catalytic Processes for Solving the Problems of Environmentally Friendly and Resource-Saving Energy” was organized. Participants will discuss, among other things, the processing of biorenewable raw materials and the processes of neutralization of emissions from chemical industries and energy.

The scientific program of the School-Conference includes lectures by leading scientists, in particular:

  • Leonarda F. Liotta, Instituto per Lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, Palermo, Italia, “Ni/CeO2-based catalysts for CO2 methanation reaction: Insights into promotion effects”,

  • Evgeny Pidko, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, “Operando computational modeling of catalytic systems”,

  • Andrey Karpov, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, “Catalysts for a Sustainable Future”.

The detailed program can be found at and

The events of the School-Conference will be held in English.