Welcome to the Platinum Metals Review Events Calendar: a multidisciplinary worldwide listing of conferences, symposia, lectures, courses, meetings and programmes related to the platinum group metals. The events feature the pgms or a topic of general interest to pgm science and technology.
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RomCat 2013 29 - 31 May 2013
Cluj Napoca, Romania
International Symposium of The Romanian Catalysis Society
A. Theoretical bases of the heterogeneous catalysis
B. A molecular view of reactions involved over homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts – Mechanisms and kinetics
C. Catalysts characterization: in situ and operando spectroscopic investigation of heterogeneous catalyzed reactions
D. New achievements in preparation of heterogeneous catalysts
E. Catalysis in Refinery and Petrochemistry
F. Catalysis in synthesis of Fine Chemicals
G. Homogeneous catalysis with metal complexes
H. Enzymatic catalysis
J. Catalysis in green chemistry
K. Catalytic selective oxidations
L. Catalysis for environmental protection
23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting 02 - 07 Jun 2013
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Catalyst Design and Synthesis
Novel catalytic materials and synthesis techniques
Catalyst design guided by theory
Novel Catalyst Characterization Techniques
Ex-situ, in-situ and operando techniques
Advances in Catalytic Reaction Engineering
Novel contacting methods; Catalysis and mass transfer
Reactions in non-conventional media
Catalysis for Energy Applications
Hydrogen production; Catalytic production of clean fuels
Fuel cells, batteries and electrolysis
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and gas-to-liquids
Fundamentals of Catalysis
Catalysis for Fine and Industrial Chemicals
Acid-base catalysis, chiral catalysis, polymerisation
Partial oxidation, oxidative dehydrogenation
Catalysis for Sustainability
Emission control; CO2 capture and conversion
Catalytic conversion of biomass
Green catalytic processes
Catalyst Deactivation and Regeneration
Deactivation mechanisms and regeneration schemes
First-principles-based catalyst screening
Multi-scale modeling; Reactive force fields
Emerging and Cross-Cutting Areas
Catalysis and Chemical Engineering 2013 04 Jun 2013
Institute of Physics, London, UK
Institution of Chemical Engineers Catalysis Special Interest Group
Will explore current research and latest advances in the field of catalysis, which is aimed at researchers and industry practitioners working in the field.
Will also incorporate the inaugural presentation of the new IChemE Andrew Medal, recognising significant contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
Keynote address: G Hutchings, Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, UK
Keynote address: ‘Catalysis – Fast Reactions to the Energy Challenge’, S George, VP Catalyst Technology, Shell, US
‘Catalytic Materials and Preparation’, R van Santen, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Keynote address: ‘Catalysis for Automotive Emissions Control’, P Chigada, Senior Scientist, Johnson Matthey, UK
‘Heterogeneously Catalysed Transesterification Reaction Kinetics and Diffusion Analyses for Optimal Synthesis’, J Sadhukhan, University of Surrey, UK; A Lee and K Wilson, Cardiff University, UK
‘UK Catalysis: From Physical Sciences to Innovative Manufacturing’, A Bourne, Physical Sciences Lead, EPSRC, UK
‘Development of NiO/CeO2 for Hydrogen Production via Chemical Looping Reforming of Methane’, S Assabumrungrat, Chulalongkorn University, TH
Syd Andrew memorial, J Hackitt, President, IChemE and Chair, Health and Safety Executive, UK
Andrew Medal lecture, C Hardacre, Head of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queens University Belfast, UK
CAFC10 16 - 19 Jun 2013
“10th Congress on Catalysis Applied to Fine Chemicals”
The congress is devoted to the application of any type of catalyst (homogeneous, heterogeneous, enzymatic) to the synthesis of fine chemicals, with special emphasis on the selectivity issues. The aim is to bring together researchers from both academia and industry, working in the synthesis of fine chemicals with various catalysts, to share their expertise in the field as a way to open new collaborations that help to solve the forthcoming problems in the chemical industry, and to implement more sustainable synthetic methods based on catalytic processes.
HFC2013 16 - 19 Jun 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
“Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013″
Hosted by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
Will feature prominent industry and government leaders as keynote speakers as well as plenary and parallel sessions focusing on key issues and new initiatives within the sector. The Exhibition and Trade Show area of the conference will provide attendees with a place to network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.
17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference 18 - 20 Jun 2013
North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in the 21st Century
Alternatives to Critical Chemicals Facing Sustainable Supply Constraints (indium, platinum group metals, rare earths, etc.)
Bio-Based Chemicals and Materials: Growing the Supply Chain
Catalyzing the Adoption of Green Chemistry in Industry – What Works
Communicating Green Chemistry – Effectively
Corporate Use of Life Cycle Analyses – Best Practices and Information Gaps
Elimination of PCB from Pigments, Inks and Dyes – Green Chemistry Alternatives
Endocrine Disruption: Its Potential Impact On Green Chemistry – A Facilitated Dialog between NGOs, Academics, Industry and Government
Green Chemistry and EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory: Reporting Achievements, Identifying Effective Practices
Green Chemistry Education – What’s Next?
Green Chemistry Goes Global: From Traditional Medicine to Synthetic Biology
Green Chemistry Principles and Process Development – Greening the Supply Chain for Commerical Production
Green Metrics for Material Health
Greening of Pesticides: What Would Rachel Carson Think?
Going Global: International Perspectives on Green Chemistry
Life Cycle of Biofuels and Biobased Materials
New Toxicology Tools for Designing Safer Chemicals
Social Science Perspectives on Green Chemistry
Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Process Safety and Material Selection
The Green Chemistry Commitment
Engine Emissions Measurement 24 - 28 Jun 2013
Weetwood Hall Conference Centre, Leeds, UK
The course is aimed at engine emissions measurement personnel and their supervisors. It is particularly suitable for newly appointed staff in these areas, who need to learn quickly about emission measurement methods. It is also relevant to operators of diesel and gas turbine electric generation equipment who have to make emissions measurements, perhaps for the first time, under the Environmental Protection Act. The course covers both existing instrumentation and new developments in emissions measurement techniques and instruments, and will be of interest to those who wish to learn about the latest developments in emissions measurement technology. It will also be relevant to engine gas analysis system designers. It will be of particular relevance to those who have recently been made responsible for engine emissions measurement and who need information on the design and operation of these systems. It is also suitable for those involved in data processing of emissions measurements. Applications will be discussed in spark ignition, diesel and gas turbine engines.
V International Congress on Combustion Engines 24 - 26 Jun 2013
University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Includes new developments in the field of construction, testing, manufacture and maintenance of internal combustion engines, consumables and environmental issues.
- Fuel injection systems and mixture formation
- Combustion processes in SI and CI engines
- Combustion process control in engines
- Engine thermal loading and utilization of heat released
- Alternative fuels
- Emission measurements and aftertreatment
- Alternative sources of power
- Engine accessories and equipment
- Engine testing, durability, reliability and diagnostics
- Modelling and optimization of engine processes
- Global trends in engine technology
14th Tetrahedron Symposium 25 - 28 Jun 2013
“Challenges in Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry”
Will focus on the following key topics:
- Stereoselective Synthesis
- Synthesis and Property of Functional Molecules
- Total Synthesis of Natural Products
- New reagents, catalysts, strategies and concepts for organic synthesis
- Bioorganic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
- Molecular Recognition
- Organic Materials
“BIT’s 4th Annual Global Congress of Catalysis-2013″ 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2013
Track 1: The Breaking Research of Catalysis
Track 2: Design, Preparation and Characterizations of Catalysts
Track 3: Green Catalysis Technology
Track 4: Asymmetric Catalysis
Track 5: Catalysis for Environmental Applications
Track 6: Catalysis for Energy Applications
Track 7: Catalysis for Industrial Applications
Track 8: Catalyst Policy, Safety Legal, Regulations and Business Development
Track 9: Networking and Training Events
EuCOMC XX 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013
St Andrews, Scotland, UK
“20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry”
“The rich scientific programme will consist of plenary lectures from world leading scientists as well as from young developing researchers. There will be invited lectures and plenty of space for contributed lectures as well as poster sessions running throughout the conference.”
- Homogeneous catalysis
- Biological systems
- Catalytic and stoichiometric organic synthesis
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Reaction mechanisms
- Green chemistry
4th European PEFC & H2 Forum 02 - 05 Jul 2013
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Switzerland
The Focus lies on low temperature fuel cells including proton exchange membrane, direct fuel cells, alkaline and alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cells, and high temperature PEFC, as well as sustainable hydrogen production, storage and infrastructure.
The Topics will range from:
- International overviews
- Regional activities
- Components development
- Fabrication processes
- Diagnostics and characterisation
- Durability and ageing mitigation
- Stack and systems integration
- H2 production (sustainable)
- H2 infrastructure
- H2 storage
- Demonstration and deployment
- Fuel cells / H2 training and education
d and f Block Discussion Group Meeting 04 - 05 Jul 2013
Imperial College London, UK
RSC Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group (CCDG)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference 2013 12 - 15 Jul 2013
Napa Valley, California, United States
Chairs: Bruno G Pollet (University of the Western Cape ) and Brant A. Peppley (Queen’s University, Fuel Cell Research Centre)
Theme 1: Hydrogen Production and Materials
Chemical (Thermochemical, Biochemical etc)
Theme 2: Materials for Hydrogen Storage
Theme 3: Fuel Cell Research & Development
Fuel Cell Materials (catalysts, electrolytes, electrodes, bipolar plates, etc)
Fuel Cell Designs and Stacks
Fuel Cell Systems (Balance of Plants and System Integration)
Fuel Cell Modelling
Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Theme 4: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications
Residential & Commercial Applications
Theme 5: Hydrogen Safety Engineering
Safety of Hydrogen Production, Storage, and Distribution
Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles and Infrastructure
Hydrogen Safety Technologies and Devices for Indoor Use of Fuel Cells
Releases, Dispersion, Ignitions, Jet Fires, Deflagrations, Detonations
Materials Selection for Medical Devices 18 Jul 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
“Current Best Practices in Materials Selection for Medical Devices”
Institute of Medical Device Development (IMDD)
- Address integrity, use, regulation, supply, cost and more using a rational approach to materials selection.
- Apply biocompatibility from the traditional ISO 10993 perspective.
- Understand how to control biological interactions to reduce inflammation and thrombosis.
- Select materials incorporating a more bioactive nature.
23rd International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry 22 - 25 Jul 2013
St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK
Provides an international showcase for the core area of organic chemistry – synthesis – covering all aspects of contemporary organic synthesis and providing a forum for the ever more exciting methodologies and strategies that continue to emerge.
ISHHC-16 04 - 09 Aug 2013
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
“The Sixteenth International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis”
1. New Concept and Mechanism
2. New Methods and Characterization
3. Advanced Materials for Catalysis
4. Catalysis for Green and Sustainable Chemistry
5. Catalysis for Fine Chemicals
6. Bio-inspired Catalysts
7. Energy and Environmental Catalysts
8. New Industrial Catalysts and Processes
GSC-6 04 - 07 Aug 2013
The Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC), The University of Nottingham, UK
“6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry”
Each session will be led by a high profile keynote lecturer and will be supported by invited lectures.
Session topics will include solvents, process intensification, renewable feedstocks and energy, sustainable chemical transformations, catalysis, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and process analytical techniques and monitoring.
Frontiers in Chemistry, Armenia 25 - 29 Aug 2013
“The conference will be an excellent platform to exchange new ideas and to discuss recent developments in diverse aspects of chemistry, and will be comprised of the following themes: Catalysis/Total Synthesis/Methodology/Bioorganic Chemistry/Chemical Biology/Supramolecular Chemistry/Materials Chemistry.”
MMM2013 25 - 28 Aug 2013
San Diego, California, USA
“15th IFAC symposium on Control, Optimization and Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing”
The symposium will cover, but will not be limited to, all aspects of control, optimization and automation covering the entire A to Z spectrum of metals and materials starting from mining operations to mineral processing of non-ferrous metals (Cu, Ni, Co, Pb, Zn, Al, Mg, platinum group metals, Rear Earth etc,), iron, steel, ferroalloys, as well as metals processing to achieve specific properties such as heat treatment. It will also specifically cover metal and materials recycling processes, waste treatment, as well as power generation.
EuropaCat XI 01 - 06 Sep 2013
“20 years of European Catalysis… and beyond”
“In 1993, the 1st European Congress of Catalysis was held in Montpellier, France. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this well established meeting, EuropaCat XI will take place in Lyon, France, in 2013. Today, catalysis is at the centre of major societal concerns about energy, environment and sustainable development. To meet these challenges, an interdisciplinary approach from molecules to materials and processes is required, joining efforts from heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis. The ambition of EuropaCat XI is to cover the most advanced research topics in these fields and to pave the way for future research challenges. A general focus will concern the comparison between approaches involving fossil versus renewable resources and the replacement of noble metals by new catalytic materials.”
Electrochem 2013 01 - 03 Sep 2013
University of Southampton, UK
Jointly organised by Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Electrochemical Technology Group/Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Electroanalytical Sensing Systems Group and Electrochemistry Group with the International Society of Electrochemistry and the Corrosion Institute
Is the Electrochemical Science and Technology Forum for the UK & Ireland academic and industrial electrochemical community.
The meeting will aim to develop a deep understanding of electrochemical phenomena and the impact that they have on different applications. The objective is to include more industrial partners and collaborators to contribute to a closer relationship between electrochemical science and its applications.
The meeting will cover a wide range of aspects related to electrochemical science and technology which will be covered by these symposia:
- Fundamental electrochemistry
- Materials and nanomaterials
- Electrochemical engineering and technology, industrial developments
- Corrosion sciences and engineering
- Energy storage: Batteries, redox flow cells, supercapacitors
- Energy conversion, fuel cells, biofuel cells, solar cells
- Applications of electrochemistry in sensors, medicine, biology
ISACS12 03 - 06 Sep 2013
“Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy”
This meeting builds upon the success of ISACS4 on Renewable Energy by bringing together leading scientists from across the world to share scientific developments in renewable energy generation and storage.
- Solar fuels
- New battery materials
- Fuel cells
- Molecular catalysis
MODEGAT III 08 - 10 Sep 2013
Bad Herrenalb/Karlsruhe, Germany
“3rd International Symposium on Modeling of Exhaust-Gas After-Treatment”
The symposium purpose is to support the exchange of state-of-the-art and novel modelling and simulation techniques, fundamental mechanistic studies, experimental model validation and technical applications of modelling. Will cover all relevant systems: Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs), Three-Way Catalysts, SCR-techniques, NOx Storage Catalysts (NSCs), and Particulate Filters.
246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition 08 - 12 Sep 2013
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
“Chemistry in Motion”
“Society demands more economical production of petroleum-based fuels, development of alternative fuels and lightweight building components and more efficient and aerodynamic designs of our transportation vehicles. That, in turn, requires advances in catalysis, the development of bio-based and renewable production of fuels and lightweight, structural materials, the development of new economically viable sources of power such as hydrogen fuel cells and photovoltaics, as well as health and environmental effects of those technologies. On the one hand, chemistry will facilitate the refinery of the future, and on the other hand it will provide the means to replace the those refineries with sustainable technologies and bio- or agro-based renewable methods to use chemistry for motion.”
ICE2013 15 - 19 Sep 2013
Capri, Napoli, Italy
“11th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles”
SAENA (SAE Naples Section ) (Italy) in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories – Livermore (USA)
The aim of ICE2013 is to create a forum to promote the cooperation between industry, research laboratories and universities for the development of innovative propulsion systems for automotive. ICE2013 technical papers should be of interest to people involved in both fundamental automotive research and engine and vehicle developers.
The topics of the conference will be fuel injection and combustion processes, powertrain technology, alternative and advanced power systems, exhaust aftertreatment and emissions, fuels and lubricants, and air handling, intake, and exhaust.
WHTC2013 25 - 28 Sep 2013
“5th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention”
Will cover all aspects of hydrogen energy, including primary energy sources to produce hydrogen, hydrogen production methods, storage and distribution, utilization including internal combustion engines, turbines, fuel cells, hydride applications, jet engines and rocket engines, economics and environmental impact.
Chernyaev2013 07 - 12 Oct 2013
“ХХ International Chernyaev Conference on Chemistry, Analysis and Technology of Platinum Group Metals”
Hosted by the Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk. Chernyaev conferences have 70 years history and the annual conference will be focused on recent results of fundamental and applied investigations in chemistry, analysis, and technology of platinum group metals and gold as well as perspectives, modern trends and future development of the area.
The Conference will cover the following topics:
- Chemistry of PGM and gold
- Analytics of PGM and gold
- Production technology of PGM and gold
- Application of PGM and gold in industry, catalysis and medicine
- Production of PGM- and gold-based materials
- School for young scientists and industrial exhibition
SAE Small Engine Technology Conference 08 - 10 Oct 2013
The conference programme will aim to cover new energy sources such as hybrid and electric drives, fuel cells and solar cells as well as components such as transmissions and drivetrains and fuel supply systems, fuels and lubricants, together with environmental impacts, emissions, aftertreatment and life cycle & recyclability.
ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division’s 2013 Fall Technical Conference 13 - 16 Oct 2013
Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Development, advancement, and improved understanding of the internal combustion engine
Track 1 Large Bore Engines
Track 2 Fuels
Track 3 Advanced Combustion
Track 4 Emissions Control Systems
Track 5 Instrumentation, Controls, and Hybrids
Track 6 Numerical Simulation
Track 7 Engine Design, Lubrication, and Applications
SAE/KSAE 2013 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting 21 - 23 Oct 2013
Seoul, South Korea
Society of Automotive Engineers/Korean Society of Automotive Engineers
- Hybrid powertrains
- Engine downsizing
- Engine control
- Fuels and fuel efficiency
- Advanced fuel delivery
- Emissions reduction
Internal Combustion Engines: Performance, Fuel Economy and Emissions 27 - 28 Nov 2013
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK
Provides a forum for IC engine experts looking closely at developments for personal transport applications, though many of the drivers of change apply to light and heavy duty, on and off highway, transport and other sectors.
EHEC 2014 12 - 14 Mar 2014
“European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2014″
Topics (covered via parallel sessions):
- Technology; fuel cells stacks and systems, electrolysers, reformers, hydrogen storage, control and power conditioning systems.
- Markets: products, companies, strategies, commercialization, filling stations, codes & standards.
- Countries and associations: national associations, countries’ strategies, technological platforms, European programmes.
Horizontal topics for discussion (plenary sessions, round table):
- Mediterranean area: coordination of activities.
- Transport applications: hydrogen infrastructure deployment in Europe.
- Stationary applications: smart grids.
- Programmatic situation: from Joint Undertaking to Horizon 2020.
PREPA11 06 - 10 Jul 2014
“11th International Symposium : Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts”
“It has become a tradition that every four years, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven jointly organize a symposium devoted to the scientific bases for the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts. These meetings bring together researchers from academia and industry and offer a forum for discussions on the chemistry involved in the preparation of industrial heterogeneous catalysts.”
- Innovative approaches in catalyst preparation for specific performances and purposes
- Advanced preparations of catalysts and supports
- Key concepts and tools in catalyst preparation
35th International Geological Congress 01 Jul - 31 Aug 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
The website has been made available to publicise the fact that, for only the second time ever, the IGC will be held on the African continent (the first having being held in 1929 at Pretoria, South Africa). This premier and most prestigious event will be held during the period July/August 2016, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.