4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy

Scope and Invitation

The study of catalysts in their working state, the operando approach, has become a well-established and critical research area in catalysis. In this methodology the behavior of working catalysts is probed using physico-chemical methods while simultaneously measuring the catalytic activity and selectivity. The operando approach is an excellent one to assess structure-activity relationships at the molecular level since structural and catalytic parameters are determined together.

We invite you to attend and contribute to the Fourth International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy, to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory April 29 - May 3, 2012. This congress follows on to the prior conferences in 2003 (Lunteren), 2006 (Toledo), and 2009 (Rostock).

This conference will cover all aspects of operando spectroscopy of catalysts: both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, application of theory, new experimental approaches and techniques, time and spatial resolution, and combination of techniques. It is anticipated that there will be an emphasis on fuel cells, electro-catalysis, and catalysis related to the production of biofuels, and other energy-related areas where catalysis is playing a major role in renewable energy.

The program will comprise plenary lectures, invited keynote lectures, and contributed oral and poster presentations covering the whole field of catalysis. An exhibition of commercial products and equipment related to catalyst characterization will be held during the meeting.

Please add the conference dates to your calendar now, and join us at Brookhaven National Laboratory in April, 2012.