Nanomaterials for Catalysis

Nanomaterials for Catalysis

Symposium Chair

Philippe SerpPhilippe Serp
Professor, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS
Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Petra E. de JonghThe stability of supported Cu nanoparticles for methanol synthesis
Petra E. de Jongh
Associate Professor, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Francisco  Zaera Au@TiO2 Yolk-Shell Catalysts for Low-Temperature Oxidation and H2 Photoproduction from Water
Francisco Zaera
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Franklin (Feng) TaoChemical Transformation on Restructured Transition Metal Oxides
Franklin (Feng) Tao
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Romuald PoteauFirst-principles DFT approaches for understanding the reactivity of transition metal nanoclusters. Are we close to an in silico design of efficient nanocatalysts?
Romuald Poteau
Professor,, Université Paul Sabatier, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets, Toulouse, France
YuYe J TongNovel Pt-based Electrocatalysts for Formic Acid Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction Reactions
YuYe J Tong
Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 17

10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis I
3:00Simulation & Informatics Based Catalysis Design

Wednesday June 18

10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis III
2:00Nanomaterials for Catalysis IV
Nanomaterials for Catalysis - Posters 4:00

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis IPotomac 4
Session chair: Philippe Serp, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
10:30Catalysis and magnetic hybrid carbon nanotubes (invited presentation)
P. Serp, University of Notre Dame, US
10:55Organometallic Ruthenium Nanoparticles as a Model of study for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Reaction
L.M. Martinez-Prieto, K. Philippot, B. Chaudret, CNRS, FR
11:15Development of a hydroprocessing catalyst containing Boron and Nano-boron compounds
E. Yonel-Gumruk, A. Meric Kartal Berker, O. Özcan, A. Nilgün Akin, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation, TR
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3:00Simulation & Informatics Based Catalysis DesignCamelia
Session chair: Philippe Serp, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
3:00First-principles DFT approaches for understanding the reactivity of transition metal nanoclusters Are we close to an in silico design of efficient nanocatalysts? (invited presentation)
L. Cusinato, I.C. Gerber, I. del Rosa, R. Poteau, Université Paul Sabatier, FR (bio)
3:25Surface properties of amorphous nanoporous GeS2
G. Ori, M- Celino, C. Massobrio, B. Coasne, UMI CNRS / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
3:45Self-Assembled Selenium and Sulfur Monolayers in Catalysis (CANCELED)
V.P. Ananikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
4:05Covalent Immobilization of Various Catalysts on α-Zirconium Phosphate Nanosheets for Heterogeneous Catalysis Applications
Y. Zhou, R. Huang, F. Ding, M. Zhang, M. Xiao, N. Lu, J-W Jhuo, C-C Kung, Y. Meng, L. Sun, University of Connecticut, US
4:25Differentiating electro-catalytic reaction of hydride with respect to a non-Pt catalyst morphology based on first-principles: extended surfaces versus nanoparticles
M.C. Sison Escaño, R. Lacdao Arevalo, H. Kasai, University of Fukui, JP

Wednesday June 18

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10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis IIIAzalea 3
Session chair: Philippe Serp, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
10:30Novel Pt-based Electrocatalysts for Formic Acid Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction Reactions (invited presentation)
YY.J. Tong, Georgetown University, US
10:55Understanding Ru/CNT interactions: A rational design of Ru nanocatalysts
B.F. Machado, M. Oubenali, M.R. Axet, T.T. Nguyen, M. Tunckol, M. Girleanu, O. Ersen, I.C. Gerber, P. Serp, Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, FR
11:15Non-metallic gold doped ceria nanorods materials with enhanced oxidation activity
L. Torrente – Murciano, L. Qian, A. Gilbank and A. Kirkland, University of Bath, UK
11:35Improved Catalysts Prepared using Atomic Layer Deposition Techniques
K. Buechler, A. Weimer, ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., US
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2:00Nanomaterials for Catalysis IVAzalea 3
Session chair: Philippe Serp, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FR (bio)
2:00The stability of supported Cu nanoparticles for methanol synthesis (invited presentation)
P.E. de Jongh, Utrecht University, NL (bio)
2:25Au@TiO2 Yolk-Shell Catalysts for Low-Temperature Oxidation and H2 Photoproduction from Water (invited presentation)
F. Zaera, University of California, Riverside, US (bio)
2:50Chemoselective Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol Catalyzed by Platinum on Carbonaceous Supports
W. Oberhauser, C. Evangelisti, R. Psaro, F. Vizza, M. Bevilacqua, J. Filippi, A. Lavacchi, A. Marchionni, H.A. Miller, B.F. Machado, P. Serp, CNR-ICCOM, IT
3:10Monodisperse Gold Nanoparticles Supported by Rice Husk Silica for Heterogeneous Catalysis Applications
Y. Li, H. Chen, J. Liu, L. Sun, University of Connecticut, US
3:30A hierarchical carbon nanofiber-In2S3 photocatalyst with well controlled nanostructures for highly efficient hydrogen production under visible light
P. Gao, A. Li, M. Tai, Z. Liu, D.D. Sun, Nanyang Technological University, SG
3:50The Effects of Carbon Nanoreactor Diameter and Internal Structure on the Pathways of Catalytic Chemical Transformations
W.A. Solomonsz, G.A. Rance, A.N. Khlobystov, University of Nottingham, UK
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Nanomaterials for Catalysis - Posters 4:00Potomac Registration Hall
-Supercritical Water Syntheses of Highly Active Composite Nano-Catalysts
X.L. Weng, Z.B. Wu, X.L. Weng, Zhejiang University, CN
-Thermodynamic investigation of the CO2 electrochemical reduction on copper based alloys: Theoretical insight
P. Hirunsit, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), TH
-Molybdenum Dioxide as a Novel Material for Fuel Oxidation
Z.M. Henson, C.M.C. Torres, S. Ha, M.G. Norton, Washington State University, US
-Facet-Dependent Catalytic Oxidation Reaction on TiO2 Nanoparticle and Nanorods Array
M. Shin, M. Lee, H. Lee, Sookmyung Women’s University, KR
-Improvement of Catalytic Oxidation Reaction Capacities by Annealing of Pd doped TiO2 Nano-Particles
M. Lee, M. Shin, H. Lee, Sookmyung Womens University, KR
-Voltammetric and Impedance studies of Phenols and Its Derivatives at Carbon Nanotubes/Prussian Blue Films Platinum Modified Electrode
A.S. Adekunle, O.A. Arotiba, B.O. Agboola, N.W. Maxakato, B.B. Mamba, E.E. Ebenso, North-West University, ZA
-Uniformly Distributed Metal Nano-particles in Various Sized Porous Catalytic Supports by NPP Process
C. Lee, J.H. Lee, B.K. Kang, H. Kaji, M. Hayashi, S.K. Koh, GL Materials, KR
-Enhancement of the nanoparticle size and distribution of TiO2 in a matrix of polyethylene via functionalization and the influence in photocatalytic activity
Joel Gutierrez, F. Jahell Alvarado Babun, Guillermo Acosta-Gonzalez, Servando Aguirre-Tostado, Fatima Perez Rodriguez, Nanomateriales, MX
-Photocatalytic Oxidation of Gaseous Ammonia over Fluorinated TiO2 with exposed (001) facets
C. Zhang, H. Wu, J. Ma, Y. Li, H. He, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
-Microwave Assisted Synthesis of the Nanocomposites of ZnO Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Rhodamine B dye
P. Rajeswari, S. Prabhu, K. Jothi Venkatachalam, S. Dhanuskodi, Bharathidasan University, IN
-Silicon and nickel nanoparticle size and morphology as a key to control the particle photoluminescence and photochemistry
I.V. Tvauri, Yu.N. Parkhomenko, S.A. Khubezhov, A.G. Kaloeva, Z.S. Demeev, A.O. Bzaev, A.P. Bliev, V.G. Sozanov, T.T. Magkoev, University of North Ossetia, RU
-One-Spot Synthesis of C-N-S Tridoped TiO2 and its Photocatalytic Activity for Degradation of Rhodamine B
S. Amreetha, S. Dhanuskodi, A. Nithiya, K. Jothi Venkatachalam, Bharathidasan University, IN
-Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of Cu-doped titanate nanotubes: photoluminescence and photocatalysis properties
D.C. Manfroi, L.P. Andrade, A.A. Cavalheiro, A.A. Jos, G.F. Teixeira, L.A. Perazolli, J.A. Varela, M.A. Zaghete, Universidade Estadual Paulista, BR
-High photocatalytic activity of hydrogen production from water over Fe doped and Ag deposited anatase TiO2 nanotube arrays
X. Fan, J. Fan, X. Hu, E. Liu, L. Kang, C. Tang, H. Wu, Y. Li, Y. Ma, Northwest University, CN
-Flower-like TiO2 Nanostructures: Synthesis,Characterization and Photocatalytic Properties
Y. Li, J. Fan, X. Hu, E. Liu, X. Fan, H. Wu, Y. Ma, C. Tang, Northwest University, CN
-Synthesis and Characterization of New Eco-friendly Nanocatalyst by Using Saudi Clay
M.A. Al Shaikh, King Saud University, SA
-A highly dispersed Cu-Ni/Ce0.5Zr0.5O2/SBA-15 nanocatalysts: Preparation, characterization and the catalytic application in direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate
M. Yang, Z-q Zhang, Q-Q Chang, Y. Liu, B. Zhao, E-Z Liu, X-Y Hu, J. Fan, Northwest University, CN
-Enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-cyclopent-2-en-1,4-diacetate to 4-(R)-hydroxycyclopent-2-en-1-(S)-acetate using enzyme immobilized superparamagnetic nanocomposites
M. Eizadi Sharifabad, T. Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Nanomaterials, particularly colloidal nanoparticles, hold great promise for heterogeneous catalysis due to their large surface area, concentration of undercoordinated surface sites and their potential for dispersion on the surface of an oxide or other support. Catalytic nanostructured materials can achieve higher activity when compared to bulk particles, and also higher selectivity - an important issue in the development of greener synthesis methods.

This special symposium focuses on the novel design, synthesis, and commercial production of nanostructured materials for catalysis applications.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanomaterials for catalysis
  • Catalysts application for green energy and materials
  • Theory, simulation & modeling approaches
  • Other

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