Albi, France

Catalysis: from understanding to applications

when 18 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week

The objective of this Summer School is to present catalysis as a tool of preference for the development of sustainable processes, respectful to the environment. Catalysis is indeed at the heart of Green Chemistry: atom economy, selectivity and energy economy, transformation of raw materials into targeted products.

The rational optimization of the efficiency of a catalyst requires a thorough knowledge of the reaction mechanism, in order to better identify the action levers. Nowadays, a wide range of techniques and methodologies, both experimental and theoretical, allows carrying out detailed mechanistic studies, essential in norder to choose the most suitable approach for a specific problem.

Catalysts come in a multitude of forms, ranging from atoms and molecules to nano-objects and complex structures such as zeolites or enzymes. In addition, they can be used in a variety of environments, such as in liquids, gases or supported on solids.

Course leader

Montserrat Gomez

Target group

PhD students, post-docs, master students, engineers, young researchers, industrial staf, academic staff

Course aim

This Summer School focuses on understanding how the catalytic processes take place, including cutting-edge techniques, modelling and design of reactors. The activation of small molecules will be presented as an application show-case.

Credits info

Credits will depend on the University or Doctoral School belonging the student.

Fee info

EUR 0: The registration fee depends on the grade or position.
EUR 0: Seniors from industry: 650 euros
Seniors from academia: 450 euros
PhD students, post-docs, master students: 250 euros