The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Catalysis, x-rays and the APS-U

October 1-2, 2019

Modern catalysis associated with refinery and petrochemistry is almost 6 decades old. Similarly, Haber-Bosch process for ammonia production is a century old. There is a growing need for new catalysts for cleaner and sustainable future requiring advanced design and understanding the catalytic process from molecular level to macroscale.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts in catalysis with experts in x-ray science to identify scientific frontiers, and relate them x-ray techniques and shape the future developments. This can be done by articulating the nature of the catalytic reaction and material requirements, and commensurate improvements of design of new hardware, software, and computational tools.


Jens Kehlet Norskov, Stanford University
Sustainable energy conversion and fuel production, electro and photo catalysis, enzymes

Susannah Stock, UC Santa Barbara, Center for Sustainable Use of Renewable Feedstokcs
Interactions and transformations of molecules at the gas-solid interface

Stacey Bent, Stanford University
Surface and interfacial chemistry, low K-dielectric materials, and sensors

Bert Weckhuysen, University of Utrecht
In-situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy for catalysis under realistic conditions

Jingguan Chen, Columbia University
Metal carbides and bimetallic alloys as catalysts for carbon capture

Edward Solomon, Stanford University
Mononuclear and bi-nuclear non-heme iron enzymes via combined spectroscopic methods

Fabio Riberio, Purdue University
Catalytic combustion of hydrocarbons and automotive applications

Mizuki Tada, Nagoya University
X-Ray nano beams and advanced design of catalysts surfaces

Beatriz Roldan-Cuenya, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin
Novel physico-chemical properties of nanostructured materials at gas/liquid/solid interfaces

Massimiliano Delferro, Argonne, Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Hydrogenation/dehydrogenation catalysts, additives for tribological applications

Maria Flytzani-Stephenapoulos, Tufts University
Single atom catalysts for selective hydrogenation for green energy production

Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia
New transition metal complexes that are capable of activating organic molecules for novel reactivity

Randall Winans, APS
Catalysis beamline at the APS-U era