The Catalysis Workshop was organized and directed by:
|Prof. Mark E.
California Institute of Technology
Prof. T. Don
The Catalysis Workshop was sponsored by:
Dr. Glenn L. Schrader
Background and Objectives
Recent advances in the synthetic methodologies used to control nanometer-sized assembly, analytical methodologies employed to identify and probe structure at the nanometer length scale, and predictive capabilities used to provide guiding principles of nanometer scale structure/property relationships suggest that the synthesis of new catalysts with unprecedented control of the structure at the nanometer length scale is likely in the near future. Additionally, nanofabrication methods have developed to the point where size, shape and functionality of materials can be controlled at the length scale of tens of nanometers. Thus, catalytic systems with control over multiple length scales spanning the atomic, molecular and nanometer scales are on the near horizon. This unprecedented control of structure and composition will lead to unprecedented control over reaction efficiencies and selectivities.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a leading group of engineers and scientists from academia, industry and government agencies to focus on the future directions of catalysis. The workshop objectives were to:
|* Assess the state-of-the-art in synthetic methodologies
aimed at specifically creating organization at the nanometer length scale
for the preparation of catalytic materials for the exploitation of catalysis
to create other materials.
* Assess the state-of-the-art analytical methodologies as they apply to the study of reacting materials in order to address whether they can provide reliable information sufficient to define structure/function at the nanometer length scale.
* Assess the state-of-the-art computational methodologies regarding their ability to provide quantitative descriptions and accurate predictions of systems that have nanometer scale organization.
* Provide visionary statements as to what future synthetic methodologies might be, what nanometer scale architectures might arise from these assembly strategies, and what will be necessary to achieve the creation and exploitation of these new materials in future technologies.
* Provide guiding statements for educational and training needs.
* Provide guiding statements for interactions with other national initiatives such as the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).
Thursday, June 19, 2003
|8:50am||Welcome: Glenn Schrader, NSF, Program Manager, Kinetics, Catalysis and Molecular Processes; Esin Gulari, NSF, Division Director, Chemical and Transport Systems; Art Ellis, NSF, Division Director, Chemistry|
|9:00am||"NNI: Overview of US Government Nanotechnology Research and Development" - Dr. Mihail Roco, NSF, Chair of US National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology|
|9:15am||"Workshop Overview and Objectives" - Prof. Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology|
|9:30am||"Molecular Precursors to Catalytic Materials" - Prof. Don Tilley, University of California, Berkeley|
|10:00am||"Perspective on Assembly from Other Nanoscience and Engineering Initiatives" - Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University|
|10:45am||"Perspective on Catalysis and Assembly at the Nanoscale by Industry" - Dr. S. Mark Davis, ExxonMobil|
|11:15am||"Perspective on Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Nanoscale from Europe" - Prof. Robert Schlögl, Fritz Haber Institute|
|11:45am||"Perspective on the Use of Catalysis for the Assembly of Other Materials" - Prof. Henry Foley, Pennsylvania State University|
|1:15pm||"Perspective on Characterization Methods for Nanoscale Catalysts" - Prof. Raul Lobo, University of Delaware|
|1:45pm||"Perspective on Computation and Modeling in Catalysis" - Prof. Matt Neurock, University of Virginia|
|2:15pm||Open Session: ten-minute presentations by Abhaya Datye, Mark E. Davis, Michael Deem, David Dixon, Richard Finke, Robert Hicks, Harold Kung, Thomas Mallouk, Edmond Payen, Susannah Scott, Lawrence Sita, Steven Suib and Bernhardt Trout|
|3:45pm||Open Session continued|
Friday, June 20, 2003
|9:00am||Discussion on Workshop Report Structure and Content/Major Topics|
|10:30am||Working Group Discussion: Preparation of initial summaries, draft outlines for research needs in each topical area for final report (break into sections)|
|1:15pm||Workshop Wrap-Up: Assignments for completion of report and time for assigned groups to plan their schedule for submission of report documents|
A list of participants with full contact information is available in pdf format.
|Michael Clarke||National Science Foundation|
|Katharine Covert||National Science Foundation|
|Abhaya Datye||University of New Mexico|
|Mark E. Davis||California Institute of Technology|
|S. Mark Davis||ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company|
|Michael Deem||Rice University|
|David A. Dixon||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
|Arthur Ellis||National Science Foundation|
|Richard Finke||Colorado State University|
|Henry Foley||Pennsylvania State University|
|Esin Gulari||National Science Foundation|
|Suzanne Harris||University of Wyoming|
|Robert Hicks||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Charles Kresge||Dow Chemical Company|
|Harold Kung||Northwestern University|
|Raul Lobo||University of Delaware|
|Thomas Mallouk||Pennsylvania State University|
|Patrick L. Mills||DuPont Central Research and Development Experimental Station|
|Raul Miranda||Department of Energy|
|Chad Mirkin||Northwestern University|
|Matthew Neurock||University of Virginia|
|Edmond Payen||Laboratoire de Catalyse de Lille, France|
|Geoffrey Prentice||National Science Foundation|
|Mihail Roco||National Science Foundation|
|Robert Schlögl||Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany|
|Glenn L. Schrader||National Science Foundation|
|Susannah Scott||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Lawrence R. Sita||University of Maryland|
|Steven Suib||University of Connecticut|
|T. Don Tilley||University of California, Berkeley|
|Bernhardt Trout||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Michael Tsapatsis||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|Stacey Zones||ChevronTexaco Energy Research Center|
Names of plenary speakers
are in bold italics. Presentations are in pdf format and will
open in a separate window.
|Abhaya Datye||Chad Mirkin|
|Mark E. Davis (plenary)||Matt Neurock|
|Mark E. Davis||Edmond Payen|
|S. Mark Davis||Mihail Roco|
|Michael Deem||Robert Schlögl|
|David Dixon||Glenn Schrader|
|Richard Finke||Susannah Scott|
|Henry Foley||Lawrence Sita|
|Robert Hicks||Steven Suib|
|Harold Kung||Don Tilley|
|Raul Lobo||Bernhardt Trout|
|Mallouk movie 1(,avi) Mallouk movie 2(.mpg)|
Reports are in pdf format and will open in a separate window.