Casale-Mini Symposium #2, November 16, 2021 - online event
«Catalysis for the Industrial Renaissance and New Sustainable Processes»

We are happy and proud to invite you the second SCS/Casale Mini-Symposium in 2021.

The role of catalysis in the chemical industry has always been essential. The word catalyst is derived from the Greek word katalύein, meaning "to dissolve" and in 1836 Jöns Jakob Berzelius defined it as "change caused by an agent which itself remains unchanged". Most of the chemical processes such as NH3 and syngas production, catalytic cracking of gas oil, synthesis of sulphuric and nitric acid, are only possible thanks to catalysis. Therefore, catalysis has a huge and direct impact on the life of every human being. Our Society was influenced and will be influenced in the future by catalysis.

With this mini symposium Casale wants to highlight some of the research conducted in Swiss Universities in the field catalysis. The mini symposium is in concomitance with the 100 Years of CASALE SA.




Welcome and Introduction


Casale introduction and highlight on the Industrial challenges in catalysis.


Prof. Christophe Coperet, ETH Zurich
«Bridging the gap between Industrial and Single-Site Catalysts via Surface Organometallic Chemistry»


Prof. Gabriele Centi, University of Messina
«Rethinking e-catalysis to address Defossilization of chemical and energy production»


Prof. Marinella Mazzanti, EPFL Lausanne
«Dinitrogen Reduction and Fuctionalization by Multimetallic Uranium Complexes»


Prof. Robert Schlögl, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
«Ammonia Synthesis: A never ending story»

After every talk we have 10 minutes for Q&A.

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