The Action leaves a big footprint at the 2015 fall meeting of the American Chemical Society

Boston, 16. – 20. August 2015

Action activities have been highlighted at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exhibition gathering 15000 participants from all fields of chemistry. In the Division of Energy and Fuels, Sanjaya Senanayake (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and Zili Wu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) organised a topical session on “Advances in Ceria Based Catalysis: Structural, Electronic & Chemical Properties Tailored for Chemical Conversion”. From the total of 38 speakers in this session, not less than 15 Action members have been invited for a presentation; an overseas family reunion for the European crowd active in ceria research and a great opportunity to showcase the Action.

CM1104 Speakers and topics

Albert Bruix (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)
Computational modeling of nanostructured ceria for the rational design of catalytic materials.

Tomas Duchon (Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
Faceting transition at the oxide-metal interface: The case of ceria on copper.

Jesus Graciani (Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain)
Understanding ceria-based nanostructured catalysts: Water gas shift and methanol synthesis reactions example.

Stefano Fabris (University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy)
Modeling the structure and reactivity of ceria electrodes from ideal to realistic reaction environments.

Jan Ingo Flege (Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany)
In situ low-energy electron microscopy of ceria inverse model catalysts.

Paolo Fornasiero (University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy)
Methane catalytic combustion over hierarchical Pd@CeO2/Si-Al2O3: Effect of the presence of water.

Hans-Joachim Freund (Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany)
Structure and spectroscopy of clean and modified ceria surfaces.

Maria Veronica Ganduglia-Pirovano (Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry-CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Ni/CeO2 for hydrogen production: The role of metal support interactions.

David Grinter (University College London, London, United Kingdom)
Interpreting atomically resolved STM images of CeO2(111) ultrathin films.

Kersti Hermansson (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)
Multiscale modeling of cerium oxide.

Vladimir Matolin (Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
Pt2+ – CeOx novel thin film catalyst as PEMFC anode.

Iva Matolinova (Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
Extremely porous Pt-CeO2 structures grown on carbon films for fuel cells applications.

Arturo Martinez-Arias (CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Size and shape effects in nanostructured catalysts based on combinations of copper and cerium oxides for preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich streams.

Michael Reichling (Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany)
Ceria at a closer look – reducibility traced down to the atomic scale.

Geoffrey Thornton (University College London, London, United Kingdom)
Redox processes of ceria explored on a model inverse catalyst.