Finnish Young Scientist Forum for Catalysis

Friday, March 24 2017 at Nikolainkulma Jyväskylä

Finnish Catalysis Society is organizing the second Finnish Young Scientist Forum for Catalysis. The goal of the symposium is to present on-going and recently finished PhD thesis works in catalysis and to promote interaction between key players in catalysis in Finland. Contributions from all sub-fields are warmly welcome: homogeneous, heterogeneous, enzymatic, polymer, electro- and photocatalysis. Presentations will cover topics from theoretical chemistry to material science and chemical engineering. The symposium program consists of one keynote lecture and oral presentations of the PhD students.
The annual meeting of Finnish Catalysis Society will take place after the symposium. All PhD students, their supervisors and other researchers in the field of catalysis are warmly welcome!
Please register to the symposium no later than Wednesday March 14 2017. Provide the title of your presentation together with couple highlights of your work. No abstract is needed but please use the template to provide the title and highlights. lang="EN-US">Register by filling in your name, affiliation, email, and special diet using this form "Registration form". You can also upload the file containing the title and highlight information, in that case choose “I want to send attachment/attachments” before clicking the Save button on the form. You will receive an e-mail with your registration details. Please note on March 21st the registration system is offline due to maintenance

Registration fee
The registration fee is 40 euros and it should be directly paid to the account of Finnish Catalysis Society: FI08 1107 3000 6085 17 (Nordea). As an invoice reference please write “Young Scientist forum N.N”, where N.N is the name of the participant. The fee covers the attendance to the lectures, lunch, afternoon coffee, and evening buffet.

The Young Scientist Forum will be organized in Nikolainkulma (Asemakatu 6 40100 Jyväskylä), which is located  in downtown of Jyväskylä and a couple minutes’ walk away from the railway and bus station.

The final program is here below and can be downloaded here

11.00-11.10  Opening

 11.10-11.40 Teuvo Maunula: Efficient Research and Development of Commercial Emission Catalysts

 11.40-12.10  Karoliina Honkala: Selectivity in computational heterogeneous catalysis

 12.10-13.00 Lunch

 13.00-15.00 Presentations by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers:            

  1. Nemanja Vucetic: Stabilization of Supported Ionic Liquid Catalyst (SILCA) for green Heck reaction
  2. Soudabeh Saeid: Catalytic ozonation and non-Catalytic ozonation of ibuprofen
  3. Salla Jaatinen:Ni- and CuNi-modified activated carbons and ordered mesoporous CMK-3 for 2-methylfuran production by furfural hydrotreatment
  1. Tuomas Nevanperä: Technology development for catalytic oxidation of harmful compounds emitted by industry
  2. José Luis González Escobedo: Hydrodeoxygenation of γ-Nonalactone on Pt-Ce-Zirconia and Pt-La-Zirconia Catalysts
  1. Yingnan Zhao: Carbon Oxide on Monoclinic ZrO2 Nanorods
  2. Andrey Bazhenov: Genetic algorithm as a tool model wetting of zirconia by Rh and Pt clusters
  3. Francisco Vidal Vázquez: Catalyst testing and kinetic modelling for Reverse Water-Gas Shift for Fischer-Tropsc Synthesis applications
  1. Marko Melander: Towards realistic description in computational electrochemistry

 15.00-15.15 Coffee break

 15.15-17.00 Presentations by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

  1. Kalle Lagerblom: Nitroxyl radical catalyzed selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols into respective aldehydes and ketones
  2. Erfan Behravesh: Gold Catalyst for Oxidation of Ethanol Using Tubular Fixed Bed and Micro Reactor
  3. Laura Svärd: Oxidative catalysis of lignin and lignin model compounds with methyltrioxorhenium (MTO) and H2O2/O2 in glacial acetic acid and aqueous solution
  4. Imane Hachemi: Fatty acids hydrodeoxygenation over sulfur-free Ni catalyst
  5. Adriana Freites: Epoxidation of vegetable oils under microwave irradiation, process intensification for biomass conversion
  1. Johanna Kihlman: Development of intensified reactors from lab to bench scale
  2. Andrea Nebreada: High purity fructose from inulin with a heterogeneous catalyst – From batch to continuous operation

 17.00-18.00 Annual Meeting of Finnish Catalysis Society

 18.00-19.00 Dinner Buffet