The Inaugural Singapore Catalysis Forum


The Inaugural Singapore Catalysis Forum

Creation Theatrette, Matrix Level 4, Biopolis, Singapore
8.45 am – 5.00 pm
17 APR 08


The Singapore Catalysis Forum is the inaugural event organised by the newly formed Singapore Catalysis Society. Not only will leading scientists from academia and industry present on heterogeneous, homogeneous, and bio catalysis research, they will also form a panel to discuss trends in catalysis worldwide. Another highlight of this forum is a one-place review update of catalysis research activities in Singapore, by representatives from our Universities, Research Institutes, and Polytechnics.
We hope this important event will serve as a catalyst to promote more interaction and collaboration among catalysis researchers in Singapore. Come to network and join in the celebration of the launch of the Singapore Catalysis Society, and at the same time learn more about the latest advances in catalysis research.


Registration is open until 7 Apr 2008.

Click here for more information.

Click here for the preliminary programme (still subject to minor changes).



Available presentation slides for viewing:
Catalysis and Surface Science: How Much Do We Understand? by Professor J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Supported Gold Nanoparticles as a Key Catalyst for Green Sustainable Chemistry by Professor Masatake Haruta, Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Strategies for Accelerating the Development of Catalytic Enantioselective Reactions byDr Hans-Ulrich Blaser, Chief Technology Officer, Solvias AG, Basel, Switzerland
Homogeneous Polymerization Catalysts:New Materials Through Mechanistic Insights by Professor Dr Jun Okuda, Director, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Catalysts in Organic Synthesis–Rhodium Complexes and Redox Catalysts by Professor Koichi Narasaka, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore