Samir Z. Zard gives a talk in Chemforum

On the 20th of April Samir Z. Zard, from CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, will give a talk in Chemforum. Samir Z. Zard currently holds the positions of “Director of Research” (Exceptional Class) in the C. N. R. S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and part-time Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. Professor Zard was born in 1955 in Ife, Nigeria. His training as a chemist started at the American University of Beirut (interrupted by the civil war in 1975), then at Imperial College, London, and finally at the l’Institut de Chimie des…Read more

27th EuCheMS Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids

  EuCheMSIL 2018 27th EuCheMS Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids http://www.euchemsil2018.org Lisbon, 7-12th October 2018 The 27th EuCheMS Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids – EuCheMSIL 2018 will be held from 7-12th October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. This series of meetings initiated in 1966 as EUCHEM Conference on Molten Salts in Norway, and after molten salt and ionic liquid communities joined forces in 2006, it developed to a true European event organized every two years, and it is fully sponsored by EUCHEMS, the European Society of Chemical and Molecular Sciences.…Read more

Professor Madalena Dionísio will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 15th of February Professor Madalena Dionísio, from FCT-Nova, will give a talk in Chemforum. Madalena Dionísio graduated in Chemistry-Physical and Inorganic Chemistry 1986 in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (final thesis in calorimetry supervised by Professor José Artur Martinho Simões of IST at the time). She did her PhD in 1993 in Physical Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Joaquim José Moura Ramos, IST/UTL in the application of dielectric spectroscopy to dynamic and structural studies (short internship in the Chemistry Department of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (U. K.)…Read more

Article from CQE researchers selected as Hot Article

The paper published by CQE researchers Pedro S.F. Mendes (PhD candidate in 2013-2017), João M. Silva and M. Filipa Ribeiro was distinguished as Hot Article by the editorial board of Catalysis Science Technology journal. The paper entitled "A systematic study on mixtures of Pt/zeolite as hydroisomerization catalysts" combined experimental and kinetic modelling studies to rationalize the behaviour of hybrid catalyts in the hydroisomerization of paraffins. This work is a result of a joint PhD thesis between the CATHPRO group of CQE and IFP Energies nouvelles, in France. Link for the article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6CY02642GRead more

Professor Stephen K. Hashmi will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 16th of January Professor Stephen K. Hashmi, from Heidelberg University, Germany, will give a talk in Chemforum. He is the Vice-President for Research and Transfer in Heidelberg University. He is responsible for research and research collaborations, core facilities, cooperation projects with non-university research institutions as well as governance of the excellence initiative. Major scientific interest: Transition metal catalysis with a strong  focus on mechanistic studies. Major achievements: Development of dual gold catalysis.  Read more

Professor Semih Eser will the the next Chemforum speaker

On the 13th of December Professor Semih Eser, from Penn State University, USA will give a talk in Chemforum. Semih Eser is a Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Fuel Science from Penn State University. Eser teaches courses on petroleum refining, energy engineering capstone design, energy and the environment, and carbon materials. His research activities include processing and molecular analysis of petroleum fractions, coke/carbon formation and deposition…Read more