On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I invite you to attend the 15th ICC in Munich and to contribute by presenting your latest results and by sharing your findings with colleagues in discussions. The scientific program provides a unique forum to discuss the most recent progress in catalysis research and development and to meet catalysis experts from industry and academia.
The field of catalysis has dramatic progress through emerging connections among its underlying scientific disciplines and among research groups through high-profile scientific networks. It is clear that catalysis will remain one of the key technologies leading to sustainability in the synthesis of energy carriers and chemicals.
The congress will be held at the International Congress Centre in Munich. This is a world-class facility offering the flexible infrastructure required to accommodate audiences of any size. The theme of the congress, "From fundamental understanding to catalyst design and novel processes", charts the routes to step-out advances in catalysis from its roots in basic catalytic phenomena.
The 15th ICC will serve as a platform to exchange new ideas and to discuss developments in all areas of catalysis. Renowned plenary and keynote speakers will present overviews of recent developments. Four parallel oral sessions and two general poster sessions will be complemented by cross disciplinary sessions, organized to share exciting new results at the boundaries between established fields within catalysis. Poster presenters will be able to organize up to four parallel half-day workshops to maximize direct participation by the conference attendees and to stimulate discussions in more specialized areas. A social program rich in various aspects of the local culture will give you the opportunity to meet your colleagues
and friends in a more relaxed atmosphere.
We all look forward to meet you in 2012 in Munich.
Johannes A. Lercher
Chairman, Organizing Committee
15th International Congress on Catalysis