Prof. Niemantsverdriet presenting the certificate of appreciation to Dr. Yunzhe Jiao
Finally, the day ended with a lecture from Prof. Niemantsverdriet on some simple mechanisms of surface chemistry useful in understanding heterogeneous catalysis, as well as some introduction into the more complicated fields of catalysis involving metal oxides, which are also commonly encountered in many industrial catalytic cycles. As with all previous catalysis schools, a coursebook with all the important slides of the talks was distributed to the attendees, allowing all to make appropriate notes along with the lectures.
Although this latest workshop was the smallest in terms of attendance, it nevertheless continues to showcase the effort and determination of the SynCat Ac@demy in trying to become a place not just for excellent research, but also an institute that can provide good pedagogical material for scientists and researchers in catalysis during their early careers, something that is sorely lacking in many places that are supposed to train the next cadre of scientific problem solvers in this field. We will strive to continue this tradition in the years to come, and hope all will continue to support our endeavours in the future.
Dr. Tingbin Lim is a current researcher scientist at SynCat@Beijing.
Photography: Ajin Cheruvathur.
Published on March 16, 2017