Discussion of the Project Clusters & Strategic Meeting 2017

Each year, MCEC organizes a Strategic Meeting in which a) the project clusters are being discussed, and b) the challenges and opportunities they present for the strengthening of the collaborations. All PhDs and Postdocs will be expected to attend this event, where they will give a short presentation on their projects.

MCEC members who are involved in one or more MCEC projects as a project leader and/or supervisor, are invited and welcome to register for this event. Members of the MCEC Scientific Advisory Board are invited as well.

This year, the Strategic Meeting and Discussion of the Project Clusters will be held on 5 and 6 December at NH Koningshof in Veldhoven.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
10.00 – 10.25   Registration and welcome
10.25 – 10.30   Opening
10.30 – 13.00   Discussion session 1 (parallel session)
  • Nanoreactors: Chair Albert van den Berg / Bert Weckhuysen
  • Biomass conversion: Chair Niels Deen / Pieter Bruijninck

13.00 – 13.45   Lunch
13.45 – 15.55   Discussion session 2 (parallel session)

  • Future methodologies in catalysis & solar fuels: Chair Alfons van Blaaderen / Emiel Hensen
  • Fluidic systems: chair Hans Kuipers / Detlef Lohse
15.55 – 16.10   Break
16.10 – 18.30   Discussion session 3 (parallel session)
  • Syngas conversion: chair Rutger van Santen / Hans Kuipers
  • Nanobubbles: chair Detlef Lohse / Bert Weckhuysen
18.30   Diner and drinks
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Strategic meeting for MCEC Management Team and Research Members
09.00 – 11.00   Strategic discussion
Integrity workshop for PhD students and postdocs
09.00 – 10.00    Talk Dr. Francesca Novara (Associate Editor)
10.00 – 10.15      Break
10.15 – 12.30       Workshop Integrity by Prof. Bert Teunissen (Freudenthal Institute, UU) including game and discussions
12.30                    Lunch

Please take note: CHAINS 2017 is also held on this location on 5, 6 and 7 December this year. The MCEC Meeting however, is organized separately from CHAINS (in a different part with separate catering facilities).

In case you want to register for CHAINS and make use of hotel accommodation, please make sure that when you fill in the registration, you request a hotel room on the 5th as well. That will ensure you that you can stay in the same room. Registration for CHAINS

If you’d just like to register for the MCEC Strategic Meeting & Project Cluster Discussion, your accommodation will be booked at Hotel Steensel

KNAW-MCEC Symposium

Next 14 December, MCEC and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) together organize a symposium on Catalysis & Sustainability. This one-day symposium consists of a mini-symposium with specialized scientific morning workshops, and a more general afternoon program aimed at a wider audience.

The mini-symposium (10.30-14.00, including lunch) consists of workshops by Prof. Ib Chorkendorff (Technical University of Denmark), Prof. Regina Palkovits (RWTH Aachen University) and Prof. Karsten Reuter (Technical University of Munich), and will be held in the Academy Building in Utrecht.

We hereby invite all members of our MCEC Community to sign up for this interesting and highly relevant mini-symposium. For MCEC members, PhDs and Postdocs, participation is free of charge. As the number of seats is limited, we kindly request you to register as soon as possible. A confirmation of submission and a more detailed plan of the day will then be sent to you by email shortly.

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MCEC Annual Meeting 2018

The MCEC Annual Meeting will be held on 4 and 5 April 2018.
More information will follow shortly.