Here is the program for the virtual symposium.
A PDF version can be found here.
GPCS Fall Symposium, online, September 18, 2020
TimeDescription 
  WELCOME AND PLENARY PRESENTATION (ZOOM ROOM A)
8:45 Welcome and Program description: Steven Crossley (University of Oklahoma, GPCS Secretary)
9:00 - 9:55Plenary session: 45 minutes - Q&A: 10 minutesPlenary presentation: "Atom Trapping: Key to the Design of Thermally Stable and Regenerable Single Atom Catalysts", Abhaya K. Datye (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, University of New Mexico). Plenary Chairs: Jean-Philippe Tessonnier (Iowa State University)
  MORNING SESSIONS
  Zoom Room AZoom Room B
  Session A1 Chairs: Walter E. Alvarez (Phillips 66) and Juan J. Bravo-Suarez (University of Kansas)Session B1 Chairs: Placidus Amama(Kansas State University) and Luke T. Roling (Iowa State University)
10:00 - 10:10Poster session. Junior Researcher Awards "FINNED ZEOLITE CATALYSTS", HENG DAI (UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON) (Abstract)"DEACTION AND REGENERATION OF CARBON SUPPORTED PT AND RU CATALYSTS IN AQUEOUS PHASE HYDROGENATION OF 2-PENTANONE", JIAJIE HUO (IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY) (Abstract)
10:10 - 10:55Poster talks (3 minutes each presentation, Q&A 20 minutes)"STUDY OF PRIMARY ALKYLATION REACTION BETWEEN TOLUENE AND ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL OVER HY ZEOLITE IN LIQUID PHASE", NABIHAN ABDUL RAHMAN, R. BABARIK, D. RESASCO (Abstract)"FURFURAL HYDROGENATION BY BIMETALLIC PLATINUM-TIN NANOPARTICLES ENCAPSULATED IN METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS", BIYING ZHANG, Y. PE,  R. MALIGAL-GANESH, X. LI, W. HUANG (Abstract)
  "EFFECT OF WATER ON CUMENE CRACKING OVER H-ZSM-5 ZEOLITES", HAN K. CHAU, A. GUMIDYALA, J. WHITE, S. CROSSLEY (Abstract)"PRETREATMENT OF LIGNIN FOR PRODUCTION OF PLATFORM CHEMICALS VIA. CATALYTIC FAST PYROLYSIS AND HYDRODEOXYGENATION", DANIEL VINCENT SAHAYARAJ, A LUSI, A. SARAEIAN, B. SHANKS, X. BAI, J.P. TESSONNIER (Abstract)
  "THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SURFACE COVERAGE ON DIRECT ACYLATION REACTIONS WITH HIGHLY REACTIVE ACYL ACCEPTORS", ISMAEEL ALALQ, S. CROSSLEY (Abstract)"CONVERTING A GAS CHROMATOGRAPH INTO CHEAP FIXED-BED REACTOR FOR AUTOMATED CATALYST EVALUATION", GAURAV KUMAR, H. BOSSERT, O. ABDELRAHMAN, P. DAUENHAUER (Abstract)
  "SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF CARBOXYLIC ACIDS TO ALDEHYDES OVERPROMOTED MoO3 CATALYSTS", LAURA A. GOMEZ, M. KOMARNENI, S. CROSSLEY (Abstract)"INVESTIGATION OF MASS-TRANSFER LIMITATIONS IN KETONE SELF-CONDENSATION REACTION THROUGH IN-SITU SITE TECHNIQUE", NILSON F. L. DE PAULA, T. BUI, D. RESASCO (Abstract)
  "ROLE OF WATER ON GENERATION OF SYNERGISTIC SITES: ALKANE CRACKING CONVERSION", TRAM N. PHAM, V. NGUYEN, J. WHITE, B. WANG, D. RESASCO, S. CROSSLEY (Abstract)"UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CHEMICAL DERIVATIVES IN ETHANOL PRODUCTION", VYOMA MAROO, V. SHARMA, K. CAMARDA, A. ALLGEIER (Abstract)
  "CHARACTERIZATION OF PHOSPHOROUS SPECIES IN P-MODIFIED H-ZSM-5 USING ADVANCED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES", MALLIKHARJUNA RAO KOMARNENI, R. BABABRIK, S. HORSTMEIER, J. WHITE, S. CROSSLEY, D. RESASCO (Abstract)"SELECTIVE CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF GLYCEROL : EFFECT OF CATALYST SURFACE STRUCTURE", GEET GUPTA, L. ROLING (Abstract)
  "STRONTIUM IONS FUNCTION AS BOTH AN ACCELERANT AND STRUCTURE-DIRECTING AGENT OF CHABAZITE CRYSTALLIZATION", YU LIANG, A. JACOBSON, J. RIMER (Abstract)"UNDERSTANDING SUPPORT ROLE IN Pd/CeO2 CATALYZED HYDROGENATION OF PHENOLICS", PRANJALI NAIK, T. EGNER, H. ZHOU, A. SADOW, V. VENDITTI, I. SLOWING (Abstract)
  "SEED-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF HIERARCHICHAL ZEOLITES", RISHABH JAIN, A. CHAWLA, N. LINARES, J. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, J. RIMER (Abstract) 
10:55 - 11:10BREAK (15 minutes)  
  Session A2 Chairs: Juan J. Bravo-Suarez (University of Kansas) and Walter E. Alvarez (Phillips 66)Session B2 Chairs: Luke T. Roling (Iowa State University) and Placidus Amama(Kansas State University)
11:10 - 11:20Poster session. Junior Researcher  Awards"SELECTING RATE LIMITING STEP BY SPECIFYING EXPOSED FACETS ON WELL-DEFINED CERIA NANOSHAPES", GENGNAN LI (UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA) (Abstract)"COMPARISON OF THERMAL- AND ELECTRO-CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF BIOMASS DERIVED OXYGENATES", REDA BABABRIK (UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA) (Abstract)
11:20 - 12:05Poster talks (3 minutes each presentation, Q&A 20 minutes)"SINGLE-MOLECULE FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY STUDIES OF THE MICROENVIRONMENT OF GRADED AMINE-FUNCTIONALIZED SILICA SURFACES", ABDULHAFIZ USMAN, D. HIGGINS, K. HOHN (Abstract)"UNDERSTANDING THE STRUCTURE SENSITIVE NATURE OF ADSORBATE-ADSORBATE INTERACTIONS", DEEP M. PATEL, L. ROLING (Abstract)
  "TiO2/SINGLE-WALL CARBON NANOTUBE HYBRID PHOTOCATALYST FOR EFFICIENT DEGRADATION OF GASEOUS ACETALDEHYDE", AHMED AL MAYYAHI, P. AMAMA (Abstract)"ELUCIDATING ENERGY SCALING RELATIONS BETWEEN SIMPLE ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR ADSORBATES IN THE PRESENCE OF SOLVENT", JAERYUL PARK, L. ROLING* (Abstract)
  "ENHANCED PROPYLENE METATHESIS OVER TUNGSTEN CATALYSTS SUPPORTED BY TITANIA MODIFIED SILICA", BHAGYESHA S. PATIL, J. BRAVO-SUÁREZ (Abstract)"PLASMON-INDUCED CO2 CONVERSION ON Al@Cu2O: A DFT APPROACH", TIEN LE, B. WANG (Abstract)
  "PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION OF NOX USING CARBON NANOTUBE-TIO2 HYBRIDS", BRIAN EVERHART, B. MCAULEY, D. HAWKINS, D. ORTIZ, P. AMAMA (Abstract)"EXPLORING CHEMICALLY ACTIVE SITES ON CERIA-SUPPORTED SINGLE-ATOM CATALYSTS FROM EXPERIMENTS AND FIRST PRINCIPLES", SHYAM DEO, L. WANG, A. MUKHOPADHYAY, R. RIOUX, M. JANIK (Abstract)
  "OPERANDO UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY AS IN REAL TIME TECHNIQUE FOR MONITORING SIZE OF FUNCTIONING NANOCATALYSTS", FARSHID MOHAMMADPARAST, R. TIRUMALA, S. RAMAKRISHNAN, M. ANDIAPPAN (Abstract)"KINETICS OF NITRILE HYDROGENATION USING A HOMOGENEOUS IRON CATALYST", SIMON VELASQUEZ MORALES, R. CHAUDHARI, A. ALLGEIER (Abstract)
  "KINETICS OF SELECTIVE VAPOR PHASE OXIDATION OF ETHANOL ON A TITANIA SUPPORTED GOLD CATALYST", PRIYA D. SRINIVASAN, H. ZHU, H. ALZAHRANI, J. BRAVO-SUÁREZ (Abstract)"KINETICS OF ETHANE OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OVER BULK NiO-BASED CATALYSTS", XIAOHUI ZHAO, M. SUSMAN, J. RIMER, P. BOLLINI (Abstract)
  "LOW COST DIELECTRIC NANOSTRUCTURES FOR EFFICIENT USE OF SOLAR ENERGY", SUNDARAM BHARDWAJ RAMAKRISHNAN, R. TIRUMALA, F. MOHAMMADPARAST, M. ANDIAPPAN (Abstract)"EXPLORING ATOMICALLY DISPERSED METAL CATALYSTS FOR ELECTROCATALYTIC NO REDUCTION",YU YAN, B. WANG (Abstract)
12:05 - 1:00 PMLUNCH BREAK ( 1 hour)  
  AFTERNOON SESSIONS (ZOOM ROOM A)
  FORMAT AFTERNOON PANELS: The five panelists for each session will present their 15-min conceptual synopses, without interruption.  During the talks, the audience will post questions and comments, which will be shared via Chat with everyone.   At the end of the session, there will be a 30-min discussion (Q&A from the audience, as well as dialogue among panelists) moderated by an expert in the topic, who will compile and interpret the questions and comments posted in Chat. 
  PANEL 1 - ACID CATALYSIS IN ZEOLITES - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: This panel will discuss the qualitative and quantitative characterization of active sites in acidic zeolites, influence of acid site proximity and methods to control them, effect of confinement and diffusion on measurement of reaction kinetics, structural features that are impacted by water and key aspects of computational modeling.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM15 minutes each panelistPANELISTS: Steven Crossley (University of Oklahoma), Bin Liu (Kansas State University), Matt Wulfers (Phillips 66), Raj Gounder (Purdue University), J. P. Tessonnier (Iowa State University)
2:15 PM - 2:45 PMQ&A - 30 minutesQ&A - DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Jeff White (Oklahoma State University)
2:45 PM - 3:00 PMBREAK (15 minutes) 
  PANEL 2 - SOLVENT EFFECTS IN CATALYSIS. FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLICATIONS: This panel will discuss the connection between computational and experimental approaches for developing the theoretical basis for understanding of solvent effects in catalysis.  Potential applications and examples of solvent effects in catalytic processes will be presented.
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM15 minutes each panelistPANELISTS: :  Luke Roling (Iowa State University), Bin Wang (University of Oklahoma), Daniel Resasco (University of Oklahoma), Jim Dumesic (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Bala Subramaniam (University of Kansas)
4:15 PM - 4:45 PMQ&A - 30 minutesQ&A - DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Brent Shanks (Iowa State University)
4:45 PM Concluding remarks: Daniel Resasco (University of Oklahoma, GPCS president)