2020 GPCS Spring Symposium


The Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS) was started in late 2017 to promote fellowship and collaborations among the chemists, chemical engineers, material scientists and other scientists in the general Great Plains region who are interested in catalysis and related fields. As an affiliate of the North American Catalysis Society (NACS), GPCS expands the reach of NACS into the area of Great Plains.


GPCS has scheduled the 2020 Spring Symposium on May 11, 2020 at Iowa State University in Ames, IA (Howe Hall). A workshop on NMR applied to catalysis will be offered on Sunday, May 10 starting at 2 PM in Hach Hall. Hotel rooms have been blocked at the Hilton Garden Inn Ames.

We envision the GPCS Spring Symposium as a focal point for reporting on catalytic research in the Great Plains area. Please join us for this great opportunity to connect and network with fellow catalysis researchers and professionals. Some of our plenary lectures and keynote speakers include: 

Plenary Speakers

Abhaya Datye 

U. New Mexico and 2019 Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis winner

Susannah Scott


GPCS Award Winner (nomination in progress)

Keynote Speakers

Wesley BernskoetterUniversity of Missouri

Erik Hagberg, Archer Daniels Midland

Marek Pruski, Ames Laboratory

Daniel Resasco, University of Oklahoma