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Call for Nominations of the 2018 GPCS Award

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:32 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 8:34 PM ]

The GPCS is pleased to announce the Inaugural Great Plains Catalysis Society Award will be granted at the GPCS Spring Symposium April 12, 2019.  GPCS members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Award before January 8, 2019.  See the Award Tab above for details.

Spring Symposium 2018

posted Apr 20, 2018, 9:28 AM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 11:20 AM ]

The Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS) held the inaugural Spring Symposium on April 18, 2018 in Manhattan, Kansas. About 60 participants from academia and industry attended. 

There were overall 17 talks and 20 posters, including plenary speakers Teh C. Ho (Ciapetta Lecturer)Fabio Ribeiro (Purdue University), Aditya Bhan (University of Minnesota) as well as invited talks given by Byron Johnson (Phillips 66), Max McDaniel (Chevron Phillips Chemical), Brent Shanks (Iowa State), Bala Subramaniam (KU), Keith Hohn (KSU), Alan Allgeier (KU), Bin Liu (KSU), Bin Wang (OU), Steven Crossley (OU), Juan Bravo-Suarez (KU), Marcus Foston (WUSTL), Franklin Tao (KU), Kuizhi Chen (OSU) and Ahmed Jasim (Missouri). 

We appreciate the local organizers and those who helped to chair the sessions. Thank you all for the participation and look forward to working with you toward the next annual meeting.

Inaugural Spring Symposium

posted Feb 23, 2018, 7:24 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 10:40 PM ]

The Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS) has scheduled our inaugural Spring Symposium on April 18, 2018in Manhattan, Kansas, near the Kansas State University Campus. Plenary speakers include Dr. Teh C. HoDr. Fabio Ribeiro (Purdue University), Dr. Aditya Bhan (University of Minnesota). See more information here.

Please join us as a GPCS member

posted Jan 20, 2018, 8:16 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:09 PM ]

On behalf of the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee, we are pleased to announce the formation of the Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS), a society that seeks 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. I am excited that catalysis scientists in the area will have a society that can host regional meetings, honor outstanding catalysis research, and bring catalysis scientists and engineers together.  

You are invited to join GPCS and contribute to this mission. Membership dues are $30 for regular members and $10 for students and retirees. These dues cover membership to both GPCS and our parent organization, the North American Catalysis Society (NACS). You will automatically be registered with the NACS with your membership to GPCS (Please find payment options at the Join-us Page). 

The benefits of joining GPCS are numerous. Members will have a regional venue for sharing research progress and technological needs between industry and academia.  We seek to foster collaborations among members and leverage unique research capabilities to spur regional economic development.  In support of this mission we plan to publicize research expertise and unique instrumentation / reactor systems in academic laboratories via our website. Students will benefit from participation in the GPCS through poster session presentations and the opportunity to network with industrial colleagues in the region.  Suppliers of advanced instrumentation will benefit from access to a targeted market in a small group setting.  

Keith Hohn 

President of the Great Plains Catalysis Society


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