2022 GPCS Fall 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 2022 Fall Symposium on August 15, 2022 at Iowa State University in
Ames, IA. The symposium will take place in Howe Hall.
A workshop on NMR for Catalysis will
be offered on Sunday, August 14 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Hach Hall.
We envision the GPCS Fall 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. Our plenary lectures and keynote talks include:
"Directing Molecular Behavior at Solid-Liquid Interfaces:
The Combined Effects of Solvents and Surfaces on Heterogeneous Catalysis"
University of California, Santa Barbara
"An Introduction to Programmable Catalysis"
University of Minnesota
"Promoting Effect of Water in Some Catalytic Reactions"
University of Oklahoma
GPCS Award Winner
"Mechanism and Kinetics for an Earth-Abundant Metal Catalyst for
Nitrile Hydrogenation Relevant to Pharmaceuticals"
University of Kansas
"Understanding the Role of Lewis Acid Co-Catalysts in Transition Metal
Mediated Carbon Dioxide Utilization"
University of Missouri
"Catalyst Technologies to Enable Sustainable Materials"
Archer Daniels Midland
"Ordered Nanomaterials for Heterogeneous Catalysis: From Selective
Hydrogenation to Polymer Upcycling"
Iowa State University