38th Annual
Michigan Catalysis Society
Spring Symposium

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
University of Michigan North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017


The one day Symposium event will include:

ˇ       Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

ˇ       A technical forum featuring 10-12 oral presentations from students, faculty, and industry professionals

ˇ       An evening poster session featuring additional research presentations

ˇ       A Keynote Address from Prof. Fabio Ribeiro of Purdue University

ˇ       Presentation of the 2017 Michigan Catalysis Society Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research

ˇ       Awards for Outstanding Student Oral Presentation and Outstanding Student Poster Presentation

ˇ       MCS Business Meeting and election of a new Secretary/Treasurer

ˇ       Sponsor exhibits of equipment, materials, and technologies relating to catalysis and associated processes

ˇ       Opportunities to networking with leaders in catalysis research and development from the state of Michigan and its neighboring states and provinces


Call For Papers

The call for papers is now open and invites your contribution to the 38th Annual Spring Symposium.  The contributions should be on either fundamental or applied homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis.   A one page abstract, in printable form should be submitted via e-mail as a Microsoft WordŽ document by 5:00 PM, April 10, 2017 to Andrew (Bean) Getsoian.   More information about the symposium is available in this flyer, including an example of the format to be used for the abstract. If multiple papers are submitted from any single group, please rank them for presentation in order of your preference.  We will try and accommodate as many presentations for oral submissions as spots available. 



Symposium cost is $75 for regular members and $50 for student and post-doc members.  Those who have not paid their 2015-16 membership dues are expected to do so upon registration for the symposium. Dues are $25 for regular members and $10 for students and post-docs.

Registration and payment can be delivered in one of two ways.  Either (1) complete the Web form below, or (2) complete the following downloadable form, and send your completed copy to Andrew (Bean) Getsoian.  Payment by check or credit card will be expected upon arrival at the symposium.



Reservations Must be made prior to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 for guaranteed meals.

Important: Please provide your affiliation and indicate if you will attend the dinner in the text box before you check out.


Hongfei Jia

Principal Scientist
Materials Research Dept.
Toyota Research Institute of N.A.
1555 Woodridge Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
(734) 995-0183 (phone)

Vladimir Pushkarev

Associate Research Scientist
IMHC / Core R&D
The Dow Chemical Company
2200 W. Salzburg Road,
Midland, MI 48686
(989) 496-6573 (phone)

Andrew (Bean) Getsoian

Research Engineer
Chemical Engineering & Fuel Cell
Ford Motor Company
2101 Village Road,
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 390-0787 (phone)

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