39th Annual
Michigan Catalysis Society
Spring Symposium

The Midland Country Club
Midland, MI

Wednesday, May 3nd, 2018


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 TBA

ˇ       Presentation of the 2018 Michigan Catalysis Society Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research and Development

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 39th 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 20, 2018 to Ming Yang.   More information about the symposium is available by pressing the call for papers link, 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. Submissions from both industrial and academic participants are strongly encourages as the MCS board believe this critical to achieving the type of network we believe is a vital component to this meeting. 



Symposium cost is $75 for regular members and $25 for student and post-doc members.  Those who have not paid their 2017-18 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 is completed by downloading the following form, and sending your completed copy to Ming Yang.  Payment by check or credit card will be expected upon arrival at the symposium, or you can prepay by using our PayPal site.

2017-2018 MCS Membership Type

MCS Symposium Registration Type

Vendor Registration Type

The Michigan Chapter of the North American Chemical Society (MCS) is a 501(c)(3) organization.



Reservations must be made prior to 5:00 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018 for guaranteed meals.

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


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)

Ming Yang

Senior Reseracher
Chemical and Materials Systems
General Motors R&D
30500 Mound Road,
Warren, MI 48090
(586) 986-3933 (phone)

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