Scientific program

Registration / Congress venue opening hours:

Sunday, August 27, 2023: 13:00 – 20:00
Monday, August 28, 2023: 7:30 – 20:00
Tuesday, August 29, 2023: 8:00 – 20:00
Wednesday, August 30, 2023: 8:00 – 18:00
Thursday, August 31, 2023: 8:00 – 18:30
Friday, September 1, 2023: 8:00 – 12:00

Click on the program (picture below) to view the PDF with the allocation of speakers to individual slots.

Wednesday afternoon parallel sessions

Open science: pathways for useful data sharing in catalysis

To share or not to share, that’s the question. Data management is becoming an integral part of research, but such open science practices are still incipient in catalysis. In this session, we will debate what is the status of data sharing in catalysis, the current actions being developed in Europe and the practices of forefront domains that can inspire our own community.    


Pedro Mendes is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal). He enjoys solving chemistry related design problems in a collaborative manner with a strong emphasis on education. His research mainly aims at (i) understanding how catalysts work via mathematical models (catalysis informatics) and (ii) design sustainable processes by combining knowledge of all scales (multi-scale modelling). He has been also actively promoting open data practices in the field of catalysis and training young scientists on FAIR data sharing, being currently the EU Open Science Cloud ambassador for Catalysis.


Introduction of the SUNERGY initiative
(Prof. Gabriele Centi, ERIC/Univ. Messina; Prof. Bert Weckhuysen, Univ. Utrecht)
  • History of the initiative
  • Presentation of our technological roadmap and Strategic R & I agenda, achievements so far
  • Path forward and large scale R&I instrument opportunities

Round table/panel and interactive discussion with the audience

  • Exact content/discussion topics t.b.d., but less presentation and more interaction
  • Possibly with participation of Pr. Max Fleischer (Siemens Energy) and other SUNERGY industrial partners?
  • Open to audience comments and questions
Open call to supporters to join the initiative
  • How to get involved
  • Opportunities
  • Upcoming events