TOCAT9 will be a HYBRID conference.

The meeting will consist of a five-day, onsite as well as virtual, conference.

For the onsite sessions in Fukuoka, Fukuoka International Congress Center, the program will run from 09:00 local time. Please refer to the Scientific Program.

For the online sessions, consult your local time zone (GMT+) here.

For more information about oral/poster presentation, please click here.

7/24 Registration only
7/25 9:30 Opening ceremony, 10:00 PL1 Prof. Tao Zhang, 18:00 PL2 Prof. Graham J. Hutchings
7/26 9:00 PL3 Prof. Atsushi Fukuoka, 18:00 PL4 Prof. Jens K. Nørskov
7/27 9:00 PL5 Dr. Jerzy Klosin, 18:00 PL6 Prof. Unni Olsbye
7/28 9:00 PL7 Dr. Takeshi Morikawa, 16:00 PL8 Dr. Omer Refa Koseoglu
7/29 9:00 PL9 Prof. Hiromi Yamashita, 15:30 Closing Remarks
Poster presentation (online live) 7/25 19:00-20:00, 7/26 19:00-20:00, 7/27 19:00-20:00
No banquet is scheduled.


Plenary lecture

Prof. Atsushi Fukuoka (Hokkaido University)

Prof. Atsushi Fukuoka "Heterogeneous catalysis for valorization of cellulose and chitin" Atsushi Fukuoka is a Professor at the Institute for Catalysis (ICAT) in Hokkaido University. He studied homogeneous catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Masanobu Hidai at the University of Tokyo and received a PhD in 1989. Then he joined Catalysis Research Center (CRC) and started the research on heterogeneous catalysis with Prof. Masaru Ichikawa. In 1991 he moved to Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology but returned to Hokkaido in 1997. In 2010-2014 he served as Director of CRC and led the reorganization of CRC to ICAT. Now he ...

Prof. Graham J. Hutchings (Cardiff University)

Prof. Graham J. Hutchings "Catalysis using gold containing nanomaterials" Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK CF10 3AT Graham Hutchings is Regius Professor of Chemistry at Cardiff University. He studied chemistry at University College London and also a PhD in biological chemistry in 1975. His early career was with ICI and AECI Ltd where he became interested in gold catalysis. In 1984 he moved to academia and has held chairs at the Universities of Witwatersrand, Liverpool and Cardiff. His main interests are in oxidation catalysis with a special interest in catalysis by gold. He was elected a ...

Dr. Jerzy Klosin (The Dow Chemical Company)

Dr. Jerzy Klosin "Development of Homogeneous Olefin Polymerization Catalysts with Tunable Selectivity"  Senior Fellow Dow, Corporate R&D USA Dr. Klosin is a senior fellow in Core R&D at Dow. His research focused on homogenous catalysis, including catalyst development for olefin polymerization, asymmetric hydroformylation reactions, and ethylene tetramerization process. Early in his career, he has been involved with the discovery and development of Dow’s INSITE Technology and Constrained-Geometry Catalysts. Dr. Klosin, together with his teams, co-developed several molecular catalysts for olefin polymerization that were commercialized subsequently by Performance Plastics to produce differentiated polyolefins. He has published 60 external papers in the ...

Dr. Omer Refa Koseoglu (Saudi Aramco)

Dr. Omer Refa Koseoglu "Challenges in refining and petrochemical catalysis" Dr. Omer Refa Koseoglu is a Principal Scientist at the Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center, leading the Refining Development Team.  He has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.  He has more than 37 years of experience in refining and petrochemical catalyst and process technologies.  Prior to joining to Saudi Aramco he worked for CONOCO, Inc. at the Technology Development Center, IFP North America / Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. (HRI) at Princeton and Lyon Paris Headquarters and Shell Canada Limited R&D Center specializing in refining ...

Dr. Takeshi Morikawa (Toyota Central R&D Laboratories)

Dr. Takeshi Morikawa (Toyota Central R&D Laboratories) "Semiconductor Photocatalysts and their Combination with Molecular Catalysts for Energy Storage and Environmental Improvement" Dr. Takeshi Morikawa is Senior Fellow at Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. He joined Toyota Central R&D in 1989, and he has been working on development of technologies associated with automotive control including fundamental researches which are important to automobile industry. He also conducted researches on photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical systems comprising of semiconductors and metal-complexes for environmental purification and carbon dioxide conversion under mild conditions. To date, he has served as a leader or a PI of several projects, ...

Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Technical University of Denmark)

Prof. Jens K. Nørskov "Activating N2 - the Haber-Bosch process and beyond" Jens Nørskov received his PhD in physics from the University of Aarhus in 1979. After postdoc positions he joined the Technical University of Denmark as a professor of physics in 1987. In 2010 he became the Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University, and in 2018 he returned to the Technical University of Denmark as the Villum Kann Rasumussen professor. He is currently the chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation. His research aims at developing theoretical methods and concepts to understand and predict ...

Prof. Unni Olsbye (University of Oslo)

Prof. Unni Olsbye "Oxygenate-mediated conversion of CO2 to light olefins and fuels - fundamental and applied aspects" Dr. Unni Olsbye is Professor at UiO since 2001. She is an expert of heterogeneous catalysis, and has authored more than 190 scientific papers (H-index 55). She was Managing Director of the center of research based innovation inGAP (2008-2015), aimed at developing new and improved industrial processes based on fundamental insight in catalytic materials and reactions. She was recently awarded a Top Researcher grant from the Norwegian Research Council (CONFINE, 2016-2020), is currently heading a Horizon2020 project on CO2 valorisation (COZMOS, 2019-2023) and ...

Prof. Hiromi Yamashita (Osaka University)

Prof. Hiromi Yamashita "Design of nanostructured catalysts for hydrogen-carbon cycles and environmental uses" Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University Hiromi Yamashita has been a professor of Osaka University since 2004. He also has been a professor of Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts & Batteries (Kyoto University) since 2012.  He received PhD degree from Kyoto University (supervisor: Prof. S. Yoshida) in 1987. He was an assistant professor of Tohoku University (with Profs. A. Tomita, T. Kyotani), an associate professor of Osaka Prefecture University (with Prof. M. Anpo), and an invited professor of University Pierre and ...

Prof. Tao Zhang (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics)

Prof. Tao Zhang "Single-atom catalysis: progress, opportunity and challenge" Tao Zhang received PhD in 1989 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). After one year in University of Birmingham as a post-doctoral fellow, he joined DICP again in 1990 and was promoted to a full professor in 1995. He was the Director of DICP from 2007-2016 and is now the Vice President of CAS. His research interests are mainly focused on  Single-Atom Catalysis,Nano Catalysis, Biomass Conversion, and CO2 Conversion. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and 100 patents. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of ...

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