150618 PortraetCoperetProf. Christophe Copéret, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has been awarded the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (NACS). The prize recognizes sub­stan­tial indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of cat­alytic phe­nom­ena, pro­posal of cat­alytic reac­tion mech­a­nisms, and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of and descrip­tion of cat­alytic sites and species.

Copéret is honored for his contributions to the prepa­ra­tion of well-defined het­ero­ge­neous cat­a­lysts through a mol­e­c­u­lar approach based on the con­trolled func­tion­al­iza­tion of sur­faces and for the atomic descrip­tion of the sur­face species and active sites, in par­tic­u­lar via solid-state NMR spec­troscopy. The award was presented at the clos­ing ban­quet cer­e­monies at the 24th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society on June 18, 2015, in Pitts­burgh, PA, USA.

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Author: ChemViews; Published Date: 18 Juni 2015
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The Swiss Chemical Society congratulates Christophe for this well deserved award and is proud to have him as one of it valuable Board members.

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David Spichiger, SCS