To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Casale in collaboration with the Section Catalysis of the Swiss Chemical Society (SwissCat) is launching a new series of online mini symposia. Interested researchers from all over the world are cordially invited to participate and to learn about the latest developments in the fields of homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio-catalysis.

 After the first event took place successfully, the next two symposia will take place as follows:

 

Casale-Mini Symposium #2, 2021
online event via zoom, November 16, 2021
15:30-18:10
«Catalysis for the Industrial Renaissance and New Sustainable Processes»
The role of catalysis in the chemical industry has always been essential. The word catalyst is derived from the Greek word katalύein, meaning "to dissolve" and in 1836 Jöns Jakob Berzelius defined it as "change caused by an agent which itself remains unchanged". Most of the chemical processes such as NH3 and syngas production, catalytic cracking of gas oil, synthesis of sulphuric and nitric acid, are only possible thanks to catalysis. Therefore, catalysis has a huge and direct impact on the life of every human being. Our Society was influenced and will be influenced in the future by catalysis.

Program
15.30  Welcome and Introductiona
13.45  Prof. Marco Mazzotti, ETH Zürich
15.35 Casale introduction and highlight on the Industrial challenges in research using new 
          modelling tools
15.50  Prof. Christophe Coperet, ETH Zurich
16.25  Prof. Gabriele Centi, University of Messina
17.00  Prof. Marinella Mazzanti, EPFL
17.35  Prof. Robert Schlögl, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
18.10  End of the event
 
Please register on the website: https://casale-symposia.scg.ch


Casale-Mini Symposium #3, 2021
online event via zoom, November 24, 2021
15:00-17:10
«Accelarating discoveries through computational chemistry and modelling»
Theoretical and computational modelling is a tool that nowadays is fundamental to accelerating discoveries. Modelling can significantly help to bridge the results of fundamental research to actual concepts and process developments by significantly reducing timescales. Computational chemistry, machine learning and molecular modelling approaches developed over the years have been an invaluable tool to provide fast answers in fields where the experimental measurements are difficult, time consuming and costly, especially for Industries. The new computational tools available to industries and universities provide new deep insight into chemical processes, new chemical synthesis routes and molecules.

Program
15.00  Welcome and Introduction
15.05 Casale introduction and highlight on the Industrial challenges in research using 
          modelling tools
15.25  Prof. Michele Parrinello, ETH Zurich
16.00  Prof. Teodoro Laino, IBM Research Zurich
16.35  Prof. Giovanni Maria Piccini, USI
17.10  End of the event

Please register on the website: https://casale-symposia.scg.ch


Céline Wittwer, SCS
27.10.2021