Northwestern University

Aug
4
Fri 12:00 PM

Center for Catalysis & Surface Science Seminar - Susannah Scott

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Ryan Hall, Room 4003, 2190 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Jeff Henderson   847.467.1972

Group: ISEN

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Susannah Scott, 2017 CCSS Ipatieff Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara

"Synthetic Chemistry Meets Heterogeneous Catalysis: Using supported metal complexes to model active sites"

Abstract: Our understanding of the behavior of active sites in heterogeneous catalysis starts with a proposed structure. My group has focused on creating highly uniform structures and interrogating their reactivity, to facilitate the development of predictive structure-activity relationships. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts in olefin transformations (metathesis, polymerization, oxidation) catalyzed by transition metals with low nuclearity (often just a single metal ion and its accompanying ligands). I will also describe the connection to expected trends and opportunities in US catalysis research in the coming decade.

As a portfolio research center of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science (CCSS) promotes interdisciplinary research fundamental to the discovery and atomistically-controlled synthesis of catalysts that optimize the sustainability of industrial and consumer goods. 

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