Catalysis for CO2 Conversion

Organizers: Gonghu Li, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA; Jonathan Rochford, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a renewable C1 feedstock for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels. Chemical reduction of CO2 has attracted extensive research interests from scientists and engineers from all over the world. However, there are few strategies available for large-scale CO2 utilization. This is mainly due to the lack of scientific breakthrough and technologies that are sufficiently mature for industrial deployment.

This symposium will focus on both the experimental and theoretical design of catalytic systems for efficient CO2 conversion and seeks to promote discussion among the participants on how to bridge the gap between theory and experiments.