SUNCAT Summer Institute 2021


Catalysis for a Sustainable Future

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am
The 2021 SUNCAT Summer Institute will be entirely virtual.
Registration will close on July 30th! After July 30th, registrants will be placed on a waitlist for attendance.

Tentative program 2021 SUNCAT Institute, August Mon 16th -Thur 19th , 8 – 11 am PDT

8.00 – 8.05 am: Welcome and introduction

8.05 – 8.50 am: Invited talk

8.50 – 9.20 am: Q&A, Questions from audience and SUNCAT host

9.20 – 9.30 am: Break

9.30 – 10.00 am: Panel discussion on a broader topic. Panel will consist of invited speaker and SUNCAT personnel.

10.00 - 10.10 am: Break

10.10 – 10.55 am: Poster session: students and postdocs presenting

10.55 – 11.00 am: Wrap up / closing remarks.

Each of the four days  in August will consist of a 3 hour morning session from 8.00 am-11.00 am (California time) from an invited speaker, followed by an extended Q&A session, a panel discussion, and a poster session by attendees. The panel discussions will evolve around the four themes: "Career paths in catalysis", "Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in catalysis research", "Catalysis science in a post covid world", and "The health of catalysis research."

Confirmed speakers  

Prof. Talat S Rahman
University of Central Florida
Prof. Silvia Bordiga
University of Turin
Prof. Ib Chorkendorff
Technical University of Denmark
Prof. Jens Nørskov
Technical University of Denmark



Prof. Thomas Jaramillo

Dr. Frank Abild-Pedersen

Dr. Kirsten T. Winther

Dr. Adam C. Nielander

Dr. Michaela Burke Stevens


For questions about the Summer Institute please contact Kirsten. T. Winther at