2019 Olaf A. Hougen Symposium

In honor of Professor James A. Dumesic
November 21-22, 2019

Help celebrate Jim Dumesic’s long and distinguished career!

Please join us for a symposium, reception, poster session and banquet in Jim’s honor.

Connect with leaders in the catalysis field.

Venues:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South
1308 W. Dayton St., Madison WI 53706
and
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St., Madison WI 53706

 

Registration ends Nov. 1, 2019

Room blocks held until Oct. 23, 2019

 

For more information, please contact Susann Ely at sely@wisc.edu or 608-262-7775

Hougen Symposium Information

Register here for symposium and banquet

Registration ends Nov. 1, 2019

Room blocks held until Oct. 23, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 21
Hougen Seminars
Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
8 a.m. Breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome
9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Seminars (lunch included)

Poster Session, Reception, and Dinner
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard Street
5–6 p.m. Poster session and reception. Cash bar.
6:30–9 p.m. Dinner and program in the DeLuca Forum

Registration required for the dinner and symposium. Please register here.

Friday, Nov. 22
Hougen Seminars
Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
8 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Seminars

Michael Amiridis
Chancellor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jesse Bond
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Syracuse University

Marco Sanchez-Castillo
Professor
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Abhaya Datye
Distinguished Regents’ Professor and Chair
Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering
Robert Davis
Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia

Maria Guadalupe M. Cardenas-Galindo
Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP)

Brent Handy
Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP)

Josephine Hill
Professor
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University of Calgary

Carl Lund
Chair, Dept. of Engineering Education
Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University at Buffalo

Jeremy Luterbacher
Assistant Professor
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland

Nelson Cardona Martinez
Professor, SusWEF Director
C-PEDaL Education Director, SONW Associate Director
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez

Brandon O’Neill
Research Associate
ExxonMobil
Annandale, New Jersey

Matthew Neurock
Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

Yuriy Roman
Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ana C. Alba-Rubio
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of Toledo

Brent Shanks
Professor and Chair
Director of NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)
Iowa State University

Thomas Schwartz
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
University of Maine

Dante Simonetti
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Bruce Tatarchuck
Professor
Director, Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing Center
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Auburn University

Yomaira Pagan-Torres
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez

Stephanie Wettstein
Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Montana State University

Thursday, November 21
(at Union South Varsity Hall)

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Registration and breakfast

9 AM – 9:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
Professor Manos Mavrikakis

9:10 AM – 9:35 AM
The Role of Iron in Chemical Oxygen Generators
Carl Lund, Buffalo, PhD 1981

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM
Making Chemical Reactions Go Faster: Theory, Practice, More Practice
Bruce J Tatarchuck, Auburn, PhD 1981

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Effects of solvent on the catalytic conversion of hexoses to a-hydroxy acids
Nelson Cardona-Martinez, PhD 1989

10:25 AM – 10:40 AM Break

10:40 AM – 11:05 AM
Development of Catalysts from Sustainable Materials
Josephine Hill, PhD 1999

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM
Current developments in biomass conversion for the production of renewable fuels and biochemical in Mexico
Marco Sanchez Castillo, PhD 2003

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM
Fundamental insights into reaction for trace contaminant removal
Dante A Simonetti, PhD 2008

12 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM
Catalytic Conversion of Aclohols and Acids Derived from Renewable Biomass Robert Davis

1:55 PM – 2:20 PM
A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Organic Chemicals Utilizing Bioprivileged Molecules
Brent Shanks

2:20 PM – 2:45 PM
Atom Trapping: Key to the Design of Thermally Stable and Regenerable Catalyst
Abhaya Datye

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
Matt Neurock

3:25 PM – 3:50 PM
Yuriy Roman, PhD 2008

3:50 PM – 4:15 PM
Understanding the Curious Selectivity toward Maleic Anhydride during Levulinic Acid Oxidation
Jesse Bond, PhD 2009 (post-doc 2009-2012)

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Poster Session at Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery
Reception and Cash Bar

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Banquet. RSVPs required
After dinner speakers include College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson
Michael Amiridis ,PhD 1991
Brent Handy, PhD 1988
Maria Guadalupe Cardenas Galindo, PhD 1993

Friday, November 22
(at Union South Varsity Hall)

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM
Hydrodeoxygenation of Tartaric Acid and 1,4, Anhydroerythritol over Palladium-Molybdenum Oxide Catalyst
Yomaira Pagan-Torres, PhD 2011

8:55 AM – 9:20 AM
Solvent effects on autocatalytic furfural production confirmed by multivariate statistical analysis
Stephanie Wettstein, post-doc 2013

9:20 AM – 9:45 AM
Carbonate Fuel Cells: Scaling up the Magic Carbon Capture Block
Brandon O’Neil, PhD 2014

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM
Protect and serve: using acetal formation to fight unfavorable kinetics and create new platform molecules from biomass
Jeremy Luterbacher, post-doc 2012-14

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM Break

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM
Catalysts can be good at multitasking: two practical examples
Ana Alba-Rubio, post-doc 2015

10:50 AM – 11:15 AM
Influence of Water on C-O Hydrogenolysis Catalyzed by Ru/TiO2
Thomas J Schwartz, PhD 2015

11:15 PM – 11:20 PM
Remarks
George W Huber, PhD 2005

11:20 AM – 12:15 PM
Jim Dumesic Plenary Lecture