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For those who are interested in being a member of our Division, please consider joining by becoming a member of the CIC and selecting our Division (Catalysis). For more information, see http://www.cheminst.ca/membership.

Welcome to the Catalysis Division The Division has been established for Members of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) who have a common interest, experience and/or training in the advancement of the knowledge and application of both heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical catalysis in Canada by encouragement of appropriate research and development in science and engineering.

Highlights within Division

Saskatoon Successfully Hosted 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis

The 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis has been successfully held in Saskatoon's Delta Bessborough Hotel from May 8 to 11, 2018. The symposium attracted 125 attendees from Canada as well as China, USA, Singapore, India and countries in Europe. "We tried our best to deliver an inspiring, enjoyable, and friendly conference," said the conference chair, Professor Hui Wang of the University of Saskatchewan at the beginning of the symposium. The technical program included not only plenary and keynote lectures by top catalysis researchers in the world but also brilliant presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The symposium ...

CCF Co-founder Catalysis Medal Recipient Dr. Ivo G. Dalla Lana Passed Away

A Co-founder of the Canadian Catalysis Foundation and the recipient of 1994 Catalysis Medal of The Catalysis Division, Chemical Institute of Canada, Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta, Dr. Ivo G. Dalla Lana passed away on March 5, 2018.

Ivo Dalla Lana was born on 5 July 1926 in Trail, B.C. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia. During 1948-51 he worked as an engineer in the Research and Development Department of Cominco Ltd. In 1953 he received his Master of Science degree from the University ...

25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis Calls for Abstract Submission

The Organizing Committee of the 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis has begun their call for abstract submission. Graduate students from Canadian universities can also submit their application for the student conference support (awards) by the Canadian Catalysis Foundation at the same time. Please visit the conference website http://www.catalysisdivision.ca/symposium for details. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2017. ...

CSChE Conference Honors Professor Sieg Wanke A Leader in Catalysis

The 67th Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference in Edmonton, Alberta in the end of October 2017 had an honorary symposium to celebrate Professor Sieg Wanke’s 41-year-long career in not only catalysis research but also chemical engineering education. Dr. Wanke received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at University of Alberta (U of A), and his Ph.D. from University of California Davis. He joined the then called Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at U of A in 1970. Professor Wanke’s research area covers reaction kinetics, heterogeneous catalysis and reactor modelling. The presenters in the symposium addressed ...

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