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3rd International Conference on Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications

Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications

17–20 September 2024, Warsaw, Poland

The conference builds on the successes of previous UCRA editions held in Zaragoza (2019) and Warwick (2022). It addresses the continuing trends in catalysis that exceed traditional applications in industrial reactors and are expanding into new areas, such as health, personal protection, climate and energy.

Many of those new applications require the catalysts to operate in unconventional environments, such as living cells, ionic liquids or supercritical fluids. Also, unconventional methods for local and selective catalyst activation such as microwaves, light, plasma, ultrasounds or magnetic fields, are explored, aiming to provide the energy needed directly to the catalyst, replacing the traditional, fossil fuel-based reactor heating. This is accompanied by the development of new, unconventional catalyst manufacturing technologies and reactor concepts.

Catalysis “beyond the reactor” presents a research area, in which interdisciplinary collaborations between the classical catalysis science, chemical and materials engineering, applied physics, electrical engineering, energy technology, information technology, biology or medicine play crucial role. Our conference brings together those collaborating disciplines, in order to provide insights in the latest developments and to map the future of this exciting research area.

We look forward to meeting you in Warsaw.

Andrzej Stankiewicz
Conference Chair,
Warsaw University of Technology

Latest news

Honorary and plenary speakers of UCRA 3 have now been confirmed. We are delighted to welcome these outstanding scientists on board of our conference: Frances H. Arnold (Caltech, Nobel Prize in chemistry 2018), on using evolution to optimize existing enzyme catalysts and invent new ones. Jeffrey A. Hoffman (MIT, 5× NASA astronaut), on MOXIE project, to electrolytically produce oxygen from carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere. Marc-Olivier Coppens (UCL), on taking clues from nature to advance catalysis and reactor engineering for sustainable development. Joanna Kargul (University of Warsaw), on electron transfer in biomolecular solar conversion nanodevices. Sabine Flitsch (University of Manchester), on biocatalysis. Karsten Reuter (Fritz-Haber-Institute, Berlin), on machine learning in exploration of catalytic reaction networks. Martin van Sint Annaland (Eindhoven University of Technology), on 3D printed catalyst structures.
We are pleased to present the list of the Scientific Committee Members of our conference. Please see the Committees page.
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