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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

Information about abstract acceptance has been sent to submitting authors via email. The list of conference presentations and the preliminary conference program is available on the Conference program page.

2024-05-15 · Mateusz Bartczak

We want to thank you for the abstracts you submitted. Information about the acceptance of abstracts and the assigned presentation form, oral or poster, will be announced on May 15. Abstract submissions remain open until 30 June 2024, but all new submissions will only be considered for poster presentations.

2024-04-22 · Mateusz Bartczak

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 21 April 2024. Other deadlines have also been extended – please see the home page sidebar or the Important dates page.

2024-03-18 · Mateusz Bartczak

The Accomodation page now contains information about hotels and special offers on accomodation in Warsaw during the conference. The page is available under the Conference venue submenu.

2024-03-10 · Mateusz Bartczak

Information about journals where post-conference papers will be published has been added. Please see the Proceedings and papers page under the Participation submenu.

2024-01-18 · Mateusz Bartczak

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.

2023-09-29 · Mateusz Bartczak

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