• conference
    • monday 27 may 2019 2:30:00 pm

      Conférence du Professeur Roger Gläser

      amphithéâtre du CNRS

      2, Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne Cedex


      Conférence du Professeur Roger Gläser

      (Institute of Chemical Technology, Universität Leipzig, Germany):

      Heterogeneous Catalysis in Nanopores: Enhancing the Accessibility of Active Sites by Hierarchical Pore Systems


      Nanoporous catalysts are applied in a broad range of chemical conversions. Often, however, low catalyst effectiveness factors may result, if mass-transfer limitations exist, e.g., due to large substrate molecules. Additional pore systems with larger dimensions in the macro- and mesoporous range may, thus, help to increase accessibility and mass-transfer to and away from the catalytically active sites within nanoporous catalysts. This presentation will highlight two examples of nanoporous catalytic systems demonstrating the beneficial effect of an additional system with larger pores. In particular, the enhancement of accessibility of active sits with respect to diffusion improvements by a hierarchical pores system will be discussed

      The first example treats titanium silicalite-1 (TS-1) for the epoxidation of the unsaturated fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) of biodiesel with hydrogen peroxide. To enhance the accessibility of the catalytically active Ti sites for FAME epoxidation in TS-1-based catalysts, nanocrystals of TS-1 are applied into which an additional mesopore system is introduced to alleviate transport hindrances. Also, nanosheets and pillared TS-1 catalysts provide highly accessible Ti sites. The
      combination of TS-1 crystals and activated carbon beads in composite catalysts represents another way to design active epoxidation catalysts using both high accessibility and the sorptive functionality for reactant enrichment in the vicinity of the active Ti sites.

      In a second example, it is shown that two enzymes, i.e., glucose oxidase and horseradish peroxidase, can be co-immobilized on a monolithic silica materials exhibiting a hierarchical system of mesopores with two different widths. The smaller pores (ca. 3-5 nm) can accommodate the enzyme with the smaller diameter, while the enzyme with the larger diameter only fit into the larger mesopores (ca. 30-50 nm). The hierarchy and interconnectivity of the pores as well as the location of the enzymes within the pore systems are confirmed by PFG NMR diffusometry. Moreover, the enzymes remain active when immobilized on the hierarchical silica support.

  • External Congress
    • monday 03 june 2019 8:00:00 am - friday 07 june 2019 6:00:00 pm

      FCCat 2019 - French Conference on Catalysis 2019

      Frejus (France)

      “Centre Azureva”, Frejus

      Contributions dealing with homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, from upstream research on catalyst mechanism understanding to catalytic process design, will be welcome from academia and industry participants. Part of the program will be devoted to presentations from industry and discussions with young chemists.


      • Heterogeneous catalysis
      • Homogeneous catalysis
      • Hybrid approaches and multi-catalysis
      • Photocatalysis
      • Electrocatalysis
      • Biocatalysis
      • Chemical engineering


      • Preparation
      • Characterization
      • In situ and operando analysis
      • Kinetics
      • Modeling (including theorical chemistry)
      • Testing
      • Methodology
      • Catalytic process development


      • Conversion of fossil feedstock
      • Conversion of biomass and biomass derived molecules
      • Environment and sustainable development
      • C1 chemistry (CH4, CO, CO2...)
      • Selective hydrogenation
      • Oxidation catalysis
      • H2 production
      • Key intermediates for petrochemistry
      • Key-intermediates for specialty and fine chemicals

      Deadline to submit one-page abstract (in English): 23 January 2019

    • wednesday 03 july 2019 - friday 05 july 2019

      ISOTOPCAT 2019

      Poitiers, FRANCE

      Espace Pierre Mendès France, 1 Place de la Cathédrale, 86 POITIERS.

      International Symposium on Isotopic Sudies in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis

      The main purpose of the ISOTOPCAT symposium is to gather the catalysis and electrocatalysis communities in order to explore, review and compare the different methods of investigation based on isotopic labeling.

      In particular the aim is to favor the exchanges between the scientists working on heterogeneous catalysis science, fuel cells and membrane technologies having important common problems to solve, especially the elucidation of diffusion and reaction mechanisms.

      To facilitate the interaction and the debates between the scientists, this three-day symposium will be limited to a maximum of 150 participants in only one session.

      Three main topics will be developed:

      •  Isotopic exchange with solids
      •  Isotopic labelling for determination of ionic transport parameters
      •  Isotopic labelling for mechanistic studies

      Keynote speakers:

      • Prof. Dr. Roger A. DE SOUZA
      • Prof Christopher HARDACRE
      • Prof. Michel CHE


      Contact IRCELYON:  Philippe VERNOUX,


    • sunday 18 august 2019 - friday 23 august 2019

      14th EuropaCat



      14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019 : Catalysis without Borders

      More info :

  • Other events
    • wednesday 03 july 2019 6:00:00 pm - thursday 04 july 2019 7:30:00 pm

      60 ans IRCELYON

      En 2019, l'Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRC et LACE devenu IRCELYON UMR 5256) célèbre ses 60 ans d'existence et de recherche en catalyse en organisant une journée scientifique le 4 juillet 2019 à Lyon.

  • External seminars
    • wednesday 05 june 2019 - thursday 06 june 2019

      Atmos’Fair 2019


      Pollution de l’air extérieur et intérieur / Outdoor and indoor air pollution

      Interactions Air - Climat - Energie / Interactions Air - Climate - Energy

      La  connaissance  et  la  maîtrise  des  rejets  font  partie  des  enjeux environnementaux  majeurs  de  notre  siècle.  A  ce  titre,  la  formation des différents polluants, leurs mesures et les possibilités de traitement doivent être connues, assimilées, qualifiées et communiquées.


      • Industrielles

      • Agricoles

      • Urbaines

      • Domestiques et tertiaires


      • Evaluation des expositions

      • Impacts : santé humaine, ressources biologiques, écosystèmes, changements climatiques,  biens matériels, nuisances olfactives, économie, aspects juridiques


      • Métrologie innovante : préleveurs, analyseurs, mesures en temps réel, micro-capteurs, biocapteurs ...

      • Modélisation

      • Investigation


      • Technologies de traitement (catalyse, plasma froid,  filtration, matériaux dépolluants...)

       • Approches réglementaires ou normatives

      • Actions préventives ou curatives

      •  Bonnes pratiques (changement des comportements individuels et collectifs)

      Appel à communications
      Date limite: 8 février 2019

      Contact IRCELYON: Frédéric MEUNIER,


    • sunday 16 june 2019 - friday 21 june 2019

      European Summer School on Catalyst Preparation (CatPrep)

      Vogüe, Ardèche, France

      Domaine Lou Capitelle in the village of Vogüe, in Ardèche.

      European Summer School on Catalyst Preparation:

      Fundamental Concepts and Industrial Requirements

      Summer School Program

      1. Fundamental bases (introduction; physicochemistry of surfaces)
      2. Support and porous materials synthesis
      3. Active phase deposition (impregnation, precipitation, activation : drying, calcination, activation) 
      4. Industrial requirements (up-scaling, regeneration)
      5. Other directions (colloidal methods, automated and high-throughput synthesis, characterisation methods, surface molecular chemistry, computational approaches)

      The school will take place over 5 days from Sunday afternoon to Friday after lunch time, with 14 lectures of 1h30 and with time dedicated to questions, discussions as well as a poster session for allowing all participants to present their own research problematic, round table debates and practical experiments.

    • tuesday 18 june 2019 - friday 21 june 2019

      Summer School - Catalysis: from understanding to applications


      Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux Campus Jarland 81013 Albi FRANCE

      The objective of this Summer School is to present catalysis as a tool of preference for the development of sustainable processes, respectful to the environment. Catalysis is indeed at the heart of Green Chemistry: atom economy, selectivity and energy economy, transformation of raw materials into targeted products.

      This Summer School focuses on understanding how the catalytic processes take place, including cutting-edge techniques, modelling and design of reactors. The activation of small molecules will be presented as an application show-case.

      Participants are encouraged to submit posters, which will also be presented by flash communications.

      Deadline for registration and poster abstract submission:  April 30, 2019

    • monday 01 july 2019 - friday 05 july 2019

      ELITECAT 2019 - Catalysis training course

      LYON - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

      Bâtiment Charles DARWIN 'Fontannes' conference room 3-9 Rue Raphaël Dubois 69100 Villeurbanne, France


      A major challenge for scientists and engineers is to develop new reaction pathways which are efficient in terms of atoms, reaction steps, energy consumption and wastes, and more selective and safer. Catalysis plays a key role in the development of new reaction paths and requires of highly skilled professionals who are able to understand their principles and tools in order to pave the way from lab to industrial applications.

      With this objective, a catalysis training course is hosted every two years since 2013 at the LyonTech La Doua scientific campus, in Villeurbanne, which is mainly aimed at young researchers with interests in the field.



      Preparation of heterogeneous catalysts
      Recent developments in the synthesis of mesoporous materials
      Supported metal catalysts

      Catalyst characterizations and modeling:

      Structural and textural characterization
      Identification of active sites
      Kinetic, mechanism, reactivity and modeling
      Transport processes in reactions catalyzed by solids and process simulation
      Ab-initio calculations to the simulation of complex catalytic systems


      Water treatment, Biomass for energy and fine chemistry, Air treatment

      Mail contact:

      Web site:

  • PhD thesis defenses
    • tuesday 28 may 2019 10:00:00 am

      Abou Hamdan Marwa Houssein – développement de carbures de molybdène et tungstène pour des réactions d'hydrogénolyse

      Amphithéâtre de la Délégation régionale 7

      2 Avenue Albert Einstein. 69100 Villeurbanne


      Abou Hamdan Marwa Houssein


      Pascal Fongarland, Professeur, UCBL1, Président de Jury Florence EPRON, Directrice de recherche CNRS, Poitiers, Rapporteuse Sébastien ROYER, Professeur, Université de Lille, Rapporteur Laurent DELANNOY, Maître de conférences, Université de Sorbonne, Examinateur Catherine PINEL, Directrice de recherche, CNRS, UCBL1, Directrice de thèse Noémie PERRET, Chargée de recherche, CNRS, UCBL1, Co-directrice de thèse Mohamad JAHJAH, Enseignant, Université libanaise, Invité