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3rd North American Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (NASCRE-3)

Chemical Reaction Engineering for a Sustainable Future: Addressing New Challenges
and Revisiting Persistent Problems in Energy, Environmental, and Chemicals Research


A unique feature of NASCRE 3 will be two workshops available for conference attendees. These will be presented by scholars in these areas and involve vendors who have developed software. The workshops will have a nominal capacity limit of about 40-50 and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some discretion from the organizers will be used to ensure a wide participation among research groups.

Computational Catalysis: Matt Neurock, University of Virginia (USA); and Lars Grabow, University of Houston (USA)

Aimed at fostering the use of advanced computational tools including density functional theory (DFT) and multi-scale modeling of surface catalytic phenomena for realizing fundamental breakthroughs in catalyst design, this workshop will feature scientific and technical presentations highlighting the potential impact of computational catalysis tools by two academic experts (Dr. Lars Grabow, University of Houston and Dr. Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia), followed by hands-on demonstrations provided by Accelrys (San Diego, CA). See handout for more information.

Computational Transport and Reaction: Pat Mills, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (USA); and Ben Wilhite, Texas A&M University (USA)

Aimed at initiating further utilization of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools by industry, researchers and educators alike, this workshop will feature an overview presentation by Dr. Patrick Mills (former DuPont Fellow and Professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville) highlighting the scientific and pedagogical impact of the COMSOL® programming environment upon Chemical Reaction Engineering. This will be followed by hands-on demonstration of the COMSOL® CRE software for addressing catalyst and reactor design challenges of relevance to both industry and educators. (Image made using COMSOL Multiphysics® and is provided courtesy of COMSOL®.) See handout for more information.


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