JST - TU Delft Symposium

Innovating Methodologies in Catalysis

Date: 26-27 August, 2019

Venue:  Kronigzaal, Applied Sciences (Building 58), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Organizer: Atsushi Urakawa (TU Delft)


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Future development of catalysis science and technology relies on how we innovate methodologies in material synthesis, characterization and reactor design among others. Such innovations and their kinds are often region-dependent; hence it is of paramount importance to share the latest methodological development on the global scale across the continents for maximum inspiration towards accelerated innovations.

Since 2015 Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has started a research program in the framework of JST-PRESTO and JST-CREST, entitled Science and Creation of Innovative Catalysts, aiming at cultivating frontier research on catalysts and developing novel means for efficient conversion of natural carbon resources (particularly lower alkanes) to useful chemicals or energy. On the other hand, European scientists in catalysis research have traditional attitudes to invent new research methodologies.

In this symposium, the researchers working on JST-PRESTO and JST-CREST projects and those leading catalysis science at TU Delft and Europe will maximally interact and exchange the latest developments. We hope that the symposium will provide opportunities not only to discuss recent advances in the field but also to stimulate each other’s scientific curiosity, hopefully towards future synergistic international collaborations.


Time Table

Oral Presentation: 30 min (20-25min presentation + discussion)



•              Hiroshi Kitagawa (Kyoto Univ.)

•              Wataru Ueda (Kanagawa Univ.)

•              Fumiaki Amano (Univ. Kitakyushu)

•              Toshiyuki Yokoi (Tokyo Tech)

•              Satoshi Inagaki (Yokohama Nat. Univ.)

•              Shuhei Ogo (Waseda Univ.)

•              Atsushi Ishikawa (NIMS)

•              Takahiro Matsumoto (Kyushu Univ.)

•              Yuma Morimoto (Osaka Univ.)



•              Davide Ferri (PSI, Switzerland)

•              Marcella Iannuzzi (Univ. Zurich, Switzerland)

•              Emiel J.M. Hensen (TU Eindhoven, NL)

•              Mihalis Tsampas (Differ, NL)

•              Monique van der Veen (TU Delft)

•              Michiel Makkee (TU Delft)

•              Evgeny Pidko (TU Delft)

•              Ruud Kortlever (TU Delft)

•             Ruud van Ommen (TU Delft)