Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3:00 pm — Bldg 735, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor
Energy is vital to our daily lives. It helps us produce food, fuel transport and power communication channels across the world. Over the coming decades, more people will gain access to energy and enjoy higher standards of living. But these developments could place greater pressure on our world's resources, such as energy, fresh water and food. At the same time, climate change remains a serious concern. At Shell, we use human ingenuity, innovation and technology to unlock the energy our customers need to power their lives in the years ahead, while aiming to limit our impact on the environment. In this seminar we will discuss examples in the area of catalysis that are relevant to meet these challenges in energy.
C.V: Carl Mesters joined Shell in 1984 and currently works from the Shell Technology Center in Houston. He has been active in catalysis and process R&D across many areas, including selective catalytic reduction of NOx, ethylene oxide, gas-to-liquids, catalytic dewaxing, aromatic hydrogenation, xylene isomerization, etc. resulting in more than 70 patents filed. In 2005 he was appointed Shell's Chief Scientist for Chemistry & Catalysis. Today's main topics are in 'Gas to Chemicals' and 'long range R&D'. Carl has been Chairman of the Catalysis Society of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society. He holds a degree in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he also completed a research Ph.D.
Hosted by: Dario Stacchiola
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