4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy

Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in Spectroscopy of Working Catalysts


Conference Program

Conference Attendee List

Conference Photo

1st Circular (pdf)
2nd Circular (pdf)

Key Dates

April 29, 2011
2nd Circular and call for abstracts
October 1, 2011
Registration opens
November 30, 2011
Abstract submission deadline
February 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance
March 9, 2012
(Extended) Early-Bird Registration deadline
April 29 - May 3, 2012
Deadline to Submit Manuscripts is Extended until Friday, June 15
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA


The next Operando Congress will be held in the Normandy area in France in May 2015.

The study of catalysts in their working state, the operando approach, has become a well-established and critical research area in catalysis. In this methodology the behavior of working catalysts is probed using physico-chemical methods while simultaneously measuring the catalytic activity and selectivity. The operando approach is an excellent one to assess structure-activity relationships at the molecular level since structural and catalytic parameters are determined together.

We invite you to attend and contribute to the Fourth International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy, to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory April 29 - May 3, 2012. This congress follows on to the prior conferences in 2003 (Lunteren), 2006 (Toledo), and 2009 (Rostock).

This conference will cover all aspects of operando spectroscopy of catalysts: both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, application of theory, new experimental approaches and techniques, time and spatial resolution, and combination of techniques. It is anticipated that there will be an emphasis on fuel cells, electro-catalysis, and catalysis related to the production of biofuels, and other energy-related areas where catalysis is playing a major role in renewable energy.

The program will comprise plenary lectures, invited keynote lectures, and contributed oral and poster presentations covering the whole field of catalysis. An exhibition of commercial products and equipment related to catalyst characterization will be held during the meeting.

Please add the conference dates to your calendar now, and join us at Brookhaven National Laboratory in April, 2012.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA