The 4th International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment (Cancelled)

Welcome to International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment (EECAT 2020), organised on 31 May - 4 June 2020, starting at Espoo, finishing in a cruise at Helsinki, Finland.
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News of EECAT2020

Cancellation of the 4th International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment (EECAT 2020)

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Confirmed invited speakers of EECAT2020

The list is continuously updated.

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Program of EECAT 2020

The tentative program is now available.

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It is my great pleasure to announce the 4th EECAT (International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment).  This time the event will be organized in two stages- in Finland on the campus of Aalto University, and with a cruise on the Baltic Sea. 

We plan to start the symposium in Aalto University on the afternoon of May 31st, 2020, with a plenary session. We will continue on June 1st, 2020 all day with parallel keynote and invited sessions on energy and environmental catalysis, respectively. Following that  we will hold parallel oral and keynote presentations during the cruise, a round trip from Helsinki to Stockholm on June 2-4, (see Fig.1). The beautiful city of Stockholm offers great opportunities for sight-seeing by bus, boat or on foot. We will close the symposium at approximately 12.30 on June 4th, 2020,  when our ship returns to Helsinki. Both on the campus and at sea, we will also organize poster sessions.  Please take a look at the tentative program.

The EECAT 1-3 was successfully organized in Tianjin, China, in 2014, 2016 and 2018, and the latter was combined with ICEC 10.  Each time, we invited the most active and productive colleagues in these two closely interacting fields of catalytic technology. With the contribution of the participants, we edited seven special issues of leading international journals, including  Catalysis Today and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, among those, five have been already published and two are coming soon. 

I cordially welcome you to join us in the 4th EECAT and offer you an opportunity to communicate your newest breakthroughs in research on energy or environmental catalytic science and technologies.  We look forward to showing you some of the beauty of Finland and the Baltic Sea, as well as extending our warmest Finnish hospitality.


Yongdan Li

Professor of Industrial Chemistry           

Aalto University, Finland

Members of the Academic Committee

(The names listed are confirmed before 1st October, 2019)

Miguel A. Banares, Instituto de Catalysis y Petroleoquimica, CSIC

Angelo Basile, Inst. on Membrane Technology of Italian Nat. Res. Council

Gabriele Centi, University of Messina

Paul Dyson, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

William S Epling, University of Virginia

Emiel J.M. Hensen, Eindhoven University of Technology

Anker Degn Jensen, Technical University of Denmark

Jaehong Kim, Yale University

Nitin Labhsetwar, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

Junhua Li, Tsinghua University

Yongdan Li, Aalto University

Yuejin Li, BASF Corporation

Peter Lund, Aalto University

Guy B. Marin, Ghent University

Dmitry Yu. Murzin, Åbo Akademi University

Isabella Nova, Politecnico di Milano

Masaru Ogura, University of Tokyo

Lars J. Pettersson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Jan Rossmeisl, University of Copenhagen

Zebao Rui, Sun Yat-sen University

Johannes Schwank, University of Michigan

James J. Spivey, Louisiana State University

Levi T. Thompson, University of Delaware

Tseng-Chang Tsai, National University of Kaohsiung

Edman Tsang, University of Oxford

Goetz Veser, University of Pittsburgh

Hilde Johnsen Venvik, Norwegian University of Technology

Yong Wang, PNNL and Washington State University

Michael S. Wong, Rice University

Fengshou Xiao, Zhejiang University

Hiromi Yamashita, Osaka University

Yanhui Yang, Nanjing Tech University

Daiqi Ye, South China University of Technology

Youzhu Yuan, Xiamen University

Tao Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Yicheng Zhao, Tianjin University

Zhen Zhao, Shenyang Normal University/China University of Petroleum, Beijing


Topics for the parallel sessions and abstract submission:

  1. Catalysis and advanced fuel
  2. Catalysis for hydrogen, ammonia and other chemicals
  3. Catalysis for biofuels and bio to chemicals
  4. Catalysis in advanced power supply and combustion
  5. Catalysis in advanced automobile after treatment technologies
  6. Catalysis in clean water technologies
  7. Catalysis and adsorption in NOx, SOx, mercury and dioxin removal
  8. Catalysis in solar to chemicals

Submission of abstracts and participation to the workshop are welcome for all the colleagues in catalysis over the world. Nevertheless, a submission can only be considered as a poster submission, if it cannot be catalogued into the eight topics of the workshop.

Publication of the full papers in special issues

Two special issues of Catalysis Today will be compiled based on the contributions.

 Key dates

  • 1st October, 2019: Announcement of the event
  • 1st November, 2019:  Opening of abstract submission
  • 2nd January, 2020: Opening the online payment of registration fee
  • 29th February, 2020: Deadline of early bird registration
  • 31st March, 2020: Deadline of abstract submission
  • 15th March, 2020: After this date, the available seats for registration would depend on the available number of cabins on the cruise
  • 1st May, 2020: Closing of the registration and the online payment system, and posting the final program
  • 31st May, 2020: Opening of the workshop at 13:30 on the campus of Aalto University

Registration fees

Registration fees and other practical information

Registration fees  changed 20.12.-19__1

Arrangement for students

5 credits can be recorded for the student participants of Aalto University if the student hand over report after the symposium on a selected topic. However, the score will be given based on the rating of the report. Students of other universities can join this teaching program and the credits can be transferred.

Social activities

  1. Campus and lab tour: Morning, 31st May, 2020
  2. Combined Reception and Banquet: Evening, 31st May, 2020

Useful information

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Visa application for EECAT2020

Here we supply useful information for visa application for participate EECAT2020.

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Accommodation for EECAT2020

Early reservation of accommodation is recommended.

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Scheme for Exhibitors and Sponsors

The details about scheme for exhibitors and sponsors, please contact:

Mrs Arja Tuohino-Chance, email: [email protected], mobile: +358 50 347 8475

Dr Dan Kong, email: [email protected], mobile: +358 50 467 8800

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