Virtual Workshop on Single Atom Catalysis


Single atom catalysis is an actual, promising and rapidly growing field in catalysis with many possible applications. Given the potential of these catalysts in synthesis, sustainable transformations and heterogeneous catalysis in general, we feel the need to organize a focused virtual meeting on this exciting area, highlighting the various aspects of single atom catalysis (catalyst synthesis and characterization, application, theoretical modelling).

The organizing committee

Matthias Beller, Bert Maes, Ainara Nova, Radek Zboril

Schedule: Thursday, 31st August 2023 (Brussels time zone)


Introduction: Bert Maes (University of Antwerp, Belgium)


Tao Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), China

Single-Atom Catalysis: Progress, Opportunity and Challenge

Chair: Matthias Beller (LIKAT, Germany)


Gianvito Vilé, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Single Atom Catalysis for Heterocycle Synthesis and C-X Functionalization

Chair: Bert Maes (University of Antwerp, Belgium)


Christophe Copéret, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nature of Coordination Environment in Single Atom Catalysts and Related Systems

Chair: Aristeidis Bakandritsos (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)


Heather Kulik, MIT, USA

Discovering Single Site and Single Atom Catalysts with High-throughput Computational Screening

Chair: Ainara Nova (University of Oslo, Norway)


Conclusion: Matthias Beller (LIKAT, Germany)


Registration is closed. We thank all the participants for their interest and speakers and chairs for their valuable contributions. 

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