Catalysis: A Key to Sustainability   
  Thanks to all of you who joined us in September in Izmir! We look forward to the next edition of this symposium (location and dates to be announced in 2023)  
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Three day symposium.

The symposium took place Monday 12th September - Wednesday 14th September 2022, at the Izmir Institute of Technology , Türkiye.


Lectures, posters and panel discussions.

Sharing how chemistry and materials science can drive sustainable processes and the energy transition.

See the     program .

The Book of Abstracts for this symposium containing abstracts of all lectures and posters, is available open-access online .


Registration is free of charge.

Registration is closed.



Mankind in the 21st century faces a formidable environmental and societal challenge: providing eight billion people with clean water, clean air, and sustainable food and energy, while minimizing our impact on the climate and on our planet.

To do this, we must transform our energy, water, food and materials sectors. We must use renewable resources and design circular, waste-free processes. This is doable, but difficult. It requires viable new sustainable technologies, as well as the willingness of governments, companies, and people, to adopt and apply them. 

Catalysis plays a key role here. Catalytic processes can enable the transition to a hydrogen economy, to carbon-neutral products and processes, and to improved waste recycling and waste minimization. In many ways, catalysis is the key to sustainability.

This conference has achieved its two goals: first, it enabled young and experienced scientists engaged in research in catalysis and sustainable chemistry to exchange ideas and learn new methods. Second, after over two years of pandemic-induced isolation, it promoted face-to-face discussions and debates, encouraging the participants to collaborate towards new solutions. 

With 85 participants from a host of disciplines attending the lectures and participating in the discussions, the first edition of Catalysis – A Key to Sustainability was a resounding success. The mix of plenary lectures by senior figures from academia and industry, focused research presentations by PhD students and postdocs, and open discussion sessions has proven effective in keeping people active and interested. Many thanks to all the speakers and poster presenters, as well as to our hardworking organizing committee.

We hope to see many of you again in the next edition of Catalysis – A Key to Sustainability!


- Prof. Dr. Gadi Rothenberg & Prof. Dr. Selahattin Yılmaz

Co-Chairs of the organizing committee