Plenary Speakers

Naonobu Katada

Naonobu Katada


Tottori University (Japan)

Title of the lecture: "Principles and Questions about What Controls Brønsted Acid Strength of Aluminosilicates"

Naonobu Katada received the MS degree from Nagoya University in 1990. Aftera period of researching for Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd. for two years, he was appointed a research associate in Tottori Universityin 1992.About speaker

Joachim Sauer

Joachim Sauer


Humboldt University (Germany)

Title of the lecture: "Ab initio quantum chemistry for understanding acid catalysis by zeolites"

Joachim Sauer received the Dr. rer. nat. degree in Chemistry from Humboldt University in Berlin in 1974, and the Dr. sc. nat. degree from the Academy of Sciences in (East-)Berlin in 1985.About speaker

José Santiesteban

José Santiesteban


ExxonMobil (USA)

Title of the lecture: "Recent Advances in the Application of Zeolites to the Production of Fuels and Petrochemicals"

José joined Mobil's Central Research Laboratory (CRL) in Princeton, NJ in 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University. At Mobil, he carried out research in the area of exploratory catalytic processes About speaker

Eduardo Falabella Sousa-Aguiar

Eduardo Falabella Sousa-Aguiar


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Title of the lecture: "Acid and catalytic properties of Rare Earth-containing Y-zeolites"

Prof. Eduardo Falabella Sousa-Aguiar, Chemical Engineer, MSc, DSc, has 40 years’ experience in the field of catalysis and catalytic processes. He has worked in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro for 38 years About speaker