Exploring the Synergy of Spectroscopy and Applied Catalytic Kinetics

Round Table on addressing challenges, bridging gaps, and unveiling opportunities

Date and Time: October 26th, 2023 – 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: Politecnico di Milano – Campus Bovisa Sala Consiglio – BL25 – Dipartimento di Energia, via Lambruschini 4A, 20156 Milano, Italy

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Operando spectroscopy techniques play a pivotal role in enhancing our comprehensive understanding of the structure-activity relationships in catalytic materials. Nevertheless, the pursuit of optimal spectral acquisition while addressing kinetic requirements presents a multitude of challenges and distinctive demands. To overcome these hurdles, it is essential to develop innovative approaches, instruments, and setups. Furthermore, fostering productive collaborations between theoretical and experimental communities belonging to different disciplines is imperative.

Our round table discussion is intended to facilitate an in-depth exploration of this thematic topic. It underscores the critical importance and interconnected nature of operando spectroscopy, kinetic studies, and computational models in unraveling the complexities of heterogeneous catalysts. The overarching goal of this event is to highlight how these techniques significantly enhance our practical understanding of catalytic systems.


Prof. Silvia Bordiga, Università di Torino and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy

Dr. Matteo Monai, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Gianfranco Pacchioni, Università di Milano Bicocca and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy

Prof. Atsushi Urakawa, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Organizers and moderators:

Dr. Chiara Negri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Matteo Maestri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy