Workshop Details
Catalysis in Confined Spaces
06/20/2023 - 06/24/2023
Meeting Description:

Catalyst confinement within nanoporous enzyme active sites is a critical design element that confers catalyst selectivity in small molecule activation, conversion, and derivitization in enzyme-mediated processes in Biology. In contrast, synthetic catalysis has rarely utilized confinement as a design principle to modulate catalyst activity and selectivity. This meeting seeks to bring together leaders in a number of related, but at times non-interacting, fields: solid-state organometallic chemistry, metal-organic framework catalysis, biocatalysis, and supramolecular chemistry. Practitioners in these fields share a common theme of developing methods that harness confinement to engender unique catalytic activity. Researchers that utilize both theoretical and experimental tools to advance these goals will be brought together to collectively identify potential opportunities for confinement effects in catalysis and best practices for evaluating and benchmarking the impact of confinement on chemical catalysis.


IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted lodging rates begin on Monday, June 19th. If you are planning to arrive on Sunday, you can stay at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport and come up to Telluride first thing on Monday. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
721 West Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Catalysis in Confined Spaces Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Byers, Jeffery Boston College
Conley, Matthew UC Riverside
Dinca, Mircea Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dong, Sijia Northeastern University
Gomes, Gabe Carnegie Mellon University
Hyster, Todd Cornell University
KAMAT, PRASHANT Univ of Notre Dame
Lewis, Jared C. Indiana University
Milner, Phillip Cornell University
Narayan, Alison University of Michigan
Nelson, Hosea Caltech
Powers, David Texas A&M University
Scheidt, Karl Northwestern University
Sumby, Christopher The University of Adelaide
Wade, Casey The Ohio State University
Weller, Andrew University of York
Xiao, Dianne University of Washington

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