2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting

June 23-28, 2019
Chicago, Illinois


On behalf of the Chicago Catalysis Club, we invite you to attend the 26th meeting of the North American Catalysis Society, NAM26, held in the great city of Chicago in 2019! A Letter of Invitation can be downloaded here.

This meeting marks 50 years since the first NAM in 1969 in Philadelphia. In these past 50 years, the North American Meeting has become the preeminent biennial meeting of catalysis science and technology. Throughout this meeting, we will be looking back at the evolution of the study of catalysis over the past fifty years, but also looking forward to the next fifty. Although some of the tools have changed, and the discipline has become larger and more global, many of the same fundamental questions remain, rooted as they are in the basic desire to design, control, and understand catalyst structure – and therefore function – from a single atom to a reactor, and from a single elementary step to years time on stream. As has been true for 50 years, this meeting will feature talks from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, bustling poster sessions to cross-fertilize ideas, and plenty of opportunities to catch up with colleagues new and old.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, we invite everyone to contribute on our history page NAM at 50, on Twitter.

  • For some of you, this will be your first meeting. Welcome! What do you want out of this meeting? Why do you study catalysis?
  • For others, this may be your 2nd or even your 26th meeting. What has been your most memorable NAM experience? A talk that led to special insight? A packed hall hearing you speak? A chance meeting between sessions that led to your 1st (or 4th) job?
  • For everyone, what do you think will be the next big thing? What might be the breakthrough that will make the 2069 meeting so different from this one?

Whatever the answers, we look forward to seeing you in Chicago, June 23-28, 2019! Please contact us at


Paul T. Barger
Senior R&D Fellow
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company
Meeting co-chair

Justin M. Notestein
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
Meeting co-chair

This biennial meeting is recognized as the premier conference concerning the science and applications of catalysis and catalytic processes.



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