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On behalf of the Organizers I cordially invite you to attend the 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in Catalysis organized in Barcelona by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). The conference is intended to provide an excellent opportunity for scientists from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in catalysis by CeO2. To that end, the conference will be limited to a maximum of 150 participants on a first come, first served basis and there will be no parellel sessions.

Cerium dioxide is becoming a common constituent in catalytic systems. Apart from its well-established use in three-way catalysts, ceria is a catalyst component for a wide range of applications, holding great promise for future market breakthroughs. While much knowledge about the fundamental characteristics of CeO2-based materials has already been acquired, new characterization techniques and theoretical methods are deepening our understanding, helping us to gain insight into reaction mechanisms and to predict their behaviour and application potential. And for this to occur, the need for collaboration and cooperation of scientists with different approaches and backgrounds is required.

We hope you will join us for a symphony of outstanding science, and take a little extra time to enjoy the unique beauty of Barcelona.


With best wishes,


Jordi Llorca

Conference Chair