Dear colleagues

We kindly invite people from your lab or institution to attend the International Winter School on INNOVATIVE CATALYSIS AND SUSTAINABILITY, organized by the Group of Catalysis (GIC) of the Italian Chemical Society in collaboration with the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS), with the French Engineering School CPE –Lyon (F) and with the Turin University that will take place in Bardonecchia (Torino, Italy) from 7th to 11th of January 2019.
The School is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) working in the field of catalysis. It will be organized as an informal forum for discussing the latest advances and the future of the field. Focus will be on the current scientific, social and economical challenges of the catalytic community in the current strive to move from fossil fuels to a more renewable-energy driven society, through the prism of 5 pivotal molecules that are at the roots of many current production routes: hydrogen, ammonia, methane, olefins/biomass and carbon dioxide.
The School venue is Bardonecchia 'The Queen of the Piedmont Alps', which was the protagonist of the Winter Olympics in Turin 2006, hosting the snowboard races and one of the Olympic villages. Taking advantage of the beautiful location and programme schedule attendants will have the opportunity to get together, discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors and enjoy Bardonecchia ski resort and winter sport facilities.
· Lectures by international scientists
· Groups activity on soft skills
· Poster and Q&A sessions
· Contest on communication/dissemination skills
· Round table: "The role of catalysis in the new society" with invited members from major Editorial boards from Journals in catalysis
· Free time every day for open-air activities
Key dates:
Registration: October 15th
Early payment: November 2nd

For more information, please refer to the School website and flyer:
Looking forward to see you or somebody from your place in Bardonecchia

The organizing committee