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Record Breaking Catalysis Conference Organized by CAER Researchers

The record-breaking 23rd Meeting of the North American Catalysis Society got off on a fast track at an opening reception at Churchill Downs this month. A large portion of the successful conference was organized by University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy catalysis researchers.

This biennial meeting, with its large international participation, is the premier scientific event in the field of catalysis. The Tri-State Catalysis Society hosted the 23rd North American Meeting (NAM) in Louisville with the event surpassing all previous NAMs with 1,300 attendees, 54 exhibitors, 400 oral presentations, 600 posters, $278K in general sponsorship from 38 sponsors, and $75K in Kokes awards to enable students to participate in the meeting.

CAER researcher Uschi Graham was the co-meeting chair, along with Umit Ozkan (The Ohio State) and Madan Bhasin (MATRIC). CAER Associate Director Burt Davis was the honorary chair; and CAER researcher Gary Jacobs chaired the Kokes Student Award Committee. In addition, several researchers presented papers and posters.

Burt Davis NAM 2013 Award
Burt Davis receiving the NACS award for "Near Perfect Attendance of all NAM Meetings" . Burt only missed two of the 23 meetings during his tenure at Potomac University in WV (blocked out in blue color on the timeline in the AWARD document).

Derby Museum:  Great Hall showing the slide show with the history of the Kentucky DerbyDerby Museum: Great Hall showing the slide show with the history of the Kentucky Derby: Record attendance ~ 1000 attendees at the opening reception.

NAM23 Banquet DinnerNAM23 Banquet Dinner: Record attendance of ~900 attendees at the closing banquet.

Ushi Graham, NAM co-organizerNAM23 logo in one of the meeting rooms at the Galt House (Uschi introducing session).