SPECTROCAT 2024 will be held in building B of the University of Caen (campus 1), to the left of the main entrance to the campus, near the Tram station: Université.

Campus 1 of the University of Caen is within easy reach of the city center on foot or by public transport. To create your streetcar or bus route, click here.

Advanced spectroscopies and operando characterizations for catalysis

The main aim of the SPECTROCAT symposium, organized under the auspices of the 18th ICC, is to bring together researchers involved in the spectroscopic characterization or microscopic imaging of catalytic systems.

It will be a unique occasion to present and discuss the latest developments and perspectives in advanced spectroscopies and microscopies for in situ and operando characterizations of catalysts under model conditions or in their operating state.

Topics covered by the symposium include recent or original instrumental developments, experimental designs and advanced data processing, as well as applications to case studies in heterogeneous or homogeneous catalysis.

The symposium will include plenary conferences, oral presentations and posters.



*Click on the image to download the full program*


*Click to download the list in PDF format*

Prestigious plenary speakers have already confirmed their attendance/participation :

Pablo Beato

Dr Pablo Beato

Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark
"Current state of in-situ and operando methodologies in industrial catalysis research"

Prof Alexander Dazzi

Université Paris-Saclay, France
"AFM-IR, infrared spectroscopy and imaging at nanoscale: fondamental principles and applications"

Prof Ovidui Ersen

Université de Strasbourg, France
"Insight into the structural evolution of catalysts in working conditions by in situ electron microscopy"

Dr. Davide Ferri Davide Ferri

Paul Scherrer Institut, Suisse
"Enhancing the sensitivity of in situ/operando experiments to surface processes"

Prof. Bert Weckhuysen

University Utrecht, Netherlands
"Spectroscopy of Catalysts at the Level of Single Particles, Molecules, and Atoms: Seeing is Believing"

University of Caen - Normandie

The location

The SPECTROCAT 2024 symposium will take place in the heart of the city, on the University’s Campus 1 in Building B.

Caen is ideally located on the map of Western Europe, just 2 hours from Paris (by train) and 2 hours from Lyon (by plane). Whether you choose to come by air, rail or road, Caen is well served by a network of public transport: buses, metros, taxis, hire cars and bicycles.

The University of Caen is well served by public transport: University stop by streetcar (T1 and T2) and bus (2, 4, 10, 10e, 12, 23).

You can create your itinerary on the Twisto website by clicking here.


Academic Registration ………. 462,00 €
Student Registration ……… 330,00 €
Industrial Registration …………….. 660,00 €

Including 10% French VAT

Registration fees include :

  • Access to plenary and oral sessions, posters, round tables and exhibition space
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday, July 9 and gala dinner on Thursday, July 11, 2024
  • Access to the conference program and abstracts


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