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.


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

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"


Academic Registration ………. 385,00 €
Student Registration ……… 275,00 €
Industrial Registration …………….. 550,00 €

Including 10% french VAT
*After April 30, 2024, +20% on registration fees

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

Key Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission : March 24, 2024

Notification of Abstract Acceptance : April 15, 2024

Early bird registration deadline : May 1st, 2024


With the support of :
University of Caen - Normandie

The location

Le symposium SPECTROCAT 2024 se déroulera au cœur de la ville, sur le campus 1 de l’Université.

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.

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