Tomsk State University held the IV International Scientific School-Conference for Young Scientists Catalysis: from Science to Industry. It was attended by young scientists and leading specialists from various Russian cities and also from France, Italy, Spain, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan, and took place in the framework of the TSU strategic academic unit Smart Materials and Technologies.
The topic of the conference was current trends in fundamental and applied catalysis. More than 90% of the world’s chemical technologies relate to catalytic processes. This interdisciplinary area includes studies in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and modeling of chemical and technological processes. Therefore, among the participants were representatives of different scientific areas.
The purpose of the conference was not just to show the development of young scientists, but to have a roundtable discussion with industrialists on the issues of collaboration and the possibility of introducing new technologies into production. In addition to scientists, managers and employees of the chemical industry, including long-term partners of TSU - Public Joint-Stock Company SIBUR Holding, SDS Azot, Salavat Catalyst Plant LLC, OJSC Corporation Roskhimzaschita, JSC Synthesis-Rubber, JSC SRI Yarsintez, and others - took an active part in the conference.
- One of the important problems of any science is how to bring the results of laboratory studies into real life, that is, to organize the transfer of technology into industry. It has always been difficult, so the forums where representatives of fundamental science and manufacturing gather on the same site help such interaction, - said Professor Olga Vodyankina, the chairman of the scientific committee of the conference.
Young scientists will made presentations at the 4 sections of the conference, which discussed such issues as the preparation of the catalysts, the prospects for the development of catalysis, methods of research in catalysis, and industrial implementation of catalytic processes. In addition, the conference programme included lectures by leading scientists.