The organizing committee has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the 7th International Symposium on Molecular Aspects of Catalysis by Sulfides (MACS-VII) to be held May 22 – May 26, 2016 in The Netherlands. The venue will be the Zonheuvel Hotel and Congress Centre in Doorn near Utrecht.

The central theme of MACS-VII will be “New developments in sulfide catalysis: Meeting industrial needs in a fast changing world”.

You are invited to register and submit your abstract for an oral or poster contribution. The deadline for submission of an abstract is October 15, 2015.

The scientific program will consist of the following main topics:

  • Synthesis and novel materials
  • Advanced catalyst characterization
  • Kinetics and Enhanced Experimentation
  • Computational catalysis
  • Hydrotreating in practice
  • Bifunctional catalysis – Hydrocracking and Dewaxing
  • Alternative feedstocks – Biomass, Shale Oil/Gas, Residue
  • New Developments – Photocatalysis & Electrocatalysis

Keynote lectures

The following keynote lecturers have confirmed their participation

  • Mark Bussell (Western Washington University, USA)
  • Christophe Geantet (IRCELYON, France)
  • Stig Helveg (Haldor Topsøe, Denmark)
  • Pascal Raybaud (IFP Energies Nouvelles, France)
  • Ken del Rossi (ExxonMobil, USA)
  • Rob van Veen (Chemistry History Group of Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, NL)
  • Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University, NL)


MACS 2016 is sponsored by:

Registering and submitting an abstract

Please use our online submission system available on www.macs2016.com. Here you can also download the abstract template. Note that the lecturers are expected to contribute a full manuscript for inclusion in a special symposium issue of Catalysis Today (deadline March 2016).

Conference fee and venue

The conference early bird fee is 650 euro and includes lodging for four days including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The venue will be Zonheuvel Hotel and Congress Centre in Doorn near Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Important dates

August 1, 2015

October 15, 2015
Deadline abstract submission

November 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance

January 31, 2016
Deadline for early bird registration

March 15, 2016
Deadline full papers submission (oral presentations)

May 22-26, 2016
MACS-VII symposium