Conference Information

The 3rd International Symposium on Single-Atom Catalysis (ISSAC-3)

Local Organizing Committee: Phil Christopher (Chair, UCSB), Bruce Gates (UC Davis), Alex Katz (UC Berkeley), Jean-Sabin McEwen (Washington State U), Coleman Kronawitter (UC Davis), Liney Arnadottir (Oregon State U)
International Advisory Board: Xinhe Bao (DICP),  Can Li (DICP), Jun Li (Tsinghua U), Yadong Li (Tsinghua U), Jimmy (Jingyue) Liu (Arizona State U), Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos (Tufts U), Abhaya K. Datye (U of New Mexico), Helmut Schwarz (TU Berlin), Tao Zhang (DICP)

Dates: June 10-13, 2020

Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Conference Organization and Subject

Atomically dispersed metal catalysts, or single-atom catalysts, are a class of materials that are intensely studied due to their potential for maximizing expensive metal utilization efficiency and for serving as tunable and selective catalysts. These materials are also an excellent test bed for pushing the boundaries of atomic scale precision in catalyst synthesis and characterization, and furthermore for understanding fundamental phenomena in catalytic science. ISSAC-3 will bring together experts from around the world to discuss fundamental and applied aspects of single atom catalysts. This symposium will be a satellite meeting to the International Congress on Catalysis in San Diego (June 14-19) and concurrently serve as the Pacific Coast Catalysis Society annual meeting.

Invited Speakers: The current list of invited speakers includes Tao Zhang (DICP); Charlie Sykes (Tufts); Ning Yan (NUS); Notker Roesch (TUM); Georgios Giannakakis (in memory of Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Tufts).

General Inquiries: Questions should be directed to Phillip Christopher,

Abstracts: Due December 16th, 2019. Please visit for abstract submission instructions.

Lodging: On-site, details to be announced.

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Platinum Sponsors:



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Gold Sponsors:

Protochips           Micromeritics       



Silver Sponsors:

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