16th Edition of Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology | Valencia, Spain | Hybrid Event
Chemical Engineering is a field that continues to thrive, making significant contributions towards improving catalysts. Catalysts. An interesting word. According to the Webster’s Dictionary (which I am quite fond of), a catalyst is “an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.” Catalysts can be physical or psychological. In science, we often just think of physical catalysts to speed up reactions. But society needs catalysts as well. Physical and psychological catalysts for more efficient alternative energy, proactive medicine, more inexpensive material synthesis, improving the environment, faster process reactions, and so much more. However, frequently, once researchers enter these fields, they often become separated from one another, removing the opportunity to collaborate. Collaborations need catalysts. This is so true especially considering the breakdown of collaborations that occurred during COVID-19. With conferences shut down, University labs closed, travel halted, and so much more, the world almost stopped collaborating during COVID. Catalysts stopped. Collaboration is so important, especially when seeking novel solutions to persistent traditional problems such as improved energy, medicine, green and sustainable materials, nanotechnology, and more. Often times, solutions to one field can help another. They are our catalysts. Yet, we do not know these solutions unless we collaborate, and…..meet. It is now time to make up for lost COVID time and take advantage of every conference available to us. It is time for catalysts to collaborate. I am pleased to encourage you to attend and welcome you to the 16th Edition of Global Conference on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology (CAT 2023) with the conference theme “Expedite the Future Endeavors in Catalysis and Chemical Engineering”. Whatever your field of expertise in Chemical Engineering, we all need a catalyst to find those solutions. We all need conferences as our catalyst. Let’s help each other serve as catalysts and discover some great collaborations and solutions to our greatest societal problems. I look forward to seeing you at this catalyst.