I-APS Workshop: Photocatalysis, Photoconversion, and Photoelectrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications for the 21st Century, Santiago, Chile, May 2016
Professor Malcolm D. E. Forbes of Bowling Green State University was supported by the Chemical Catalysis program, Division of Chemistry, the Americas program, Office of International Science and Engineering, and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division to organize an international workshop entitled "Workshop: Photocatalysis, Photoconversion, and Photoelectrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications for the 21st Century." The workshop was held on May 21-23, 2016 on the campus of the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, immediately preceding the 25th Meeting of the Inter-American Photochemical Society in Santiago, Chile. Fifteen early-career U.S. student and post-doctoral researchers of diverse background met with 10 students from different South and Central American countries and jointly interacted with senior US and South American faculty in a constructive environment.
The aim of this workshop award was to encourage international collaboration and to provide the US students and postdoctoral researchers with an international experience. The workshop exposed them to the current frontiers and future directions in fundamental and applied research in photocatalysis. The workshop served to provide much needed cross-fertilization, and bonds were formed between US and South American participants that could potentially last a scientific lifetime. Furthermore, the US participants developed a broader perspective on international science at an early stage in their careers.
The following workshop presentations are available for viewing: