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  1. Historical Sketch:
Catalysis Society of Taiwan (CST, was officially inaugurated in June, 2010, with a mandate to promote the growth and development of catalysis R&D in Taiwan. The predecessor of CST is the Catalysis Club of Taiwan (CCT), established in early 1970’s under the support of National Science Council. Members of CST compose of academic and industrial colleagues in the fields of catalysis, zeolites, and reaction engineering in Taiwan. CST annual meeting is a continuation of the annual symposium of CCT entitled “Taiwan Symposium on Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (TSCRE)”. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the annual TSCRE organized by CST was interrupted in 2021. Nevertheless, the 39th TSCRE was continued and expanded to an international conference named “Taipei International Conference on Catalysis” (TICC-2022), held in Taipei on July 20th to 22th 2022. The 40th TSCRE and second TICC-2023 organized by CST was just held in Tainan on June 28-30, 2023.
CST and the predecessor (CCT) have contributed in diverse ways to promote fraternity between the Catalysis Society of Taiwan and international societies. CST (or CCT) is among founding members of Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS) since 2004. As active members of international catalysis community, we have organized several international conferences on relevant fields and have initiated collaboration & friendships with catalysis societies in Asia. For examples, the 6th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-6) was organized and held in Taiwan in 2013. Many annual and/or biannual bilateral symposia with societies of Japan (1973--present), Korea (1983--1995), China (2000--present), and Vietnam (2015--present) were held.

  1. Present Status:
Catalysis Society of Taiwan (CST) has 425 registered members at present. CST plans to take special initiatives for nurturing young researchers across the country, facilitating collaboration between industry-government-academia and building bridges between generations of catalysis scientists, and promoting linkages with international catalysis activities. CST organizes at least two workshops on catalysis for education each year, offering courses including material synthesis, characterization, fundamental theories and applications in industry. CST also organizes seminars, meetings and research workshop regularly. For examples in Recent and Coming Evens of our society web (, it can be found that Professor Mark Davis presented a speech entitled “A 30 Year Journey to the Synthesis of the First Enantiomerically-Enriched Molecular Sieve” in National Taiwan University on October 3rd, 2019; Professor Hisahiro Einaga presented “Design of metal oxide catalysts for air pollution control” in the same university on October 18th; Professor George W. Huber presented “The Design of Catalytic Processes for the Conversion of Biomass into Fuels and Chemicals” in a seminar held in National Cheng-Kung University on October 30th; a workshop entitled “2019 Metal-Organic Frameworks Workshop in Taiwan (MOF Taiwan-2019)” was held in Taiwan University on November 16th, 2019, ten speakers from Taiwan, USA, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore presented the speeches; a workshop entitled “The Catalytic Conversion of C1 Chemicals” was held in Taiwan University of Science and Technology on December 20th, 2019. Although the international activities were stagnant in past several years due to coronavirus, the fundamental and industrial workshops on catalysis were still held every year during 2020~2023.

     C. Activity Report (2010--Present):

     (a) Organization and Co-organization of International Conferences
  1. Organization of Taiwan International Conferences on Catalysis, TICC-2023, in Tainan on June 28-30, 2023, Participants: 288 (Domestic: 245, International: 43). (
  2. Organization of Taipei International Conferences on Catalysis, TICC-2022, originally TICC-2020, postponed due to COVID), in Taipei on July 20-22, 2022. Number of participants: 372 (Domestic: 290, International: 82). (
  3. Co-organization of The 8th International Symposium in Catalysis and Fine-Chemicals 2018 (C&FC 2018), Bangkok, Thailand, December 10-14, 2018. (
  4. Organization of International Symposium on Catalytic Conversions of Biomass (ISCCB), Taipei, Taiwan, June 27-30, 2016. Number of participants: 394. (, ( Also a pre-conference of The 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC-16) held in Beijing, China, July 3-8, 2016.
  5. Co-organization of The 7th International Symposium in Catalysis and Fine-Chemicals 2016 (C&FC 2016), Taipei, Taiwan, November 11-14, 2016. (
  6. Organization of 2015 International Conference on Nanospace Materials - from Fundamental to Advanced Applications (2015 ICNM), Taipei, Taiwan, June 23-25, 2015. Number of participants: 283. (
  7. Organization of The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-6), Taipei, Taiwan, October 13-17, 2013. Number of participants: 804. (, (
  8. Organization of Post Conference of APCAT-6, Mesostructured Materials and Their Applications in Nanocatalysis, Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 18, 2013. Number of participants: 60. (
  9. Organization of The 6th Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology (PBAST-6), Taipei, Taiwan, May 20-23, 2012. Number of Participants: 307. (

     (b) Bilateral Meetings (2010--Present)
  1. The 1st Taiwan-Thailand Bilateral Catalysis Symposium (in preparation), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, November 27-28, 2023. Number of Participant: 12 (Taiwan), Thailand (12).
  2. The 17th Taiwan-Japan Joint Symposium on Catalysis (TJJSC), Taipei/Virtual, December 3-4, 2021. Number of Participants: 78 (Taiwan: 62, Japan:16).
  3. The 3rd Taiwan-Vietnam Joint Symposium on Catalysis, Taipei, Taiwan, July 7-8, 2019. Number of Participants: 95.
  4. The 12th Cross-Strait Catalysis Symposium (CSCS-12), Taipei and Hualian, Taiwan, December 17-19, 2018. Number of participants: 136.
  5. The 16th Japan-Taiwan Joint Symposium on Catalysis–New Horizon of Catalytic Science and Technology, Kyoto, Japan, January 30-31, 2018. Number of participants: 90.
  6. The 2nd Vietnam-Taiwan Joint Symposium on Catalysis, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, August 4-5, 2017. Number of Participants: 150.
  7. The 11th Cross-Strait Catalysis Symposium (CSCS-11), Wuhan, China, July 9-11, 2016. Number of participants: 150.
  8. The First Taiwan-Vietnam Joint Symposium on Catalysis, Taipei, Taiwan, July 26-27, 2015. Number of Participants: 86.
  9. The 15th Taiwan-Japan Joint Symposium on Catalysis-Catalysis for Sustainable Developments in Energy and Environmental Concern, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 20-21, 2015. Number of participants: 110.
  10. The 14th Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Nanospace Materials, Fukuoka, Japan, March 10-13, 2014. Number of participants: 65.
  11. The 10th Cross-Strait Catalysis Symposium (CSCS-10), Taipei, Taiwan, October 11-13, 2013. Number of participants: 253.
  12. The 13th Japan-Taiwan Joint Symposium on Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy and Chemicals, Matsushima, Japan, Nov. 20-24 (2011). Number of participants: 65.
  13. The 9th Cross-Strait Catalysis Symposium (CSCS-9), Taipei, Taiwan, July 18-19, 2010. Number of participants: 125.

     (c) Domestic Symposia (2010—Present)
          Annual CST Meetings “Taiwan Symposium on Catalysis & Reaction Engineering (TSCRW):
  1. TSCRE-40 (combined with TICC-2023), National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, on July 20-22, 2023. Number of participants: 288.
  2. TSCRE-39 (combined with TICC-2022), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, on July 20-22, 2022. Number of participants: 372
  3. TSCRE-38, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, July 16-17, 2020. Number of Participants: 218.
  4. TSCRE-37, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-27, 2019. Number of Participants: 220.
  5. TSCRE-36, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, June 28-29, 2018. Number of participants: 210.
  6. TSCRE-35, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 28-29, 2017. Number of participants: 192.
  7. TSCRE-34, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 27-28, 2016. Number of participants: 181.
  8. TSCRE-33, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25-26, 2015. Number of participants: 142.
  9. TSCRE-32, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, June 26-27, 2014. Number of participants: 171.
  10. TSCRE-31, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, June 27-28, 2013. Number of participants: 185.
  11. TSCRE-30, National Dong Hua University, Hualian, Taiwan, June 28-29, 2012. Number of participants: 205.
  12. TSCRE-29, Dong Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan, June 23-24, 2011. Number of participants: 193.
  13. TSCRE-28, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 24-25, 2010. Number of participants: 235.

     (d) Approximate Number of CST Members Participating International Congress of Catalysis (ICC):
      (1). ICC-15 in Munich, Germany, July 1-6. 2012. Number of CST participants: 18.
      (2). ICC-16 in Beijing, China, July 3-8, 2016. Number of CST participants: 21.
      (3). ICC-18 in Lyon, France, July 14-19, 2024. Expecting Number of CST participants: 30.