为促进国内、外从事触媒相关研究及应用人员间之交流，提昇触媒相关领域之研究水准及产业技术，以缔造永续发展之优质环境。国内多位产学业界同仁代表提倡成立「台湾触媒学会」(Catalysis Society of Taiwan)，并推举翁鸿山等人担任筹备委员，学会筹备委员会于民国99年3月召开第一次学会筹备(发起人)会议及「第28届台湾触媒与反应工程研讨会」筹备会议，会中除拟定章程草案外，并研议确认学会设立进程。在大家努力下，「台湾触媒学会」筹备会在收集五十馀位发起人的资料后，于 99年4月正式函文向内政部申请设立。并于
- Historical Sketch:
CST and the predecessor (CCT) have contributed in diverse ways to promote fraternity between Taiwanese catalysis society and international societies. We are among founding members of Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS) since 2004. As an active member 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. International Symposium on Catalytic Conversions of Biomass (ISCCB-2016) was held in Taiwan in 2016, which was one of pre-conferences of the 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC-16) held in Beijing, China. The 1st TICC (2022 Taipei International Conference on Catalysis) was organized and held in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2022. The 2nd TICC (2023 Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis) was held in Tainan, Taiwan, in 2023. Moreover, many annual and/or biannual bilateral symposia with societies of Japan (1973--present), Korea (1983--1995), China (2000--present), and Vietnam (2015--present) have been held. The first bilateral symposium between Taiwan and Thailand will be held in Thailand in December of 2023.
- Present Status:
Catalysis Society of Taiwan (CST) has 243 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 per year, offering training courses on catalysis-related subjects, including material synthesis, characterization, fundamental theories and applications in industry. CST also organizes seminars and meetings regularly. For examples in 2019, before COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mark Davis presented a speech entitled “A 30 Year Journey to the Synthesis of the First Enantiomerically-Enriched Molecular Sieve” in 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 Cheng-Kung University on October 30th. A workshop entitled “2019 Metal-Organic Frameworks Workshop in Taiwan (MOF Taiwan-2019)” was held in National Taiwan University on November 16th. Ten speakers from Taiwan, USA, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore have presented the speeches respectively. A workshop entitled "The Catalytic Conversion of C1 Chemicals" was held in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology on December 20th, 2019. Moreover, in 2023, after the ease of COVID-19, Professor William Green (from MIT) gave a speech entitled "Predictive Kinetics: Examples and Challenges" in Taiwan University on June 14th. Professor Takashi Tatsumi received an honor membership from our society and gave a speech entitled "Toward Sustainable Production of Basic Chemicals" in our annual meeting on June 29th, 2023.