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Charles DismukesProfessor G. Charles Dismukes is the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Catalyst Award presented by the North American Catalysis Society, NACS, a non-profit organization founded in 1956 that promotes and encourages the growth and development of the science of catalysis. The Catalyst Society of Metropolitan New York a local chapter of NACS will host a ceremony in May, where Dr. Diskmukes will be presented with a plaque and deliver a lecture. The award, sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, is granted to an individual or a research team from North America to recognize outstanding contributions in either applied or basic research in either homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis.

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The Fifth Annual Energy Symposium of the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) will be held on May 4th, 2010 at Rutgers University. More Information on REI site.

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The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center (RCRC) is working closely with the local Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York to hold the next annual catalysis society symposium in Busch Campus at Rutgers. The last symposium was held in April 2010 at Lehigh University. Further announcements will be given in the near future.