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Forum CEICS Plenary Session

Closing of the International Year of Chemistry

Tarragona. Campus Catalunya. Tarragona10/11/201119:30 to 21:00

This is the main event of the Forum and will have two parts: an institutional and an informational section. A speech will be given by Luis Oro, a renowned scientist in the field of chemistry, who will talk about contributions to chemistry and global challenges. Prof. Oro has made important contributions to the renaissance of chemistry through his outstanding scientific contributions, but also through his selfless devotion to the championing and encouragement of chemistry at the European level. He has served as vice president of the European Science Foundation and as a member of the European Science and Technology Assembly, the CREST EU Committee, and the OECD Science Policy Committee. He is also the immediate past president of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, having served as president from 2000 to 2005. In 2008 became the EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences) president. Prof. Oro is a professor of Inorganic Chemistry in Zaragoza and director of the Instituto Universitario de Catalisis Homogenea. His main research interests are in the coordination and organometallic chemistry of platinum group metals, where he has coauthored well over 500 scientific papers on synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and homogeneous catalysis.

This event will bring the International Year of Chemistry to a close and is the reason that some of the most prominent figures in the country have been invited.


Main publics

  • CEICS community, authorities, stakeholders & shareholders

Main Conference title: "Chemistry: a science for a sustainable world"