Catalysis beyond chemistry: Researchers gather to spark new research ideas
The Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) convened its inaugural symposium on Wednesday, Jan. 31, gathering an intimate group of 28 professors from across the University to swap brief research updates in hopes of generating new research collaborations. PCI will roll out more fully in the spring, but the organizers wanted to convene this “soft launch” to get started.
The initiative reaches beyond the chemistry department, the traditional home of catalysis research, to create innovative partnerships across the campus and beyond. The goal is to bring disparate researchers together to generate entirely new research directions, said David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, one of the PCI founders.
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