NCCC, The Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference.

The XXIInd conference will take place online from March 1-3 2021.

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NCCC 2021 COVID-19 update

Dear Colleague,

Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to change the upcoming Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference from a physical meeting at the Leeuwenhorst to an online event. This online NCCCC meeting will take place on March 1, 2021.
At the moment, we are busy looking into the exact format. Please keep an eye on the website ( and on your email, we will keep you informed. Could you also give this information to the PhD students and postdocs in your group?
We all sincerely hope that this will be a one-time situation and that in 2022 we will meet again with the Dutch catalysis community at the Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout.

On behalf of the NCCC committee,

Marc Koper & Irene Groot


The XXIInd edition of NCCC will take place online from March 1-3 2021 .

The conference continues the successful series of meetings, started in Lunteren (2000) and continued annually in Noordwijkerhout. In 2021 this will be changed to an online event. The conference combines a number of national symposia in the field of chemistry and catalysis. Traditionally, participants from Flanders-Belgium also contribute to the meeting.

NCCC offers an unique, international forum to exchange innovative ideas between academic and industrial scientists in a broad area of catalysis and chemistry research and technology.


N3C AWARD 2019

During the 20th N3C anniversary conference that took place March 4-6, 2019 the first N3C award was given to prof.dr. Katalin Barta from the University of Groningen.

The purpose of the N3C award, that will be awarded every 2 years, is to recognize outstanding work in catalysis and chemistry carried out by an early career PI made in the past 4 years and is intended to give the next generation of talented catalysis researchers working in the Netherlands an extra encouragement and bring them in the spotlight of catalysis communities in the Netherlands and abroad.

Confirmed Plenary speakers XXI 2020

Prof.Dr. Jennifer Love, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

"Ligand design in efforts to catalytically functionalise methane"

Prof.Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

"Dynamic catalytic systems for organic synthesis and sustainable development"

Prof.Dr. Nicholas Turner, The University of Manchester, UK

"New Routes to Pharmaceutical Building Blocks Using Engineered Biocatalysts"

Prof.Dr. Yuriy Román, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

"Breaking away from batch: advances, challenges, and opportunities for lignin conversion in flow reactors"

Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Jaramillo, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

"New Catalysts for the Sustainable Production and Use of Fuels and Chemicals"

Dr. John R. Lockemeyer, Shell Technology Center, Houston, USA

"The Shell Ethylene Oxide Catalyst Journey"

Dr. Emiel H. van Broekhoven, Albemarle Catalyst Company BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"AlkyClean® : From ideation to the first successfully commercialized safe solid acid catalyst alkylation process"

Confirmed Keynote speakers XXI 2020

Prof.Dr. Jeremy Luterbacher, EPFL, Switzerland

"Designing catalysts and catalytic processes for biomass valorization"

Prof.Dr. Heather J. Kulik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

"Accelerating the computational discovery of catalyst design rules and exceptions with machine learning"

Prof.Dr. Frank Hollmann, TU Delft, The Netherlands

"Enzymes: more than inspiration for biomimetic catalysis"

Prof.Dr. Paolo P. Pescarmona, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

"Unconventional paths in the design of heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion of renewables"

Prof.Dr. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Redox-active ligands: modern alchemy and multi-electron storage"