• CAMURE 12- ISMR11

    12th International symposium on catalyst in multiphase
    and 11th international symposium in multifunctional reactors.

    8-11 September 2024

Symposium history.

The first CAMURE (Catalysis in Multiphase Reactor) meeting was launched in 1994 (Lyon-France), followed by other venues in Toulouse (France )1998, Naples (Italy) 2000, Lausanne (Switzerland) 2002, Portorose (Slovenia) 2005. In 2005, in correspondence of the Symposium held in Portorose CAMURE was merged with ISMR (International Symposium on Multifunctional Reactors). The previous ISMR meetings were taken at Amsterdam (The Netherland) 1999, Nuremberg (Germany) 2001, Bath (United Kingdom) 2003. After 2005 the two merged symposia were held at Pune (India) 2007, Montreal (Canada) 2009, Naantali (Finland) 2011, again Lyon 2014, Quindao (China) 2017 and an online symposium in 2021 (Milano, Italy). The reason of merging the two symposia was the idea that enlarging the platform of discussion on respectively multiphase catalytic systems and multifunctional reactors can produce a positive synergetic effect in both the fields. CAMURE and ISMR joined Symposia offer an international interdisciplinary forum for exchanging information about the progress achieved in the world on: catalysis in multiphase reactors and on the behavior of multifunctional reactors considering in particular the importance of: catalytic action, chemical kinetics, heat and mass transfer and hydrodynamics in reactor modeling. These topics have been gradually enriched considering many other different aspects such as: process intensification, catalysts design, membrane reactors, bioreactors, bio catalysis and sustainable chemical processes with the scope to favor the interdisciplinary scientific and technological approach to all the mentioned topics. The International Scientific Committee (ISC) is composed of well reputed scientists operating in the field and active in the symposium organization. After the symposium held in China (2017) the ISC is coordinated by two elected chairmen that are Prof. Claude De Bellefon (France) and Faiçal Larachi (Canada).



CAMUR-12&ISMR-11 will take place in Ghent, city of medieval ages and contemporary development. Ghent offers you a quirky, fascinating cultural cocktail brimming with rich history, culture and a trendy city vibe. Ghent is a chilled-out city where anything goes: a city break on a human scale. Take a look at all the sights in the vibrant city of Ghent. There are so many must-see attractions to visit. When the sun goes down, Ghent is transformed with fairy-tale lighting. Find B&Bs, design hotels and distinctive boutique hotels, no-frills hostels and chic apartments in Ghent. There are a lot of options near the venue.


The conference venue will be Thagaste. Thagaste is a unique location in a magnificent monastery where fathers live and work. In addition to a wide choice of event rooms full of character, there are special art treasures, a beautiful courtyard, the historic library and the baroque church with its valuable organs. More info can be found on their website: https://thagaste.be


Ghent is located at the intersection of the E17 and E40 and is therefore easily accessible by car and bus. With two train stations in the city and the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussels Airport' less than an hour away, train and plane are certainly an option. The conference venue is located in the historical center of Ghent. It is 2,5 km from the nearest railway station and is accessible by tram or car. There is a parking nearby.



Local Organizing Committee

The conference will be organized by LCT.
The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) is one of the few research centers that can claim to fully cover the chemical engineering research field from molecule to chemical plant. The research is focused on the design of new and the optimization of existing industrial processes in the field of transport fuels, energy carriers and functional materials. New feedstocks, e.g. renewables, new processes, e.g. controlled radical polymerization and vortex reactor technology, and new functional materials, e.g. nanostructured polymers and catalysts are aimed at.

For more info please visit the LCT website: https://www.lct.ugent.be/
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ir. Joris Thybaut

International scientific Committee

Chairman: prof. dr. Claude De Bellefon
Co-Chairman: prof. dr. Faïçal Larachi

Conference Theme.

All relevant topics related to multiphase and multifunctional reactors are obviously included but abstracts concerning the following topics are particularly encouraged:


TOPIC 1 - Catalysis and Kinetics (micro-scale)

TOPIC 4 - Low carbon technology

-What is the structure/nature of the active catalyst under reaction conditions? -How can novel energy efficient processes be designed ?
-How do promotors enhance catalyst activity and selectivity? -How can chemical looping provide a low carbon technology platform?
-Can we develop design rules to control catalyst performance? -How can CO2 be used for the synthesis of basic chemicals?
-What is the effect of a realistic feedstock on catalyst performance? -To which extent can CO2 , water, and renewable energy be used for synthetic fuels?
-How can direct catalytic conversion of methane (bio-methane) into chemicals and building blocks be realized?
-How can we contribute to the development of smartly engineered materials?
-Can we exploit low carbon technology for energy storage ?
-Which are the tools required to provide solar-driven chemistry ?

TOPIC 2 - Reactor design (meso-scale)

TOPIC 5 - Renewable chemicals

-Which shifts in reactor operating conditions will improve the reactor performance? -How to ensure an adequate rational catalyst design in combination with high-throughput kinetics for renewable feedstock processing?
-What are the consequences of the smallest shift in reactor technology on the interplay between chemistry and hydrodynamics? -How to efficiently deal with key aspects, such as the presence of O-atoms, in the extension of modeling methodologies from conventional to alternative, renewable feeds?
-How to develop and validate numerical models to study reactor improvement and design,given costly and time-consuming experimental research? -What are the critical properties to control the activity and selectivity in liquid phase reactions?
-Can we reliably extrapolate laboratory-scale kinetics to commercial scale operation for renewable chemicals?

TOPIC 3 - Process development (large-scale)

TOPIC 6 - Polymer design

-How do you scale-up a technology in a sustainable way? -How can a complete characterization of the polymer product be obtained to enable process control?
-How can you transfer data from lab scale to industrial scale and what is the accuracy? -What are the most relevant industrial polymer production protocols, accounting for safety regulations?
-How can product compositions be measured on-line for hetero-atom containing mixtures? -How can a transition be made to water-based polymerization processes?
-How do we develop simulation tools that give users accurate results within fractions of seconds? -How can the complex interplay between chemical and diffusion phenomena be regulated to facilitate the production of high-tech polymeric materials?
-How can we characterize complex solids and liquid feedstocks and relate this with detailed models?

Program .

Sunday 08/09

Registration, welcome lecture & reception

Monday 09/09-Wednesday 11/09

Keynote lectures & oral presentations
Poster sessions
Conference dinner

Further details will follow soon.

Abstract .

The deadline for the abstact submission is 1 March 2024.
It is not yet possible to submit your abstract. More details will follow soon.

Registration .

More details will follow soon.

Accomodation .

The CAMURE-12 & ISMR- 11 conference will be held in "Thagaste" in the center of Ghent. There are a lot of hotels in the area where you can book a room for your stay. Here you can find a list with more info and a link to book your room.
The CAMURE-12 & ISMR-11 team is not resposible for the booking of your accomdation.

Hotel Category Distance Book
Ghent Marriott 4*** 650 m
Ghent River Hotel 3**** 700 m
Ibis 3*** 1km

Other accommodation options can be found through services as Airbnb or Booking.com, or through the website of the Ghent tourist office:https://visit.gent.be/en/overnight-stay

Sponsors .

If you wish to participate to the Sponsorship Programme of CAMURE12-ISMR11, please contact info.lct@ugent.be for details.


If you have any enquiries about CAMURE12- ISMR11, you can contact us by using the form below or by sending a mail directly to info.lct@ugent.be