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Non-refereed Contributions

By inivitation: "The Deoxygenation Challenge", ACCN February 2005, p. 15-17.

Invited Lectures

May 2018
2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices, Athens, Greece
Looking for acidity – or – the case of the missing chlorine: an option for a global closed loop alkalinity-acidity cycle for bauxite residue neutralization.

March 2018
Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA
Homogeneous catalyst systems for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of sugar-derived substrates. Insights into the principles, opportunities and challenges of catalyst design.

December 2017
Bayerische Julius-Maximilian-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Homogeneous catalyst systems for the hydrodeoxygenation of sugar-derived substrates. Insights into the principles, opportunities and challenges of catalyst design.

December 2017
CatBior 2017, Lyon, France
[Ru(triphos)(CH3CN)3](OTf)2 as a homogeneous catalyst for the hydrogenation of biomass derived 2,5-hexanedione and 2,5-dimethylfuran
in aqueous acidic medium.

July 2017
Organometallic Gordon Conference
Newport, Ri, USA
"Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass Derived Sugars and Sugar Condensates into Value Added Chemicals and Fuels. (Insights into the principles, opportunities and challenges of homogeneous catalyst design.)"

May 2017
CSC 2017, Toronto, ON
"Homogeneous catalyst systems for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of sugar-derived substrates. Insights into the principles, opportunities and challenges of catalyst design."

March 2017
University of Waterloo
"Acid-, Water- And High-temperature-stable Homogeneous Catalysts For The Hydrodeoxygenation Of Biomass Derived Sugar Condensates To Value-added Diols,
Ethers And Alkanes."

June 2016
CSC 2016, Halifax, N.S.
"Acid-, Water- And High-temperature-stable Homogeneous Catalysts For The Hydrodeoxygenation Of Biomass Derived Sugar Condensates To Value-added Diols, Ethers And Alkanes."

December 2015
Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, Hawai'i
"Synergistic Co-Processing of Red Mud with Pyrolysis Bio-Oil: From Neutralization to Catalysis"
and
"Acid-, water- and high temperature-stable homogeneous catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of biomass derived sugars and sugar condensates to value-added alcohols, alkenes and alkanes."

October 2015
Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices, KU Leuven, Belgium
"Synergistic Co-Processing of Red Mud with Pyrolysis Bio-Oil: From Neutralization to Catalysis."

September 2015
CatBior 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Acid-, Water- And High-temperature-stable Homogeneous Catalysts For The Hydrodeoxygenation Of Biomass Derived Sugar Condensates To Value-added Diols, Ethers And Alkanes."

May 2015
City University of Hong Kong
and
Chinese University of Hong Kong
"How to design, make and test acid-, water- and high temperature-stable homogeneous catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of biomass derived sugars and sugar condensates to value-added alcohols, ethers, alkenes and alkanes."

April 2015
Dalian University of Technology
"How to design, make and test acid-, water- and high temperature-stable homogeneous catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of biomass derived sugars and sugar condensates to value-added alcohols, ethers, alkenes and alkanes."

January 2015
Western University, London, ON
"How to design, make and test acid-, water- and high temperature-stable homogeneous catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of biomass derived sugars and sugar condensates to value-added alcohols, alkenes and alkanes."

July 2014
19th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC-XIX), Ottawa, ON
“Acid-, Water- and High Temperature-Stable Homogeneous Catalysts for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass Derived Substrates to Diols, Alkenes and Alkanes.

November 2013
Ryerson University
“Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

October 2013
Mount Allison University
“Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

September 2013
Peking University “Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

Tianjin University
6 lectures on biomass conversion

CATBIOR Congress, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
“Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”
“Water-, acid- and high-temperature stable ruthenium pyridine-chelate aquo complexes as catalysts for the deoxygenation of sugar-derived substrates.”

May 2013
CSC Meeting Quebec City
"Water-, acid- and high-temperature stable ruthenium pyridine-chelate aquo complexes as catalysts for the deoxygenation ?of sugar-derived substrates. "

December 2012
Federal University of Mina Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
"Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil"
"Water-, acid- and high-temperature stable ruthenium pyridine-chelate aquo complexes as catalysts for the deoxygenation of sugar-derived substrates."

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Lavras, Brazil
"Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil"

October 2012
University of Patras, Greece
“Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

March 2012
University of Alberta – Advances in Sustainable Chemistry Symposium “Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

January 2012
University of Western Ontario
“Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

August 2011
ACS Meeting, Denver, CO
"Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil with Red Mud Catalysts" "Water-, acid- and high-temperature stable ruthenium chelate complexes as catalysts for the deoxygenation of sugar-derived substrates"

June 2011
Rutgers University
"Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil with Red Mud Catalysts"

December 2010
Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Red mud as a catalyst for the upgrading of pyrolysis bio-oil.”

October 2010
Université de Montreal, Montreal, QC
"Transition-Metal Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals and Fuels - Strategies, Challenges and Some Successes"

McGill University, Montreal, QC
"Transition-Metal Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals and Fuels - Strategies, Challenges and Some Successes"

July 2010
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, CENTC Summer School
“Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysis for the Selective Deoxygenation of Sugar Alcohols to Petrochemicals” and “Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil”

April 2010
(GWC)2 Seminar
Transition-Metal Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals and Fuels - Strategies, Challenges and Some Successes

October 2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA
Total Deoxygenation of Glycerol, Erythritol and Levulinic Acid in Aqueous Acidic Medium by Homogeneous Ruthenium Catalysts. Reaction Pathways, Lessons on Catalyst Design, Stability and Activity and Some Heterogeneous Surprises …

April/May 2009
Visiting Faculty Peking University, Beijing, China
Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, Dalian, China
Series of 8 lectures on catalysis and biomass conversion.

October 2008
CRC International Symposium on Bio-interface and Biomass Conversion
Catalysis Research Center (CRC), Hokkaido University, Japan
“Group 8 Metal Complexes as Homogeneous Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Catalysts for the Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and the Story so far.”

Aug. 2008
ACS Meeting Philadelphia (by Invitation ConocoPhillips)
“Group 8 Metal Complexes as Homogeneous Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Catalysts for the Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and the Story so far.”

July 2008
University of Western Ontario London, ON
“Group 8 Metal Complexes as Homogeneous Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Catalysts for the Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and the Story so far.”

November 2007
Bioeconomy Outlook Conference
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
"New homogeneous catalysts for selective deoxygenations of sugar polyols to polymer precursors and fine chemicals – motivation, strategies, challenges and catalyst design."

September 2007
14th Brazilian Catalysis Conference
Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco
"New homogeneous catalysts for selective deoxygenations of sugar polyols to polymer precursors and fine chemicals – motivation, strategies, challenges and catalyst design."

March 2007
ACS Meeting Chicago
"New homogeneous catalysts for selective deoxygenations of sugar polyols to polymer precursors and fine chemicals – motivation, strategies, challenges and catalyst design."

June 2006
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
“Selective Deoxygenation of Sugar Polyols to Polymer Precursors – Motivation, Opportunities, Challenges.”

April 2006
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
“Selective Deoxygenation of Sugar Polyols to Polymer Precursors – A New Challenge to Homogeneous Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Catalysis.”

Dec. 2005
Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, HA
“New metal-ligand bifunctional catalysts for the ionic hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of polyols to alpha-omega-diols - Some ideas for new approaches to biomass conversion through the controlled oxygen content reduction of sugars.”

July 2005
Organometallic Gordon Conference, Newport, RI and
Brookhaven National Laboratory, LI, NY
"Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Reactions of Polyols - SomeCrazy Ideas for New Approaches to Biomass Conversion"

May 2005
Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany and
Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany and
Ludwig-Maximilian-Universtitaet, Muenchen, Germany
"Transition Metal Catalyzed Transformations of Sugar Hydroxyl Functions"

July 2004
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
"Transition Metal Catalyzed Transformations of Sugar Hydroxyl Functions"

January 2001
York University, Toronto, Canada
"Catalytic Ionic Hydrogenation Technology for Biomass Conversion Challenges - Chemistry – Opportunities"

November 2000
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba and
University of Winnipeg
"Transition Metal Catalyzed Transformations of Simple Monosaccharides – New Synthetic Methodology for Carbohydrate Chemistry"

August 2000
BAYER Rubber, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
"Catalytic Ionic Hydrogenation Technology - Challenges - Chemistry – Opportunities"

June 2000
Tripos Receptor Research, Bude, Cornwall, UK
"Transition Metal Catalyzed Transformations of Simple Monosaccharides – New Synthetic Methodology for Carbohydrate Chemistry"

Contributed Presentations

2017 CSC Meeitng, Toronto, ON
"Acid-, Water- And High-temperature-stable Homogeneous Catalysts For The Hydrodeoxygenation Of Biomass Derived Sugar Condensates To Value-added Diols,
Ethers And Alkanes."

2009 CSC Meeting, Hamilton, ON
“Total Catalytic Deoxygenation of Glycerol by the Acid-, Water- and Thermally Stable Ruthenium Complexes [Ru(R-terpy)(H2O)3](OTf)2, R = H, 4’-Ph.”

2008 CSC Meeting, Edmonton, AB
Organometallic Group 8 Metal Complexes as Homogeneous Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis Catalysts for the Deoxygenation of Biomass to Petrochemicals – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and the Story so far…

2004 18th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Montreal, QC
"Approaches to the Catalytic Ionic Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis of Carbohydrate Polyols to alpha,omega-Diols."

CSC 2002 Meeting in Vancouver, BC
"Regioselective Silylation of Sugars through Palladium Nano Particle Catalyzed Silane Alcoholysis."

2002 Gordon Research Conference on Organometallics, Newport, RI
"Palladium Catalyzed Transfer Vinylations – Principle, Mechanism and Application to Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry"

CSC 2001 Meeting, Montreal, QC
"Palladium Catalyzed Transfer Vinylations of Simple Monosaccharides" CSC 2000 Meeting, Calgary, AB "Ruthenium, palladium, rhodium, and iridium catalyzed silane alcoholysis in a highly polar solvent - detailed reinvestigation of the RuwClx(CO)y(PMe3)z catalyst system."

... plus numerous poster presentations at various conferences and meetings ...

Patents

1) "Dehydroxylation of Diols and Polyols". WO 0198238, 2001 Inventors: Marcel Schlaf, R. Morris Bullock, Paul J. Fagan, E. Hauptman Patent Assignee: Brookhaven National Laboratory, The DuPont Company

2) "Catalytic Reduction of Ketones and Aldehydes Using Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes." WO 0198241, 2001

Inventors: Marcel Schlaf, R. Morris Bullock, Paul J. Fagan, E. Hauptman.
Patent Assignee: Brookhaven National Laboratory, The DuPont Company

3) Gordon, J. C.; Silks, L. A.; Sutton, A. D.; Wu, R.; Schlaf, M.; Waldie, F.; West, R.; Collias, D. I.; Los Alamos National Security, LLC, USA; The Procter & Gamble Company . 2013, WO2013040311A1.