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The Southwest Catalysis Society is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for members in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.  We promote the exchange of ideas between the industry and academia, and support the involvement of students in the science and research of catalysis.  We are a chapter of the North American Catalysis Society.

2020 SWCS Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis announced

The 2020 Southwest Catalysis Society Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis goes to Dr. Steve King, a retired Senior Fellow of Dow Inc, to recognize Steve’s significant contribution to amine catalysis and process technology. The Award will be presented at the 2021 SWCS Spring Symposium held at the University of Houston.

SWCS Virtual Practice Award Lecture
& Social Hour, Friday, June 19th, 3 pm

We are excited to announce our first virtual meeting on Friday, June 19th at 3 pm (Central Time). Prof. Mike Harold, recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Applied Catalysis Award, will be presenting his award lecture "Catalytic Engineering Studies of NH3 Oxidation on Platinum". The lecture will be followed by a Social Hour during which you are encouraged to consume your own drinks.

Advance registration is required: 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2020 Spring Symposium - Cancelled

Given the prolonged situation around COVID-19 and continued travel/conference restrictions, we decided not to hold any in-person symposia this year. We count on your understanding and we thank all sponsors who supported our efforts in 2020. We will apply all donations to our events in 2021.

A successful 2019 Spring Symposium

The 2019 SWCS Spring Symposium was successfully held on the campus of University of Houston on April 26, 2019.  We had around 150 attendees and an excellent set of talks and posters.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the event, and thanks to our sponsors for their continued support.

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