Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon


The 2018 annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Catalysis Society will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The meeting will include invited lectures, contributed lectures, and a poster session.

Hosted by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Johnson Hall
105 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97321

Zone A parking is available on campus close to Johnson Hall. A day pass costs $12 and may be purchased at a paystation or online at

Current PCCS Officers

Co-Chair:  Coleman Kronawitter and Ron Runnebaum, University of California, Davis

Vice Chair: Líney Árnadóttir, Oregon State University

Treasurer: Kaidong Chen, Chevron Technology and Marketing

NACS Representative: Alexander Katz, University of California, Berkeley

Secretary: Jean-Sabin McEwen, Washington State University

Conference Hosts

Líney Árnadóttir, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Oregon State University 

Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, postdoctoral scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Zhenxing Feng, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Oregon State University


Short summary:

Registration opens at 7:30 am

Talks start at 8:15 am

Lunch 12:00-13:20 pm

Poster session and reception 17:25 - 19:00 pm

2018 Pacific Coast Catalysis Society Meeting Schedule (PDF)

2018 PCCS Abstract Book (PDF)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

The recipient of the 2018 Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis – Dr. TehChung Ho, Hydrocarbon Conversion Technologies

Dr. Frank Abild-Pedersen, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis

Dr. Thomas Bligaard, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis

Dr.  Charles T. Campbell , University of Washington, Washington.

Dr. Norbert Kruse, Washington State University, Washington.

Dr. Nicholas C. Nelson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 


Abstracts should be sent to by Aug. 10. Note: Maximum poster size for the poster session is 48" x 36".


Please note we can only accept checks/money orders (payable to Pacific Coast Catalysis Society) or cash. Payment can be made on site at Oregon State University. Please pre-register here.


General: $100

Students and Postdocs: $40


By Air 

Corvallis is about a 2-hour driving distance (96 miles) from Portland International Airport (PDX). Two shuttle companies run regular shuttle service between PDX and Corvallis. Eugene Airport is a smaller airport south of Corvallis, about a 50-minute driving distance (36 miles), with regular flights from locations along the West Coast and Denver. There is no scheduled shuttle service between Eugene airport and Corvallis, but all major rental car companies have desks at the airport.

Shuttle service from PDX

The Hut Shuttle

Oregon Express Shuttle

By Train

Amtrak has a station in Albany, about a 20-minute Uber/taxi ride from Oregon State University.

Suggested Lodging

Corvallis has numerous hotels within a three-mile radius of campus, and special offers pop up often, so shop around. PCCS 2018 in Corvallis has blocked off hotels rooms at: 

Best Western Corvallis (2.3 miles)  
925 NW Garfield Ave 
Corvallis, OR 97330 
Conference rate is $159.99, including breakfast. To receive this rate book by Aug. 9 and mention the PCCS conference when you book. 

Comfort Suites (2.4 miles) 
1730 NW 9th St, 
Corvallis, OR 97330

Econo Lodge (2.3 miles) 
935 NW Garfield Ave, 
Corvallis, OR 97330

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis (0.7 miles) 
2500 SW Western Blvd, 
Corvallis, OR 97333



Contact Us

Please email any of the organizers or if you have any questions.