Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that the Pre-conference of TOCAT8 and the 5th International Symposium of Institute for Catalysis (ICAT), Hokkaido University, will take place during Aug. 3-4, 2018, in Sapporo, Japan, with the theme “Material Design for Efficient Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry”.  This symposium is also held as the Joint Internal Symposium between ICAT, Hokkaido University and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (PCOSS), Xiamen University.  The symposium will cover the fundamental, applied, computational, and related interdisciplinary researches on catalysis for a wide range of applications.  We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring and enjoyable program in Sapporo, Japan.

With best wishes,

Kiyotaka Asakura
Conference Chair