Invitation and Scope

The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate in the next 8th Symposium on Group Five Compounds, to be held in Malaga, Spain, from 24th to 27th of June, 2014. The Group V elements are key components in solid-state chemistry, materials science, catalysis and engineering for the preparation of functional materials. Vanadium (V), Niobium (Nb), and Tantalum (Ta) are key components in a large number of catalysts either as the main component or as dopants to improve their performance and properties.

International Symposia on GROUP FIVE ELEMENTS have their origin from meetings devoted to niobium compounds. The first documented such meeting was organized in 1989 in Hawaii, USA, by Israel E. Wachs. It can be treated as an “incubator” for a series of international conferences started in Tokyo, Japan, in 1993 and 1995 on Nb compounds, after the idea of Kozo Tanabe. The scope of these meetings was further expanded to all the elements of the Group Five leading to the Third International Symposium organized in 1999 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Since that time every third year there have been International Symposia on Group Five Elements which were held in Toledo, Spain (2002),  Jiminy Peak, USA (2005), Poznań, Poland (2008), Riccione, Italy (2011). This 8th International Symposium on Group Five Elements continues the series of these symposia.

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6th International Symposium on Group Five Elements

International Advisory Board

Miguel A. Banares
Instituto de Catálisis (Spain)

Guido Busca
Università di Genova (Italy)

Goutam Deo
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)

Kazunari Domen
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Jih-Mirn Jehng
National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)

Eduardo Lombardo
National University of Litoral (Argentina)

Victor Teixeira da Silva

Israel E. Wachs
Lehigh Unviersity (USA)

Maria Ziolek
Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland)

Organizing Commitee

M. Olga Guerrero-Pérez
Universidad de Málaga, Spain.

Tomás Cordero
Universidad de Málaga, Spain.

José Rodríguez-Mirasol
Universidad de Málaga, Spain.

Rosa M. Martín Aranda
UNED, Spain.

9th Internacional Vanadium Symposium Meeting

It is our pleasure to advertise you that immediately after GV meeting, the 9th International Vanadium Symposium Meeting will take place from June 29th until July 2nd in the nice town of Padova (Italy). Please visit the website and consider to take part also in that interesting meeting.