Published online: 13 September 2011
Ó Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
The 13th Korea–Japan Symposium on Catalysis was held during 23–25 May, 2011
in Seogwipo, Korea. This symposium was organized by the Catalysis Division of
the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers.
In this symposium, two plenary, four keynote, and three review lectures were
presented. In addition, 46 oral and 174 poster presentations were made along with a
separate student session comprising two plenary lectures and 34 oral presentations.
The symposium was attended by 313 participants from both countries. After the
review process, 25 excellent papers were accepted for publication in this special
issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates.
Since the ﬁrst symposium held in 1987 in Seoul, the Korea–Japan Symposium
has not only played a positive, signiﬁcant role in the development of advanced
catalytic science and mutual understanding, but also contributed to a better future
for both societies by encouraging young scientists to come together for discussions
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Professor Masakazu Anpo, the
Editor-in-Chief of Research on Chemical Intermediates. I would also like to thank
the publishers for their kind help in realizing this Special Issue. Finally, I would like
to thank all of the contributors and reviewers of the papers in this Special Issue for
their kind support.
Thank you very much.
Y.-K. Park (&)
School of Environmental Engineering, The University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, Korea
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