Welcome to Romanian Catalysis Society
The Romanian Catalysis Society (SCR) entered into force in 1991 as an initiative of a group from Romanian universities and research institutes. It has been designed as an establishment of a professional and scientific association of chemists and chemical engineers with interests in catalysts and catalytic processes. Then, SCR get legality in 1992 by a decision of the Bucharest Tribunal, and academic specialists in chemistry education and research from Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj, Timisoara, Craiova and Ploiesti, researchers from institutes and centers (CCF, Romanian Academy, ICCHIM, ZECASIN, INECRP – Ploiesti, CCh – Craiova), and scientists from industrial units (Brazi and Vega Oil Refineries, Brazi, Pitesti or Borzesti Chemical Plants) joined SCR. One year after, in 1993, SCR was affiliated to EFCATS (European Federation of Catalysis Societies) with an initial effect of 220 members.
Till now, the SCR presidency was provided by the Founder President Prof. Emilian Angelescu (1992 – 2005) and Prof. Vasile I. Parvulescu (2005 – today) who fulfilled also the function of Secretary of the EFCATS Administrative Committee (2013-2017). Between 1993 - 2002 SCR edited the biannual journal Progress in Catalysis in English language with international contributions.
Initially, the SCR activity was organized in working groups focusing teaching and research in catalysis and also production of catalysts. It has also been focused the research and training and an increasing visibility of the publications. The Society organizes every two years an International Symposium on Catalysis and Catalytic processes, in principle in the cities developing research in this field. In addition the members of the society were active in all EUROPACAT congresses since the beginning but also in the International Congress on Catalysis, TOCAT, NACS, etc.
International cooperations have been established with other friend catalytic societies with a positive impact on the exchange of young researchers, information, experience, and joint participation in the projects.
We are sad to anounce the passing of Prof. Emilian Angelescu, co-founder and former president of SCR. Rest in peace!