Monday, March 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

Registration required

The conversion of carbon dioxide to chemicals and fuels has become an important research focus with the goal of limiting atmospheric CO2 emissions while providing a non-fossil fuel source of reduced carbon compounds. At present, no non-biological processes for CO2 reduction incorporating renewable energy sources have been successfully established. The intent of this workshop is to review current research efforts related to the chemistry of CO2, to better define the problem of CO2 redox reactivity, and to continue developing ideas for future directions in research.

This meeting is made possible by a generous donation from Liquid Light, Inc. It will include talks by Prof. R. Brian Dyer (Emory University), Dr. Heinz Frei (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Prof. Feng Jiao (University of Delaware), Prof. Nathan Lewis (Caltech), Prof. Charles B. Musgrave (University of Colorado Boulder) and Prof. Chunshan Song (Penn State University). In addition to these speakers, three other distinguished chemists working on CO2 activation and reduction chemistry will be speaking.

The workshop will include a poster session and all participants are invited and encouraged to contribute to this activity. A significant portion of the Workshop time will be devoted to these posters and associated informal discussions.

Please provide an abstract if you wish to present a poster. Please send your abstract to denised@princeton.edu prior to February 6, 2015.

Lunch and coffee breaks are included. Financial support from Liquid Light, Inc. allows us to offer this workshop without a registration fee. However, all participants must register.


Attendees wishing to stay in Princeton overnight may make reservations directly with the Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609-921-7500. Mention that you are attending Princeton University’s “Third Biennial CO2 Workshop” to receive a reduced conference rate. Registration must be completed by February 16, 2015 as space is limited.

Questions? Contact:

Denise L. D’Auria
Administrative Assistant to Prof. Andrew B. Bocarsly
Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Frick Chemistry Laboratory 228, Princeton, NJ  08544
phone: 609-258-5202 – fax: 609-258-6746