Abstract submission deadline extended to May 15th, 2022

ISHC –Postponement to 2022
Dear Colleagues,
On account of the coronavirus pandemic and associated health safety measures, we regret to inform you that the XXII ISHC has been postponed to 2022, for the period of July 24-29, at the same venue (University of Lisbon). The decision on this unfortunate recurrence was taken jointly with the International Advisory Board. The Program will be adjusted and updated in due course.
The registration fees that have already been received will be maintained and transferred to 2022 without requiring any further action from your side, unless you wish to cancel your registration and thus be reimbursed. In the latter case, please kindly inform us before June 30th, 2021, to: xxii-ishc@chemistry.pt
We hope you stay safe and healthy, and look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon in 2022,

The XXII ISHC Organizing Committee

Welcome message

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Commission, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the XXII International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (XXII ISHC) to be held on 24-29 July 2022 in Lisbon, at Faculty of Sciences of the Universidade de Lisboa. It is a great honor for us to host this well established key conference on Homogeneous Catalysis for the first time in Portugal, and we should acknowledge the International Advisory Board members of ISHC for giving us this opportunity. We will do our best in order to achieve in Lisbon another memorable scientific event as the successful previous editions held biennially in Corpus Christi (1978), Dusseldorf, Milan, Leningrad, Kobe, Vancouver, Lyon, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Princeton, St. Andrews, Stockholm, Tarragona, Munich, Sun City, Florence, Poznan, Toulouse, Ottawa, Kyoto and Amsterdam (2018), in chronological order.

All aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis, including metal complex catalysis, organo-, bio-, electro-, photo- and nanocatalysis, cooperative catalysis, heterogenized homogeneous catalysis, multiphase homogeneous catalysis, catalysis in unconventional media, noncovalent interactions in catalysis, mechanistic investigations, computational approaches, etc. will be highlighted in both already established and emerging fields.

The Conference venue is in a privileged position concerning travel requirements. Lisbon, voted as the "World´s Leading City Break Destination” and the “Europe´s Leading City Tourist Board” (World Travel Awards, 2020), is easily reachable from any place of the world, and the airport and the main train stations are located inside the town itself (this is a unique case within the European capitals). The Conference venue is also in the town and with close access to public transportation, including metro, e.g., from/to the airport.

Attention will also be paid to the social programme, providing opportunities for mixing, visits to cultural places and excursions to sites of unique natural beauty, and for tasting the typical Portuguese cuisine and … the inspiration of our wines from various demarcated regions!

We'll be most pleased to welcome you herein and we hope you will enjoy a pleasant time along all the Conference, from both scientific and social points of view. Looking forward to meeting you in Lisbon,

The Conference Chairpersons

Armando J.L. Pombeiro
Chair (IST, Universidade de Lisboa)

M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva
Co-Chair (IST, Universidade de Lisboa)

Luísa M.D.R.S. Martins
Co-Chair (IST, Universidade de Lisboa)

Elisabete C.B.A. Alegria
Co-Chair (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa)

Kamran T. Mahmudov
Co-Chair (IST, Universidade de Lisboa)


National Commission

Armando J. L. Pombeiro(Chair), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
M. Fátima Guedes da Silva (Co-Chair), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Luísa Margarida Martins (Co-Chair), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Elisabete Alegria (Co-Chair), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
Kamran T. Mahmudov (Co-Chair), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Ana Cristina Freire Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
Ana Paula Carvalho Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Anthony Burke Universidade de Évora
Artur Silva Universidade de Aveiro
Beatriz Royo Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Carlos Afonso Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Carlos Nieto de Castro Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
João Costa Pessoa Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
João Rocha Universidade de Aveiro
Joaquim Luís Faria Universidade do Porto
José Cavaleiro Universidade de Aveiro
José Figueiredo Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto
José Moura Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Mariette Pereira Universidade de Coimbra
Pedro Góis Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Verónica Cortês Bermudez Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Local Organizing Committee

Core Members

Kamran Mahmudov (IST)
Nuno Reis Conceição (IST)
Dmytro Nesterov (IST)
Manas Sutradhar (IST)
Atash Gurbanov (IST)
Armando Pombeiro (Chair, IST)

Other Members

Abdallah Gamal (IST)
Adelino Galvão (IST)
Ana Maria Phillips (IST)
Ana Nunes (UNL)
Ana Ribeiro (IST)
Anirban Karmakar (IST)
Anup Paul (IST)
Arianna Rutigliano (IST)
Bruno Rocha (IST)
Cláudia Ribeiro (IST)
Hugo Lapa (IST)
Ibadulla Mahmudov (IST)
Inês Matias (IST)
Ivy Librando (IST)
João Tomé (IST)
Leonardo Mendes (SPQ)
Luís Correia (IST)
Luís Frija (IST)
Małgorzata Zakrzewska (UNL)
Maria Adília Charmier (IST)

Maria Alexandra Fernandes (UNL)
Marta Andrade (IST)
Martin Prechtl (IST)
Maxim Kuznetsov (IST)
Maximilian Kopylovich (IST)
Mohamed Soliman (IST)
Mónica Bernardino (IST)
Oksana Nesterova (IST)
Sónia Carabineiro (IST)
Susanta Hazra (IST)
Tannistha Roy Barman (IST)
Vanmira Van-Dunen (IST)
Vusala A. Aliyeva (IST)

IST = Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
UNL = Universidade Nova de Lisboa
SPQ = Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

International Advisory Board

Important Dates

  • Early bird Registration: October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2022
  • Normal Registration: Apr 1 - May 15, 2022
  • Late Registration: from May 16, 2022
  • Abstract Submission: October 1, 2020 - May 15, 2022
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: until May 20, 2022



Foreign Participants are kindly requested to check if they require visa to come to Portugal to attend the Conference. For invitation letter for visa application, please contact: Dr. Kamran T. Mahmudov, xxii-ishc@chemistry.pt

Category Early registration
Until March 31, 2022 (€)
Normal Registration
Apr 1 – May 15, 2022 (€)
Later Registration
From May 16, 2022 (€)
General Participant * 660 750 800
Students * 420 480 520
Retired Academic Participant * 460 550 650
Industrial Participant * 780 830 900
Accompanying Person ** 160 180 220
Conference Dinner 65 70 70

* Conference Registration includes full access to scientific activities and conference material, coffee breaks, welcome reception and lunches.
** Registration for Accompanying Person includes welcome reception and lunches, but does not include access to scientific activities and conference material.

A discount of 10% on the basic registration fee will be offered to the members of the Portuguese Chemical and Electrochemical Societies. Participants under such conditions should contact xxii-ishc@chemistry.pt.

For the Students, a copy of a valid student identification card must be upload on the personal area - at fee section.

Post-docs are not eligible to Students fee.

For the Retired Academic Participants, a declaration from the last employer must be upload on the personal area - at fee section.

Payment Information

Bank Transfer

    Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
    IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
    Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)

Vat Number: PT 501 139 265

Credit Card
Payment with credit card is possible - choose the payment method in your personal/registration area and follow the guidelines

Cancellation and Refund

  • For any cancellation received until May 15, 2022, refund will be subject to a fee of 70 €
  • For any cancellation received after May 15, 2022, no refund will be made
  • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
  • Any request for refund must be addressed to xxii-ishc@chemistry.pt
  • Refunds will be handled after the Conference

  • Registration Form Steps for registration

    Plenary, Keynote and Invited Lectures only by invitation, and are requested to register and choose the participante type: "invited" option.

    Registration Desk

    Located at building C3 (see Campus Map)
    Opening hours (provisional, to be confirmed according to the conference program):

    • Sunday, 24 July 15:00 – 18:30
    • Monday, 25 July 08:00 – 18:30
    • Tuesday, 26 July 08:00 – 19:00
    • Wednesday, 27 July 08:00 – 14:30
    • Thursday, 28 July 08:00 – 19:00
    • Friday, 29 July 08:00 – 17:00

    Payment Proof - submission

    Scientific Program

    The Scientific Program, within all the fields of Catalysis and related areas of other sciences, includes the following types of contributions: Plenary/Keynote (30 min) and other Invited Lectures (20 min), Oral communications (15 min), Flash oral presentations (5 min) and Posters. The indicated duration will eventually be subject to adjustments if required by the final Program.

    All approaches will be considered, from fundamental to applied ones, including multi- and transdisciplinary studies, overcoming artificial boundaries.

    The official language will be English.

    In order to promote personal interactions and networking, traditionally the ISHC had followed the single-session format. To increase the number of presentations and opportunities, this year some parallel sessions are included in the program.
    The oral program should concern appealing topics for presentation by independent researchers at all career levels.
    This year the program includes also oral flash presentations associated to posters, promoting visibility for young researchers (including PhD students) together with experienced and senior ones.
    Our poster sessions are legendary for their engagement, with participants at all career stages.


    • Metal complex catalysis
    • Organocatalysis
    • Biocatalysis and bioinspired catalysis
    • Electrocatalysis
    • Photocatalysis
    • Cooperative and tandem catalysis
    • Heterogenized homogeneous catalysis
    • Multiphasic homogeneous catalysis
    • Asymmetric catalysis
    • Nanocatalysis
    • Applied catalysis
    • Catalysis in non conventional media
    • Noncovalent interactions in catalysis
    • Mechanistic investigations
    • Computational approaches
    • Emerging directions
    • Others

    Provisional Program Schedule

    Plenary Speakers

    Invited Speakers

    Abstract submission

    Abstract submission deadline extended to May 15th, 2022
    Abstract submission is only possible via registration site. Please login using the password provided in the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file.

    The Conference official language is English

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Final decision will be taken by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case).

    Posters in standard A0 size: 841 mm (width) x 1189 mm (height). Each participant is entitled to submit a maximum of 2 Abstracts, provided they concern an oral communication plus a normal poster (without flash presentation).
    Flash presentation concerns a brief oral presentation of a particular poster (hence, it should be associated to the corresponding poster).
    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included). Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.

    A meritorious and balanced scientific content and a balanced representation of researchers at all career stages, including young ones, are aimed. The final decision concerning the type of presentation should be issued after the deadline for abstracts submission.


  • Metal complex catalysis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Biocatalysis and bioinspired catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Cooperative and tandem catalysis
  • Heterogenized homogeneous catalysis
  • Multiphasic homogeneous catalysis
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Applied catalysis
  • Catalysis in non conventional media
  • Noncovalent interactions in catalysis
  • Mechanistic investigations
  • Computational approaches
  • Emerging directions
  • Others
  • Presentations

  • Plenary/Keynote lecture
  • Invited lecture
  • Oral communication
  • Flash oral presentation
  • Poster

  • About this collection

    Homogeneous catalysis plays a key role in synthetic chemistry, design of materials/drugs, industrial, and biological processes. Its progress is dependent on the appropriate design of catalysts and use of adequate strategies, from metal complex catalysis, through nanocatalysis, and on to biocatalysis.

    The International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC) series (initiated in 1978) has provided a fundamental contribution to the chemical community for the discussion of new trends in catalysis and exchange of ideas. This latest edition is scheduled for 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

    We would very much like to invite you to contribute to our Virtual Collection which is held in collaboration with the journals of Chemistry Europe. This collection will cover all aspects of homogenous catalysis, and all participants of the XXII ISHC are welcome to contribute. All contributions must pass through rigorous Peer Review to be considered for acceptance*. Once accepted all papers submitted to the "International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis Virtual Collection" will be collected here for all to read and share. Around the time of the conference all papers will be available Free-to-Read.

    * Accepted articles will be published throughout the year in regular issues and collected on the dedicated page. We have chosen this process of publication to limit the time that accepted authors should wait for their final page numbers and citation.


    Alfredo de Sousa Student Residence

      Walking distance (10 minutes) from the Conference Venue.
      Address: Travessa Estevão Pinto, Campus de Campolide, 1099-032 Lisboa
      Buses (Carris) – 701, 742, 758, Metro – Blue line: Praça de Espanha e S. Sebastião
    Email: alojamento@unl.pt
    DOUBLE ROOM (shared bathroom) 22.00 €; SINGLE ROOM (shared bathroom) 27,50 €; DOUBLE ROOM (ensuite) 27,50 €; SINGLE ROOM (ensuite) 38 €
    Application form for reservation (Reservation Code: ISHC2020)

    University Residence of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    Walking distance (10 minutes) from the Conference Venue.
    Address: R. Diogo de Macedo, 1600-055, Lisbon
    Metro station: Entrecampos/Cidade Universitária (yellow line)
    Email: dirruf@lisboa.ucp.pt | Student Residences Reservation Code: ISHC2022 | website
    1 night 32.50 € (first night) | Next nights (1 week) 26.00 € | Dinner 7.00€ | 1 week 160.00€

    Colégio Universitário Pio XII - Student Residence

    Walking distance from the Conference Venue.
    Address: Av. das Forças Armadas, 1600-083 Lisbon
    Email: secretaria@colegiopio12.com | Reservation Code: ISHC2022 | website
    SINGLE ROOM (shared bathroom & breakfast included) – 25,00 €/night


    The 22nd ISHC 2022 will be held at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, situated at the university campus in a privileged position, with close access to public transportation, including metro (Cidade Universitária station or Campo Grande station, see metro map).
    The venue is easily linked by metro with the airport (see metro map), with the main train stations and the town centre.
    The registration desk will be in the hall of the building C3, where the lecture halls are also situated.

    Campus Map

    C3 - Conference Venue

    Venue Address
    Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande 016, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

    GPS: 38.75814 | -9.15563 | webpage

    Metro Map


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      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa

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