University of Delaware

"The University of Delaware is exceptionally proud of Prof. Richard F. Heck and his ground-breaking research in the field of chemistry, which has resulted in the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry."

— Patrick Harker,
     University of Delaware President

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Who should attend?

Scientists and engineers; graduate and undergraduate students; and media who cover science and technology.

Who will present?

Leading experts at the frontiers of catalysis. Prof. Heck's fellow Nobel Laureate, Ei-ichi Negishi, will be among our distinguished speakers.

Where will the event be held?

Clayton Hall, on UD's main campus in Newark, Del. Ample parking is available, and the Marriott Courtyard-University Hotel is conveniently located next door.

What is the registration deadline?

Registration is now closed -- we have reached our capacity. We look forward to seeing all registrants at the May 26th event!


Contact the symposium organizers here.


The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware offers all of the services and amenities of a fine, business-class hotel, while also enhancing the educational and research opportunities for faculty and staff in the University’s internationally respected Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program.


Hotel Accommodations

The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware is conveniently located next door to the John M. Clayton Conference Center, where the symposium will be held. A block of rooms has been reserved at this hotel until May 11, as well as at the Sleep Inn, located within two miles of the conference center. Guests registering at either location should be sure they identify the "Heck Symposium" when making reservations.

Information on other nearby lodging is available on our Visit Us website.


DOW Ashland
Additional Support Provided by DuPont, ACS Catalysis, and Center for Catalytic Science & Technology, Delaware Biotechnology Institute