Institute Objectives

  • To pursue the long-range development of hydrocarbon chemistry.
  • To develop new fuels and materials, as well as to provide environmentally sustainable solutions to energy generation problems.
  • To train researchers in the field of hydrocarbon chemistry.
  • To further the interchange of information through publications and symposia on developments in hydrocarbon chemistry.
  • To act as an international center of hydrocarbon chemistry and to facilitate exchange of information and ideas through visits of scientists, colloquia, and research symposia.
  • To foster a close relationship with the chemical, petroleum, gas and energy industries, and governmental agencies for the exchange of information and knowledge, and to ensure that research results and discoveries of significance will be effectively exploited.
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