I. Present and Future of Catalytic and Separation Technology. Future opportunities in industrial catalysis (J.F. Roth). Design of practical solid catalysts at atomic/molecular levels (M. Misono). Characteristic dynamic behaviour of adsorbed species under reaction conditions (K. Tamaru). Recent advances in catalytic oxidations relevant to oxygenases (N. Kitajima, Y. Moro-oka). New trends in membrane separation technologies (S. Kimura). II. New Aspects of Heterogeneous Catalysis. Novel catalytic functions of zeolites in liquid-phase organic reactions (Y. Izumi, M. Onaka). Activation and functionalization of methane (K. Otsuka). Catalytic decomposition of nitrogen monoxide (M. Iwamoto). Effect of additives on the selectivity of metal catalysts (K. Kunimori et al.). Selectivity changes by alloying. Principles and application (A.J. den Hartog, V. Ponec). Recent advances and future developments in zeolite catalysis (Y. Ono). III. Catalysis Combined with Laser, Electrochemical and Membrane Technology. Application of lasers to control of chemical reactions - partial oxidation of alkanes in the gas phase (H. Tominaga, Y. Oshima). Electrocatalytic reactions with electron carriers (S. Torii). Recent development in membrane reactors (D.R. Seok, S.T. Hwang). Simultaneous operation of reaction and separation by a membrane reactor (N. Itoh). Functional membranes for separations based on reactions (T. Uragami). IV. Asymmetric Synthesis and Separation. New carbonylations by means of transition metal catalysts (I. Ojima). New chiral Rh(I) and Ru(II) complexes: highly efficient catalysts for homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation (H. Takaya et al.). Isolation of isomers and optical resolution by a host-guest complexation method (F. Toda). Recent progress and industrial application of optical resolution by high-performance liquid chromatography (K. Saigo). Author index. Subject index.