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Raffaella Buonsanti and Corinna Schindler: Winners of the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2019!

Raffaella Buonsanti

Raffaella Buonsanti obtained her PhD in Nanochemistry in 2010 at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Salento. Afterwards, she moved to the US where she spent over five years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, first as a postdoc and project scientist at the Molecular Foundry and after as a tenure-track staff scientist in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.

She is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at EPFL in Switzerland. Her group works at the interface of materials chemistry and catalysis, using colloidal chemistry tools to synthesize controlled and tunable nanocrystals and to advance the current knowledge on the electrocatalytic conversion of small molecules into value-added chemicals. You can also learn more about Raffaella’s group and research on Twitter @lnce_epfl.

 

 

 

Corinna Schindler

Corinna was awarded her PhD in 2010 at the ETH Zurich, where she worked with Professor Erick M. Carreira on the total synthesis of Banyaside B and Microcin SF608. She has been awarded several honors during her independent career, including a 2016 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, a 2016 NSF CAREER award, a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, a 2019 Marion Milligan Mason Award, and a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her group’s research focuses on the development of new synthetic transformations relying on environmentally benign metals and the synthesis of complex molecules of biological importance in cancer treatment and infectious diseases. Find more info about Corinna and her group on Twitter @SchindlerLab.

 

 

 

 

As part of the Lectureship award, Raffaella and Corinna will each present lectures at three locations over the coming year, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference. Details of the lectures will be announced in due course but keep an eye on Twitter @ChemCommun for details!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Communications in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Communications in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Chris Hawes, Keele University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6902-7939
Dr Takashi Hirose, Kyoto University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5351-2101
Dr Johan Hoogboom, BASF SE, ORCID: 0000-0002-2615-3131
Professor Takamitsu Hosoya, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, ORCID: 0000-0002-7270-351X
Dr Eric Assen Bonev Kantchev, Hefei University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-0607-9288
Dr RM Kellogg, Syncom BV, ORCID: 0000-0002-8409-829X
Dr Jacek L Kolanowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-6779-4736
Dr Anabel Estela Lanterna, University of Ottawa Faculty of Science, ORCID: 0000-0002-6743-0940
Dr David Leboeuf, ICMMO, Paris-Sud University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5720-7609
Dr Yong Li, University of Missouri-Kansas City, ORCID: 0000-0002-7811-5188
Dr Silvia Marchesan, University of Trieste, ORCID: 0000-0001-6089-3873
Professor Arpad Molnar, University of Szeged, ORCID: 0000-0001-9191-450X
Dr Josué David Mota Morales, National Autonomous University of Mexico, ORCID: 0000-0001-8257-0709
Dr David Nelson, University of Strathclyde, ORCID: 0000-0002-9461-5182
Dr Kyungsoo Oh, Chung-Ang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4566-6573
Dr Valentina Oliveri, University of Catania, ORCID: 0000-0001-7603-4790
Professor Vasyl Pivovarenko, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, ORCID: 0000-0002-6652-2333
Dr Liliana Quintanar, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), ORCID: 0000-0003-3090-7175
Dr Seth Rasmussen, North Dakota State University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3456-2864
Professor Elisabetta Rossi, University of Milan, ORCID: 0000-0003-0397-6175
Dr Nabeen Kumar Shrestha, Dongguk University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4849-4121
Dr James Taylor, University of Bath, ORCID: 0000-0002-0254-5536
Dr Mariola Tortosa, Autonomous University of Madrid, ORCID: 0000-0002-5107-0549
Dr Jose Luis Vicario, University of the Basque Country, ORCID: 0000-0001-6557-1777
Dr Haolin Yin, California Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-2063-8605

We would also like to thank the Chemical Communications Board and the fantastic chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize 2019 – call for nominations

The International Committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry is pleased to invite nominations for the Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize for young supramolecular chemists.

The Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize, named in honour of the winners of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, recognises significant original and independent work in supramolecular chemistry.

Previous winners include Rafal KlajnTom F. A. de GreefIvan AprahamianFeihe HuangOren SchermannTomoki OgoshiJonathan Nitschke, and Amar Flood.

Those who are within 10 years of receiving their PhD on 31st December 2018 are eligible for the 2019 award. The winner will receive a prize of £2000 and free registration for the ISMSC meeting in Lecce, Italy. In addition to giving a lecture at ISMSC, a short lecture tour will be organized after the meeting in consultation with the Editor of Chemical Communications, the sponsor of the award.

Nomination Details:

Please send your CV, list of publications (divided into publications from your PhD and postdoc and those form your independent work), and if desired, letter of support, or these materials for someone you wish to nominate to Prof. Roger Harrison (ISMSC Secretary) at roger_harrison@byu.edu by 31st December 2018.

 

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ChemComm Poster Prize winner for the 2nd Early Career Researchers Meeting of the RSC–Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group

Dr Guillaume De Bo (left) presenting the ChemComm prize to Alexander Elmi (right).

The 2nd Early Career Researchers Meeting of the RSC-Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (RSC-MASC) Group took place on 27th July 2018 at the University of Manchester, UK. This one-day symposium was organised by Dr. Guillaume De Bo (University of Manchester) and was attended by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers within the supramolecular field.

The meeting consisted of fifteen selected talks from submitted abstracts, and all attendees were invited to present a poster. The day ended with a plenary lecture by Professor Anthony Davis (University of Bristol) on ‘Biomimetic Carbohydrate Recognition:  The Host-Guest Chemistry of Carbohydrates in Water’.

ChemComm was proud to sponsor this successful symposium. Alexander Elmi (University of Edinburgh) received the ChemComm poster prize for his poster entitledUnderstanding Aromatic Stacking Interactions In Solution’.

 

Congratulations Alexander from everyone at ChemComm!

 

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Dr Rafal Klajn’s UK tour as the 2018 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize winner

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rafal Klajn, winner of the ChemComm sponsored 2018 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize, will be giving a series of lectures at UK universities during the week commencing 16th July 2018.

Rafal began his independent research career in November 2009 at the Weizmann Insitute of Science, Israel, directly after obtaining his PhD degree. His group has worked on nanoscale reactivity and self-assembly – incorporating photo-responsive moieties into nanoporous solids, working with superparamagnetic nanoparticles of various shapes and demonstrating that cubic nanoparticles of iron oxide could spontaneously assemble into helical materials, and developing the concept of “dynamically self-assembling nanoflasks” capable of accelerating chemical reactions using light, working with flexible metal-organic (coordination) cages that can encapsulate diverse organic molecules ranging from fluorescent dyes to nonpolar pharmaceuticals, among other projects.

He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science and now focuses on creating synthetic out-of-equilibrium systems and “life-like” materials, not only to develop innovative functional materials, but also to tackle what he deems as one of the most important and fascinating problems – the origin of life.

As part of the Prize, Rafal presents 3 lectures and we are delighted to announce that 2 of these will be taking place during his UK tour. He will be giving these in conjunction with lectures for the 2017 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship that was also awarded to him. You can find details for his upcoming UK tour below.

Day University Host
Monday 16th July University of Bristol Professor Jonathan Reid
Tuesday 17th July Durham University Professor Jonathan Steed
Wednesday 18th July University of Nottingham Professor David Amabilino
Thursday 19th July University of Cambridge Professor Jonathan Nitschke
Friday 20th July University College London (UCL) Dr Tung Chun Lee
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ChemComm poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.

This annual symposium covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, including the discussion of topics around intermolecular interactions. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

ChemComm is delighted to announce that the ChemComm poster prize was awarded to Hiroshi Koganezawa from the Tokyo University of Science for a poster entitled ‘Synthesis of [2]Rotaxanes with Spirofluorene and Pyrrole Moieties’.

Well done Hiroshi from everyone at ChemComm!

 

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ChemComm poster prize winner at the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting

The 2018 European Materials Research Society (EMRS) Spring Meeting was held from the 18th – 22nd June in the Strasbourg Convention Centre in France.

The EMRS Spring Meeting is the society’s major conference and covers all aspects of materials science including energy and environment, biomaterials, semiconductors, nanomaterials, functional materials, and materials processing and characterization. It offers on average 25 topical symposia and is widely recognised as being of the highest international significance, with approximately 2,500 attendees every year.

ChemComm is proud to announce that the ChemComm poster prize was awarded to Dr Manal Alkhamisi from the University of Nottingham (School of Physics and Astronomy) for ‘The Growth and Fluorescence of Phthalocyanine Monolayers and Thin Films on Hexagonal Boron Nitride’. Manal was awarded the prize by ChemComm Associate Editor Steven De Feyter.

Well done Manal!

 

ChemComm Associate Editor Steven De Feyter (left) awarding the poster prize to Dr Manal Alkhamisi (right)

 

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Amanda Hargrove and Alexander Miller: Winners of the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2018

On behalf of the ChemComm Editorial Board, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship – Amanda Hargrove and Alexander Miller. Our warmest congratulations to Amanda and Alexander!

 

 

Amanda Hargrove

Amanda was awarded her PhD in 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked with Professors Eric V. Anslyn and Jonathan L. Sessler on combining recognition motifs for improved sensing and biological activity of oligosaccharides and phosphorylated molecules. During her independent career, she has received the 2014 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2015 Prostrate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2017 Cottrell Scholar Awards and 2018 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

She is currently an Assistant Professor at Duke University and her group works at the interface of chemistry and biology, using organic chemistry tools to study the structure and function of long noncoding RNAs.

 

 

 

 


Alexander Miller

Alexander completed his PhD in 2011 at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on emissive monocopper amidophosphine complexes and Lewis acid-assisted reductive coupling of carbon monoxide with Professors John E. Bercaw and Jay A. Labinger. He has been awarded several honours during his independent career, including the 2014 University Research Council James Moeser Award for Distinguished Research, 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award.

He currently has a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, and his group’s research focusses on the storage of solar energy in chemical fuels, proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, and hydrocarbon transformations.

 

 

 

As part of the Lectureship, Amanda and Alexander will present a lecture at three locations over the coming year, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference. Details of the lectures will be announced in due course – keep an eye on Twitter for details.

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3rd Japan-UK Joint Symposium on Coordination Chemistry RSC poster prize winners

The Japan-UK Joint Symposium on Coordination Chemistry is now in its third iteration and highlights the networks and partnerships between the two countries. The meeting, which is supported by Royal Society of Chemistry Dalton Division, Coordination Chemistry interest group, invited 20 excellent coordination chemists from each country to deliver lectures on their recent advances in coordination chemistry, in one of five themes: supramolecular chemistry; materials chemistry; energy and environmental science; organometallic chemistry/catalysis; and bio-coordination chemistry. This year the meeting took place at the University of St Andrews between on 30 April-2 May 2018. The event was attended by a little under a hundred people and 17 posters were presented.

Chemical Science, ChemComm, Dalton Transactions and Catalysis Science & Technology supported the meeting with poster prizes for the six most outstanding poster presentations:

Qingshu Zheng from University of Edinburgh was awarded the Chemical Science award for their poster titled: How important are metallophilic interactions?

Ellie Tanaka from University of Edinburgh was awarded the Chemical Science award for their poster titled: Copper iodide complexes for hole transport in solid-state mesoscopic solar cells.

Diego Rota Matir from University of St Andrews was awarded the ChemComm award for their poster titled: Homochiral emissive supramolecular [Ir₈Pd₄]16+ cages.

Hannah Potter from University of St Andrews was awarded the Dalton Transaction award for their poster titled: Design, synthesis and characterisation of Pt(II)-metalloligands used for thermal and photochemical self-assembly.

Cei Provis-Evans from University of Bath was awarded the Catalysis Science & Technology award for their poster titled: Ironing out the competition: iron catalysed alkyne trimerisation at room temperature.

Michael Shipman from University of Glasgow was awarded the Catalysis Science & Technology award for their poster titled: A re-evaluation of Sn(II) phthalocyanine as a catalyst for the electrosynthesis of ammonia.

 

From left to right: Co-organiser Professor Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh) with winners Hannah Potter, Diego Rota Matir, Cei Provis-Evans, Michael Shipman, Ellie Tanaka, Qingshu Zheng, along with Dr Jeremy Allen (Royal Society of Chemistry).

 

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Congratulations to the 2018 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize winner: Rafal Klajn

We are proud to announce that Dr. Rafal Klajn, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, as the recipient of this year’s Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry! This prize, sponsored by ChemComm, is named in honour of the winners of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and recognises significant original and independent work in supramolecular chemistry. Our warmest congratulations to Rafal, a well-deserved winner!

 

Dr. Rafal Klajn

Rafal is an Associate Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science and will receive the award during the 2018 International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC).

This annual conference consists of sessions of invited lectures that focus upon a single topic area, award lectures and poster sessions. This year, the conference will also feature evening sessions on supramolecular chemistry with keynote speakers as well as an exciting series of Nobel Lectures on the final day!

Find out more and register here.

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