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Nominate now for the 2016 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry

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 Feihe Huang, Oren Schermann, Tomoki Ogoshi, Jonathan Nitschke, and Amar Flood.

Those who are within 10 years of receiving their PhD on 31st December 2015 are eligible for the 2016 award. The winner will receive a prize of £2000 and free registration for the ISMSC meeting in Seoul, Korea. In addition to giving a lecture at ISMSC, a short lecture tour will be organised after the meeting in consultation with the Editor of Chemical Communications, the sponsor of the award.

Nomination Details:

You may nominate yourself or someone else. Please send your CV, list of publications (divided into publications from your PhD and post-doc, and those from your independent work), and if desired, a letter of support, or these materials for someone you wish to nominate, to Prof. Roger Harrison (ISMSC Secretary) at rgharris@chem.byu.edu by 31st January 2016.

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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Chemical Sciences awarded

Professor Pradyut Ghosh, IACS, India

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for chemical sciences is awarded annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to two Indian scientists, recognizing outstanding research in the applied and fundamental chemical sciences. This year, one of the winners of this prestigious award was Professor Pradyut Ghosh (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata), who received the prize for his notable work in the fields of inorganic and supramolecular chemistry. A frequent contributor to ChemComm, Professor Ghosh’s work spans many key areas including anion recognition chemistry, molecular encapsulation, chemical sensing of ions, extraction of inorganic salts and supramolecular aggregates. To celebrate Professor Ghosh’s remarkable achievements, we are delighted to present a collection of his recent ChemComm articles below.

 

In relation to the broad themes of Professor Ghosh’s work, we would like to highlight the upcoming ISACS18: Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry conference which will be held in India for the very first time on 19-21 November 2015 in Bangalore. On behalf of the ISACS18 Chair and ChemComm Associate Editor Professor S Ramakrishnan (Indian Institute of Science) and Dr May Copsey (Executive Editor), we warmly invite you to come to this historic and significant event, which will also be attended by our India representatives, Dr Aparna Ganguly and Dr Deeksha Gupta.

 
Read Professor Ghosh’s latest ChemComm articles below:

Artificial receptors for nitrate: a comprehensive overview
Ranjan Dutta and Pradyut Ghosh
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 9070-9084
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01266J, Feature Article


Selective recognition and extraction of KBr via cooperative interactions with a urea functionalized crown ether dual-host
Bidyut Akhuli and Pradyut Ghosh
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07291C, Communication


Halogen bonding assisted selective removal of bromide
Sourav Chakraborty, Ranjan Dutta and Pradyut Ghosh
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 14793-14796
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05495H, Communication


Recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies
Ranjan Dutta and Pradyut Ghosh
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10538-10554
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02957G, Feature Article

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2015: Winners and lectures announced

On behalf of the ChemComm Editorial Board, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Deanna D’Alessandro (synthetic inorganic chemistry and molecular materials), University of Sydney, Australia, and Yong Sheng Zhao (organic nanophotonic materials), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Congratulations to Deanna and Yong Sheng!

Yong Sheng Zhao

Yong Sheng Zhao

Yong Sheng kicked off his Lectureship tour at the Asian Pacific Conference on Chemistry of Materials (APCCOM) 2015 on 20 August, followed by a presentation at the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2015) on 04 September, both events located in Beijing. His tour will culminate at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2nd Asian-European Symposium on Organic Optoelectronics on 27-29 October 2015 in Edinburgh, where he will be awarded with his official Lectureship certificate.

Deanne DAlessandro

Deanna D'Alessandro

Deanna will deliver her inaugural ChemComm EMI Lecture at a symposium on Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Properties and Applications at Pacifichem 2015 in Hawaii this December. Further details of her Lectureship tour, including additional lecture locations, will be announced in due course.

This annual lectureship recognises an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career. For information on previous winners see our website.

Also of interest: You can now read the 2015 ChemComm Emerging Investigators Issue which highlights research from outstanding up-and-coming scientists. There is a mix of Feature articles and Communications, as well as a Profile of this year’s contributors, with cool photos to spotlight our authors at work or at play – look out for the famed Faraday Loving Cup, some serious curling, the Great Wall of China, and once again, as last year, a pumpkin is involved!  You can also take a look at our previous Emerging Investigator issues in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Yong Sheng Zhao presents his first ChemComm EMI Lecture at the APCCOM 2015 in Beijing

Soon to come: We will soon be launching our forthcoming 2016 ChemComm Emerging Investigators issue – watch this space for more details.

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Feihe Huang wins Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize 2015

Congratulations to Prof Feihe Huang from the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, China, winner of the 2014 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry.

The prize, sponsored by ChemComm, is organised by the committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry and is awarded each year to a young supramolecular chemist.

The Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize is named in honour of the winners of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and recognises significant original and independent work in supramolecular chemistry. Previous winners include Oren Schermann, Tomoki Ogoshi, and Jonathan Nitschke.

Feihe will receive £2000, free registration for the ISMSC meeting in Strasbourg, France, and the opportunity to give a lecture at the ISMSC. He is also giving two additional lectures as part of his prize in Germany, at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and the Free University of Berlin.

Dr May Copsey, Executive Editor of the journal, will be also attending this conference to personally award Feihe with the lectureship. She hopes to meet many ChemComm readers and authors there. Please do let her know if you will be there too!

“Professor Feihe Huang follows in the tradition of other winners and is an excellent supramolecular scientist. He has published over 100 articles as an independent researcher, in top tear journals such as ChemComm,” says Professor Roger Harrison, Associate Professor at Brigham Young University and Secretary of the ISMSC International Scientific Committee.  He adds, “He has set himself apart from other chemists by investigating supramolecular polymers and learning how to control their properties.”


Find out more about Feihe Huang by reading his recent research in ChemComm:

Prof Feihe Huang, Winner of the Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize 2015

A water-soluble biphen[3]arene: synthesis, host–guest complexation, and application in controllable self-assembly and controlled release
Jiong Zhou, Guocan Yu, Li Shao, Bin Hua and Feihe Huang
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4188-4191
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00225G, Communication

Reversible formation of a poly[3]rotaxane based on photo dimerization of an anthracene-capped [3]rotaxane
Peifa Wei, Xuzhou Yan and Feihe Huang
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 14105-14108
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07044E, Communication

A CO2-responsive pillar[5]arene: synthesis and self-assembly in water
Kecheng Jie, Yong Yao, Xiaodong Chi and Feihe Huang
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5503-5505
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01704H, Communication

Host–guest complexation induced emission: a pillar[6]arene-based complex with intense fluorescence in dilute solution
Pi Wang, Xuzhou Yan and Feihe Huang
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5017-5019
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01560F, Communication

We invite you to submit your next communication article to ChemComm!

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Tomislav Friščić

Tomislav Friščić (McGill University), one of the winners of the 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, delivered the first of his three lectures, entitled “Mechanochemistry: from environmentally-friendly synthesis to the discovery of new materials and reactivity,” at the University of Ottawa on 25 February 2015.

Tomislav will next be speaking at University College London on Friday, 17 April 2015, and will deliver his final Lectureship talk at the 22nd International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS XXII) in Niigata, Japan on 12-17 July 2015, where he will be formally awarded with his Lectureship certificate.

Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) was the third recipient of the 2014 Lectureship, and he will be delivering his lecture at ECME 2015 – the 13th European Conference on Molecular Electronics – to be held in Strasbourg from 1-5 September 2015. More details on this and Xinliang’s other forthcoming lectures will be posted soon.

Our annual lectureship recognises emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent academic career.  We will soon be announcing our winners for 2015.

ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2014 recipient Tomislav Friscic delivering his lecture at the University of Ottawa

Tomislav Friscic with his host at the University of Ottawa, David Bryce

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Simon M. Humphrey

Dr Simon Humphrey (University of Texas at Austin), one of the winners of the 2014 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, is currently on his Lectureship tour in three locations in California:

Simon delivered the first of his three lectures, entitled “Noble metal nanoparticles and phosphine coordination materials for heterogeneous catalysis, sequestration and sensing,” last Friday at the University of California in San Diego, where he was awarded with his Lectureship certificate by ChemComm Advisory Board member Professor Seth Cohen. Congratulations, Simon!

ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2014 recipient Simon Humphrey receives his certificate from Professor Seth Cohen after delivering his lecture at the University of California in San Diego

Simon Humphrey with ChemComm Advisory Board members Josh Figueroa (left) and Seth Cohen (right)

Our annual lectureship recognises an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.

We will be announcing our 2015 winners soon – watch this space!

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ChemComm Associate Editor Jonathan Sessler to receive the 2014 MSMLG Award

ChemComm warmly congratulates Associate Editor Jonathan Sessler, who will receive the 2014 MSMLG Award at the 4th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG2014), to be held in Shanghai, China, from 9-12th November.

Professor Jonathan Sessler
Professor Sessler, of the University of Texas at Austin, is to be recognized for his seminal contributions to colorimetric anion, cation, and neutral substrate sensors, as well as for his work on calixpyrrole-based self-assembly and molecular logic device design.

Professor Seiji Shinkai
The MSMLG Award will also be presented to Professor Seiji ShinkaiChemComm sends sincere congratulations! Professor Shinkai, of Kyushu University, Japan, designed the first molecular machines and played an integral part in the development of various functional calixarenes.  We invite you to check out our recent cross-journal collection of articles – including a good number from ChemComm – especially published in celebration of Seiji Shinkai’s 70th Birthday.

MSMLG2014
The International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates is a biennial conference organized by the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). Over 350 delegates from 25 countries are expected to attend. They will discuss innovative research and development in the fields of molecular sensors and molecular logic gates, molecular recognition and supramolecular self-assembly, and related research areas.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a proud supporter of MSMLG 2014, sponsoring two poster prizes, the winners of which will each receive a hardbound copy of ‘Molecular Logic-based Computation’ from the RSC Books list.

For more information on the conference and to see the line-up of speakers, visit http://www.msmlg2014.org/.

Look out for ChemComm’s upcoming themed collection on Molecular Logic Gates and Information Processing in early 2015!

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2015 – nominations open

We are delighted to invite nominations for ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2015. The Lectureship, which is awarded annually, will recognise an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.

To qualify
To be eligible for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, the candidate should have completed their PhD on or after 4th September 2006. The candidate should also have published at least one article in ChemComm during the course of their independent career.

Lectureship details
The recipient of the Lectureship will be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12 month period. It is expected that at least one of the locations will be a conference. The recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs. S/he will also be presented with a certificate and be asked to contribute a ChemComm Feature Article.

Nominations
Those wishing to make a nomination should send the following details to the ChemComm Editorial Office by Monday 8th December 2014:

  • Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.
  • A one page CV for the nominee, including their date of birth, summary of education and career, list of up to five independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents and other indicators of esteem and evidence of independence.
  • A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).
  • Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.

The nominator and independent referees are requested to comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Please note that self nomination is not permitted.

Selection procedure
The ChemComm Editorial Board will draw up a short-list of candidates based on the information provided by the referees and nominator. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a supporting statement justifying why they deserve the Lectureship. The recipients of the Lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by the ChemComm Editorial Board, and will be announced in Spring 2015.

Previous winners

2014 Xinliang Feng Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) for advanced organic materials
2014 Tomislav Friscic Tomislav Friščić (McGill University, Canada) for organic chemistry
2014 Simon Humphrey Simon M. Humphrey (University of Texas, USA) for inorganic chemistry
2013 Louise A. Berben (University of California Davis, USA) for synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry
2013 Marina Kuimova (Imperial College London, UK) for biophysical chemistry
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Nominations open for the Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry 2015

Nominations are now open for the Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry. The prize, sponsored by ChemComm, is organised by the committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry and is awarded each year to a young supramolecular chemist.

The Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize is named in honour of the winners of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and recognizes significant original and independent work in supramolecular chemistry. Previous winners include Oren Schermann, Tomoki Ogoshi, and Jonathan Nitschke.

The Prize
The winner will receive:

  • £2000
  • free registration for the ISMSC meeting in Strasbourg, France
  • the opportunity to give a lecture at the ISMSC as well as undertake a short lecture tour after the meeting, in consultation with the Editor of ChemComm

Eligibility
To be eligible for the award you must be within 10 years of receiving your PhD on 31st December 2014

Nomination Instructions
You may nominate yourself or someone else. Please send CV, list of publications (divided into publications from PhD and postdoc and publications from independent work), and, if desired, a letter of support to Prof. Roger Harrison (ISMSC Secretary) at rgharris@chem.byu.edu by 31st December 2014

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Marina Kuimova

Dr Marina Kuimova (Imperial College London) was a recipient of the 2013 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Marina has just completed her lectureship tour which took place in three locations in Europe from 7 – 13 July:

Kuimova

ChemComm Lectureship recipient Marina Kuimova giving her lecture at the IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry

Our annual lectureship recognises an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.

Professor Louise Berben (University of California Davis, USA) was the other recipient of the lectureship last year and we have just announced the 2014 winners – look out for further details of their lectureship tours soon.

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