Nominations are open for the inaugural PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship

The winner will be awarded up to £1000 and be invited to contribute a Perspective article as part of the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Nominations must be made to the Editorial Office by 2 September 2016 via the lectureship nomination form.

We are delighted to announce we are welcoming nominations for the inaugural PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launching this year, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2016 onwards to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry.

Lectureship details
The PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship recognises the significant contribution of an early career researcher in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry and is a platform for an early career physical chemist to showcase their research to the wider scientific community. The recipient will receive up to £1000 contribution towards travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting hosted by the PCCP Ownership Board. The recipient will also be invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates must:
•    Have completed their PhD and be pursuing an independent research career within physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry.
•    Be at an early stage of their independent career. Typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Selection criteria, nomination and judging process
•    Nominations must be made via email using the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship nomination form and a letter of recommendation.
•    Individuals cannot nominate themselves for consideration.
•    The recipient will be selected by the PCCP Editorial Board at the 2016 PCCP Editorial Board meeting. Details of the PCCP Editorial Board can be found online at www.rsc.org/pccp.
•    The winner will be selected based on their nomination, with due consideration given to the letter of recommendation, candidate biography, research achievements, previous PCCP publications and overall publication history.

Submit a nomination
To be considered for the lectureship the following must be sent to the Editorial Office
•    A letter of recommendation
•    A complete nomination form

Submission deadline 2 September 2016

Submit nomination

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PCCP’s latest Impact Factor is 4.449

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 4.449*

PCCP is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge original research across the fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Last year we published 3425 articles, making PCCP the largest single journal in the physical chemistry field. Our wide reach in the community and rapid times to publication ensure your research gets the attention it deserves.

Lead by our Editorial Board Chair and Deputy Chair, our expert team of international Associate Editors and dedicated professional Editors ensure that PCCP is a home for urgent Communications & high quality Full Papers, authoritative Perspectives and community-led themed collections. PCCP is proud to be a society journal and is co-owned by 19 national chemical societies. The journal is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the whole scientific community.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for their continued support

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2017

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.

The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2017 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

For further information contact John Chalmers at, email: vibspecconsult@aol.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2016.

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Ruth Signorell joins PCCP as an Associate Editor

PCCP would like to welcome Ruth Signorell as our newest Associate Editor for 2016.

Ruth Signorell has been Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich since November 2012. Her research group works in the area of spectroscopy of clusters and aerosol particles. The current focus is on photoelectron spectroscopy and optical trapping of single aerosol particles. Before coming to ETH Zurich she was a Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (2005-2012) and an Assistant Professor at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2002-2005). She was an undergraduate student at ETH Zurich, where she also received her PhD.

Professor Signorell says of her appointment;

“PCCP has made a continuous effort to ensure competent and fair review processes. After serving for many years on the Advisory Board of PCCP, I am now very much looking forward to becoming even deeper involved in the process itself as an Associate Editor.”

Read Professor Signorell’s  most recent PCCP article here:

Ultraviolet broadband light scattering for optically-trapped submicron-sized aerosol particles
Grégory David, Kıvanç Esat, Irina Ritsch and Ruth Signorell
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 5477-5485
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06940H, Paper

A pulsed uniform Laval expansion coupled with single photon ionization and mass spectrometric detection for the study of large molecular aggregates
Bernhard Schläppi, Jessica H. Litman, Jorge J. Ferreiro, David Stapfer and Ruth Signorell
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 25761-25771
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00061K, Paper

Timescales of water transport in viscous aerosol: measurements on sub-micron particles and dependence on conditioning history
Jessica W. Lu, Andrew M. J. Rickards, Jim S. Walker, Kerry J. Knox, Rachael E. H. Miles, Jonathan P. Reid and Ruth Signorell
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 9819-9830
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54233E, Paper

On behalf of Professor Signorell and the rest of our Editorial Board, we would like to invite you to submit your best work to PCCP.

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New partnership between Overleaf and Royal Society of Chemistry journal PCCP

Posted on behalf of Mary Anne Baynes, Overleaf

Image of RSC and Overleaf logos

London – May 16: We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Overleaf and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Through this partnership, authors submitting to Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) will have access to the award-winning Overleaf collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool with 1-click submission into the PCCP ScholarOne submission system.

A PCCP journal template is available within the Overleaf platform to help authors write, collaborate and publish their work in the correct journal format. Once authors are finished writing, they can quickly and easily submit to PCCP using the 1-click submission link within Overleaf. All files and necessary information will be seamlessly transferred to the PCCP submission system – greatly simplifying the author’s submission experience.

Caroline Burley, Journals Operations Manager, Publishing Services & Production at the Royal Society of Chemistry, says:

“Our authors want the submission process to be quick and simple, so we’re very pleased to be partnering with Overleaf to offer this benefit to PCCP’s authors. This development makes the process of submitting a paper to PCCP from the Overleaf platform as easy as the click of a button.”

John Hammersley, Founder & CEO of Overleaf says:

“I’m hugely excited for Overleaf to be able to support the Royal Society of Chemistry, the PCCP journal and their authors through this new partnership. Simplifying and streamlining an author’s writing and submission experience is a major goal for Overleaf and this partnership addresses that perfectly.”

Links to the template and Overleaf platform are available at the PCCP journal website.

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About The Royal Society of Chemistry
We are the oldest chemical society in the world and in 2016 we’re celebrating 175 years of progress and people in the chemical sciences. Throughout the year, we’re sharing the stories of how our members past and present have helped to change the world with chemistry.

With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 175 years of history and an international vision of the future.

We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

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About Overleaf
Founded in 2012 and with over 400,000 registered users, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology. By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links.

Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific writing process into one place in the cloud – from idea, to writing, to review, to publication.

Follow @overleaf and @PCCP on Twitter.

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Themed collection now online: Electron delocalization and aromaticity

All articles in the collection are free to access until 17 June 2016

Cover image for Kekule issue showing a sketch of a benzene moleculeClick through to read the Themed Collection online: ‘‘Electron delocalization and aromaticity: 150 years of the Kekulé benzene structure’’

Guest Edited by Gabriel Merino and Miquel Solà this collection of articles celebrates the 150th anniversary of the seminal paper ‘‘Sur la constitution des substances aromatiques’’ by August Kekulé and presents a snapshot of present-day research in aromaticity.

All articles in the collection are free to access until 17 June 2016, including:

Editorial
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Kekulé benzene structure
Gabriel Merino and Miquel Sola
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11587 DOI:10.1039/C6CP90088G

Perspective
Beyond organic chemistry: aromaticity in atomic clusters
Alexander I. Boldyrev and Lai-Sheng Wang
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11589 DOI:10.1039/C5CP07465G

Communication
How does tetraphenylethylene relax from its excited states?
Antonio Prlj, Nađa Došlić and Clémence Corminboeuf
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11606 DOI:10.1039/C5CP04546K

Paper
Computational study on donor–acceptor optical markers for Alzheimer’s disease: a game of charge transfer and electron delocalization
Francesca Peccati, Marta Wiśniewska, Xavier Solans-Monfort and Mariona Sodupe
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11634 DOI:10.1039/C5CP07274C

Click through to read the full collection online: ‘Electron delocalization and aromaticity: 150 years of the Kekulé benzene structure’, free to access until 17 June 2016

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University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences, 21 – 23 March 2016

PCCP were pleased to support the University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences which took place from 21 – 23 March 2016 at UCLA Lake Arrowhead conference centre.

The conference was envisioned to follow a Gordon GRS-style format comprised of oral and poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs. They customised the program to serve the interests of UC students by including workshops on research presentation, publication and career preparation. The conference broadly encompassed all areas of chemistry, including biological, organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry.

Charles Ruiz, with his winning poster “Incorporation of Amphiphilic PAMAM Dendrimers in Supported Lipid Bilayers to Enhance Stability and Functionalization”

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2016 PCCP – Chemical Society of Japan Prizes

PCCP are delighted to anounce the winners of the 2016 PCCP Prizes for Outstanding Achievement of Young Scientists in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. These were awarded by Hiromitsu Urakami (Royal Society of Chemistry Japan Representative) at a prize ceremony held at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan 0n 25th March in Kyoto, Japan.  The winners each received a commemorative book and a PCCP Prize certificate.

Back row, from left; Prof. Kazuyuki Kuroda (Waseda University) / CSJ Head of Vice President, Prof. Naoto Chatani (Osaka University) CSJ Vice President, Mr. Nobuyuki Kawashima CSJ Executive Director. Front row, from left; Prof. Ito – PCCP award winner, Prof. Suda – PCCP award winner, Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa (The University of Electro-Communications)、Prof. Muratsugu – PCCP award winner and Hiromitsu Urakami, RSC

(1) Dr. Yoshikazu Ito, Assistant Professor
World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI)
Advanced Institute for Materials (AIM Research) Tohoku University
“Physical and Chemical Properties of High Quality Three Dimensional Nanoporous Graphene”

(2) Dr. Satoshi Muratsugu, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
“Preparation, In situ Characterization, and Functionalization of Catalyst Surfaces by the Immobilization and Coordination Control of Multi-Metallic Complexes”

(3) Dr. Masayuki Suda, Assistant Professor
Institute for Molecular Science
Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems (CIMoS)
“Light-induced superconductivity in an organic strongly-correlated material using a photoactive electric double layer”

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Ab initio or Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics (CPMD), University of Chicago, 18-20 May 2016

PCCP is pleased to anounce that Ab initio or Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics (CPMD) will host its annual conference at the University of Chicago, 18-20 May 2016.

Topics and discussion will include the latest AIMD developments, encompassing electronic structure and sampling advances; AIMD applications in physics, chemistry and materials science; and large scale simulations on high performance architectures.

Partial List of Invited Speakers

  • Alessandro Curioni , IBM, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roger Rousseau, PNNL, USA
  • Sheng Meng, CAS, Beijing, China
  • Yoshitaka Tateyama, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Annabella Selloni, Princeton University, USA
  • Robert DiStasio, Cornell University, USA
  • Francesco Paesani, UCSD, USA
  • Glenn Martyna, IBM, Yorktown Heights, USA
  • Xinzheng Li, Peking University, China
  • T. Anh Pham, LLNL, USA
  • Alex Gaiduk, UChicago, USA
  • Albert Ardevol, MPIBP, Germany
  • Ursula Roethlisberger, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Rodolphe Vuilleumier, ENS, Paris, France
  • Anders Niklasson (*), LANL, USA
  • Angelos Michaelides UCL, UK
  • Joost VandeVondele, ETHZ, Switzerland
  • Bryan K. Clark, UIUC, USA
  • Ali Alavi, MPI FKF, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Sandro Sorella, SISSA, Italy
  • Michele Ceriotti, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Greg Voth, Uchicago, USA
  • Pratyush Tiwary, Columbia University, USA
  • Davide Donadio, UCD, USA
  • Stefano Baroni, SISSA, Italy
  • (*) to be confirmed

    Please see the webpage for further details.

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    7th International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry, Le Havre, 27 – 30 June 2016

    Green Chemistry are pleased to support the 7th International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry IMAMPC which will take place in Le Havre, France, 27 – 30 June 2016 . The meeting will promote high-quality research carried out by early career scientists, in order to highlight their contributions to the field. Many of the participants will expose their research work for the first time.

    Topics

    • Astrochemistry
    • Chemical reactivity in the gas phase and at the gas/surface interface
    • Collisional energy transfers
    • Electronic structure calculations and spectroscopy of molecules
    • Cold atoms and molecules
    • Macromolecules and aggregates

    Online submission will open on the 1st of January 2016 and close the 1st of May 2016. Please visit the webpage for more information on submitting your abstract.


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