International Symposium on Molecular Beams 2017

The ISMB2017 is the 27th edition of the International Symposium on Molecular Beams which will take place from 25 – 30 June 2017 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Chaired this year by Bas van de Meerakker (Radboud University), and Anouk Rijs (Radboud University, PCCP Associate Editor) the conference promises a stimulating and interesting scientific program with oral and poster presentations, lively discussions with other scientists in the field and social events.

Invited speakers at the event include: Mattanjah de Vries (University of California Santa Barbara, USA, PCCP Advisory Board)Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, PCCP Associate Editor), and Dan Neumark (University of California Berkeley, USA, PCCP Advisory Board).

Register now: early bird registration closes 1st April. For more information visit the conference website.

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2017 PCCP – Chemical Society of Japan Prizes

PCCP are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 PCCP Prizes for Outstanding Achievement of Young Scientists in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. These were awarded  at a prize ceremony held at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan on the 16th March in Tokyo, Japan.  The winners each received a commemorative book and a PCCP Prize certificate.

 

From left: Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa (University of Electro-Communications, former CSJ president, founder of PCCP-CSJ award); Prof. Ryou Kubota (prize winner); Prof. Kenta Mizuse (prize winner); Prof. Miho Hatanaka (prize winner); Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto (Chubu University, Current CSJ President); Sarah Thomas (RSC Program Manager); Robert Parker (RSC Chief Executive Officer); Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC Manager, Japan); Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto (Kyoto University)

(1) Dr. Ryou Kubota
Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University  
Artificial Regulation and Imitation of Living Systems based on Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry

 

(2) Dr. Kenta Mizuse
Assistant Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry, School of Science
“Direct imaging study of gas-phase ultrafast molecular dynamics using a newly developed space-slice ion imaging technique”

 

(3) Dr. Miho Hatanaka
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University
Theoretical Study of the Lanthanide Chemistry: structural fluctuation, catalytic ability, and luminescence

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Outstanding Reviewers for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics in 2016, 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.

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science

Dr Leonardo Bernasconi, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Dr Antonio Cammarata, Czech Technical University in Prague

Professor Ayan Datta, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Professor Sergei Manzhos, National University of Singapore

Dr Aurelien Perera, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Dr Jose Plata, Duke University

Professor Yasuteru Shigeta, University of Tsukuba

Professor Leonidas Tsetseris, National Technical University of Athens

Dr Lijun Xu, Honeywell UOP

We would also like to thank the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics board and the Physical 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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34th International Symposium on Free Radicals

The biannual International Symposium will take place in Hayama, Japan on 27th August 2017 – 1st September 2017.  The Free Radicals series aims to provide a strongly interdisciplinary forum for chemists, physicists, astrophysicists and environmental scientists for exchanging the latest research results on diverse aspects, experiment and theory, of free radicals.

Topics which will be covered at the 34th International Symposium on Free Radicals include:

  • Spectroscopy of free radicals
  • Structure of free radicals
  • Chemical kinetics and dynamics of radicals, theory and experiment
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy of chemical dynamics
  • Free radicals as reaction intermediates
  • Free radicals and atmospheric chemistry
  • Free radicals and combustion chemistry
  • Free radicals and interstellar chemistry
  • Cold atoms and molecules

For more information, please check out the website.

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New PCCP Advisory board members

PCCP are happy to anounce some new advisory board members starting in 2017.

  • Denis Jacquemin, Université de Nantes, France
  • Toshinori Suzuki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Paul Ayers, McMaster University, Canada

Check out our PCCP page for more details on our Editorial and Advisory board members.

 

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Borders in science and nations are artificial. Should we have borders within India?

An article by E. Arunan, PCCP Advisory Board member 2005-2016

Read Professor E. Arunan’s thought-provoking arguments for a world without borders:

Borders in science and nations are artificial. Should we have borders within India? 
E. Arunan
Current Science, 2017, 112 (3), 435-436.

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Introducing Associate Editor Professor Piero Baglioni

We are delighted to welcome Professor Piero Baglioni as our newest Associate Editor for PCCP.

Professor Piero Baglioni is a professor of Physical Chemisty at the University of Florence and director of the Italian Center for Colloid and Nanoscence (CSGI). His scientific interests focus on the Physical Chemistry of soft matter systems, both from a fundamental and an applicative point of view. In particular his research interests concern amphiphilic and lipid self-assembly, water confinement in inorganic and organic matrices, and the design of inorganic and hybrid nanostructured materials for applications in different areas, as materials for cultural heritage conservation, coatings,  building materials.

Read Professor Baglioni’s most recent PCCP article:

Poly(ethylene glycol)-graft-poly(vinyl acetate) single-chain nanoparticles for the encapsulation of small molecules
Arianna Bartolini, Paolo Tempesti, Claudio Resta, Debora Berti, Johan Smets, Yousef G. Aouad and Piero Baglioni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 4553-4559
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07967A, Paper

Welcome Professor Piero Baglioni and his Editorial Office can be selected on submission to PCCP here.

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The inaugural PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship is awarded to Dr David Glowacki

Launching this year, the Lectureship was created to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry who is making an outstanding contribution to their field and is at an early stage of their career.

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Nominations were open to all and were made by leading researchers from around the world. The nominee list was shortlisted by the Editorial Board prior to the Fall PCCP Editorial Board meeting, at which, Dr David Glowacki, University of Bristol, was selected as the inaugural recipient.

As part of the Lectureship Dr Glowacki will be awarded a travel bursary of £1000 to attend and present at a leading international event in 2017, where he will be presented his Lectureship award. Dr Glowacki has also been invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Many congratulations to Dr Glowacki on behalf of the PCCP Ownership Societies and Editorial Board.

Nominations for the 2017 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship will open next summer, keep up to date with latest journal news on the blog, Twitter, newsletter and e-TOC alerts.

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Now online – Insights from advanced methods in molecular dynamics Themed Issue

PCCP are pleased to anounce that the Insights from advanced methods in molecular dynamics themed issue is now online.  This issue aims to highlight the new insights and applications that have been enabled by the use of advanced molecular dynamics techniques and potentials. The issue is guest-edited by G. Andres Cisneros (Wayne State University), Haiyan Liu (University of Science & Technology of China), Jean-Philip Piquemal (Sorbonne Université) and Pengyu Ren (University of Texas at Austin).

Read the full collection online. It includes:

Elucidation of the conformational dynamics of multi-body systems by construction of Markov state models
Lizhe Zhu, Fu Kit Sheong, Xiangze Zeng and Xuhui Huang
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 30228-30235
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02545E

On the calculation of equilibrium thermodynamic properties from molecular dynamics
Peter V. Coveney and Shunzhou Wana
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 30236-30240
DOI:  10.1039/C6CP02349E

Simulations of the water exchange dynamics of lanthanide ions in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate ([EMIm][EtSO4]) and water
Yi-Jung Tu, Matthew J. Allen and G. Andrés Cisneros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 30323-30333
DOI:  10.1039/C6CP04957E

Calculating binding free energies of host–guest systems using the AMOEBA polarizable force field
David R. Bell, Rui Qi, Zhifeng Jing, Jin Yu Xiang, Christopher Mejias, Michael J. Schnieders, Jay W. Ponder and Pengyu Ren
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 30261-30269
DOI:  10.1039/C6CP02509A

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XLIV Congress of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society

PCCP was pleased to support the XLIV Congress of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society which took place in Naples from the 20th – 23rd September 2016.

The following were winners of the PCCP sponsored Poster Prizes.

Winner name Institution Poster title
Massimo Bernareggi University of Milan Temperature effects on the photocatalytic hydrogen production with Cu-Pt containing TiO2 materials
Ilaria Fortunati University of Padua Determination of FRET efficiency through fluorescence lifetime analysis using Cameleon sensors in HeLa cells
Livia Giotta University of Salento A mediatorless photoelectrochemical cell based on LIFT-immobilized Reaction Centers for the amperometric detection of herbicides
Rosario Oliva University of Naples Federico II The effect of DMSO on the thermotropic properties of cholesterol-containing DPPC liposomes

For more information please visit the conference website.

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