The 2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship is awarded to Professor Debashree Ghosh

The PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship aims 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.

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, Professor Debashree Ghosh (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science) was selected as the 2018 recipient.

As part of the Lectureship Professor Ghosh will be awarded a travel bursary of £1000 to attend and present at a leading international event in 2019, where she will be presented her Lectureship award. Professor Ghosh has also been invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Many congratulations to Professor Ghosh on behalf of the PCCP Ownership Societies and Editorial Board.

Nominations for the 2019 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship will open next summer, keep up to date with latest journal news on the blogTwitternewsletter and e-TOC alerts.

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New PCCP Associate Editor: Ron Naaman

We are delighted to welcome Ron Naaman as our newest Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Associate Editor.

Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Born in Israel, Prof. Ron Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and his PhD in 1978 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University in California, and spent a year in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University. In 1981, Prof. Naaman joined the Weizmann Institute. From 1989-1995, Ron chaired the Institute’s Chemical Services Unit and from 1995-2000, he headed the Department of Chemical Physics. From 2008-2010, Prof. Naaman was the Chair of the Scientific Council at the Institute. Prof. Naaman is the incumbent of the Aryeh and Mintzi Katzman Professorial Chair.

His research focusses on studying interactions of electrons and their spin with organic and bio-related molecules.

As a PCCP Associate Editor, Ron will provide his expertise in the fields of:

  • Electron-molecule interactions
  • Organic-inorganic interfaces
  • Spintronics
  • Molecular electronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Electron transfer

Submit your best work in these areas to Ron now.

Read Ron’s latest article in PCCP here:

Bacteriorhodopsin based non-magnetic spin filters for biomolecular spintronics. Vaibhav Varade, Tal Markus, Kiran Vankayala, Noga Friedman, Mordechai Sheves, David H. Waldeck and Ron Naaman. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 1091-1097. DOI: 10.1039/C&CP06771B

 


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Celebrating 20 years of society collaboration in physical chemistry and chemical physics

Join us at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool, 26 – 30 August

We are proud to announce that PCCP is holding a symposium at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress on Monday 27th August entitled: “Celebrating 20 years of society collaboration in physical chemistry and chemical physics”. Join us at this special one-day symposium to mark volume 20 of PCCP being published, which aims to celebrate and encourage collaboration between nations across the physical chemistry and chemical physics community.

This unique event will feature scientific talks from distinguished PCCP Editorial Board members and the recipient of the 2017 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship, Professor Ryan Steele (University of Utah), covering a variety of topics that reflect journal’s broad scope. The symposium also includes a panel discussion, led by the Chair of the PCCP Ownership Board, Dr Lene Hviid (Shell) on the importance and value of collaboration in the physical chemistry community for the benefit of research and individual careers.

The symposium will be led by Professor Seong Keun Kim, the Chair of PCCP and Dr Katie Lim, PCCP Executive Editor.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Kiyotaka Asakura (Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University)
    “The sensitivity and resolution development of X-ray spectroscopy – smaller, faster, thinner and sparser samples”
  • Professor Piero Baglioni (University of Florence)
    “Polymer hydrogel networks and complex fluid for the conservation of modern and contemporary art”
  • Professor Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
    “Molecules under strong laser fields: Shaping ultrafast photodissociation dynamics and stereodynamics”
  • Professor Anna Krylov (University of Southern California)
    “Collaboration between theory and experiment in physical chemistry and chemical physics: The whole is larger than the sum of the parts”
  • Dr Anouk Rijs (Radboud University)
    “Peptide self-assembly; one non-covalent interaction at a time”
  • Professor David Rueda (Imperial College London)
    “How Cas9 Finds Off-Targets”
  • Professor Henry Schaefer (University of Georgia)
    “Some Chemistry Involving Hypervalent Iodine”
  • Professor Ryan Steele (The University of Utah)
    “2017 PCCP Lectureship – From Electrons to Molecular Vibrations … and Back”

Join us at the the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC Liverpool) on Monday, 27th August for this special event. For more information, see the Full Programme.

The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) is holding its 7th Chemistry Congress in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 26th – 30th August 2018. The Congress is an internationally respected, large-scale event for the chemical sciences.

For more information about this exciting conference, please visit the conference web page.

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Recent Appointees in Physical Chemistry (RAPC) 2018

Recent Appointees in Physical Chemistry (RAPC) 2018

20-22 August 2018, University of Birmingham, UK.

Registration closes on 06th August 2018

RAPC provides an important forum bringing together early-career researchers and academics appointed in the last 5-years. Established colleagues will share their experiences on becoming a research leader covering topics such as the funding landscape, innovation in teaching, public engagement, publishing and commercialisation will also be covered. Dr Steven Lee (University of Cambridge) will present his Marlow Award<http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/MarlowAward/2017-winner.asp> winning work on single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Conference delegates are invited to present an overview of their research via oral and poster presentations. The social programme comprises of conference dinner and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration is £100 and will cover registration, accommodation, the conference dinner and meals throughout the conference.

Don’t miss this chance to build your network and to present your research. Please submit your abstract by 31st July via following link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/news/events/2018/recent-appointees-physical-chemistry-2018.aspx.

For any queries, please contact Dr Ruchi Gupta (r.gupta.3@bham.ac.uk).

 

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16th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry PCCP poster award winners

The 16th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry was held in Menton, France, from 18 – 23 June 2018.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics sponsored two poster prizes and these were awarded to Daniel Aravena, University of Santiago de Chile for Electron transport through transition metal complexes” and Christian Silvio Pomelli, University of Pisa for A computational study of the effect of ionic liquids’ anions on Reichardt’s dye solvatochromism”

Congratulations to both awardees!

 

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International Conference on Physical Chemistry and Functional Materials

The International Conference on Physical Chemistry and Functional Materials (PCFM’18) was held in Elaziğ, Turkey, from 19 – 21 June 2018.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics sponsored three poster prizes and these were awarded to Cesur Altinkaya,  A. Musa Abubakar and Goncagul Serdaroglu.

Congratulations to the awardees!

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11th Congress on Electronic Structure: Principles and Applications

The 11th Congress on electronic structure: Principles and applications (ESPA-2018) will be held in Toledo, Spain on 17–19 July 2018. ESPA is a series of international conferences covering all aspects of Theoretical Chemistry from method development to state-of- the-art- applications across computational molecular science.

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, the APQTC (Asociación para la Promoción de la Química Teórica y Computacional), and the organizers of this conference are delighted and honored to host this ESPA conference in the historic city of Toledo, World Heritage Site, during the summer of 2018.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to support the meeting and will provide a poster prize.

Register now!

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PCCP’s latest Impact Factor: 3.906

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 3.906*

PCCP is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge original research in the fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Last year we published 3364 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.

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.

Led by our Editorial Board Chair (Seong Keun Kim, Seoul National University) and Deputy Chair (David Rueda, Imperial College London), 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.

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

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2017 Impact Factors* here.

*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 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

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Changes to PCCP Communication articles

From 1st August 2018 PCCP COMs should be submitted on template, within 4 pages – to publish urgent findings faster than ever

PCCP Communications are urgent reports of highly original and significant work likely to have a high impact on the community and of such importance that rapid publication is justified.

We are making some changes to the format of PCCP Communications to ensure they are succinctly communicating the most urgent research.

 

From 1st August 2018, all Communications articles submitted to PCCP must:

  • Not exceed 4 printed journal pages
  • Be submitted on a Communications template
  • Include 4 or fewer figures including tables
  • Be submitted with a short statement justifying why the work merits urgent publication as a Communication

 

PCCP Communications are:

  • given priority treatment
  • fast-tracked through the publication process
  • appear prominently at the front of the journal in a dedicated Communications section ensuring rapid exposure 

 

Submit your most urgent work as a Communication here now!

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Sagamore 2018

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) and CrystEngComm (CEC) are delighted to support the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)‘s Sagamore XIX – 2018: Conference on Quantum Crystallography (QCr), will be held Sunday 8th – Friday 13th July 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference will cover experimental and theoretical research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology with the electron charge and spin densities, in both position and momentum space at its centre. The conference will be chaired by Chérif F. MattaMount Saint Vincent University (Canada) and Paul W. AyersMcMaster University (Canada)

International Union of Crystallography Conference

Registration & abstract submissions closes on Fri 8th June 2018

Follow the link to the conference’s registration portal before the deadline. For further information including the full list of Confirmed Invited Speakers, Session Chairs, and Discussion Leaders can be found on the conference website

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