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Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering – SERS: Faraday Discussions – final registration deadline

This is your last chance to register to attend the upcoming Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering – SERS: Faraday Discussions (30 August – 1 September 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom) as the final registration deadline is just a few days away. Be sure to register by 31 July 2017 to secure your place.

For full details of speakers and conference themes, please visit the event web page here.

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2nd European Conference on Physical Chemistry (ECPC-2017)

The 2nd European Conference on Physical Chemistry (ECPC-2017) will be held during September 24-27 2017 at Borgo, Corsica (France). The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers form countries all over Europe and keep abreast with the recent developments in this highly interdisciplinary field and will be of crucial importance for shaping the European scientific community. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to be supporting the event.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Advisory Board member Wolfgang Lubitz will be present at the conference as a plenary lecturer.

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Femtochemistry Conference 2017 (FEMTO13)

Femtochemistry Conference (FEMTO13) will take place in Cancún, México between 12-17 August 2017. FEMTO13 will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances in femtoscience, including reaction dynamics; solvation phenomena; dynamics at interfaces; dynamics in biological systems; attosecond electron dynamics; and strong-field science and control of laser matter interactions; with contributions from both theory and experiment.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) will be supporting the event, contributing prizes for the best poster submissions, while PCCP Advisory Board member Dan Neumark will be present at FEMTO13 as an invited speaker.

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RSC Poster Prize Winners at Bunsentagung 2017

The 116th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry took place between 25-27 May 2017, at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Executive Editor Anna Simpson was at the event and presented the winners of the Poster Award with their certificates during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 27 May 2017. This year’s winners were:

Michael Erkelenz
Universität Duisburg-Essen/D
“Synthesis and Characterization of Small Gold Nanorods for Cellular Uptake by Neutrophil Granulocytes”
Vasileios Balos
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz/D
“Hofmeister Effects in aqueous Oligopeptide solutions: The Termini matter for Guanidinium salts”
Jan Neumann
Universität Rostock/D
“A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Like-Charged Hydrogen Bonding in Ionic Liquids”
Matthias Klein
TU Kaiserslautern/D
“Infrared spectroscopic investigations of N2 adsorbed to cold Rhodium Iron alloy cluster cations”
Corinna Stumm
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
“Electro-catalytic CO Oxidation on UHV- Prepared Pt/Co3O4(111) Model Catalysts Studied by Electrochemical Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy”
René Dallinger
Freie Universität Berlin/D
“Investigation of iron and silicon oxide formation in single levitated micro droplets by Raman and X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy”
Ann-Kathrin Froin
TU Dortmund
“Entwicklung und Charakterisierung selbst-schwimmender Mikrokapseln mit biologischem Vorbild”
Ann-Katrin Baumann
Universität Kiel/D
“Sub-Monolayer NIR-ew-CRD Spectroscopy: Picosecond Versus Continuous Wave Laser Excitation”
Jessica Kräuter
Universität Oldenburg/D
“Adsorption of acetone on TiO2 rutile(110)”

Back row, L-R: Anna Simpson, René Dallinger, Matthias Klein, Michael Erkelenz , Vasileios Balos, Markus Gerhards
Front row, L-R: Uwe Nickel, Jan Neumann, Ann-Kathrin Froin, Corinna Stumm, Jessica Kräuter, Ann-Katrin Baumann

Congratulations to each of the winners!

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2018

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. See previous winners here.

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 2018 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

To download an Application Form, or for further information visit abstrust.org or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2017.

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