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RACI Physical Chemistry 2016 Meeting, February 2-5 2016

PCCP was pleased to support the 2016 Royal Australian Chemical Institute Physical Chemistry Meeting, held February 2-5, 2016 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The RACI Physical Division spans all aspects of physical and theoretical chemistry, including mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, surface chemistry, condensed phase chemical physics, chemical kinetics, biophysical chemistry and theoretical and computational chemistry. The Division was established in 1974. Regular stand-alone Physical Chemistry Divisional conferences started as the Australian Conference on Chemical Reaction Dynamics in 1983, before broadening to their current form, covering all aspects of Physical Chemistry in 1995.

The aim of the conference was to gather physical chemists from Australia and abroad to discuss their latest research.  The conference featured presentations from renowned plenary and keynote speakers from Australia and abroad, with speakers  from University of Notre Dame, University of Toronto, Imperial College, London,  Massey University and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg.

The winners of the PCCP Poster Prizes were as follows;

Jennifer Morton PhD Student Australian National University Poster Title: Application of Magnetic Circular Dichroism spectroscopy to the study of the OEC in Photosystem II from cyanabacteria

Michael Scholz, PhD Student University of Melbourne. Poster Title: Collisional activation of ions in a ion mobility-mass spectrometer

Patrick Tapping, PhD Student University of Adelaide. Poster Title: A Molecular Understanding of Photochemical Upconversation

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Inaugural ECS North West UK Symposium

This, the first event of the newly formed ECS North West UK Student Chapter successfully took place on the 9th February 2016.

It was founded with the intention of providing a student organised forum to improve links between researchers in electrochemistry within institutions in the North West of the UK. PCCP were pleased to award poster prizes for the event to Matej Velicky from the University of Manchester and Christopher Sole from the University of Liverpool.

From left to right: Christopher Sole, John Griffin, Matej Velicky and Patrick Unwin

Inaugural ECS North West UK Symposium

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RACI Physical Chemistry 2016 Meeting, February 2-5 2016

PCCP is pleased to support the 2016 Royal Australian Chemical Institute Physical Chemistry Meeting to be held February 2-5, 2016 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The RACI Physical Division spans all aspects of physical and theoretical chemistry, including mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, surface chemistry, condensed phase chemical physics, chemical kinetics, biophysical chemistry and theoretical and computational chemistry. The Division was established in 1974. Regular stand-alone Physical Chemistry Divisional conferences started as the Australian Conference on Chemical Reaction Dynamics in 1983, before broadening to their current form, covering all aspects of Physical Chemistry in 1995.

The aim of this conference is to gather physical chemists from Australia and abroad to discuss their latest research.  The conference will feature presentations from renowned plenary and keynote speakers from Australia and abroad, with speakers  from University of Notre Dame, University of Toronto, Imperial College, London,  Massey University and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg.

Keynote speakers

Associate Professor Tak W. Kee
Dr Alison Funston Dr Jane Allison
Professor Evan Bieske
Professor Greg Metha

Plenary Speakers

Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger
Professor R.J. Dwayne Miller
Professor Natalie Stingelin
Professor Prashant V. Kamat
Professor Rebecca Jockusch

Registration is still available. For more information please visit the conference website.

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Inaugural ECS North West UK Symposium – 10th February 2016

This is the first event of the newly formed ECS North West UK Student Chapter, which was founded with the intention of providing a student organised forum to improve links between researchers in electrochemistry within institutions in the North West of the UK.  

There will be refreshments provided between the two talks, followed by a student poster session, with a poster prize sponsored by PCCP, and wine reception.

Please register here by January 29th. We recommend that attendees to display a poster of their work at the event. Those who wish to do so should select this option when registering. Poster titles should be emailed to the organisers by Wednesday 3rd February.

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E-WISPOC 16 European Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry Jan 31 – Feb 5, 2016

PCCP is pleased to support the 2016 edition of the European Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry (E-WISPOC 2016), due to take place in Bressanone (Italy) on January 31 – February 6, 2016. The School, which is part of the cultural initiatives of the Organic Division of the Italian Chemical Society, is open to PhD students and post-docs and will be held at Gruener Baum Hotel, where lecturers and students will be also accommodated in a friendly environment.

Confirmed lecturers are

  • Francesco Zerbetto – Theoretical and computational chemistry (University of Bologna)
  • Maria Ramos – Computational biochemistry (University of Porto – PT)
  • Maria Minunni – Surface plasmon resonance (University of Firenze)
  • Chris Hunter – Physical organic chemistry and biomolecular interactions (University of Cambridge – UK)
  • Bart Ravoo – Biological and supramolecular system(University of Muenster – DE)
  • Jurrian Huskens – Biomolecular adhesion and tissue engineering (University of Twente – NL)
  • Alessandro Casnati – Bioorganic and supramolecular chemistry (University of Parma)
  • Annemieke Madder – ERC starting grants (University of Ghent – BE)
  • Stuart Cantrill (Chief editor Nature Chemistry)
  • Furio Suggi Liverani (Chief technology officer, Illycaffè S.p.A., Trieste)
  • Zoltan Takats – Ambient mass spectrometry (Imperial College London – UK)
  • Luisa De Cola (ISIS, Strasbourg – FR)

For information visit the E-WISPOC website: www.chimica.unipd.it/wispoc or write to: wispoc.chimica@unipd.it – Fellowships are available for young participants.

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International Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer iCOMET

PCCP is pleased to anounce its involvement with iCOMET, the International Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer in Complex Systems: From chemical Dynamics to new Technologies which will be held in Chengdu, China from 11th to 15th October 2015.

The scope of the iCOMET conference is summarized by observing that knowledge on interactions between atoms and molecules is vital to our understanding of the nanoworld, which includes everything from combustion to molecular biology. Such interactions are best deciphered by studying energy transfer in dynamical processes. This field has developed by studies of energy transfer of small molecules in the gas-phase. Today, we are striving toward understanding of more complex problems like molecular interactions at surfaces, in the condensed phase, biological molecules and technology applications. Our goal is to obtain an atomic scale understanding of dynamical events controlling complex physico-chemical phenomena. The field is characterized by advanced experimental tools and has demonstrated a close connection with highly sophisticated theoretical analysis.
Topics

Energy Transfer in Inelastic and Reactive Scattering
Energy Transfer in Photoinitiated and Unimolecular Reactions
Energy Transfer at Surfaces and Interfaces
Energy Transfer in Solution and Solid: Clusters, Droplets, and Aerosols
Energy Transfer in Complex and Biological Systems
Energy transfer in ultra-fast dynamics
Energy transfer at ultra-low temperatures
Energy transfer in reactive plasma
Non-adiabatic Effects in Energy Transfer
Laboratory Astrochemistry
Energy Transfer: New vistas and horizons

Prizes

One iCOMET2015 Prize for the Best Oral Presentation and Three Young Investigator iCOMET2015 Best Poster Prizes, consisting of a cash prize and a certificate will be awarded.

PhD Students or Postdoctoral Associates who submitted their PhD thesis to the faculty not earlier than two years before the Conference are eligible for the iCOMET2015 Prize.

Undergraduate, M.S. or Ph.D. Students are eligible for the Young Investigator iCOMET2015 Poster Prizes.

The iCOMET2015 Prize is offered in partnership with PCCP and the Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability. The award intends support young researchers with a creative vision to spark the understanding of the nanoworld.

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Developments in Density Functional Theory – upcoming PCCP Themed Issue

Image Credtit: ACMM PCCP is now open for submissions to the themed issue ‘Developments in Density Functional Theory’. This issue aims to highlight state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT), ranging from mathematical development of the formalism, via software development and development of bonding and reactivity models through applications in physical, (in)organic, and biological/supramolecular chemistry. Contributions that provide insight into the density functional model for the electronic energy itself, as well as those that describe its application to topical problems in chemistry and physics will be welcomed.

This themed issue has been arranged to coincide with the 70th birthday of Professor Dr Evert Jan Baerends who has made an immense contribution to the field of theoretical chemistry in general and DFT in particular. In honour of this event, the Evert Jan Baerends Symposium is to be held at the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM), in the Netherlands on 25th September 2015.  The deadline for submissions to this themed issue is 15th January 2016 and the issue will be published later in the year. If you would like more information on making a submission, please contact the editorial office directly, pccp-rsc@rsc.org.

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International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis -ISHHC17

The 17th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC17), was held at Utrecht University between 12th-15th July, 2015. The opening ceremony took place in the Dom church in the city centre, with plenary lectures given by Professor Robert Schlögl (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany) and Professor Jan van Hest (Radboud University, the Netherlands).

Catalysis Science & Technology and PCCP were proud to sponsor two poster prizes during the event. These were awarded to Amanda E. Anderson (Christopher J. Baddeley and Paul A. Wright) of EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews (UK) for her poster, ‘Immobilization of Nanoparticles in Metal Organic Frameworks for Tandem Catalysis’; and to Pim Huat Phua (Boon Ying Tay, Cun Wang, Ludger Paul Stubbs) of Institute of Chemical and Engineering Science (A*STAR) (Singapore), for his poster, ‘Hydrogenation of Levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone: Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Catalysis’.

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2015 PCCP – Chemical Society of Japan Prizes

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 PCCP Prizes for Outstanding Achievement of Young Scientists in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. These were awarded by Dr Robert Parker (CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry) and Dr Anna Simpson (PCCP Editor) at a prize ceremony held at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan at Nihon University, College of Science and Technology on 27th March. The winners each received a commemorative book, a PCCP Prize certificate and a financial award.

The prizewinners:

Dr. Manabu Kanno of Tohoku University for his work on “Laser Control of Attosecond Electron Dynamics Nonadiabatically Coupled with Femtosecond Molecular Vibrations

Dr. Michio Yamada of Tokyo Gakugei University for his work on”Unveiling the Unique Structures and Chemical Reactivities of Endohedral Metallofullerenes

Dr. Taniyuki Furuyama of Tohoku University) for his work on “Development of azaporphyrin complexes with main-group elements

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The 8th Annual Nanoscience Technology Symposium

PCCP is delighted to announce that the journal is sponsoring the 8th Annual Nanoscience Technology Symposium, NanoFlorida2015, to be held on 12th-15th May, at Florida State University, USA.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel materials
  • Optical and electronic properties
  • Integration into photovoltaic and light emitting devices
  • Functionalization strategies
  • Sensor design
  • Imaging of cells and tissues
  • Drug delivery vehicles

Visit the website for further information and to submit an abstract, the abstract submission deadline is 31st March.

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