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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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ELECTROCHEM 2014 Poster Prize

Congratulations to Jing Wang who was recently awarded a PCCP poster prize at the ‘Electrochem2014′ conference which took place at Loughborough Univeristy, UK from 7th–9th September. Jing Wang’s poster was entitled ‘Electrodeposition and Characterisation of Novel Ni-NbOx Composite Coatings as a Diffusion Barrier for High Temperature Electronics Packaging’ and he was awarded the prize by Professor Rob Hillman, PCCP Advisory Board member.

The Electrochemconference series has emerged as an established annual UK & Ireland event, where a cross-disciplinary range of electrochemistry, fundamental and applied, is on show with a particular view on broadening exchange of knowledge, providing information about the latest research developments, linking academia to industry and suppliers, and engaging with the next generation of electrochemists and electrochemical entrepreneurs.

PCCP will be awarding more Poster Prizes next year, so please do let us know of any suitable conferences which PCCP could sponsor in 2015.

Electrochem 2014 - Poster prize winner

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Density Functional Theory and its applications – themed collection online now!

PCCP is delighted to present its latest themed collection covering recent developments in Density Functional Theory with a balance between theory and applications. The issue was guest edited by David Tozer (Durham University, UK) and Michael Peach (Lancaster University, UK) and was published in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Density Functional Theory and its Applications (DFT2013) that took place at Durham University, UK, from 9–13 September 2013.

The outside front cover features Dye Chemistry with time-dependent density functional theory, a perspective article from Adèle Laurent, Carlo Adamo and Denis Jacquemin.

Check out the themed issue online which contains an excellent range of Papers and Communications in addition to the following Perspective articles:

One-electron self-interaction and the asymptotics of the Kohn–Sham potential: an impaired relation
Tobias Schmidt, Eli Kraisler, Leeor Kronik and Stephan Kümmel
Perspective, DOI: 10.1039/C3CP55433C

Density functional tight binding: values of semi-empirical methods in an ab initio era
Qiang Cui and Marcus Elstner
Perspective, DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00908H

The derivative discontinuity of the exchange–correlation functional
Paula Mori-Sánchez and Aron J. Cohen
Perspective, DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01170H

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Poster Prizes at Bunsentagung 2014

PCCP was delighted to award poster prizes at the Bunsentagung 2014, which took place on 29–31 May at the University of Hamburg.

A total of eight poster prizes were awarded to the following recipients:Prize winners

  • Alexander Riss (University of California Berkeley)
  • Marina Schenk (Bielefeld University)
  • Mona Calik (University of Munich)
  • Maria Wuithschick (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Christian Heine (Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG)
  • Denis Czurlok (University of Bonn)
  • Sascha Schäfer (University of Göttingen)
  • Johannes Lang (University of Kaiserslautern)

A further 10 winners were also awarded with the PCCPHot Topics’ Prize: Janika Lauth (University of Hamburg), Wei Liu (Dresden University of Technology), Michael Senske (Ruhr University Bochum), Benjamin Sperlich (Dortmund University), Uta Stange (University of Kiel), Helen Preiß (University of Göttingen), Jan Goritzka (University of Bremen), Simon Merz (Radboud University Nijmegen), Manuel Tsotsalas (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Roland Frach (TU Dortmund).

Congratulations to the recipients of all the prizes!

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Porous materials with FEZA 2014 – extended deadline

The deadline for submission to a cross journal web collection on porous materials in conjunction with the FEZA 2014 conference has been extended to 9th June 2014.

The conference will cover all aspects of science and technology associated with ordered porous materials – zeolites, zeotypes, mesostructured materials and porous coordination polymers. Submissions are welcome to the relevant journals across the themes of the conference and the collection will also receive promotion at the meeting in September.

For more information on the collection and participating journals, please see the original post.

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