The successful 2nd Dalton Transactions International Symposium took place in China last week. The Symposium, organised as a joint venture between Dalton Transactions and the RSC International Programme, took place over two days, in two venues in Asia. The first day of the Symposium (16th November) was organised as part of the 11th Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Inorganic Synthesis, held in Shanghai. Professor Jiesheng Chen from the host university, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was the local organiser, and his meticulous planning ensured the smooth running of the event.
An impressive line of speakers provided an excellent day of presentations, highlighting some of the best inorganic chemistry being researched today.
Professor Annie Powell (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) began the day with an account of her work on the use of coordination chemistry to construct nanostructured materials from a bottom up approach. Annie was followed by Professor Song Gao (Peking University, China), who introduced some of his work on single molecule magnets. Professor Hiroki Oshio (University of Tsukuba, Japan) then took us up to lunchtime with his inspiring presentation on multinuclear magnetic complexes. After lunch, Professor Yong Zhao presented the work he has been doing with Professor Lei Jiang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow, UK) ended the day with a fascintating presentation on his work on adaptive inorganic materials.
Three of the speakers (Professors Cronin, Oshio and Powell) then travelled to Hong Kong, for the second day of the Symposium (18th November). Hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the speakers were joined by three local speakers, Professor Vivian Yam (University of Hong Kong) , who gave a fascintating presentation on her elegant research on photofunctional metal-based molecular materials , Professor Zuowei Xie (Chinese University of Hong Kong) , who described his work with hypervalent carbon in metal-carbon bonds and Professor Wai Yeung Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University) ended the day with his presentation on the use of organometallic compounds for OLEDs .
Both events were very well attended, with a combined audience of over 400! Many thanks to the local organisers, Professors Jiesheng Chen and Vivian Yam, to the speakers, and to all who attended and helped the Symposium to be a resounding success!
Watch this space for the announcement of the next Dalton Transactions International Symposium…