This year’s International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018) is being held in Sendai, Japan, from July 30th – August 4th and features a ‘Rising Stars’ session aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. If you, or someone you know, is a Rising Star in Coordination Chemistry see the flyer below for further details.
Last month saw the occasion of the Ohio Inorganic Weekend (OIW), which brings together researchers of inorganic chemistry from across the Midwest. Organised and hosted by Dr Hannah Shafaat (Ohio State University) and featuring 20 oral presentations and 119 posters on a diverse range of topics, including catalysis, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, and solid-state materials, the event was a huge success. The relaxed setting enabled undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their work, frequently for the first time outside their home institution, and provided an excellent venue for initiating collaborations. The RSC was on-hand to award poster prizes to the best student poster presentations.
The Prize winners were:
1st Place – Desislava Dikova (University of Michigan)
“Investigations into sensitizing GaP photocathodes with CdSe quantum dots“
2nd Place – Arden Hammer (Oberlin College)
“Ligand Shape Directs the Symmetry of Extended Inorganic Motifs in Lead Oxide Naphthoates“
3rd Place (Joint) – Julian Sobieski (Kent State University)
“Assessing Steric Bulk of Protecting Groups and Bidentate Ligands via a Computational Determination of Exact Cone Angle (θo) and Exact Solid Angle (Θo)“
3rd Place (Joint) – Zach Smith (The Ohio State University)
“Spectroscopic Investigations of the Novel Mn/Fe Ligand Binding Oxidases“
4th Place – Jenna Bouquot (Kenyon College)
“Synthesis of γ-(2-bromo-2-methylpropionyl)-ɛ-caprolactone and polymerization using a pseudo-alumatrane catalyst“
|Desislava Dikova (left) receiving her prize from Dr Shafaat (right)||Zachary Smith (left) receiving his prize from Dr Shafaat (right)|
For more information about the OIW, including a full list of presentations and pictures of the poster session visit the conference page on the Shafaat Research Group website.
Dalton Transactions offers a huge congratulations to all poster prize winners!
Dalton Transactions awarded Daniel Delony (University Göttingen) and Malte Fischer (University Oldenburg) poster prizes for their work at the 20th North German Doctoral Colloquium 2017 (Norddeutsches Doktoranden kolloquium 2017) which took place in Kiel, Germany from the 21st – 22nd September 2017.
The event aims to promote a productive exchange of ideas through lectures and poster presentations among the doctoral students from the Inorganic Chemistry working groups. Current research such as bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic and inorganic synthesis and catalysis are discussed as well as the fields of inorganic solid-state chemistry and materials science.
Further information about the conference can be found by visiting the webpage.
Earlier this year the 39th international meeting of the French Speaking Mössbauer Society (Groupe Francophone De Spectrométrie Mössbauer) was held in Béni-Mellal, Morocco. The conference was organized by Prof. Mohammed Sajieddine from the University Sultan Moulay Slimane and gathered 78 participants with 42 contributions (15 talks and 27 posters) including Invited speakers Prof. Hiroki Oshio (Univ. of Tsukuba), Prof. Abdelilah Benyoussef (Acad. Hassan II Sci. Techniques, Rabat, Morocco), Dr. Moulay Tahar Sougrati (Univ. Montpellier II, France) and Prof. Stanislaw Mieczyslaw Dubiel (AGH Univ. Sci. Tech., Krakow, Poland).
The meeting was centered on the input of Mössbauer spectroscopy in solid state chemistry and physics with a special emphasis on nanomaterials and current trends and applications of the technique. Delegates came from France, Belgium, Portugal, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. A Mössbauer school was organized prior to the conference with invited lecturers Dr. Jean Marc Grenèche (Le Mans Univ.), Dr. Mustapha Abdelmoula (Univ. of Lorraine) and Dr. Jean Juraszek (Univ. of Rouen).
The event, which was held for the first time in North Africa, was a great success. It gathered scientists either using or interested in the Mössbauer technique to discuss the latest trends and advances. The GFSM, chaired by Prof. Yann Garcia (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), organizes this meeting every year. Previously the meeting has been held at Le Mans (2016), Jülich (2015), Montpellier (2014), Nancy (2013), Rouen (2012), Strasbourg (2011) and Lisbon (2010).
Out of the numerous posters, the GFSM 2017 poster prize (150 €) was awarded to Mohammed Ounacer (University Sultan Moulay Slimane) from the group of Prof. Mohammed Sajieddine. The Dalton Transactions prize was awarded to Houria Benaissa (Université catholique de Louvain) from the group of Prof. Yann Garcia, on thermal sensors based on 4H-1,2,4-triazole derivatives. This later prize was delivered by Prof. Hiroki Oshio (Dalton Transactions advisory board member).
|Houria Benaissa (centre) receiving her award from Dalton Transactions advisory board member Hiroki Oshio (left) and Jean-Claude Jumas (right)|
A GFSM 2017 thesis prize (300 €) was also delivered to Siham Difi (Montpellier and Marrakech) by Dr. Jean-Claude Jumas (Montpellier, poster committee chairman).
Dalton Transactions offers a huge congratulations to all the prize winners!
Earlier this year the 67th conference of the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) was held at Hokkaido University, co-organised by The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ). Including both fundamental and applied work on synthesis and properties of coordination compounds, encompassing organometallics and bioinorganic chemistry, the event was a huge success with over 1000 attendees. More than 150 talks, in English and in Japanese, were given over three days, including Award Lectures by world-renowned academics, including Omar M. Yaghi (University of California, Berkeley), Yoshiaki Nishibayashi (University of Toyko), Jian-Ren Shen (Okayama University), and Erwin Reisner (University of Cambridge).
A number of presentation slots were also allocated to students, and the RSC was on-hand to offer poster prizes. This marks the eighth year running that Dalton Transactions and CrystEngComm have awarded prizes at this event, and this year also saw the presentation of the inaugural Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers awards. Out of a total of 460 poster presentations, the award winners were:
The winners were given an RSC heat-sensitive mug as seen in the photo above of Yoshiyuke Takemoto – who we hope doesn’t drink coffee while using that solvent drying system!
The RSC offers its hearty congratulations to all the winners!
This August the Universities of Scotland Inorganic Chemistry Conference 2017 (USIC 2017) was held at the University of St Andrews, to great success. It brings together inorganic chemistry students from Scotland and the north of England and featured internationally renowned keynote speakers Claire J. Carmalt, Andrew Goodwin, Robert Tooze, and Piet van Leeuwen as well as a number of speaking slots reserved for student talks.
The Dalton Transaction prize for best oral presentation was given to Alice Bumstead at the University of St Andrews for her talk Modulator-Mediated Synthesis and Structural Transformations of an Interpenetrated Zirconium MOF. The prize for best poster presentation was awarded to Reuben Leveson-Gower, a recent graduate of Durham University, for his poster entitled Novel Iridium (III) Pincer Complexes. Dalton Transactions offers a huge congratulations to both winners!
|Alice Bumstead (left) and Reuben Leveson-Gower (right) being presented their awards by Dr Petr Kilian (University of St Andrews)|
Dalton Transactions is pleased to sponsor the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) Award for Creative Work. The inaugural award was won by Professor Yoshiaki Nishibayashi, of The University of Tokyo, and was presented by Professor Hiroshi Nishihara, JSCC president, during the recent 67th Conference of JSCC at Hokkaido University.
|Right – Professor Yoshiaki Nishibayashi, JSCC Award for Creative Work winner, Left – Professor Hiroshi Nishihara, JSCC president,|
Professor Nishibayashi gave an excellent award lecture entitled Development of Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation Using Transiition Metal-Dinitrogen Complexes. He has been at the University of Tokyo since 2005 and currently has 200 publications to his name. As well as the construction of molecular scaffolds for supporting dinuclear catalysts for nitrogen fixation, Professor Nishibayashi also studies the design and synthesis of transition metal catalysts for organic transformations. More information about his work can be found at his website.
Last week saw the Dalton Younger Members Event (DYME) held at the University of Bath. This is a free biennial event designed to support PhD students and post-doctoral researchers within the Inorganic community, providing presentation and networking opportunities for early career researchers in a relaxed and friendly setting.
The event was organised by Dr Jennifer Garden (University of Edinburgh) and Emma Sackville (University of Bath), the post-doctoral and PhD representatives of the RSC Dalton Division, and featured plenary talks by Robin Bedford, Rebecca Melen, and Geoff Spikes as well as a packed schedule of oral and poster presentations by PhD and post-doctoral researchers.
Dalton Transactions was on hand to offer prizes for the best oral and poster presentations. The winners were:
|Best Oral Presentations:
Conrad Goodwin (University of Manchester)
Alice Johnson (University of Zaragoza)
Best Poster Presentations:
Jamie Hunter (University of Edinburgh)
Kristine Laws (King’s College London)
Gemma Trott (University of Oxford)
|L-R: Jennifer Garden, Alice Johnson, Kristine Laws, Jamie Hunter, Conrad Goodwin, Gemma Trott, Emma Sackville|
DYME alternates years with the Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) which will be hosted by Rebecca Melen next year at Cardiff University.
The RSC library at Burlington House recently hosted the Dalton Division Southern Regional Meeting. Organised by Professor Manfred Bochmann, Dr John Fielden, and Dr Joseph Wright from the University of East Anglia, the Meeting provided an opportunity for PhD and post-doctoral researchers from ten local institutions to exchange ideas and research results on all aspects of coordination, inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry. Dalton Transactions‘ Deputy Editor, Mike Andrews, was on hand to present poster prizes. Congratulations go to:
|Jonathan Robson, from Imperial College London, for his poster Water-soluble ruthenium vinyl probes for rapid fluorescence visualisation of CO in cells|
The joint 21st biennial European Chemical Vapor Deposition conference and the 15th International Baltic Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition was held recently at Linköping, Sweden. The conference boasted a series of international renowned invited speakers, as well as a full schedule of oral and poster presentations by graduate and post-doctoral researchers on wide range of topics. Three such researchers were awarded Dalton Transactions poster prizes. Congratulations go to:
More information about the conference can be found here.