Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China hosted the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials last month, September 16-18. The meeting was organised by Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA), Shuhong Yu, Jinlong Yang and Xinhe Bao (USTC) and also commemorated USTC’s 60th anniversary. The invited talks covered a wide range of topics, including materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen, shown below, was also in attendance and talked to the delegates about ‘How to Publish’, speaking about the role of a publisher and giving a few tips about how to help get your papers noticed!

Left: Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen. Right: Delegates of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to support the meeting, offering 5 poster prizes. The winners of the prizes were:

  • Qiaofeng Yao (National University of Singapore) for ‘Toward total synthesis of functional metal materials’
  • Chengbin Jin (Zhejiang University of Technology) for ‘Green biomass for Li metal batteries’
  • Wen Luo (Wuhan University of Science and Technology) for ‘Encapsulating segment-like antimony nanorod in hollow carbon nanotube as a high-performance anode for rechargeable K-ion battery’
  • Hongliang Li (University of Science and Technology of China) for ‘Strong metal-support interaction in single-atom catalysts’
  • Xiuqiang Li (Nanjing University) for ‘Enhancement of interfacial solar vapor generation by environmental energy’

From Left to Right: Qiaofeng Yao, Chengbin Jin, Wen Luo, Hongliang, Li, Xiuqiang Li, Jeremy Allen

 

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

 

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Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment Symposium 2018

The RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018 was held at Burlington House, London on 6th-7th September. The Royal Society of Chemistry were delighted to support this event, which featured an excellent line up of speakers.

Congratulations to:

Qian Guo (Queen Mary University of London) on winning the Chemical Science poster prize

Amira Alazmi (KAUST) on winning the Nanoscale poster prize

Christopher Windle (University College London) on winning the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize

The Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group also offered an award for the best early career researcher talk. Congratulations to Jijia Xie (University College London) on winning this prize.

Qian Guo receiving the Chemical Science poster prize Amira Alazmi receiving the Nanoscale poster prize
Christopher Windle receiving the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize Jijia Xie receiving the CNN group talk prize

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018)

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Congratulations to Fabian Fürmeyer (University of Mainz, Germany) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018). Fabian’s poster was on ‘Dinuclear iron(II) spin crossover compounds based on 1,3,4-thiadiazole bridging ligands’.

The conference took place from 16-20th July in Namur, Belgium, and is jointly organised by the University of Namur, Wuhan University of Technology and Université Catholique de Louvain.

Well done to Fabian from everyone at Chemical Science!

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.

This annual symposium covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, including the discussion of topics around intermolecular interactions. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

Chemical Science is delighted to announce that the Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Ayaka Yoshioka for a poster entitled Hydrogen-bonding Net-Tubes based on Ring-fused malonamides: Guest Dependence of Tubular Structure Formation and Guest Adsorption/Desorption Assembly’.

Well done Ayaka from everyone at Chemical Science!

Ayaka Yoshioka (left) with Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry (right)

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Christopher C. Cummins awarded the 2017 Linus Pauling award

We would like to congratulate Chemical Science Associate Editor Christopher C. Cummins (MIT), who was recently awarded the 2017 Linus Pauling award. Christopher will be presented with the award later on in the year at the 2017 Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium at Portland State University. The Pauling Medal is sponsored jointly by the Portland, Puget Sound, and Oregon sections of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations from all of us at Chemical Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry!

Nominees for the award were chosen based on their history of making outstanding contributions to chemistry that are worthy of receiving worldwide recognition. Those who have previously received a Nobel Prize are not eligible for this award.

Christopher has been an Associate Editor for Chemical Science since the launch of the journal in 2010. Christopher specializes in the areas of inorganic and organometallic chemistry and welcomes submissions in this area. Together with our dynamic international team of Associate Editors, he has been actively driving the journal’s scientific development by making direct decisions on its content – submit your best work to any of their Editorial Offices today!

Read Christopher Cummins’ latest articles in Chemical Science*:

On the incompatibility of lithium–O2 battery technology with CO2
Shiyu Zhang, Matthew J. Nava, Gary K. Chow, Nazario Lopez, Gang Wu, David R. Britt, Daniel G. Nocera and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC01230F, Edge Article
Open Access

A family of cis-macrocyclic diphosphines: modular, stereoselective synthesis and application in catalytic CO2/ethylene coupling
Ioana Knopf, Daniel Tofan, Dirk Beetstra, Abdulaziz Al-Nezari, Khalid Al-Bahily and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 1463-1468
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03614G, Edge Article
Open Access

Multi-electron reactivity of a cofacial di-tin(II) cryptand: partial reduction of sulfur and selenium and reversible generation of S3˙−
Julia M. Stauber, Peter Müller, Yizhe Dai, Gang Wu, Daniel G. Nocera and Christopher C. Cummins
Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 6928-6933
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01754A, Edge Article
Open Access

Negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy of P2N3−: electron affinity and electronic structures of P2N3˙
Gao-Lei Hou, Bo Chen, Wesley J. Transue, David A. Hrovat, Christopher C. Cummins, Weston Thatcher Borden and Xue-Bin Wang
Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 4667-4675
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04667J, Edge Article
Open Access

*Access is free through a registered RSC account

 

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15th Host Guest Supramolecular Chemistry Annual Symposium RSC award winners

The Host Guest Supramolecular Chemistry Annual Symposium (website in Japanese) is an annual event that is organized by the Association of Research for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry. This year, the 15th occurrence of this symposium took place at the Ritsumeikan University on 3-4 June 2017. The event was attended by 230 people and counted 39 talks and 128 poster presentations.

The Chemical Science, ChemComm and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prizes were delivered to the 3 most outstanding poster presentations, along with 7 other poster prizes.

 

Nobuhiko Nishitani from Kyoto University was awarded the Chemical Science award for their poster titled: STM Observation of Cooperative Self-Assembly at the Liquid/Graphite Interface: Influence of Intercolumnar Interactions on Domain Size and Shape

Tsuyoshi Mashima from Osaka University was awarded the ChemComm award for their poster titled: Construction of Zn-substituted Hexameric Hemoprotein with Multiple Photosensitizers and Evaluation of its Light Harvesting Function

Tomokuni Kai from Tokyo Institute of Technology was awarded the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry award for their poster titled: Polyaromatic Micelles: Emission Enhancement of Eu(III)-complexes in Water upon Encapsulation

From right to left: Prof. Tatsuya Nabeshima (University of Tsukuba), Nobuhiko Nishitani, Tsuyoshi Mashima, Tomokuni Kai, and the poster prize winners, along with Prof. Hiromitsu Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, left) (Click to enlarge)


Dr Hiromitsu Urakami, from the Royal Society Chemistry, gave a lauded presentation on Publishing on 3rd June.

Dr Hiromitsu Urakami

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Chemical Science lighting talk prize winner at UCCS 2017

The 2017 University of California Symposium for the Chemical Sciences (UCSCS) was held on March 27-29, 2017 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and was attended by over 100 University of California graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The UCCS is a symposium for current graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all fields of chemistry from all campuses of the University of California. The whole conference is organised by graduate students and postdocs from the UC campuses. The first UCCS meeting was held in March 2016, at the Lake Arrowhead conference center in Lake Arrowhead.

Chemical Science is proud to announce that the Chemical Science lighting tak prize was awarded to Dr Noelle Catarineu from University of California Berkeley. The prize was awarded by Dr Jennifer Griffiths.

Dr Catarineu’s talk was on Reticular Chemistry of Asymmetric Organic Linkers and One-Dimensional Secondary Building Units in Metal-Organic Frameworks.
Congratulations Noelle!

Dr Jennifer Griffiths (left) awarding the Chemical Science prize to Dr Noelle Catarineu (right)

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Awardees of the IUPAC 2017 distinguished women in chemistry or chemical engineering

To celebrate International Women′s Day on the 8th March 2017, IUPAC was pleased to announce the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering:

 

This award aims to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers throughout the world. All awardees have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.

The award ceremony will take place during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in São Paulo, Brazil in July, coinciding with a special symposium on Women in Chemistry.


We are delighted to announce that Professor Jihong Yu, an Associate Editor for Chemical Science, has been awarded this prize. Congratulations!

Professor Jihong Yu

 

Professor Yu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Secretary-General of the International Zeolite Association (IZA) and in 2015 was officially elected as Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Yu’s group’s research focuses on three main areas, including synthesis of new types of inorganic microporous materials, investigating new routes to the synthesis of inorganic microporous materials, and working toward the rational design and synthesis of inorganic microporous materials.

 

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Chemical Science Lectureship 2015 – Yamuna Krishnan

We are delighted to announce the  winner of the 2015 Chemical Science Lectureship – Professor Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago.

Yamuna KrishnanYamuna is a Professor and Brain Research Foundation Fellow of Chemistry and the Grossman Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and pursued her postdoctoral studies as an 1851 Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, with Shankar Balasubramanian. She set up her group at the NCBS, Bangalore, in 2005 focusing on intelligent DNA-based molecular devices to interrogate cellular processes.

Selected honors include the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Sciences, the Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship, the AVRA Young Scientist Award, Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, the INSA Young Scientist Medal, the YIM Boston Young Scientist Award and she recently featured on Cell’s 40 under 40.

The Chemical Science Lectureship recognises sustained excellence in research by a mid-career scientist within the chemical sciences.
Previous recipients of this lectureship include Kevan Shokat (UC San Francisco; 2013) and Gregory Fu (Caltech; 2014).

Yamuna will give her first Chemical Science Lectureship talk on “Synthetic DNA devices quantitate protein activity in living organisms” at this weeks’ ISACS19: Challenges in Organic Chemistry conference at University of California, Irvine.

Her second talk will be on  “DNA-based Fluorescent Reporters for Live Imaging”. We hope you can join her:

Monday 18 April 2016, 4:00 pm
Materials Research Laboratory, Room 2053
University of California, Santa Barbara

Check out Yamuna’s recent article in Chemical Science which is available Open Access:

Rational design of a quantitative, pH-insensitive, nucleic acid based fluorescent chloride reporter
Ved Prakash, Sonali Saha, Kasturi Chakraborty and Yamuna Krishnan
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1946-1953
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04002G

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Jihong Yu elected Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences

We proudly congratulate Chemical Science Associate Editor Jihong Yu (Jilin University), who was officially elected as Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 7 December 2015 – congratulations from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and especially from the whole Chemical Science team!

After rigorous selection and assessment, Jihong was awarded the title of Academician – widely regarded as one of the highest honours for scientists in China – together with eight other professors working in the chemical sciences. A total of 61 new Academicians from various science disciplines were selected by CAS in this round of biennial elections. As a CAS Academician, Jihong is now even better placed to help shape the nation’s science policy and influence significant decisions on the future of the chemical sciences in China.

Jihong’s research focuses on the synthesis and preparation chemistry of inorganic microporous materials, typically known as zeolites. In the course of her research, she has made significant contributions to the molecular engineering of zeolites by developing effective strategies for the structural design and rational synthesis of these materials.

As an Associate Editor for Chemical Science since 2012, Jihong welcomes submissions in the area of inorganic materials. Together with our dynamic international team of Associate Editors, she has been actively driving the journal’s scientific development by making direct decisions on its content – submit your best work to any of their Editorial Offices today!

Read Jihong Yu’s latest articles in Chemical Science* and its sister journals, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Synthesis of new zeolite structures
Jiyang Li, Avelino Corma and Jihong Yu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 7112-7127
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00023H
From themed collection Recent Advances in Zeolite Chemistry and Catalysis

Coupling of chromophores with exactly opposite luminescence behaviours in mesostructured organosilicas for high-efficiency multicolour emission
Dongdong Li, Yuping Zhang, Zhiying Fan, Jie Chen and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6097-6101
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02044A, Edge Article
Open Access

Methyl viologen-templated zinc gallophosphate zeolitic material with dual photo-/thermochromism and tuneable photovoltaic activity
Junbiao Wu, Chunyao Tao, Yi Li, Jiyang Li and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 2922-2927
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00291E, Edge Article
Open Access

Ultrafast synthesis of nano-sized zeolite SAPO-34 with excellent MTO catalytic performance
Qiming Sun, Ning Wang, Guanqi Guo and Jihong Yu
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 16397-16400
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07343J, Communication

With thanks to Guanqun Song, our Editorial Development Manager based in Beijing, for contributing to this blog post.

*Access is free through a registered RSC account

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