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Congratulations to Anna Krylov, awarded the 2020 Earle K Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

Congratulations to Professor Anna Krylov, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Associate Editor who has been awarded the 2020 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics.

 

The prize recognizes notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics. The citation that will appear on her award certificate is: “For innovative work developing high accuracy electronic structure theory to inspire interpretation of spectroscopy of radicals, excited states, and ionization resonances in small molecules, biomolecules, and condensed phase solutes.”

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PCCP Editor’s Choice: Bo Albinsson Selects Outstanding Articles. Read now for free

Associate Editor Bo Albinsson has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Read them now for free until the end of November 2019!

Dr Bo Albinsson is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. He is currently Director of the Excellence Initiative Nano at Chalmers and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Professor Albinsson has a long-standing interest in mechanisms for energy and electron transfer reactions with relevance for solar energy research and he has lately also been involved in developing DNA nanostructures with photo redox active functionalizations.

Submit your research to Bo here

Read Bo’s choices for free now:

Paper
Expanding the range of binding energies and oxidizability of biologically relevant S–aromatic interactions: imidazolium and phenolate binding to sulfoxide and sulfone
Esam A. Orabi and Ann M. English
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14620-14628. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02332A

Paper
Conformation of alkali metal ion-calix[4]arene complexes investigated by IR spectroscopy in the gas phase
Kozue Wada, Motoki Kida, Satoru Muramatsu, Takayuki Ebata and Yoshiya Inokuchi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 17082-17086. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03194D

Paper
Triplet–triplet annihilation based photon up-conversion in hybrid molecule–semiconductor nanocrystal systems
Alessandra Ronchi, Paolo Brazzo, Mauro Sassi, Luca Beverina, Jacopo Pedrini, Francesco Meinardi and Angelo Monguzzi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 12353-12359. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01692A

Paper
fs–ps Exciton dynamics in a stretched tetraphenylsquaraine polymer
Maximilian H. Schreck, Lena Breitschwerdt, Henning Marciniak, Marco Holzapfel, David Schmidt, Frank Würthner and Christoph Lambert
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 15346-15355. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02900A

Paper
Room temperature quantum coherence vs. electron transfer in a rhodanine derivative chromophore
Duvalier Madrid-Úsuga, Cristian E. Susa and John H. Reina
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 12640-12648. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01398A

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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Henry F Schaefer III Wins Stone Award

Congratulations to Henry F. Schaefer III, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Associate Editor, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia for winning the 2018 Charles H. Stone Award, presented every 2 years by the American Chemical Society Carolina-Piedmont Section to an outstanding chemist in the southeastern US. The award recognizes contributions to the field of chemistry through activities in the scientific community, public outreach, education, and research.

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New PCCP Associate Editor, John Zhang

We are delighted to welcome John Zhang as our newest Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Associate Editor.

 

John Zhang, New York University Shanghai

ORCiD 0000-0003-4612-1863

John Zhang is professor of chemistry at New York University Shanghai and Director of NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry at NYU Shanghai. His current research focuses on protein structure and dynamics, fragment quantum chemistry study of biomolecules, polarizable force field, protein-ligand interaction, protein-protein interaction, ab initio molecular dynamics study of biomolecules and computational drug design.

Submit your best work to John now.

Read John’s latest Papers in PCCP here:
BAR-based optimum adaptive sampling regime for variance minimization in alchemical transformation: the nonequilibrium stratification
Xiaohui Wang, Xingzhao Tu, John Z. H. Zhang and Zhaoxi Sun
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 2009-2021. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07573A

Direct folding simulation of helical proteins using an effective polarizable bond force field
Lili Duan, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 15273-15284. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP02101A

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Introducing PCCP’s new Editorial Board Chair David Rueda

David Rueda, Imperial College London, UK

Having served on the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Editorial Board as Deputy Chair, David looks forward to his new role as Editorial Board Chair.
 
“It’s an honour to Chair the Editorial Board of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics in 2019.
 
“In this new role, I look forward to assisting the Editorial Board to maintain the high-quality standards of our journal.”
 
Submit your best physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry research today.

 

David’s research involves the development of quantitative single-molecule approaches to investigate the interactions between proteins and nucleic acids to elucidate the mechanism of complex biochemical reactions.

Find out more about David here or read his recent PCCP article:

Paper 
Reduced structural flexibility for an exonuclease deficient DNA polymerase III mutant
Hailey L. Gahlon, Alice R. Walker, G. Andrés Cisneros, Meindert H. Lamers and David S. Rueda
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 26892-26902. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04112A

David has selected some of the most outstanding physical chemistry and chemical physics research from the past year to share with you. Read them now for free until the end of March 2019:

Paper
Consequences of Mg2+ binding on the geometry and stability of RNA base pairs
Antarip Halder, Rohit Roy, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya and Abhijit Mitra
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 21934-21948. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03602K

Paper
Conformational changes of DNA induced by a trans-azobenzene derivative via non-covalent interactions
Hong Zhang, Haohao Fu, Xueguang Shao, Christophe Chipot, Antonio Monari, François Dehez and Wensheng Cai
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 22645-22651. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03836H
 
Paper
Turn-off mode fluorescent norbornadiene-based photoswitches
Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew, Fredrik Edhborg, Nina Kann, Bo Albinsson and Kasper Moth-Poulsen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 23195-23201. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04329A

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2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship: awarded to Professor Debashree Ghosh

Nominations were open to all and were made by leading researchers from around the world. The nominee list was shortlisted by the Editorial Board prior to the Fall PCCP Editorial Board meeting, at which, Professor Debashree Ghosh (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science) was selected as the 2018 recipient.

Professor Ghosh develops and applies accurate quantum chemical methods to understand the interaction between light and coupled bio-chromophores. Electronic structure theory gives us unique tools to understand the energy states of the chromophores and their coupling to each other and therefore, gives us a glimpse into their photochemistry and photo-dynamics.

As part of the Lectureship, Professor Ghosh will be awarded a travel bursary of £1000 to attend and present at a leading international event in 2019, where she will be presented her Lectureship award. Professor Ghosh has also been invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Many congratulations to Professor Ghosh on behalf of the PCCP Ownership Societies and Editorial Board.

Nominations for the 2019 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship will open next summer, keep up to date with latest journal news on the blogTwitternewsletter and e-TOC alerts.

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Celebrating 20 years of society collaboration in physical chemistry and chemical physics

We are proud to announce that PCCP is holding a symposium at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress on Monday 27th August entitled: “Celebrating 20 years of society collaboration in physical chemistry and chemical physics”. Join us at this special one-day symposium to mark volume 20 of PCCP being published, which aims to celebrate and encourage collaboration between nations across the physical chemistry and chemical physics community.

This unique event will feature scientific talks from distinguished PCCP Editorial Board members and the recipient of the 2017 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship, Professor Ryan Steele (University of Utah), covering a variety of topics that reflect journal’s broad scope. The symposium also includes a panel discussion, led by the Chair of the PCCP Ownership Board, Dr Lene Hviid (Shell) on the importance and value of collaboration in the physical chemistry community for the benefit of research and individual careers.

The symposium will be led by Professor Seong Keun Kim, the Chair of PCCP and Dr Katie Lim, PCCP Executive Editor.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Kiyotaka Asakura (Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University)
    “The sensitivity and resolution development of X-ray spectroscopy – smaller, faster, thinner and sparser samples”
  • Professor Piero Baglioni (University of Florence)
    “Polymer hydrogel networks and complex fluid for the conservation of modern and contemporary art”
  • Professor Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
    “Molecules under strong laser fields: Shaping ultrafast photodissociation dynamics and stereodynamics”
  • Professor Anna Krylov (University of Southern California)
    “Collaboration between theory and experiment in physical chemistry and chemical physics: The whole is larger than the sum of the parts”
  • Dr Anouk Rijs (Radboud University)
    “Peptide self-assembly; one non-covalent interaction at a time”
  • Professor David Rueda (Imperial College London)
    “How Cas9 Finds Off-Targets”
  • Professor Henry Schaefer (University of Georgia)
    “Some Chemistry Involving Hypervalent Iodine”
  • Professor Ryan Steele (The University of Utah)
    “2017 PCCP Lectureship – From Electrons to Molecular Vibrations … and Back”

Join us at the the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC Liverpool) on Monday, 27th August for this special event. For more information, see the Full Programme.

The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) is holding its 7th Chemistry Congress in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 26th – 30th August 2018. The Congress is an internationally respected, large-scale event for the chemical sciences.

For more information about this exciting conference, please visit the conference web page.

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Changes to PCCP Communication articles

PCCP Communications are urgent reports of highly original and significant work likely to have a high impact on the community and of such importance that rapid publication is justified.

We are making some changes to the format of PCCP Communications to ensure they are succinctly communicating the most urgent research.

 

From 1st August 2018, all Communications articles submitted to PCCP must:

  • Not exceed 4 printed journal pages
  • Be submitted on a Communications template
  • Include 4 or fewer figures including tables
  • Be submitted with a short statement justifying why the work merits urgent publication as a Communication

 

PCCP Communications are:

  • given priority treatment
  • fast-tracked through the publication process
  • appear prominently at the front of the journal in a dedicated Communications section ensuring rapid exposure 

 

Submit your most urgent work as a Communication here now!

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Open for Nominations: 2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Lectureship details
Recognizing and supporting the significant contribution of early career researchers in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry, the lectureship is a platform for an early career physical chemist to showcase their research to the wider scientific community.

The recipient will receive £1000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting hosted by a PCCP Owner society. The recipient will also be invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Launched with great success in 2016, previous winner’s include: 

Dr David Glowacki, University of Bristol (2016 winner) and

Professor Ryan P. Steele, University of Utah (2017 winner).

Read a selection of their work in the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Themed Collection.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates must:
•    Have completed their PhD 

•    Be actively pursuing an independent research career within physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry.
•    Be at an early stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path).

Selection criteria, nomination and judging process
•    Nominations must be made via email to pccp-rsc@rsc.org using the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship nomination form and a letter of recommendation.
•    Individuals cannot nominate themselves for consideration.
•    Selection will be made by the PCCP Editorial Board at the 2018 PCCP Editorial Board meeting.
•    The winner will be selected based on their nomination, with due consideration given to the letter of recommendation, candidate biography, research achievements, previous PCCP publications and overall publication history.

Submit a nomination
To be considered for the 2018 Lectureship, the following must be sent to the Editorial Office
•    A letter of recommendation
•    A complete nomination form

Submission deadline: 20th June 2018

Download nomination form

Submit nomination with letter of recommendation

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2017 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship: awarded to Professor Ryan P. Steele

Nominations were open to all and were made by leading researchers from around the world. The nominee list was shortlisted by the Editorial Board prior to the Fall 2017 PCCP Editorial Board meeting, at which, Professor Ryan P. Steele, University of Utah was selected as the 2017 recipient.

Professor Steele’s research focuses on in fundamental physical chemistry and problems in which unique electronic structure leads to interesting nuclear dynamics. He develops theoretical methods that efficiently interface accurate electronic structure theory with electronic and nuclear dynamics.

As part of the Lectureship, Professor Steele will be awarded a travel bursary of £1000 to attend and present at a leading international event in 2018, where he will be presented his Lectureship award. Professor Steele has also been invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP.

Many congratulations to Professor Steele on behalf of the PCCP Ownership Societies and Editorial Board.

Nominations for the 2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship will open next summer. Keep up to date with latest journal news on the blogTwitternewsletter and e-TOC alerts.

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