Faraday joint interest group conference 2020

6 - 8 April 2020, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Introduction

Showcasing UK physical chemistry research

Welcome

You are warmly invited to join us in Sheffield in April 2020. This Faraday Division joint interest group conference is the second in the series, the first in 2017 being a big success, it is set to be a highlight for the physical chemistry community in 2020 - and you can be a part of it.
 
The first meeting of this conference series was held in Warwick in 2017, and we are excited to bring the second edition to Sheffield. 
 
Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and their Faraday Division, this meeting will host some of the leading physical chemistry researchers from the UK. It promises to be a great forum for researchers to network with and build strong collaborations within their community and related disciplines.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield on behalf of the Scientific Committee.
 
Anthony Meijer, University of Sheffield
Scientific Chair

Attendance

The RSC is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you have childcare or other caring responsibilities, and would like to attend this event, please do get in touch with us to see if there’s anything we can do to help enable you to attend.

Themes

The programme will explore various aspects of physical chemistry:

Advances in materials
Current advancement of materials suitable for solving global challenges in the area of energy generation and storage, materials for information technology and materials for environment

Biophysics and imaging
Advanced imaging techniques for understanding biology

Chemistry at cold temperatures
Study of molecules and reactions at cold to ultracold temperatures. From rate measurements to formation of ultra-cold molecules

Chemistry at surfaces
Investigation of chemistry on surfaces including catalysis, photocatalysis and thin films

Excited state processes
Developing experimental and computational probes of light-induced chemical dynamics and reactivity

Machine learning methods in material property prediction
Recent developments in the application of machine-learning tools to predict and interrogate the properties of molecules, liquids and solids

Magnetic Materials
Investigations of magnetic and spintronic materials using theory and experiments focusing on analysis and new generation applications

Neutron spectroscopy and allied techniques
Neutron spectroscopy and related techniques, such as IR, Raman and NMR, highlighting current status and future perspectives

Next-generation quantum chemical methods: From development to applications
Recent developments in quantum chemical methods for calculating the properties of molecules, liquids and solids. Applications to model important chemical systems such as catalysts, batteries and enzymes

Observational Astrochemistry
Using observations to find evidence molecules in space. These can be obtained using both space and terrestial telescopes

Photocatalysis
Theory and applications. Understanding how photocatalysts, be it molecular or solid, can accelerate or initiate chemical reactions when illuminated, including the discovery of new photocatalysts and new photocatalysed reactions

Photophysics of functional and solar cell materials
Light-induced processes in materials ranging from photoactive proteins to transition metal oxides, perovskites, nanoparticles and organic semiconductors with applications in artificial photosynthesis, solar cells and devices

Simulation and Modelling of astrochemical and atmospheric processes
Chemical networks, large scale modelling

Structure of Molecules
Developments in the determination of electronic and geometric structure of molecules and intermolecular interactions using spectroscopic and computational methods
Speakers
Bursaries
We have two types of grants available to attend this meeting:
  • A limited number of non-competitive travel grants of up to £200 are available for PhD students and early career scientists. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must be Royal Society of Chemistry members of any level at the time of making their application.
  • Competitive grants of up to £800 are available to assist with international travel expenses for PhD students, postdocs within 10 years of completing their PhD and early career scientists (including technicians and industrialists) within 10 years of leaving full time education.  In addition, applicants must be Royal Society of Chemistry members of any level at the time of making their application.
To take advantage of these grants and many other benefits, become a member. Follow the link on the right hand side to find out more and join today!

Applications for either grant should be submitted as early as possible, but at least 8 weeks in advance of the start of the meeting. Please see respective terms & conditions for full eligibility information.
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the Faraday joint interest group conference 2020.

As well as booking a table top exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor social events, advertise in the abstract book or place a promotional item in delegate packs. A sponsorship menu document is available to download from this page with more details and prices.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the Faraday joint interest group conference 2020, please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on solutions@rsc.org Sponsorship Menu
Venue
The Diamond Building

The Diamond Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S3 7RD, United Kingdom

Committee
  • Anthony Meijer (Chair) University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Baddeley St Andrews University, United Kingdom
  • Terry Dillon University of York, United Kingdom
  • Katharina Edkins Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Scott Habershon University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Olof Johansson University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Steven Lee University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Sanghamitra Mukhopadhyay Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • Junwang Tang University College London, United Kingdom
  • Claire Vallance University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Jan Verlet Durham University, United Kingdom

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