Faraday Division Chemistry software tools meeting

12 December 2018 10:30-17:00, London, United Kingdom

Computational tools are revolutionising Physical Chemistry research - find out how they can transform yours too! From sustainable code development and efficient data processing to writing collaborative papers and giving professional academic talks; specialised software can help you collect, analyse and present your results. Regardless of whether you are just starting your PhD or writing your thesis, come along to a day of talks and workshops from fellow graduate students and industry experts, and learn how Chemistry software can help you achieve your research goals.
So would you like to get some new ideas about what software is useful for a Physical Chemistry graduate student?  What software will help you collect, analyse, share and present your data?  How should you best keep the software you write and the data you collect?  If so come and hear what your colleagues are using.
Faraday Division of the RSC is running a one day meeting on 12th Dec at Burlington House from 11 am to 4pm to highlight a range of data and software tools useful for modern Physical Chemistry research together with an afternoon session on the future of Chemistry and careers for physical chemists and followed by a networking reception.
Nominal registration cost of £10 (members) / £12 (non-members) and refreshments, lunch and networking drinks will be provided.  Help with travel costs to attend the meeting is available by application through RSC non-competitive travel grants. Please note the requirement for applications to be submitted at least eight weeks before the meeting will be relaxed for this event.
Robert Bowles, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

After an early career in marine biotechnology, Robert moved out of the lab, gaining five years’ experience in sales and marketing of educational software to schools.  He joined the Royal Society of Chemistry twelve years ago, and managed a programme of their successful education and careers projects. 
As a qualified careers adviser he currently works in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Career Management team; offering careers advice to our membership and the wider chemistry community.

Chris Cave-Ayland, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Chris Cave-Ayland is based at the University of Southampton working as part of the local High Performance Computing team. He previously worked for several years as a postdoc developing the Fortran + Python Monte Carlo molecular simulation code ProtoMS. He is passionate about teaching programming and software engineering skills to young researchers through the Software Carpentry Foundation

Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Jeremy Frey is a Professor of Physical Chemistry and the head of the Computational Systems Chemistry Group at the University of Southampton. Before working at Southampton, he obtained his DPhil on experimental and theoretical aspects of van der Waals complexes in the Physical Chemistry Labs, Oxford University under the supervision of Professor Brian Howard, followed by a NATO/EPSRC fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and University of California, with Professor Y. T. Lee.  

Jeremy's experimental research probes molecular organisation in environments from single molecules in molecular beams to liquid interfaces using laser spectroscopy from the IR to soft X-rays. He investigates how e-Science infrastructure supports scientific research with an emphasis on the way digital infrastructure can enhance the intelligent creation, dissemination and analysis of scientific data

Sami Kanza, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Samantha Kanza is an Enterprise Fellow at the University of Southampton. She completed her MEng in Computer Science at the University of Southampton and then worked for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence for a year before returning to do an iPhD in Web Science (in Computer Science and Chemistry), which focused on Semantic Tagging of Scientific Documents and Electronic Lab Notebooks. She was awarded her PhD in April 2018. Samantha works in the interdisciplinary research area of applying computer science techniques to the scientific domain, specifically through the use of semantic web technologies and artificial intelligence. Her research includes looking at electronic lab notebooks and smart laboratories, to improve the digitization and knowledge management of the scientific record using semantic web technologies; and using IoT devices in the laboratory. She is also working as a semantic web researcher on an Innovate UK funded Agricultural Research Project, focusing on semantically modelling agricultural datasets and crop variables

David Ormrod Morley, PG Representative on Faraday Division Council, United Kingdom

David Ormrod Morley is a PhD student in the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at Oxford University, having obtained his MChem and MSc at the same institution. He has been postgraduate representative on the Faraday Division Council since May, and is keen to hear ideas and opinions from the postgraduate community on how the RSC can support them in their early career. His research centres on the computational and theoretical modelling of 2D network forming materials. In addition to his PhD, David is a lecturer at Brasenose and Hertford Colleges and co-hosts a theoretical chemistry podcast

Laura Powel, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

I am a PhD student at the University of Southampton and I use the cloud based system “LabTrove” to keep my experimental data, literature notes and general prose in one coherently linked place. Like many scientists I have used a variety of desktop based applications to process data, write reports and manage my day to day work load. I used a prescriptive electronic notebook software when I worked in industry and also designed my own templates through Microsoft Word and Excel. My project generates data in many forms and maintaining recognisable file paths is a challenge that is made much easier using the features available in LabTrove

  • Simon Coles National Crystallography Service, United Kingdom
  • Lauren Holley DSTL, United Kingdom
  • Nicola Knight University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Frank Longford University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Ale Palermo Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
  • Lee Steinberg TMCS CDT, United Kingdom


Registration is now closed.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the lectures
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch
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RSC Member £10
Non-Member £12
RSC Student Member £10
Student Non-Membet £12

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