Dalton 2023

18 April 2023 11:30 - 20 April 2023 13:00, Coventry, United Kingdom

Dalton 2023 is a conference that will bring together researchers from the full breadth of inorganic chemistry. The meeting is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry Dalton Community and associated Interest Groups.

Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Discussion Group
Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry Discussion Group
Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group
Main Group Chemistry Group

Oral and poster abstract submissions are closed. 


To register, please click the "Book Now" button to the top right of this page. Registration rates (without accommodation) are as follows:

RSC members: £260
Non-RSC members: £310
Student RSC members: £124
Student non-RSC members: £124

The registration fees include lunch, coffee breaks and dinner served during the conference as well as the conference dinner on the Wednesday night.

Saurabh Chitnis, Dalhousie University, Canada

Saurabh Chitnis obtained his PhD from the University of Victoria (2015) as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. He then performed postdoctoral research with Ian Manners at the University of Bristol as a Banting Fellow (2015-2017) and with Doug Stephan at the University of Toronto (2017-2018). He started his independent career at Dalhousie University in 2018. Research in the Chitnis group studies the electronic structure, reactivity, and connectivity modes of main group elements to discover new catalysts and classes of inorganic materials. The group uses geometric perturbation of molecules by multidentate ligands as their key methodology. In his free time, Saurabh enjoys discovering the coastal beauty of Atlantic Canada with his partner, brewing great beer, and pretending that he is a master chef, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
Abstract title:
The New Chemistry of Old PN Cages

Richard Kong, Cornell University, United States

Richard obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Australian National University where he undertook a final research year under the direction of Professor Anthony Hill. He was awarded his PhD from Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Mark Crimmin, studying main-group mediated carbon–carbon bond formation and breakage. He is currently a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University in the research group of Professor Kyle Lancaster, where he is studying the electronic structure of main-group metal–transition metal bimetallic complexes, and the application of these compounds in catalysis.
Abstract title:
Sequential carbon monoxide homologation with transition metal carbonyls and an aluminium (I) reductant

Maxie Roessler, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Maxie Roessler completed her DPhil on EPR spectroscopic investigations of Fe-S cluster relays in enzymes at Oxford in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Fraser Armstrong FRS, started her independent career at Queen Mary University of London in 2013 and moved to Imperial College in 2019. She is interested in everything that involves unpaired electrons and is particularly intrigued by the information these can provide on the mechanisms of complex metalloenzymes and redox-based catalytic reactions. Maxie is the recipient of the 2022 EuroBIC Medal. She established the Centre of Pulse EPR spectroscopy (PEPR) at Imperial College, is currently Vice President of the International EPR Society and proud to lead a diverse and multicultural research group. Besides chemistry, Maxie enjoys spending time with her children, is a keen Yogi, runner and cook, and likes to take every opportunity to speak different languages.  
Abstract title:
Mechanistic insights into bio- and electro-catalytic reactions from EPR spectroscopy

Jana Roithova, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Jana Roithová graduated at Charles University in the Czech Republic (1998). Her PhD thesis focused on reaction dynamics (2003) and she learned mass spectrometry techniques with Prof. Schwarz (Berlin). In 2007 – 2018, she served as a lecturer and then professor at the Charles University. Since 2018, she holds a chair in spectroscopy and catalysis at Radboud University in the Netherlands. She develops techniques to study reaction mechanisms, with a particular focus on reactive intermediates in metal-catalysed reactions. Her research interests span from reaction mechanisms of organometallic reactions and mechanisms of small molecules activation to new reactivity concepts and reaction design.
Abstract title:
Monitoring of electrocatalytic reactions 

Jonathan Sessler, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Prof. Jonathan L. Sessler was born in Urbana, Illinois. He received a B.S. degree (with Highest Honors) in chemistry in 1977 from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University in 1982 (supervisor: Professor James P. Collman).  He was an NSF-CNRS and NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Jean-Marie Lehn at L'Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France. He was then a JSPS Visiting Scientist in Professor Tabushi’s group in Kyoto, Japan. In September 1984 he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently the Doherty-Welch Chair. Dr. Sessler was a co-founder (with Dr. Richard A. Miller) of Pharmacyclics, Inc., which was acquired by AbbVie for $21B in 2015. His texaphyrin technology is now the basis for a new company, InnovoTex, Inc. In addition to English, Dr. Sessler speaks French reasonably well, as well as Hebrew and Spanish, and knows a bit of German and Japanese, and a few words of Korean. He likes traveling and enjoys windsurfing.
Abstract title:
Texas-inspired Metallodrug Discovery Efforts 

Richard Winpenny, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Richard E. P. Winpenny obtained both his degrees from Imperial College, London; his Ph.D. studies with Profs. David Goodgame and David Williams involved synthesis of coordination polymers. After a period at Texas A&M University, working as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. John Fackler, Jr., he moved to a lectureship at the University of Edinburgh. In 2000, after ten years in the frozen wastes of Northern Britain, he was appointed to the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Since 2018 he has held an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship and an ERC Advanced Grant. He won the Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize in 2011 and Ludwig-Mond Prize in 2016 and led the team that won the RSC 2021 Dalton Division Horizon Prize. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a member of the Academia Europaea.
Abstract title:
Making supramolecular assemblies that could be used in quantum information processing 


Researcher Development Grant

If you are an RSC member and a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher based at a higher education or research institution you are eligible to apply for a Researcher Development Grant.

This grant can provide up to £500 towards activities that will develop your skills and experience as a researcher, which includes registration fees for virtual conferences.

Applications are processed monthly, with the deadline for each round being the last day of the month, and decisions being sent out by the 21st of the following month. Researcher Development Grants can be applied for in addition to Grants for Carers and Assistance Grants.

Grants for Carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities. These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.

You can apply for up to a maximum of £1000/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.

Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.
You are eligible to apply if: 
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide 
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
Royal Society of Chemistry Dalton Community
University of Warwick

The Oculus Lecture Theatres, University of Warwick, University Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

Organised by
Royal Society of Chemistry Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Group
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