The Solid State Chemistry Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
The group covers a wide range of interests in the area of solid state chemistry including:
- conducting solids
- energy technologies
- solid state synthesis
- and structural chemistry
Group members employ a wide range of experimental and computational techniques in their research, including:
- diffraction techniques
- X-ray and electron spectroscopies
- magnetic studies
- catalytic studies
- atomistic simulation
- molecular dynamics
- and ab initio methods
The Group supports the international materials chemistry conference (MC series), as well as organising two group conferences each year:
- Easter (Mansfield College, Oxford) - a themed meeting, with a topical theme of interest to group members being chosen each year.
- Christmas (the location is changed each year) - a general conference encompassing the full interests of the group.
Both conferences are well attended and the group encourages student members to present talks and posters, and in order to do so, student registration costs are subsidised.
How to Join
RSC members can join the Solid State Chemistry Group by updating their details in the “My communities and subscriptions” tab of the online RSC membership area. Please click here to login and add to your list of Interest Groups.
Information about current bursaries offered by the Solid State Chemistry Group.
Forthcoming events organised by the Solid State Chemistry Group.
Contact the Secretary
For further information on the Solid State Chemistry Group you can contact the Secretary, Dr Julia Payne MRSC.
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Useful information and resources for all RSC interest groups.
Solid State Chemistry Group Website
Further information abou the Solid State Chemistry Group.
MyRSC Solid State Chemistry Group
You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of this group
Professor Jan Skakle FRSC, University of Aberdeen
Dr Alexey Ganin MRSC, University of Glasgow
Dr Julia Payne MRSC, University of St AndrewsContact the secretary