The Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics 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.
Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics form an essential link between the properties of molecules and the behaviour of macroscopic matter. Statistical mechanics can provide an exact synthesis of microscopic length and time scales through the mesoscopic or colloidal domain to the everyday world . This theoretical science is directly relevant to the development of a wide range of 21st century technologies under titles such as molecular engineering, smart materials and nano technology.
A key aspect of all this work is that it is very much an interdisciplinary enterprise, embracing synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, polymer science, biology, food science, materials and engineering. In all of this, the only route to a predictive science linking the properties of molecules with the behaviour of the finished product is that based on statistical mechanics.
How to Join
RSC members can join the Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics 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.
Further information about Awards offered by the Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics Group.
Forthcoming events organised by the Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics Group.
Contact the Secretary
For further information on the Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics Group you can contact the Secretary, Dr Clare McCabe FRSC.
Support for interest groups
Useful information and resources for all RSC interest groups.
Professor Andrew Masters FRSC, University of Manchester
Dr Carlos Avendano MRSC, University of Manchester
Dr Clare McCabe FRSCContact the secretary