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Solid State Chemistry
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

During the last 50 years the importance and scope of solid state chemistry has grown in response to the continuing challenge to understand, control, and predict the structures and properties of solids at the atomic level and to synthesize new compounds with enhanced physical response. The many successes in the preparation of materials with unique electronic, optical, magnetic and catalytic properties are a clear testament to the vitality and importance of solid state chemistry to materials research. Today, researchers in this field can be found in numerous relevant areas including Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mineralogy/Geology, and Condensed Matter Physics. The inherently multidisciplinary nature of solid state chemistry provides the intellectual basis for its continuing vitality. The well-attended Gordon Research Conferences, held in even years in the U.S. and in odd years in Europe, continue the precedent of bringing together researchers from diverse backgrounds, studying a variety of materials types, to discuss the latest advances and challenges in solid state chemistry.

Note: Between 1999 and 2007, the "Solid State Chemistry" GRC alternated between the United States and Europe, under two different titles ("Solid State Chemistry I" and "Solid State Chemistry II"). After the 2007 meeting, both conferences were merged into one "Solid State Chemistry" GRC.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Solid State Chemistry" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Solid State Chemistry Jul 22-27 Colby-Sawyer College Patrick M. Woodward
2016 Solid State Chemistry
Strategies for Materials Discovery: Progress Toward Tomorrow's Materials
Jul 17-22 Colby-Sawyer College Hans-Conrad zur Loye
2014 Solid State Chemistry
Solid State Compounds and Materials for Emerging Technologies and Sustainable Energy Generation
Jul 27 - Aug 1 Colby-Sawyer College Susan M. Kauzlarich
2012 Solid State Chemistry
Design and Properties of Materials for Energy and Environment Applications
Jul 22-27 Colby-Sawyer College Antoine Maignan
2010 Solid State Chemistry
Functional Materials by Design
Aug 1-6 Colby-Sawyer College Mas Subramanian
2009 Solid State Chemistry
New Frontiers in Materials Synthesis and Characterization
Aug 30 - Sep 4 Magdalen College Martin Jansen
2008 Solid State Chemistry Jul 27 - Aug 1 Colby-Sawyer College Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
2006 Solid State Chemistry I Jul 23-28 Colby-Sawyer College Terrell A. Vanderah
2004 Solid State Chemistry I Jul 25-30 Colby-Sawyer College Martha Greenblatt
2002 Solid State Chemistry I Jul 28 - Aug 2 Colby-Sawyer College Nathaniel Brese
2000 Solid State Chemistry I Jul 30 - Aug 4 Colby-Sawyer College Robert Cava
1998 Solid State Chemistry Jul 26-31 Colby-Sawyer College Jack W. Johnson
1997 Solid State Chemistry Sep 21-26 The Queen's College Peter D. Battle
M. Stanley Whittingham
1996 Solid State Chemistry Jul 14-19 Colby-Sawyer College M. Stanley Whittingham
1995 Solid State Chemistry Sep 24-29 Kloster Irsee Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier
Gerd H. Meyer
1994 Solid State Chemistry Jul 17-22 Brewster Academy Lynn F. Schneemeyer
1992 Solid State Chemistry Jul 27-31 Plymouth State College Francis J. Disalvo
1990 Solid State Chemistry Jul 23-27 Plymouth State College Allan J. Jacobson
1988 Solid State Chemistry Jul 25-29 Plymouth State College Neil Bartlett
1986 Solid State Chemistry Jul 28 - Aug 1 Plymouth State College Donald W. Murphy
Franz Jellinek
1984 Solid State Chemistry Aug 6-10 Plymouth State College Hugo F. Franzen
1982 Solid State Chemistry Jul 26-30 Plymouth State College John Longo
1980 Solid State Chemistry Jun 30 - Jul 4 Brewster Academy Smith L. Holt
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