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Photochemistry
Gordon Research Conference

Enhancing the World Through Photochemistry: From Basic Science to Applications

Dates

July 23-28, 2017

Location

Bates College
Lewiston, ME Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Claudia Turro & Daniel E. Falvey

Vice Chairs:
Dirk M. Guldi & Igor V. Alabugin

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this meeting was June 25, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Meeting Description

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry will focus on bringing together scientists working on fundamental problems in photochemistry with those who engage in more applied research. The conference will provide a forum for dynamic interactions between these two groups of researchers, leading to new collaborations and ideas at the cutting-edge of the fields of photochemistry and photophysics. There will be sessions on photochemical dynamics, mechanisms, and theory, as well as on solar energy conversion, environmental photochemistry and sustainability, light switches and motors, and on medical imaging and therapeutics. Internationally-recognized speakers will be invited from academia, industry, and government-sponsored laboratories. Graduate students who participate in the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Photochemistry will have the opportunity to attend the GRC, and two poster presenters from the GRS will be chosen to present short talks at the GRC. The GRC format, which includes lectures with ample time for formal and informal discussions, along with poster presentations, provides an ideal venue for students and post-doctoral fellows to interact with leaders in the field.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Photochemistry" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmSolar Energy
Discussion Leader: James McCusker (Michigan State University, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:05 pmYiying Wu (Ohio State University, USA)
"How to Make Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Cool Again"
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:40 pmKenneth Hanson (Florida State University, USA)
"Harnessing Molecular Photon Upconversion Using Self-Assembled Multilayers on Metal Oxide Surfaces"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmDaniel Nocera (Harvard University, USA)
"Photochemical Production of Food and Fuel from Water and Air"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhotochemical Mechanisms and Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Anna Gudmundsdottir (University of Cincinnati, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amRobert McMahon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"Electronic Spectroscopy and Photochemistry of Carbenes"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amLin Chen (Argonne National Laboratory / Northwestern University, USA)
"Ultrafast Electronic and Nuclear Structural Dynamics of Transition Metal Centers in Small Complexes and in Protein Matrix"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amNiels Damrauer (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Explorations of a New Paradigm for MLCT: Using Structure and Spin to Extend Charge-Transfer Lifetimes in Iron(II) Polypyridyl Complexes"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmJeffrey Rack (University of New Mexico, USA)
"Ultrafast Isomerization in Sulfoxide Compounds"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Cornelia Bohne (University of Victoria, Canada) and Amanda Morris (Virginia Tech, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLight-Driven Motors, Switches, and Triggers
Discussion Leader: Andrei Kutateladze (University of Denver, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmIvan Aprahamian (Dartmouth College, USA)
"Hydrazone-Based Photochromic Compound"
8:00 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmArthur Winter (Iowa State University, USA)
"New Strategies to Achieve Photoactivation Using Visible Light"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhotocatalysis
Discussion Leader: Ksenija Glusac (Bowling Green State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amYujie Sun (Utah State University, USA)
"Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution and Organic Transformation: From Water Splitting to Biomass Valorization"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amGarret Miyake (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Design Principles of Photoredox Catalysts for Organocatalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amAlfredo Angeles-Boza (University of Connecticut, USA)
"Differences in Carbon Isotope Discrimination During Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Reactions"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmTito Scaiano (University of Ottawa, Canada)
"Heterogeneous Photocatalysis with Metal and Metal-Oxide Nanostructures"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMultiphoton Methods
Discussion Leader: Michael Therien (Duke University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmRobert Baker (The Ohio State University, USA)
"Investigating Surface Carrier Dynamics in Metal Oxide Catalysts Showing High Selectivity for CO2 Reduction"
8:00 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmJohn Fourkas (University of Maryland, USA)
"Multicolor Photochemistry: Breathing New Life into Moore's Law"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSensors and Diagnostic Tools
Discussion Leader: Cassandra Fraser (University of Virginia, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amFrancisco M. Raymo (University of Miami, USA)
"Activatable Fluorophores"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amStefan Bossmann (Kansas State University, USA)
"Liquid Biopsies for Solid Tumors"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amElizabeth Harbron (College of William and Mary, USA)
"Accelerated Photochemical Reactions in Dye-Doped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmThomas Meade (Northwestern University, USA)
"Coordination Chemistry and Molecular Imaging: A Marriage Made In Vivo"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSupramolecular Photochemistry and Synthesis
Discussion Leader: Sivaguru Jayaraman (North Dakota State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmYi Liao (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
"Reversible Control of Proton Concentration Using Metastable-State Photoacids"
8:00 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmCornelia Bohne (University of Victoria, Canada)
"Relocation of a Small Molecule in a Biocompatible Supramolecular Gel Probed by Fluorescence"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhoto-Pharmacology and Photo-Medicine
Discussion Leader: Peter Ford (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amGilles Gasser (Chimie ParisTech, France)
"Towards the Use of Ru(II) Polypyridyl Complexes as Photosensitizers in One-Photon and Two-Photon Photodynamic Therapy"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amJeremy Kodanko (Wayne State University, USA)
"Applying Ruthenium Photocaging Towards Therapeutic Targets"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amVladimir Popik (University of Georgia, USA)
"Cyclopropenone Photochemistry in the Development of Novel Biomedical Tools"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmEszter Borbas (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Spectroscopic Investigation of a Library of Luminescent Lanthanide Emitters. Identification of Sensitization and Quenching Pathways relevant for Emitter Design"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnvironmental Chemistry and Sustainability
Discussion Leader: Ana Moore (Arizona State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmAmanda Morris (Virginia Tech, USA)
"Structural Implications for Efficient Energy Transfer in MOFs"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmClifford Kubiak (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Studies of Ultrafast Electron Transfer by 1D and 2D Infrared Spectroscopy"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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