The Gordon Research Seminar on Inorganic Chemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and discuss cutting edge research.
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together new ideas
from talented young scientists in the diverse field of inorganic chemistry, which
spans the periodic table of elements as well as such multidisciplinary areas as
energy conversion, catalysis, nanotechnology, biomedicine, theoretical
chemistry, and materials science. The program will highlight cutting edge work
that addresses fundamental challenges for modern science and the modern world,
with a special focus on energy-related research.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Inorganic Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Artificial Photosynthesis|
|Discussion Leader: Alexandra Velian (Columbia University, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Nathan Lewis (California Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Molecular Metal Complexes|
|Discussion Leaders: Jillian Dempsey (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) and Sean McWilliams (Yale University, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Jennifer Obligacion (Princeton University, USA)|
"Cobalt-Catalyzed C-H Borylation: Mechanistic Studies Revealed Important Strategies for Catalyst Design"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Shashi Bhushan Sinha (Yale University, USA)|
"Synthesis and Characterization of Oxo-Bridged
High Valent Iridium Dimers Related to Water Oxidation Catalysts"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||John Kiernicki (Purdue University, USA)|
"Activation of Diazenes by Uranium Complexes Bearing Redox-Active Ligands"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Joseph Zadrozny (Northwestern University, USA)|
"Nuclear Spin-Free Transition Metal Complexes as Electronic Spin Qubits"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||From Molecules to Extended Structures|
|Discussion Leaders: Brandi Cossairt (University of Washington, USA) and Michael Graham (Northwestern University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Roy Schreiber (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)|
"Reactivity and O2 Formation by Mn(IV)- and Mn(V)-Hydroxo Species Stabilized Within a Polyfluoroxometalate Framework"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Joselyn Del Pilar (Iowa State University, USA)|
"Purine- and Imidazole-Chalcogenide Precursors to Copper Metal, Chalcogenide, and Pnictide Nanocrystals"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Adam Jaffe (Stanford University, USA)|
"Pressure-Induced Structural, Electronic, and Optical Evolution of Hybrid Perovskites"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Samantha Clarke (Northwestern University, USA)|
"Discovery of a Superconducting Cu-Bi Intermetallic Compound via High-Pressure Synthesis"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Main Group Elements in Molecules and Materials|
|Discussion Leaders: Thomas Baumgartner (University of Calgary, Canada) and Tobias Sherbow (University of California, Davis, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Stefan Mitzinger (University of Western Ontario, Canda)|
"Multimetallic Clusters of Germanium / E15"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Timothy Su (Columbia University, USA)|
"Structure-Conductivity Relationships in Group 14 Molecular Wires"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|