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Inorganic Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Across the Periodic Table: Chemistry Advancing Technology and Energy Development


June 18-19, 2016


University of New England
Biddeford, ME


Anna Marie Christianson & Luis De Jesus Baez

Meeting Description

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.

Related Meeting

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 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Artificial Photosynthesis
Discussion Leader: Alexandra Velian (Columbia University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmNathan Lewis (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular 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 pmJennifer Obligacion (Princeton University, USA)
"Cobalt-Catalyzed C-H Borylation: Mechanistic Studies Revealed Important Strategies for Catalyst Design"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmShashi 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 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmJohn Kiernicki (Purdue University, USA)
"Activation of Diazenes by Uranium Complexes Bearing Redox-Active Ligands"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmJoseph Zadrozny (Northwestern University, USA)
"Nuclear Spin-Free Transition Metal Complexes as Electronic Spin Qubits"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFrom Molecules to Extended Structures
Discussion Leaders: Brandi Cossairt (University of Washington, USA) and Michael Graham (Northwestern University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amRoy 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 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amJoselyn Del Pilar (Iowa State University, USA)
"Purine- and Imidazole-Chalcogenide Precursors to Copper Metal, Chalcogenide, and Pnictide Nanocrystals"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAdam Jaffe (Stanford University, USA)
"Pressure-Induced Structural, Electronic, and Optical Evolution of Hybrid Perovskites"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSamantha Clarke (Northwestern University, USA)
"Discovery of a Superconducting Cu-Bi Intermetallic Compound via High-Pressure Synthesis"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMain 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 pmStefan Mitzinger (University of Western Ontario, Canda)
"Multimetallic Clusters of Germanium / E15"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmTimothy Su (Columbia University, USA)
"Structure-Conductivity Relationships in Group 14 Molecular Wires"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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