The 2016 Gordon Research Seminar
(GRS) on Ionic Liquids is a unique opportunity for graduate students,
postdoctoral researchers, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience to exchange
new results and innovative ideas from the cutting-edge of ionic liquid
research. This meeting aims to empower tomorrow's leaders in the field to build
collaborations across scientific disciplines that will bring about change in
the future of ionic liquid applications.
State-of-the-art research in ionic liquids is at a crossroads between
established fundamental knowledge, new discoveries, and exciting challenges.
Theoretical and applied efforts in the field are driving emerging technologies
forward and continuously reshaping the complex chemical, structural, and
dynamical landscape of ionic liquids. This GRS will focus on the challenges
ahead and the opportunities of today that are key to fuel the evolution of
next-generation ionic liquids. The program seeks to highlight the role of ionic
liquids as tunable materials with superior chemical, medicinal, environmental,
mechanical, optical, magnetic, and electronic properties. The engaging and open
format characteristic of Gordon Conferences will give young investigators the
opportunity to present their work and to enjoy extended discussion and poster
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Ionic Liquids" 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||Paving
the Way Between Theory, Design, and Application|
|Discussion Leader: Suraj Dev Prakash Dhiman (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Ana Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)|
"Extraction and Purification of Antibodies Using Aqueous Biphasic Systems Comprising Ionic Liquids"
|4:00 pm - 4:10 pm||Discussion|
|4:10 pm - 4:25 pm||Christopher Rumble (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)|
"Small Molecule Rotational Dynamics in Ionic Liquids"
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Theory, Emerging
Applications, and Where They Meet|
|Discussion Leader: Paula Berton (McGill University, Canada)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Oldamur Holloczki (University of Bonn, Germany)|
"On the Activity of Carbene Catalysts in Ionic Liquid Solvents"
|7:45 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:55 pm - 8:10 pm||Sudhir Ravula (University of Missouri, USA)|
Mesoporous Carbons Derived from the Cyclotrimerization of Alkyne-Functionalized
Ionic Liquids and Their Application in Aqueous Dye Removal"
|8:10 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion|
|8:20 pm - 8:35 pm||Joshua Reid (University of York, United Kingdom)|
"Structure and Dynamics in Protic Ionic Liquid Systems"
|8:35 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion|
|8:45 pm - 9:00 pm||Shiori Suzuki (Kanazawa University, Japan)|
"The Reaction Mechanism of a Direct Trans-Esterification of Raw Biomass in Ionic Liquids"
|9:00 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Chip Smith (University of Missouri, USA)|
"Confinement in Multipurpose Cellulosic Ionogels and the Ionogels' Applications"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Fast Forward: The
Future of Ionic Liquids, Now|
|Discussion Leader: Thomas Brinzer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Koji Osawa (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)|
"Photoinduced Radical Generation, Cage Escape and Recombination in Ionic Liquids"
|9:15 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:40 am||Andrew Tibbits (University of Delaware, USA)|
"Allylic Ionic Liquids as Building Blocks for Ion Conductive Thiol-Ene Polymer Networks"
|9:40 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:05 am||Ian Njoroge (Vanderbilt University, USA)|
"Surface-Initiated Polymerization of Ionic Liquids: Anion Effects on the Ion Transfer Properties of Surface-Tethered Poly Ionic Liquids"
|10:05 am - 10:15 am||Discussion|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||Helena Passos (CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal)|
"Characterization of the Coexisting Phases Polarities of Ionic-Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems"
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Betul Uralcan (Princeton University, USA)|
"Concentration Fluctuations and Capacitive Response in Dense Ionic Solutions"
|10:55 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||Mentorship Component: Career Panel Discussions|
|Discussion Leaders: Juan Araque (Benedictine College, USA) and Kevin Clark (Iowa State University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Career Development in Academia and National Labs"|
- Jim Davis (University of South Alabama, USA)
- Gerd Meyer (Iowa State University, USA)
- James Wishart (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.