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Ionic Liquids (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Ionic Liquids for Future Technologies


August 13-14, 2016


Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME


Juan Araque & Kevin Clark

Meeting Description

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 sessions.

Related Meeting

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 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 pmPaving the Way Between Theory, Design, and Application
Discussion Leader: Suraj Dev Prakash Dhiman (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmAna Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
"Extraction and Purification of Antibodies Using Aqueous Biphasic Systems Comprising Ionic Liquids"
4:00 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmChristopher Rumble (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Small Molecule Rotational Dynamics in Ionic Liquids"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTheory, Emerging Applications, and Where They Meet
Discussion Leader: Paula Berton (McGill University, Canada)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmOldamur Holloczki (University of Bonn, Germany)
"On the Activity of Carbene Catalysts in Ionic Liquid Solvents"
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmSudhir Ravula (University of Missouri, USA)
"Ferromagnetic Mesoporous Carbons Derived from the Cyclotrimerization of Alkyne-Functionalized Ionic Liquids and Their Application in Aqueous Dye Removal"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmJoshua Reid (University of York, United Kingdom)
"Structure and Dynamics in Protic Ionic Liquid Systems"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:00 pmShiori Suzuki (Kanazawa University, Japan)
"The Reaction Mechanism of a Direct Trans-Esterification of Raw Biomass in Ionic Liquids"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmChip Smith (University of Missouri, USA)
"Confinement in Multipurpose Cellulosic Ionogels and the Ionogels' Applications"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFast Forward: The Future of Ionic Liquids, Now
Discussion Leader: Thomas Brinzer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amKoji Osawa (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Photoinduced Radical Generation, Cage Escape and Recombination in Ionic Liquids"
9:15 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amAndrew Tibbits (University of Delaware, USA)
"Allylic Ionic Liquids as Building Blocks for Ion Conductive Thiol-Ene Polymer Networks"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:05 amIan 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 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 10:30 amHelena 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 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amBetul Uralcan (Princeton University, USA)
"Concentration Fluctuations and Capacitive Response in Dense Ionic Solutions"
10:55 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 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel Discussions
Discussion Leaders: Juan Araque (Benedictine College, USA) and Kevin Clark (Iowa State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel 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 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar 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.
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