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Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics & Reactions (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Gaseous Ions: From Catalysis to Biology


February 11-12, 2017


Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA


Sarah E. Waller & Christian Van Der Linde

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics and Reactions is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This meeting highlights the most recent experimental and theoretical advances in both fundamental gas-phase ion chemistry and its application to systems associated with a wide variety of real-world problems. Topics of interest cover aspects of gas-phase ions related to their structure, energetics, and reactivity, including, but not limited to, technique development; ionization, activation, and dissociation energetics; interactions with molecules, ions, electrons, and surfaces; and structural characterization. Systems studied range in size from a few atoms to proteins and nanoparticles and are of relevance to atmospheric chemistry, catalysis, and biology, to name a few.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics & Reactions" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


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: The Chemistry of Ions in Size Selected Aqueous Nanodrops
Discussion Leader: Fabian Menges (Yale University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pmEvan Williams (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"The Chemistry of Ions in Size Selected Aqueous Nanodrops"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIons of Catalytic and Atmospheric Importance
Discussion Leader: Erik Andris (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmGeorgia Boles (University of Utah, USA)
"Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Asn and Gln Complexes with Zn and Cd Dications and Their Deamidation Processes"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmGhazaleh Yassaghi (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
"Copper(III)Oxo Complexes: Structure and Reactivity in the Gas Phase"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmMarshall Ligare (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Ligand Binding Energies and Structural Isomerism Accompanying Phosphine Ligand Exchange on Cationic Gold Clusters"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmJosey Topolski (Indiana University, USA)
"Lessons from CexOyHz-Clusters: Electronic Structure, Bonding Motifs, and Photodissociation"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmMilan Oncak (Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck, Austria)
"Photochemistry of Hydrated Metal Ions: Case Study of Mg+ and Al+"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmGaolei Hou (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Molecular Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosol Pre-Nucleation Clusters"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amBiological Applications and Ions in Droplets
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Meyer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
9:00 am - 9:15 amRyan Bain (Purdue University, USA)
"Investigation of Reaction Acceleration and Synthesis of Organic Materials in Desolvating Leidenfrost Droplets"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amOlga Gorlova (Yale University, USA)
"Draining the Anharmonic Swamp: Disentangling the Spectroscopic Signatures of Intermolecular Proton Transfer Through Morphed H-Bonding and Isotopic Substitution"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amRolando Rafael Lozada Garcia (University of Paris 13, France)
"Effect of a Complex Environment on Radiation Damage: DNA Sequences into Liquid Microdroplets Containing Radiosensitizers and Polypeptides"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amYake Li (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Reactions of Amino Acid Anions with Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Atoms"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amMeagan Gadzuk-Shea (University of Washington, USA)
"Folding and Unfolding of Protein Ions in the Gas Phase: Results for Cation-to-Anion Proton-Transfer-Reactions (CAPTR), Collisionally Induced Unfolding (CIU), and Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS)"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amAna Martin-Somer (CNRS, France)
"Chemical Dynamics Simulations to Explain Polyproline CID Fragmentation in Negative Mode"
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
This panel will feature physical and analytical chemists from U.S. national labs, academic institutions, and industry who will lend insight into their day-to-day responsibilities and give advice on how to successfully navigate today's job market.
Discussion Leader: Christian Van Der Linde (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Academia and Beyond: Exploring Scientific Careers"
  • Abraham Badu-Tawiah (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Rebecca Jockusch (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Kevin Kuchta (Extrel CMS, USA)
  • Julia Laskin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-15-1-0294.
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