McBain Medal Award Meeting 2013: Dynamic and controlled self-assembly at interfaces


McBain Medal Award Meeting: Dynamic and controlled self-assembly at interfaces

Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK
19 December 2013, 09:30 - 18:00
Organised by SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and the RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group

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Elaborate supramolecular architectures can be crafted and tuned through non-covalent interactions, ranging from simple host-guest interactions to more complex types of molecular recognition. Recent advances in the field have made these systems adaptative, customisable, responsive to one or multiple stimuli and relevant to a wide range of applications, requiring also cutting-edge techniques to probe the morphologies on the nano-scale. This one-day symposium will showcase some of the latest work in this rapidly growing field.

McBain Medal 2013 Lecture

The McBain Medal is an early-career award offered jointly by the two sponsoring groups. The 2013 McBain Lecture will be given by Dr Oren Scherman.
Dr Oren Scherman graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and completed his PhD in 2004 at Caltech. He then moved to the Netherlands to work on supramolecular polymers at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2006 he took an academic position in Cambridge where he is now a Reader in Supramolecular and Polymer Chemistry and Next Generation Fellow in the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis. His research focuses on supramolecular polymers, hydrogels and composite materials and their dynamics of assembly.



Registration and refreshments


Squeezing light into nanogaps:
Molecular and exciton plasmonics in the sub-nm and quantum domains
Professor Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge


Surface supramolecular chemistry: Understanding self-assembly at the molecular level
Professor Neil Champness, University of Nottingham

11:30 Refreshments

Interest in interesting interfaces
Professor Chris Abell, University of Cambridge

12:45 Lunch

Explaining the self assembly of gigantic molecular structuresProfessor Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow

14:45 Making the tiniest machines
Professor David Leigh, University of Manchester
15:30 Refreshments

Patchy particles: Advances in characterization and novel properties
Professor Francesco Stellacci, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


McBain Medal Award Lecture
Dr Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge


Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, West Road, Cambridge, UK
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Delegate Fees

Early Bird Rate - before 22 November 2013

GB£65 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£45. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£40. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Subsidised Member
GB£85 . . . . . . . . . Non Member

Standard Rate - after 22 November 2013

GB£75 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£55. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£50. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Subsidised Member
GB£95. . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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