Regius Chair of Chemistry 200th Anniversary Celebration

School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, 25-26 September 2017

Regius Chair 200th Anniversary Symposium

On 25th and 26th September, the University of Glasgow will host a symposium for invited delegates celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Regius Chair of Chemistry. The symposium will take place in the Senate Room, which is located in the main building of the University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus. The location will be signposted during the event.

Keynote Speakers:

John Grunsfeld, former NASA astronaut
Prof. Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool
Prof. Clare Grey, University of Cambridge
Prof. Andrea Sella, UCL

Full Programme

Monday, September 25th (am)

Chair: Dr. Philip Kitson

Time Speaker Title
0900-0930 Registration In the foyer of the Senate Room
0930-1000 Prof. Carsten Streb Stealing Lee’s Ideas: How Collaborations Between Ex-Cronies Lead to Cool POM Chemistry
1000-1030 Dr. Graham Newton A Simple Approach to the Visible-light Photo-activation of Molecular Metal Oxides
1030-1100 Tea/Coffee Served in the foyer of the Senate Room
1100-1130 Dr. Andrew Macdonell TBC
1130-1200 Dr. Claire Hansell TBC
1200-1230 Lunch Served in the foyer of the Senate Room


Monday, September 25th (pm) - Session 1

Session Chair: Prof. Graeme Cooke

Time Speaker Title
1330-1345 Prof. Sir Anton Muscatelli Welcome from the Principal
1345-1430 Prof. Andrea Sella Smashed Glass - The Education of a Chemist
1430-1515 Prof. Clare P. Grey Beyond Li-ion: Application of New Characterisation Methods to Study Next Generation Battery and Super Capacitor Materials
1515-1530 Tea/Coffee Served in the foyer of the Senate Room


Monday, September 25th (pm) - Session 2

Session Chair: Dr. Laia Vila Nadal

Time Speaker Title
1530-1615 Prof. Andy Cooper Finding New Materials: Design or Discovery?
1615-1700 Dr. John M. Grunsfeld A Hubble Story
1700-1705 Prof. Chick Wilson Introduction to Inaugural Regius Chair Lecture
1705-1800 Prof. Lee Cronin Inaugural Regius Chair Lecture: "Inorganic Life in the Universe"
1800-1930 Drinks Reception Served in the foyer of the Senate Room


Tuesday, September 26th (am)

Chair: Dr. Geoff Cooper

Time Speaker Title
0900-0930 Prof. Dave Adams TBC
0930-1000 Dr. Mark Symes Distinguishing Genuine Catalysis from the Effects of Adventitious Impurities during Electrocatalytic Water Splitting
1000-1020 Dr. Caihong Zhan TBC
1030-1040 Tea/Coffee Served in the foyer of the Senate Room
1040-1200 Panel Discussion From Exploring Labs to Solar Systems: Robots or People
1200-1300 Lunch Served in the foyer of the Senate Room


Tuesday, September 26th (pm)

Chair: Dr. Haralampos Miras

Time Speaker Title
1300-1320 Dr. Victor Sans Sangorrin 3D Printing Poly(ionic) Liquids: Integrating Design Across the Scales
1320-1340 Dr. Yasutaka Suzuki Luminescent Molecular Probes for Multi-Photon Imaging
1340-1400 Dr. Trevor Hinkley TBC
1400-1420 Dr. Pradeep C. Parameswaran Hybrid Polyoxometalates as Multifunctional Materials, Photoresists and Antioxidants
1420-1440 Tea/Coffee Served in the foyer of the Senate Room
1440-1500 Dr. Thomas McGlone Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation of Pharmaceuticals – Establishing a World Class National Facility
1500-1520 Dr. Jingli Xie Highly Effective Synthesis of Polyoxometalate Clusters / Coordination Polymers by using Continuous Flow Chemistry
1520-1540 Dr. John Fielden Return of the Tach(oid)
1540-1600 Dr. Scott Mitchell Dissecting the Molecular Mechanism of Apoptosis during Photothermal Therapy using Gold Nanoprisms
1600-1620 Prof. Lee Cronin Closing Remarks
1620-1800 Whisky Tasting In the Joseph Black Building Conference Room (A4-41a)