19 December 2013

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

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SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and the RSC's Colloid & Interface Science Group

Cambridge University

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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.

Event Day

Event Schedule
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
Interest in interesting interfaces Professor Chris Abell, University of Cambridge
Explaining the self assembly of gigantic molecular structuresProfessor Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow
Making the tiniest machines Professor David Leigh, University of Manchester
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

Venue and Contact

Gonville & Caius College

Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, West Road, Cambridge, UK
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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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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.