Physical, Computational, and Theoretical Chemistry

Division Representative

Gilles Peslherbe, Concordia University

Symposia and Organizers: 

Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy - joint with SS

Organizers:
Ian Burgess, University of Saskatchewan
François Lagugné-Labarthet, The University of Western Ontario

Invited Speakers:
Gianfelice Cinque, Diamond Light Source - (40 minute lecture)
Ariane Deniset, Université Paris Sud, France - (40 minute lecture)

Alex Brolo, University of Victoria 
Christa Brosseau, St Mary's University 
Richard Martel, 
Universityé de Montréal 
Christian Pellerin, 
Université de Montréal 
Jennifer van Wijngaarden, 
University of Manitoba 

Advances in Fluorescent Probe and Fluorescence Imaging Modalities - joint with BM,OR

Organizers:
Gonzalo Cosa, McGill University
Chris YipUniversity of Toronto 

Invited Speakers:Robert Campbell, University of Alberta
Peng Chen, Cornell University, USA
Maria DeRosa, Carleton University
Johan Hofkens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Andrey Klimchenko, Strasbourg University, France
Christy Landes, Rice University, USA
Isaac Li, UBC Okanagan
Jin Zhang, UC San Diego, USA

Advances in Modelling Organic Molecules and Reactions - joint with OR

Organizers:
Sara Eisler, University of New Brunswick
Mathieu Frenette, Université du Québec à Montréal

Invited Speakers:
Axel Becke,
Dalhousie University - (40 minute lecture)
Gino DiLabio, UBC Okanagan - (40 minute lecture)
Jason Hein, UBC - (40 minute lecture)
Christine Isborn, UC Merced, USA - (40 minute lecture)

Advances in Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (General Session)

Organizer:
Travis Fridgen, Memorial University

Invited Speakers:

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of NMR Spectroscopy - joint with EN

NMR is arguably the most powerful spectroscopic tools available for the study of different forms of mater including liquids, solids, and semi-solids.  Environmental samples, including (water, soil, plant materials, etc...) are among the most complex and challenging chemical systems to study. In the Agricultural and Environmental Applications of NMR Spectroscopy symposium (PT/EN), research on how NMR methodologies are being developed and applied to improve our understanding of contemporary environmental and agricultural problems will be presented. 

Organizers:
Chris Kirby, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
James Longstaffe, University of Guelph

Invited Speakers:
Bob Brua, Environment and Climate Change Canada – (40 minute lecture)
Barbara Cade-Menun, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – (40 minute lecture)

Analytical, Physical and Interfacial Electrochemistry in honour of Jacek Lipkowski - joint with AN, MT, SS

Organizers:
Dan Bizzotto, 
University of British Columbia
Christa Brosseau, Saint Mary's University
Aicheng ChenUniversity of Guelph

Invited Speakers:
Jacek Lipkowski, University of Guelph - (40 minute lecture)
Andrew Gewirth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Janine Mauzeroll, McGill University - (40 minute lecture)
Takamasa Sagara, Nagasaki University, Japan - (40 minute lecture)

Biophysics: Partnering Experiment and Simulation

Organizers:
Ibrahim I. Cisse,
MIT, USA
James Gauld, University of Windsor 
Drew Marquardt,
University of Windsor 

Invited Speakers:
Giovanna Fragneto, ILL Grenoble, France - (40 minute lecture)
Jackie Vogel, McGill University - (40 minute lecture)
Flora Meilleur, ORNL / NCSU , USA - (40 minute lecture)

Elizabeth Kelley, NIST
Sarah Rauscher, University of Toronto Mississauga
Kandice Tanner, NIH

Electronic Structure Theory: New Models and Challenging Applications

Organizers:
Joshua Hollett, University of Winnipeg
Paul Johnson, Université Laval

Invited Speakers:
Ksenia Bravaya, Boston University, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Stijn De Baerdemacker, University of New Brunswick - (40 minute lecture)
Eugene De Prince, Florida State University, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Carlos Jimenez-Hoyos, Wesleyan University, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Erin Johnson, Dalhousie University - (40 minute lecture)
Rustam Khaliullin, McGill University - (40 minute lecture)
Pierre-Francois Loos, Universite de Toulouse - (40 minute lecture)
Toby Zeng, Carleton University - (40 minute lecture)

Interactions of Macromolecules, Ions, and Colloids in the Condensed Phase: Computational and Experimental Advances

Organizers:
Richard Bowles, University of Saskatchewan
Stella Consta, The University of Western Ontario

Invited Speakers:
Heather Allen, The Ohio State University , USA
Greg van Anders, Queen’s University 
Gustavo Arteca, Laurentian University 
Jerome Delhommelle, University of North Dakota, USA
Suzanne Giasson, Unversité de Montréal 
David A. Kofke, State University of New York at Buffalo , USA
John Morgan, University of Cambridge, UK 
Sergei Noskov, University of Calgary 
Irene Paci, University of Victoria 
Gren Patey, University of British Columbia 
William R. Smith, University of Guelph
Guillaume Stirnemann, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, CNRS, Paris , France
Mark Thachuk, University of British Columbia 
Donald Weaver, University Health Network Toronto 
Stacey Wetmore, University of Lethbridge 
Michael Woodside, University of Alberta 
Sotiris Xantheas, University of Washington, USA 

Machine Learning in Chemistry

Organizers:
Alex Brown,
University of Alberta
Guillaume Lamoureux, Concordia University

Invited Speakers:
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto
Kyunghyun Cho, NYU, USA
Clémence Corminbouef, EPFL, Switzerland
Théophile Gaudin, IBM Zurich/University of Toronto
David Ryan Koes, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Heather Kulik, MIT, USA
Mohammed Al Quiraishi, Harvard Medical School, USA
Isaac Tamblyn, NRC

Photocatalysis: Spectroscopy and Applications

Organizer:
Robert Godin, University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Invited Speakers:
Gerald Mayer, 
University of North Carolina, USA - (40 minute lecture)
Zetian Mi, University of Michigan, USA – (40 minute lecture)
Tito Scaiano, University of Ottawa – (40 minute lecture)
Matthew Sfeir, City University of New York, USA – (40 minute lecture)
Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan, USA – (40 minute lecture)

Amanda Morris, Virginia Tech, USA
Elizabeth Young, Lehigh University, USA 

Recent Developments in Quantum Molecular Dynamics Algorithms and Applications

Organizer:
Gabriel Hanna, 
University of Alberta
Aaron Kelly, Dalhousie University

Invited Speakers:
Eitan Geva, University of Michigan, USA
Akihito Ishizaki, IMS, Japan
Nancy Makri, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Tom Markland, Stanford University, USA
Oleg Prezhdo, USC, USA 
Qiang Shi, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Toshiyuki Takayanagi, Saitama University, Japan
Jiri Vanicek, EPFL, Switzerland 

Solid-State NMR in Honour of Michèle Auger 

Organizer:
Yining Huang,
University of Western Ontario
Isabelle MarcotteUniversité du Québec à Montréal

Invited Speakers:
David Bryce, University of Ottawa
Gillian Goward, McMaster University
Vladimir K. Michaelis, University of Alberta
Robert W. Schurko, University of Windsor
Frances Separovic, University of Melbourne, Australia
Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Roderick E. Wasylishen, University of Alberta
Gang Wu, Queens University

Spectroscopy of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductors - joint with MT

Organizers:
Loren KaakeSimon Fraser University 
Mark WilsonUniversity of Toronto

Invited Speakers:
Sarah Burke, University of British Columbia - (40 minute lecture)
Kimberley Hall, Dalhousie University (40 minute lecture)
Stephane Kena-Cohen, Polytechnique Montreal - (40 minute lecture)
Matthew Sfeir, City University of New York, USA - (40 minute lecture)