Molten Salts Discussion Group

September 13, 2018 - 09:30 - 17:00

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast

The Molten Salts Discussion Group (MSDG) is one of the RSC's oldest Interest Groups having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Group is network of highly experienced scientists and engineers active in the field of ionic liquids and molten salts R&D drawn together from across academia and industry. The MSDG's activities not only spans the UK but also across the International MSIL Community. 

The MSDG is also one of the most active Interest Groups in the RSC by hosting two Research Meeting per year, one in Summer (usually in Cambridge) and on at Christmas (RSC, London). In addition, it has a strong commitment to promoting younger scientists working in the field and does this through a free to attend Early Careers Research Meetings which are organised and run by student and research associates at various locations around the UK. 

This year, the Early Careers Research Meeting will take place at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast on the 13th of September. This meeting is dedicated to the life and achievements of the late Professor Kenneth Seddon. The Meeting will also host the newly established "Ken Seddon OBE Student Poster Prize" competition. 

We welcome abstracts from PhD students and PDRAs for both oral and poster presentations focused on molten salts and ionic liquids and the wide range of chemistry in which they are involved.

The following day is Memorial Seminar - A tribute to Professor K R Seddon OBE. This will host lectures from some the most eminent figures in ionic liquid chemistry. We recommend those interested in our event also attend this memorial. More information on this seminar and registration is available here.

 

Call for abstracts

We welcome abstracts from PhD students and PDRAs for both oral and poster presentations focused on molten salts and ionic liquids and the wide range of chemistry in which they are involved. Please use the abstract template and submit your contribution by email to Lucy Brown.

Oral abstracts deadline: 10th August 2018

Poster abstracts deadline: 31st August 2018

Registration deadline: 7th September 2018


This event is free to attend and travel grants are available upon request to the MSDG Hon. Treasurer, Dr Anna Croft for students traveling from outside Northern Ireland.

 

Accommodation and venue

All talks will take place in the Lecture Theatre 0G.012, David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast.

Coffee and lunch break, as well as poster session, will take place in The Hub, David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast.

Accommodation available in the area:

Stranmillis College are offering rooms for £35 and en-suite rooms for £40 per night.

 

Registration

To register for the RSC Molten Salt Discussion Group early career researcher meeting, please follow this link to Eventbrite.

 

For more information please contact the event secretariat.


The event is kindly sponsored by:

RSC MSIG