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Dynamics at Surfaces
Gordon Research Conference

Fundamentals of Chemical and Physical Change at Surfaces and Interfaces


July 30 - August 4, 2017


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI Site Information


Eckart Hasselbrink

Vice Chair:
Axel Gross

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 2, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces focuses on a molecular level understanding of the elementary chemical reactions and physical processes occurring at surfaces. It brings together the leading experimental and theoretical researchers studying the behavior of molecules interacting with liquid and solid surfaces, as well as phenomena at the liquid-solid interface. Examples of featured topics include: energy conversion processes at interfaces; dynamics of heterogeneous catalysis; dynamics at polymer, membranes and biological interfaces; growth and self-assembly at surfaces; computational approaches to dynamics at surfaces, ultrafast electron dynamics at interfaces, state-to-state scattering, chemical reaction dynamics, non-adiabatic effects in reactive and inelastic scattering of molecules from surfaces, single molecule dynamics at surfaces, surface photochemistry, processes at the surfaces of electrodes and dynamics at soft (e.g. water) interfaces. The conference brings together investigators from a variety of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science, geology, biophysics, and astrochemistry. The conference will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar for young researchers (graduate students and post-docs).

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Dynamics at Surfaces" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by March 30, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • From Surface Dynamics to Heterogeneous Catalysis
    (Geert-Jan Kroes / Miquel Salmeron / Bin Jiang)
  • Dynamics at Liquid, Polymer, Membrane and Biological Interfaces
    (Heike Arnolds / Kenneth McKendrick / Mark Ediger / Adam Foster)
  • Dynamics of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces
    (Sylvia Ceyer / Tim Minton / Cristina Diaz / Alec Wodtke)
  • Surface Dynamics of Energy Conversion Processes
    (Hannes Jonsson / George Schatz / Thomas Allison / Kramer Campen)
  • Single Molecule Dynamics
    (Sharani Roy / Andreas Heinrich / Karina Morgenstern)
  • Time-Resolved Spectroscopy at Surfaces
    (Helmut Zacharias / Jerry Larue / Kazuya Watanabe)
  • Computational Dynamics and Surface Chemistry
    (Bret Jackson / Fabio Busengo / Thomas Miller)
  • Electron Dynamics at Surfaces and Non-Adiabaticity
    (Aart Kleijn / Jie Shan / Peter Saalfrank / Mitsunori Kurahashi)
  • Young Investigator Presentations
    (Arthur Utz)
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