The 2020 Inorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference will celebrate the breadth of Inorganic Chemistry, with a particular focus on how advances in fundamental Inorganic Chemistry (from synthesis to characterization to computation) provide a key launchpad for innovations in real world applications. This conference will showcase a diverse group of speakers and discussion leaders spanning different stages in their careers in academia, national labs, and industry. Sessions will span topics ranging from small molecules to clusters and nanoparticles, as well as extended solids and composites. Subtopics will include catalysis, energy storage, bioinorganic chemistry, and innovative structures. A focus, consistent with the mission of Gordon Conferences, will be on novel unpublished work.
The strength of the Inorganic Gordon Conference is the culture of community that values sharing ideas across the very broad spectrum of our field. This forum enables the formation of new collaborations, networking, and the identification of emerging areas of research. There will be an opportunity for poster presenters to be selected for oral presentations. All participants are encouraged to participate in this poster competition by coming to the GRC with a small hard copy of their poster, to be submitted to the selection committee, and by bringing an electronic slide presentation.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Harnessing Reactivity
- The Heavy Elements
- Interfacing Metals and Biology
- Modes of Bonding
- Spanning Molecules to Solids
- Condensed Matter and Its Applications
- Physical Inorganic Chemistry
- Energy Production and Storage
- Inorganic Chemistry as a Driver of Innovation