The Ionic Liquids GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Continuing the success of the previous Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) on Ionic Liquids and in support of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRCs) on Ionic Liquids, the 2024 GRS on Ionic Liquids presents an extraordinary opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other emerging scientists with comparable levels of experience to exchange new results and innovative ideas from the cutting-edge world of ionic liquid research. The GRS is principally dedicated to empowering tomorrow's leaders in the field, to build synergistic efforts involving interdisciplinary collaborations across scientific disciplines and to bring innovation in the future of ionic liquid applications.
Ionic liquids have garnered significant attention due to their physicochemical properties, including negligible vapor pressure, wide liquid range, high viscosity, and tunable thermal stabilities. Around the world, research groups are advancing ionic liquids in numerous directions by incorporating applied, fundamental and theoretical research, thus making this field very unique. At this GRS, the fullness of these advances will be explored in oral presentations and poster sessions, with focus on how ionic liquids can be tuned to meet the extreme demands of performance, efficiency and sustainability needed for present-day applications. The GRS is aimed at providing young researchers a highly intellectually and stimulating yet a relaxed environment to present their research while building a professional network among their peers.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 28, 2024. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.