Global population is expected to exceed 9.5 billion humans by the year 2100. Providing this population with food, water, and a first-world standard of living while preserving Earth's environment poses many challenges. Chemistry can provide solutions to many of these challenges. Given that carbon-based chemicals are the foundation of our energy infrastructure and consumer product industries, organometallic chemistry will be pivotal in charting a path forward.
The 2021 conference will bring a diverse cohort of chemists—from graduate students to senior scientists—to Newport where science at the leading edge of the organometallic field will be presented by leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia with an emphasis on unpublished research. The GRC organization fosters an atmosphere of inclusive, collaborative, and open discussion. There will be ample opportunity for informal discussions during free periods and poster sessions that conferees are encouraged to participate in question and answer sessions and contribute to the scientific program by presenting a poster on their recent research.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are also strongly encouraged to consider attending the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Organometallic Chemistry (July 10-11, same location) that is geared toward promoting interaction and discussion among junior scientists.
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. The preliminary program will be available by October 11, 2020. Please check back for updates.
- Bioorganometallic Chemistry
- Late and Heavy Metal Chemistry
- Harnessing Photons and Electrons
- Synthesis and Catalysis with More Abundant Metals
- Early-Career Investigator Presentations
- Main Group Chemistry
- Organometallic Chemistry at Surfaces
- Bond Activation and Functionalization
- Ligands and Metals