The Organometallic Chemistry GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Lying at the intersection of the fields or organic and inorganic chemistry, the organometallic chemistry subdiscipline has had a profound impact on how chemists think about molecular structure and bonding. Beyond fundamental discoveries, organometallic chemistry has found applications in organic synthesis, industrial catalysis, medicine, materials chemistry, and energy-related fields. The importance of the field is reflected in the recent award of three Nobel Prizes (2001, 2005, 2010) to nine organometallic chemists. The 2023 Organometallic Chemistry GRC will emphasize cutting edge developments in basic science and applications that address societal needs related to energy, sustainability, and climate change. Major themes of the conference include ligand design, main group and transition metal chemistry, catalysis, and applications of organometallic chemistry to organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and solid state materials.
The 2023 Organometallic GRC will bring together scientists from academia, national labs, and industry at the forefront of their fields in an informal setting. Presentations will focus on the new developments and primarily unpublished results. The collegial atmosphere of the conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, will provide ample opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to interact with their more senior colleagues. The aim is to have an inclusive meeting which encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and the brainstorming of new ideas. All participants are strongly encouraged to contribute to the conference by presenting a poster during one of the afternoon/evening poster sessions. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to have their poster considered for one of six 15-minute oral presentations. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows should also consider participating in the Gordon Research Seminar on Organometallic Chemistry (July 8-9, same location) that is specially designed to promote interaction and discussion between 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 12, 2022. Please check back for updates.