Summer School 2020

Dial-a-Molecule Summer School 2020

When: 27th-31stJuly, 2020 POSTPONED due  to Covid-19

Where:  University of Loughborough


With great regret we have had to make the decision to postpone the Summer school until the position with regards to COVID-19 is clearer.

Dial-a-Molecule will be running the third edition of their highly popular residential Summer School focussed on the Enabling Technologies theme from 27th to 31st July 2020 at Loughborough. Aimed at PhD students, Post-Docs and Early Career Researchers from both academia and industry, the format will be a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical sessions. Topics covered will include:

  • Design of Experiments
  • Flow Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry *New for Summer School 2020*
  • Real Time Reaction Analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Novel Reactor Technologies

This is a unique opportunity for researchers to both learn about the technologies and to get hands on experience with commonly used equipment and tools, with much of the time being lab-based. Attendees will have the chance to give short presentations on their own research. Course presenters will be in residence, allowing ample opportunity for informal discussions.

There are 24 places available; we expect demand to be high and we want to make sure we have a good balance of interests amongst our attendees. Therefore we ask interested researchers to submit a short application on the linked form by the closing date of May 15th 2020, 5pm. Applications will be assessed and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 4 weeks of submission. Successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee to confirm their place.

Accommodation and Costs

PhD students: Registration fee £100 to include 4 nights’ accommodation and all meals for each delegate.
Post-Docs/ Academia: Registration fee £200 to include 4 nights’ accommodation and all meals for each delegate.
Industry: Registration fee £500 to include lunches and conference dinner. Accommodation is not included but can be booked for you at additional cost tba.

Accommodation will be in en-suite rooms on the Loughborough University campus. The Summer School will take place in the STEMLab, Loughborough University.


The meeting is organised by Gill Smith, Steve Christie, Rich Bourne and Anna Slater