Enabling Technologies for Synthesis

Enabling Technologies for Synthesis Sandpit

Customisable Platforms for Thermo-, Electro-, Mechano- and Photo-chemistry

When: 4-5th September 2017

Where: Burleigh Court, Loughborough University


The aim of this event is to bring together cross-disciplinary cross-institutional teams to explore and develop new ideas and proposals in the highlighted areas. This workshop event will consist of speakers presenting the latest advanced techniques and technologies, and applications of these to synthesis.

Speakers include: John Blacker (Reactor Design), Richard Brown (electrochemistry), Duncan Browne (mechanochemistry), Steve Hilton (3D printing), Daniele Leonori (photochemistry).

The first day will contain workshop/seminars on contemporary aspects of these techniques and the technologies.  The evening will consist of flash poster presentations by the delegates on their own work in the area.  The second morning will be a facilitated workshop designed to coalesce ideas around future grant proposals.  The aim of the event is to bring together teams and produce ideas suitable for EPSRC and equivalent proposals, whilst having access to experts to stress-test these ideas.

Attendance is limited to around 25 places to ensure a good flow of ideas at the workshops.  To apply, please email Steve Christie <s.d.christie@lboro.ac.uk>, and answer the following (a short paragraph is sufficient):


  1. Please describe how this event fits with your current areas of interest


  1. Please indicate how you expect to contribute to this event


Please apply by the 14th July

Successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards, and asked to formally register for the event.  The discounted cost though Dial-a-Molecule for all applicants is £125 which includes all food and accommodation.  ECRs may apply to Dial-a-Molecule for a full bursary to attend.