49th Silicon Symposium

May 29 - 31, 2018 - Edmonton, Alberta, CA


49th Silicon Symposium

49th Silicon Symposium: Celebrating the Chemistry of Bob West, to be held in conjunction with the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

A very special Si Symposium, honouring Bob West on his 90th birthday and celebrating his chemistry, will be held in Edmonton, Canada, May 29-31, 2018 in conjunction with the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. In addition, we will be honouring Tamejiro Hiayama who received the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry at the spring ACS meeting.

We will also be celebrating the chemistry of Jillian Buriak, the 2018 winner of the CSC Rio Tinto Alcan Award. Her pioneering research in the organic functionalization of silicon surfaces has impacted a variety of fields ranging from biology to electronics.

Invited Speakers

  • Robert West

    University of Wisconsin

  • Tamejiro Hiayama

    ACS Kipping Awardee, Chuo University

  • Jillian Buriak

    Rio Tinto Alcan Awardee, University of Alberta

  • Farooq Ahmed

    CSL Silicones

  • Zhongwei Chen

    University of Waterloo

  • Cathleen Crudden

    Queen's University

  • Matthias Driess

    Technische Universität Berlin

  • Mark Fink

    Tulane University

  • Shigeyoshi Inoue

    Technische Universität München

  • Rebekka Klausen

    Johns Hopkins University

  • Josef Michl

    University of Colorado

  • Thomas Mueller

    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

  • Anne Ladegaard Skov

    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

  • Amos B. Smith, III

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Victor Snieckus

    Queen’s University

  • Laura Turculet

    Dalhousie University

Conference Sponsors

Wacker The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Gelest American Elements Western Science Canadian Journal of Chemistry Western University Canada Chemistry Henkel silatronix Chemistry of Materials Momentive

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