48th Silicon Symposium

June 7-9, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA


Philly At Night

Gelest, Inc. and Temple University® are pleased to announce the 48th Silicon Symposium at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Historic Philadelphia.

48th Silicon Symposium Covers Fundamental and Applied Silicon Chemistry

The 48th Silicon Symposium brings this annual event back to Philadelphia, where it started 50 years ago. This meeting gathers an international group of industrial and academic players at all stages of their careers. Over the years this meeting has been held in 20 different states as well as Guanajuato, Mexico, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Returning to Philadelphia for the fourth time, it will be held at two new venues, Temple University for a day of tutorials and the Chemical Heritage Foundation for the symposium sessions. We hope you will join us!

Invited Speakers

  • Keith Woerpel

    Keith Woerpel
    New York U.

  • Kenrick Lewis

    Kenrick Lewis

  • Mike Sailor

    Mike Sailor
    UC San Diego

  • Greg O'Neil

    Greg O'Neil
    Western Washington U.

  • Tom McCarthy

    Tom McCarthy
    UMass Amherst

  • Joe Mabry

    Joe Mabry

  • Matthias Driess

    Mathias Driess
    TU Berlin

  • Don Watson

    Don Watson
    U. of Delaware

  • Francois Ganachaud

    Francois Ganachaud

  • Brian Korgel

    Brian Korgel
    U. of Texas at Austin

  • Nicola Hüsing

    Nicola Hüsing
    U. of Salzburg

  • Ramesh Kumar

    Ramesh C. Kumar
    3M Innovation

Chemical Heritage Foundation Temple University College of Science and Technology

Tentative Program for the Silicon Symposium

Wednesday, June 7th

8:00 -16:00 – Tutorials at Temple SERC
16:30 – Registration Begins at CHF
17:30-19:30 – Welcome Reception at CHF

Thursday, June 8th

7:00-8:00 – Continental Breakfast at CHF
8:00 – Opening Remarks
8:15 – Plenary Speaker, Keith Woerpel
9:00 – 16:30 – Conference Program
17:00-19:00 – Poster Session and Snacks
19:00 – Dinner (on your own)

Friday, June 9th

7:00-8:00 – Continental Breakfast at CHF
8:00 – Opening Remarks
8:15 – Plenary Speaker, Tom McCarthy
9:00 – 16:30 – Conference Program
17:30-18:30 – Cocktail Hour
18:30 – 21:30 – Banquet, Registration Required

Book a Room for the 2017 Silicon Symposium

Rooms have been reserved for June 7-10 2017 at The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. A special Si Symposium rate will be available until May 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reserve your spot or book your hotel room now.


Conference Organized by Temple University & Gelest, Inc.

Gelest Temple University College of Science and Technology

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