49th Silicon Symposium: Celebrating the Chemistry of Bob West, was 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, was held in Edmonton, Canada, May 29-31, 2018 in conjunction with the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. It was a tremendous success thanks to our sponsors, our presenters, our participants and all who sent photos that were incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation that was shown during our Welcome Reception and during the banquet.
In addition, we honoured Tamejiro Hiyama who received the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry at the spring ACS meeting. We also celebrated 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.
There were many excellent student oral and poster presentations. Choosing among them was very difficult but the final results are in.
The Canadian Journal of Chemistry Award for Best Student Oral Presentation went to Ayodele Fatona, McMaster University, Functional Silicone Networks via Thioacetal Linkages
The Chemistry of Materials Award for Best Student Oral Presentation went to Michael Son, McMaster University, Reactions of Silylenes with Non-Enolizable Carbonyl Compounds in Solution
There were three Chemistry of Materials awards for Posters of Distinction:
Burhan Hussein, Ryerson University, Structure-Property Study of Hypervalent Silane Porphyrins for Light Harvesting Applications
Jake Jagannathan, University of California, Davis, Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Analysis of a Silsesquioxane as a Hydrogen-Bond Donor Catalyst
Corinna Lorenz, Universität Regensburg, Solvation Experiments with Polysilicides in Liquid Ammonia
There were also two Chemistry of Materials awards for Posters, Honourable Mention:
Robert Bui, McMaster University, Dynamic Covalent Schiff-Base Silicone Elastomers
Chengcheng Rao, University of Alberta, Tunable Plasmon-Induced Hydrosilation on Silicon Surfaces
We congratulate them all and all the students who presented at this very special Si Symposium.
For information about the 50th Si Symposium, please contact Professor Sheryl Wiskur at the University of South Carolina.
University of Wisconsin
ACS Kipping Awardee, Chuo University
Rio Tinto Alcan Awardee, University of Alberta
University of Waterloo
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität München
Johns Hopkins University
University of Colorado
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Anne Ladegaard Skov
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Amos B. Smith, III
University of Pennsylvania