The 4th annual London Plasmonics Forum will take place on Thursday 7th June 2018 @ King’s College London
It is open to all researchers and companies in London, UK, Europe and worldwide. Last year’s London Plasmonic Forum was a sell-out event with over 100 participants. This year young researchers (post-docs and PhD students) can apply to present either a poster or give a talk. Only posters will be accepted from established researchers.
We are happy to announce that the keynote speaker will be Professor C. Richard A. Catlow, FRS from University College London & Cardiff University. His talk is titled ‘Structure and Reactivity in Nano- and Oxide Catalysts’
Richard is developing and applying computer models to solid state and materials chemistry — areas of chemistry that investigate the synthesis, structure and properties of materials in the solid phase. By combining his powerful computational methods with experiments, Richard has made considerable contributions to areas as diverse as catalysis and mineralogy.
His approach has also advanced our understanding of how defects — missing or extra atoms — in the structure of solids can result in non-stoichiometric compounds. Such compounds have special electrical or chemical properties since their contributing elements are present in slightly different proportions to those predicted by chemical formula.
Richard’s work has offered insight into mechanisms of industrial catalysts, especially involving microporous materials and metal oxides. In structural chemistry and mineralogy. Simulation methods are now routinely used to predict the structures of complex solids and silicates, respectively, thanks to Richard’s demonstrations of their power. Richard was elected Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society in 2016