HRSMC Lustrum Symposium 2019

(25th anniversary)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Programme November 14, 2019

 

08:20

Coffee/ tea & registration

08.45

Grand OPENING

09:15

Opening by Prof.dr. Wybren Jan Buma
(Scientific Director HRSMC) and

 

Prof.dr. Hubertus Irth
(Interim Dean Faculty of Science, Leiden University).

09:35

History of the HRSMC: Prof. dr. Jan Reedijk
(Emeritus Leiden University)

 

Session 1: HRSMC theme 3 'Theoretical Chemistry'

Chair: Prof.dr. Luuk Visscher

09:45

Prof.dr. Jens K. Nørskov (Technical University Denmark)

 

“Understanding transition metal heterogeneous catalysis”

10:25

PhD lecture: Pascal Vermeeren
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

 

“Alkali Cation Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions in Outer Space?”

10:45

Coffee/ tea

   

Session 2: HRSMC theme 1 'Synthesis, Characterization, Reactivity,              Properties of Molecules'

Chair: Prof.dr. Jan van Maarseveen

11:15

Prof.dr. Ben L. Feringa (University of Groningen)
(Sponsored by MerchachemSyncom)

 

"Molecular Switches & Motors"

11:55

PhD lecture: Xue-Quan Zhou (Leiden University)

 

“Cyclometalated palladium complexes: Proteininduced nano-aggregation and blue-light photodynamic therapy in mice cancer models”

12:15

Prof.dr. Jeffrey R. Long
(University of California, Berkeley)
 

“Cooperative Adsorption and Gas Separations in Metal–Organic Frameworks”

12:55

Lunch – Poster session 1

14:00

PhD Lecture: Tessel Bouwens (University of Amsterdam)

 

“Enhancing the efficiency in p-type dye sensitized solar cells by using ring launching photoswitches”

 

Session 3:  HRSMC  theme 2 ‘Photochemistry and Spectroscopy’

Chair: Prof.dr. Fred Brouwer

14:20

Prof.dr. Michel A.G.J. Orrit
(Leiden University)

 

“Optical Studies of Single Molecules with Single Gold Nanoparticles”

15:00

PhD lecture: Olga Lushchikova
(Radboud University)

 

“IR action spectroscopic characterization of CO2 adsorption on Cu clusters”

15:20

Coffee/ tea & Poster session 2

16:20

Prof. Thomas Ebbesen
(University of Strasbourg)

 

“The Alchemy of Vacuum - Hybridizing Light and Molecules –”

17:00

PhD lecture: Sabine Auras
(Leiden University)

 

“Understanding the influence of defects – Scaling site-specific reactivities for H2 dissociation on Pt surfaces”

 

Session 4: Dick Stufkens prijs 2019

Chair: Prof.dr. Matthias Bickelhaupt

17:20

Dick Stufkens prijs winner introduction
by Dr. Ronald Hage (Catexel)

17:25

Lecture of the winner of the Dick Stufkens Prize:
Dr. Thomas J.P. Hersbach
(Leiden University)

 

"Cathodic Corrosion: Finding Fundamentals of Enigmatic Electrochemical Etching"

17:50

Closure Prof.dr. Vinod Subramaniam
(Rector Magnificus, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

18:00

Reception / Staff Leaving for Dinner

 

Programme November 15, 2019

   

08:45

Coffee/ tea & registration

 

Session 1: HRSMC theme 1 'Synthesis, Characterization, Reactivity, Properties of Molecules'

Chair: Prof.dr. Lies Bouwman

09:00

Staff lecture: dr. Tati Fernández Ibáñez
(University of Amsterdam)

  "S,O-Ligand-Accelerated Pd-Catalyzed C-H Olefination Reactions of Aromatic Compounds"

09:30

PhD lecture: Thierry Slot
(University of Amsterdam)

 

“Application of MXenes in heterogeneous catalysis”

   

Session 2: HRSMC theme 2 'Photochemistry and Spectroscopy'

Chair: Prof.dr. Jos Oomens

09:50

Staff lecture: dr. Irene M.N. Groot
(Leiden University)

 

"In Situ Observations of Graphene Growth on Liquid Copper"

10:20

Introduction PhD platform/PHD social activity

10:30

Coffee/ tea & Poster session 3

11:25

PhD lecture: Jan Paul Menzel
(Leiden University)

 

“Photoinduced Coherent charge transfer in a Pseudo Base pair: Isotope effect, dynamic symmetry breaking and concerted electron-nuclear Motion”

   

Session 3: HRSMC theme 3 'Theoretical Chemistry'

Chair: Prof.dr. Paola Gori Giorgi

11:45

Staff lecture: dr. Daan P. Geerke
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

 

"Deriving a Biomolecular Force Field Parameter Set From First Principles"

12:15

PhD lecture: Nitish Govindarajan
(University of Amsterdam)

 

“Importance of ligand acidity constants in homogeneously catalyzed methanol dehydrogenation”

   

Poster Prize Award and Closure

12:35

Poster Prize Award by Prof. dr. Wybren Jan Buma
(University of Amsterdam)

 

Closure Prof.dr. Peter van Tienderen
(Dean Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam) 

 

Lunch

   

13:45

Annual Staff Meeting

   

 

Published by  Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry

11 November 2019