DATES: September 12-14, 2016
LOCATION: University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon USA
BUILDING: Erb Memorial Union (“EMU”), center of campus
CHAIR: Ramesh Jasti, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
KEYNOTE: Eiichi Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Sincere THANKS to all our speakers and attendees for helping to make CURO-pi II a big success!
LIST OF LECTURES – FINAL
Note – Dr. Gan spoke in place of K. Amsharov, who could not attend.
- Harry Anderson – Oxford University
- Graham Bodwell – Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Aiko Fukazawa – Nagoya University
- Liangbing Gan – Peking University
- Rainer Herges – Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Kiel
- Hiroyuki Isobe – Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo
- Kenichiro Itami – Nagoya University
- Bradley L. Merner – Auburn University
- Qian Miao – Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Colin Nuckolls – Columbia University
- Marina A. Petrukhina – University at Albany
- Kyle Plunkett – Southern Illinois University
- Rajendra Rathore – Marquette University
- Hidehiro Sakurai – Osaka University
- Irena Stará – Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- Marcin Stępień – University of Wroclaw, Poland
- Hermann A. Wegner, Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Giessen
- Shigeru Yamago – Kyoto University
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
All scientists working on the chemistry and physics of curved pi-conjugated molecules (loosely defined) are welcome. The CURO-π symposium series was established very recently by Professors Shigeru Yamago, Graham Bodwell, and Hiroyuki Isobe. In October 2014, the first meeting in Kyoto, Japan drew some of the most prominent names in the field from around the world, with approximately 100 attendees.
The goal of the series is to elucidate the fundamental principles of synthesis and properties of non-planar pi-rich compounds, and to extend the application of these molecular systems to wider areas of molecular science such as electronics and biology. Of this class of materials, C60 and carbon nanotubes are perhaps the most well-known. The field, however, is gaining greater momentum as more types of non-planar pi structures are being designed from the “bottom-up” with unique properties that are directly related to the “bending” of the pi architectures.
I hope this symposium will help to foster the growth of this relatively new scientific community, as well as cultivate new connections and collaborations for its participants.
~ Ramesh Jasti
With grateful thanks to our sponsors:
Hosted by the University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry