RSC Belgium Forthcoming Events

This page acts as a handy aide-memoire for forthcoming RSC Belgium events and activities. We also post information on interesting events notified to us by colleagues in the Belgian chemical community. Why not bookmark this page to ensure you know what is happening and when?

2018 Programme

Monday 28 May 2018 - “Chemical Bonding in the 21st Century”**
This all-day symposium is organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) in honour of  the visit to VUB of Professor Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 1981. The theme of the symposium  is central in Hoffmann’s work: the Chemical Bond. The aim of the Symposium is twofold:in the morning session, the audience gets an in-depth impression of Hoffmann’s work, ideas and vision on the chemical bond in a special two hours lecture with pedagogical perspective. Matthias Bickelhaupt (VU Amsterdam), a former postdoc with Hoffmann, closes the morning session discussing “Chemical Bonding in Transition States”.

In the afternoon session, the context is different: six young but already renowned Belgian scientists from six Belgian universities highlight their work, offering Roald Hoffmann and the audience an impression of the present status of Quantum Chemistry in Belgium.

Registration is free, but compulsory, via the symposium website and should be done before April 15) in view of the limited number of seats available.

Saturday 16 June 2018 - Social trip to TrainWorld
Before the summer break, RSC Belgium invites you to join a social trip to the Trainworld museum in Schaarbeek (adjacent to the station) on Saturday 16th June at 12:00. A guided tour in English has been booked, which has a maximum group size of 20 people per guide, so it will be first come first served! The cost is €10 per person (no reductions), which can be paid on the day, however you must reserve your place(s) in advance by emailing section secretary William Darnley asap. 

17 - 21 June 2018 - ISIEM2018**
The International Symposium on Inorganic and Environmental Materials 2018 (ISIEM2018) is organized by the Society of Inorganic Materials, Japan (SIMJ) and Ghent University, Belgium and will be held at Het Pand Convention Centre in Ghent.

The scope of the conference includes the newest developments in inorganic materials and their production with an emphasis on the environmental impact. Researchers will present fundamental concepts alongside cutting-edge developments on a broad range of topics including nanotechnology, energy related materials, cement/gypsum and lime, sustainable chemistry, catalysis and novel processing techniques. More information and registration is available on the symposium website.

More information on RSC Belgium
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** Indicates an event not organised by RSC Belgium.