Yale Rigaku Symposium 2009

The Yale University Department of Chemistry, in conjunction with Rigaku Americas Corporation, is pleased to host the inaugural Yale-Rigaku Symposium on X-ray Diffraction to take place on Friday, May 29, 2009. This 1-day event, the first of its kind at Yale, will explore current analytical and technological trends in X-ray diffraction. Topics ranging from Chemical Crystallography to Nanomaterial Analysis will be presented by experts in the field, and "hands-on" workshops will be held in Yale's new Center for Chemical Crystallography.

In addition to the guest speaker presentations and workshops, we are accepting submissions for poster presentations that focus on X-ray analysis. Prizes will be awarded, generously provided by Rigaku Americas Corporation.

Please join us for this exciting opportunity. Registration is free. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception will be included during the Symposium.



8:30–9:00Breakfast and Registration
9:00–9:20 Opening Remarks Scott Miller (Chair) and Tom McNulty
9:20–10:20 "From molecular structure to thermodynamics - modern applications of X-ray crystallography" Professor Alan Pinkerton
Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo
10:20–10:50 "X-ray Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement: An Overview" Akhelish Tripathi
Rigaku Americas Corporation
10:50–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–12:00 "Molecular Recognition Catalysis and Dihydrogen Bonding: Insights from Crystallography " Professor Robert Crabtree
Department of Chemistry, Yale University.
12:00–1:30 Lunch and Poster Session
1:30–2:00 "Automation in crystallography: Limits, goals, and breakthroughs" Lee Daniels
Rigaku Americas Corporation
2:00–3:00 "Nanotechnology and Energy: Disruptive Materials for the Grid and Transportation" Dr. Wade Adams
Director, Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University.
3:00–3:15 Closing Remarks Dr. Christopher Incarvito
3:15–5:00 Lab Workshops/Demonstrations
5:00 Reception