Yale Rigaku Symposium 2011

Announcing the 3rd Annual Yale-Rigaku Symposium The Yale University Department of Chemistry, in conjunction with Rigaku Americas Corporation, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Yale-Rigaku Symposium on X-ray Diffraction to take place on Friday, June 17, 2011 in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory on Yale Campus. 

Previous years' events were highly successful, and we look forward to another year of exciting talks and posters. More than 100 attendees participated in 2010 and we are anticipating even more! This event will explore current analytical and technological trends in X-ray diffraction. Topics ranging from Chemical Crystallography to Materials Analysis will be presented by experts in the field, and "hands-on" workshops will be held in Yale's Center for Crystallography. 

In addition to the guest speaker presentations and workshops, we are accepting submissions for poster presentations that focus on X-ray analysis. We are happy to announce that two poster prizes will be awarded this year:

  • $1500 travel grant from Rigaku Americas Corporation to present the winning poster at the 2011 Denver X-ray Conference or the 2012 American Crystallographic Association Meeting
  • $500 worth of crystallography products from MiTeGen 

Please join us for a day of stimulating talks and networking. This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception are included during the Symposium. We hope to see you there. 



9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Registration
9:30-9:35 Opening Remarks
9:35-10:15 "Operando X-ray Absorption and Infrared Fuel Cell Spectroscopy"Professor Eugene S. Smotkin
Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
10:15-10:55 "High Resolution X-ray Study of Self-Organized In As/GaSb Nanowire Arrays"Dr. Jianhua Li
Rigaku Americas Corporation
10:55-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-11:50 "Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers by Magnetic Fields and Characterization by X-ray Scattering"Professor Chinedum Osuji
Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University
11:50-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:20 "Iridium Half-Sandwich Complexes for Catalytic Water Oxidation"Nathan Schley
Department of Chemistry, Yale University
1:20-2:00 "BioSAXS-1000: A New Tool for Gaining Structural Insight When Crystallographic Methods Aren't Enough"Dr. Joseph Ferrara
Rigaku Americas Corporation
2:00-2:40 "Pushing the Limits of Chemical Crystallography"Professor Simon Coles
Director, UK National Crystallography Service
2:40-2:45 Closing Remarks
2:45-4:30 Workshops in Lab
4:30-6:00 Poster Session and Reception

This event is co-sponsored by: