Annual Northern Universities Meeting On Chemical Physics XXVII

Postgraduate students from across the country visited The University of Sheffield for the 27th Annual Northern Universities Meeting on Chemical Physics, also known as ANUMOCP XXVII. This conference is hosted by universities in the North of England on a rotating basis. This was the third time it was hosted in Sheffield at the Chemistry Department.

This annual meeting provides an opportunity for young postgraduate researchers to present research to an audience who have an interest in physical chemistry, both computational and experimental. The interdisciplinary nature of chemical research was evident with talks given by postgraduates with backgrounds in chemistry, physics and mathematics.

The poster session of ANUMOCP 27The meeting, sponsored by the Molecular Physics Group of the IoP and the Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group of the RSC, offered opportunities for researchers to present research through presentations or presenting posters.

Five of the talks were given by current postgraduate researchers from the University of Sheffield, four of who currently study in the Department of Chemistry.

Jon Shewring, presented research on luminescent transition-metal complexes and their relevant cell biology; Joe Clarke talked about analytical equations for ring-currents in heterocycles; Peter Gillespie talked about the photocatalytic properties of a graphene/TiO2 interface; and finally Robert Shaw presented early research into a new method for non-covalent interactions.

Dr Anthony Meijer, who organised this year’s conference, said "It is always fun to organise (or attend) this conference. The breadth of research in the general Chemical Physics area from CO2 capture via photochemistry/photophysics and astrochemistry to electronic structure method development makes it a very enjoyable day with good science and excellent talks."

Next years ANUMOCP XXVIII will take place at the University of Manchester.

The Department of Chemistry will hold also the first annual meeting of computational chemistry groups in the Midlands/North of England, called the Midlands Computational Chemistry Meeting. For more information on this meeting, visit the website.

Written By:
Joe Clarke