Molten Salts Discussion Group’s Students’ Research Meeting 2015


Introduction: The Molten Salts Discussion Group is one of the most active Interest Groups of the RSC which organises three Research Meetings every year; one in the summer, one just before Christmas, and a dedicated Students’ Research Meeting. These meetings are informative and inspiring events which give an opportunity to both established researchers, and up-and-coming younger researchers, to disseminate and discuss their findings in an informed, friendly and supportive environment.


The MSDG Committee cordially invites all students working in the area of molten salts and ionic liquids to participate in this year’s Students’ Meeting. The meeting is FREE to attend and you will be provided with lunch, afternoon tea, a wine reception and a prize-giving ceremony for the best presentations.


The MSDG is honoured to have the Meeting opened by Professor Derek Fray (University of Cambridge)




Due to the threat of Industrial action on Wednesday 5th August, the Student presentations will now take place on the afternoon of August 4th at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge.


Registration: All Participants have to do is pre-register by the 13th of July 2015 using the Google form found here and turn up on the day.


Abstract Submission: Students wishing to present their work, whether as an oral presentation or as a poster, should make their intentions known using the Registration Form, and follow the submission guidelines below.


Abstracts should be prepared using the MS Word template (single page only) which can be downloaded from here. Ideally, the abstract should include one Figure that highlights the key results of the work, and please do not adjust the margins. Please do not submit .pdf files. Please use a file name that identifies the Author e.g. JBloggs MSDG.docx.


Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Miss Sonia Olejarz at by Monday 13th July 2015.


All abstracts will be bound in booklet form for circulation at the meeting and will be made available on-line at the MSDG’s website.


Please also note that all presentations will be via a DVD/USB enabled laptop pc and data projector. (The MSDG committee apologises for not being able to help with other types of electronic presentation materials.) Also, A1 and A0 sized poster can be accommodated.


Fees structure: There are NO fees for participating Students but you must pre-register by the 13th of July. Fees for other participants/services are as follows;


  • Non-student registration (for student meeting only) = £20.00

  • Attendance at Student Meeting for Summer Meeting Delegates = £0.00

  • Accommodation in Fitzwilliam college (for Wed 5th August, one night) for those who need it = £75.25



Fees for this meeting are payable via PayPal only, please click here to pay. Please note that fees must be paid by 13th July 2015.


Bursaries: A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £30.00 are available to students upon application to the committee; this is subject to production of valid receipts. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Dr John Slattery (


Dr. John Slattery

Department of Chemistry

The University of York



YO10 5DD


Telephone: +44(0) 1904 322610