Summer 2015 Research Meeting



Introduction: The MSDG is one of the most active Interest Groups of the RSC and organises three Research Meetings every year; one in the summer, one just before Christmas, and a dedicated Students 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 a friendly and constructive environment.


This year, in keeping with the tradition of distinguished Invited Speakers, the MSDG is honoured to have Professor Hiroyuki Ohno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) present the Invited Lecture and Mr Barry Snelson MBE (former MD of Sellafield Ltd.) give the after-dinner speech.


The MSDG is particularly keen to promote the work and activities of younger researchers. To this end participation of students and post-doctoral workers at this meeting is most welcome. Please note the MSDG are also holding a FREE Students’ Meeting immediately after the Summer meeting at the same venue. The Student event is open to both Students and more seasoned researchers but presentations will be by Students.



Summer Research Meeting Venue: This year's Meeting will take place at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge on the 3rd and 4th of August. (Overnight accommodation at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.)


Theme: As usual, the Meeting accepts papers (for both poster (A1 or A0)) and oral presentations (up to 30 minutes including 5 minutes discussion) in all areas of the science and technology of ionic liquids and molten salts.


Registration: If you are interested in attending the meeting, either as an Author or as a delegate, please fill out and submit the electronic form found here. In order to provide the venue with final numbers for catering, please could delegates register by Monday 13th July 2015.


Abstract submission: Abstracts (maximum 1 A4 page) should be prepared using the MS Word template which can be downloaded from here. Please do not adjust the margins! Ideally, the abstract should include at least one Figure that highlights the key results of the work. Abstracts should be submitted in WORD format (not as pdf) electronically to by 16:00 Monday 13th July 2015. Please use a file name that identifies the Author e.g. JBloggs MSDG.docx.


Please also note that all presentations will be via a USB enabled laptop pc and data projector. (The MSDG committee apologises for not being able to help with other types of electronic presentation materials.)



Fees payment: MSDG has introduced PayPay as a convenient and secure way to pay fees – please use this method if possible.


[You can access PayPal from here]


The fees for the meeting are as follows;
Regular Registration, non-residential
Regular Registration, residential
Reduced rate, residential (students/retired etc.*)
Reduced rate, non-residential (students/retired etc.%)

*Bursaries are available upon application to the Committee for students and retired members.


If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Dr John Slattery (

Decisions on awards will be made by the MSDG Committee one week prior the meeting.


**Commercial presentations relevant to molten salts and ionic liquids research and industry are welcome at the MSDG Meetings. These are mostly posters, brochures, electronic displays (e.g. on a computer screen) with information on company profiles, products and recruitment information. Please contact Dr John Slattery ( for pricing.


For those not using PayPal, it is possible to pay the registration fee by bank transfer, purchase order or by cash or cheque (made payable to Molten Salt Discussion Group) at the meeting. Please select the appropriate payment method when registering for the meeting using the online form. You will then be directed to a page giving details of how to make a payment by that method. If needed, you can request an invoice from the treasurer by email using the address below.



Dr. John Slattery

Department of Chemistry

The University of York



YO10 5DD


Telephone: +44(0) 1904 322610