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Christmas 2015 Research Meeting and AGM



Introduction: The MSDG organises two Research Meetings per year, one in the summer and one just before Christmas. 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.


The MSDG is particularly keen to promote the work and activities of younger researchers so participation of students and post-doctoral workers is most welcome. Please note that the registration fee is waived for students providing oral presentations and halved for those presenting posters.


In honour of the late Professor Doug Inman, a founding member of the MSDG and who made many significant contributions to the field of molten salts, the Inman Lecture was established in 2014. This year’s recipient  is Dr. Katharina Schröder from the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, will treat us to an exciting exposition of her outstanding research endeavours.


Venue and Timings: This year's Christmas Meeting and Group AGM will take place in the Chemistry Building (Building 34 on the map found here), Imperial College Road, London, on the Monday December 14th. .


Registration will open at 09:30 in Building 32 (entrance is positioned between Buildings 30 and 32 on the map) and the Meeting will start at 09:55 with the Chairman's welcome in Building 34. The meeting will close with an informal reception with refreshments from 17:05 to 18:30.


Theme: As usual, the 2015 MSDG Christmas Meeting accepts papers for both oral (up to 30 minutes including 5 minutes discussion) and poster (A1 or A0) presentations in all areas of the science and technology of ionic liquids and molten salts.


Abstract submission: Abstracts should be prepared using the MS Word template which can be downloaded from here. Ideally, the abstract should include one Figure that highlights the key results of the work. Abstracts should be submitted in WORD format (not as pdf) electronically to by December 4th2015.


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.)


Registration: Electronic Registration will open November 9th 2015 and close December 4th2015. To register, please click here.


Please note that inclusion in the Book of Abstracts, or catering provision, cannot be guaranteed after the December 4th deadline.


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

Electronic fee payment will open 16 November 2015.


[You can access PayPal from here]


The fees for the meeting are as follows;
£ 85
Reduced rate* (students/retired etc.)
£ 65
Student (giving oral presentation)

£ 0

Student (giving poster presentation)
£ 30






*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. To do so you will have to select the appropriate payment method when registering. You will be directed to a page giving details of how to make a payment by your chosen method. If needed, you can request an invoice from the treasurer by email using the address below. Please note registration does not open till 16 November.



Dr. John Slattery

Department of Chemistry

The University of York



YO10 5DD


Telephone: +44(0) 1904 322610