Christmas 2017 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.


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 which is presented at our Christmas Meeting. This year’s recipient is Professor Barbara Kirchner from the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany.


Venue and Timings: The Meeting will take place the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, on Monday December 18th 2017. On-site registration will be from 09:00 – 09:55 and the meeting will commence at 10:00.
Morning coffee, a buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a wine and cheese reception are included in the Meeting fees.
Theme: As usual, the 2017 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.
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.
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 4th 2017.
In the meantime it would be helpful should those considering presenting at the meeting submit the title of their proposed presentation along with the names of the Authors and their affiliations to
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.)
On-line Registration: Electronic Registration is now open and can be found by clicking here.
Please note that registration will close on December 4th 2017.
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 is now open.


[You can access PayPal from here]


The fees for the meeting are as follows;
Regular £ 98
Reduced rate* (students/retired etc.) £ 72
Student (oral presentation) £ 0
Student (poster presentation) £ 35


*Bursaries are available upon application to the Committee for students and retired members. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact Dr Stuart Mucklejohn ( 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 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 Stuart Mucklejohn ( 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.


Dr Anna Croft 
Faculty of Engineering 
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Nottingham
+44 (0) 115 846 6391