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Chemical Areas: Themes

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry


  • Environmental Chemistry: Understanding the World in which we Live
    • Novel in situ sampler technology
    • Sources, fate and effects of contaminants of emerging concern (functionalised nanoparticles, microplastics, perfluorinated substances, etc.)
    • Atmospheric particulate, trace gases and aerosol chemistry
    • Contaminated sites: assessment and remediation (e.g. acid sulfate soils; hydraulic fracturing)
    • New challenges with metals and metalloids: speciation and bioavailability
    • Sustainable and green chemistry
  • New Approaches to Sample Handling and Separation
    • Chromatography and multi-dimensional chromatography
    • Capillary and microchip electrophoresis
    • Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip devices, and micro-total analytical systems (μTAS)
    • Flow injection analysis (FIA) and other flow-based analytical methods
    • Sample handling, extraction, and membrane technology
  • Advances in Detection for Clinical, Environmental, Forensic and Industrial Applications
    • Advances in quality, comparability and reliability in chemical measurement
    • Mass spectrometry
    • Spectroscopy (luminescence, electrochemiluminescence, Raman, etc.)
    • Electrochemical detection, sensors and biosensors
    • Radioanalytical chemistry

Chemical Education


  • Innovators and creators
  • Preparing for professional practice
  • Research and practice nexus

Colloids and Nano Materials


  • Colloids and Interfaces in Food Science
  • Colloids and Interfaces in Mineral Processing
  • Advances in Colloid and Interface Chemistry



  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemical Aspects of Ionic Liquids
  • Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors
  • Electrochemistry of Functional Materials
  • Energy and Electrocatalysis

Health Safety and Environment


  • Effective Chemical Management - addressing the Health Safety and Environmental Factors
  • “Known unknowns” & “Unknown unknowns”
  • “From Red Tape to Best Practice”

Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering


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Research & Innovation

  • Particle Technology and Mineral Processing
  • Fuels and Energy
  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Food, Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Molecular Modelling in Chemical Engineering
  • Membranes and Fuel Cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rheology
  • Separation Technologies
  • Water Science and Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Industry Liaison

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Government Relations, Regulations and Policies
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Management and Entrepreneurship in the Process Industries
  • Process Control and Optimisation
  • Process Safety and Hazard Management
  • Sustainability, LCA and Industrial Ecology
  • Water and Wastewater Management

Inorganic Chemistry


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  • Bioinorganic Chemistry and Metals in Medicine
  • Coordination Polymers / Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Molecular Magnetism
  • Clusters and Cage Compounds
  • Solid State Chemistry and Nanochemistry
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
  • General Aspects of Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Chemistry


  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques for Materials Chemistry
  • Highlights in Solid State Materials Chemistry
  • Materials for a sustainable energy future

Medicinal Chemistry


  • General Medicinal Chemistry

Organic Chemistry


  • Chemical Biology
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Physical Organic and Materials Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry (joint with Inorganic)
  • Synthesis and Catalysis

Physical Chemistry


  • Advances in gas phase ion spectroscopy, chemistry and mobility
  • Atmospheric/combustion
  • Biophysical
  • Charge and energy transfer
  • Computational Chemistry and Theory
  • Condensed matter
  • ECR session incl. Division medallist lecture
  • Nanomaterials and Clusters
  • Spectroscopy and dynamics

Polymer Chemistry


  • Biointerfaces
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomedicine 1
  • Nanomedicine 2
  • Polymers for energy, nanofabrication and electro-optics
  • Renewable/sustainable polymers
  • Soft Matter, Polymer Colloids and Interfaces
  • Synthesis and novel architectures



  • Effects of radiation, radiation chemistry
    • Fundamental radiation chemistry
    • Radiation chemistry of solids, crystalline materials, thermoluminescence, implantation
    • Liquids, kinetics, chemical mechanisms
    • Polymerization and polymer radiation chemistry
    • Dosimetry of ionizing radiation
    • Food irradiation
    • Industrial applications
  • Radiolabelled compounds and radiopharmaceuticals
    • Labelled compounds
    • Therapy
    • Diagnostics
    • Quality control
    • Nuclear imaging of radiotracers
  • Radionuclides
    • Production by accelerator
    • Production by neutrons
    • Application of radionuclides
    • Targets
    • Radioactive tracing
    • Radionuclide generator systems




Expression of Interest

Key Dates

Abstract submission opens Now Closed
Registration opens Now Open
Abstract submission closes 30 March 2017
Early bird registration deadline 7 May 2017
RACI National Centenary Conference 2017 23-28 July 2017
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