>President's Column
>Preserving Records
>Science and the Public
>IUPAC Projects
>Highlights from PAC
>New Books
>Reports from Conferences
>Web Reviews
>Conference Announcements
>Conference Calendar

Download the January
issue in pdf format.
(1.91 MB)


CI Homepage

Chemistry International
Vol. 24, No. 1
January 2002


Conference Announcements

International Congress on Process Technologies
From 18-20 March 2002, the 1st International Congress on Process Technologies will be taking place at the same time as AchemAmerica in the World Trade Center in Mexico City. This event is jointly organized by AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), IMIQ (Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Quimicos) and DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology). Big names from the field of chemical engineering in Mexico and the United States and numerous lecturers from Europe have already promised their participation. Focal topics of the congress are: Novel reactors; Separation technologies; Multipurpose batch processing; Solids handling and particle technology; Bioprocess engineering; High-throughput screening; Environmental issues; Energy; Supply chain management and e-commerce.

Contact: DECHEMA e.V.
Postfach 15 01 04
D-60061 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49/(0)69/7564

Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology
The 33rd annual one-week short course, "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology, " will be offered at Lehigh University during the week of 3-7 June 2002. This course is designed for engineers, chemists, other scientists and managers who are actively involved in emulson work and for those who wish to develop expertise in the area.

The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis and properties of high polymer latexes. The subject matter includes a balance of theory and applications as well as a balance between chemical and physical problems. Lectures, given by leading academic and industrial workers, begin with introductory material and review, and progress through recent research results.

Contact: Debra H. Nyby, Administrative Associate Emulsion
Polymers Institute, Lehigh University
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4732 USA
Tel.: +1 610 758 3607

Joint Meetings on Pharmacognosy American Society of Pharmacognosy
(ASP) members, spouses, friends and professionals interested in botanicals, folklore medicines, traditional Chinese medicines, Ayurvedic indian medicines and other herbal preparations are invided to join us for the Joint Monroe Wall Symposium and 43rd Annual meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, 27-31 July 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Hote, New Brunswick New Jersey. We have arranged an interesting program featuring Nutraceuticals: Update and the Monroe Wall Symposium focusing on "Targeted Cancer Drug Discovery from natural products" with a list of exceptional symposium speakers, as well as fun filled social activities including an excursion Boat Trip around the Statue of Liberty and many optional tours.

Contact: Dr. Ramesh C. Pandey, General-Chair, or Mrs. Linda Aymes Xechem International, Inc.
100 Jersey Avenue, B-310
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Tel.: +1 732 247 3300

International Symposia on Organosilicon Chemistry
The XIIIth International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry & 35th Organosilicon Symposium will be hosted simultaneously by the Chemistry Department of the University of Guanajuato from 25-30 August 2002.

ISOS is the premier international forum for the sharing of scientific and technological advances and research findings among practitioners of organosilicon chemistry. Major themes to be covered at the symposium include materials science, solgel chemistry, silicones in coatings, silicon in organic and organometallic synthesis, theoretical aspects of organosilicon compounds, silicon and applications to specific topics of industrial interest, biological aspects of organosilicon chemistry, coordination chemistry of silicon species, advances in direct process, silicon production and organosilicon precursors.

The program is not yet complete. For frequent updates, please refer to the official congress web pages.



Contact: Prof. Jorge Cervantes ISOS XIII Chairman
Chemistry Department
University of Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Gto. 36050 Mexico
Tel.: +52-473-26885, ext. 8113 and 8111

European Conference on Rheology
The 6th European Conference on Rheology (eurheo 2002) will be held 1-6 September 2002 in Erlangen, Germany. The conference, organised by the Institute of Polymer Materials (LSP) in collaboration with the German Society of Rheology (DRG), is held in the tradition of the International Conferences on Rheology and is intended to be a meeting place for everybody working in the different fields of rheology. We would like to invite you to discuss recent results and exchange ideas with your colleagues from different countries at University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Molecular modeling, numerical simulations and microstructural modelling
  • Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food
  • Colloidal and noncolloidal suspensions
  • Polymer melts and solutions
  • Extensional rheology
  • Metallocene polymers and lnog-chain branching
  • Rheology of solids and composites
  • Rheometry
  • Experimental studies and numerical simulations of flow instabilities
  • Rheology and processing l Foams, emulsions, and surfactants
  • NonNewtonian fluid mechanics


Contact: Prof. Dr. H. Münstedt, Dr. J. Kaschta, or Dipl.-Ing. A. Merten
Department of Materials Science
Institute of Polymer Materials
Martensstr. 7
D-91058 Erlangen
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +49 9131 8528321

Discussion Meeting on Thermodynamics of Alloys
This conference, 8-13 September 2002 in Rome, Italy is the last of a series and will be hosted by the University of Roma "La Sapienza." Its scope is to survey recent advances, undertake stimulating discussions and indicate future directions in the area of the thermodynamics of alloys. The meeting will focus on the following topics:

  • experimental and theoretical thermodynamics
  • phase diagrams
  • thermodynamic aspect of reactivity of metallic systems (hydrogen absorptio, oxidation)
  • modeling and databases
  • thermochemistry of metallurgical processes
  • metallic clusters and nanoparticles
  • surface and interfacial phenomena

< >

Contact: Prof. G. Balducci, Prof. D. Gozzi
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
P. le A. Moro, 5-00185 Roma, Italy
Tel.: +39 06 4991 3943

The 3rd World Congress on Emulsion
In the field of emulsions there is a strong partnership between university and industrial research. The 3rd World Congress on Emulsion, to be held 24-27 September 2002 in Lyons, France, will once again showcase this partnership.

The World Congresses on Emulsions have known an international success, bringing together in Paris in 1993 and in Bordeaux in 1997 more than 1000 participants from over 60 countries and 250 papers selected and published.

The authors of these papers are representing very different backgrounds: the food industry, phyto-chemical products, plastics, road surfacing, pharmacy, cosmetics, photography, inks, paints, detergents, as well as universityresearchers.

As international forums, these congresses are designed to advance exchanges between researchers, scientists and the engineers from all the different industries around the common theme of emulsion, and to encourage the transfer of technologies and fundamental knowledge in this field.

An innovative undertaking indeed, as it is somewhat unusual to see such diverse professions - cosmetics or bitumenspecialists to cite but these two - focusing on the same centre of scientific interest. As a matter of fact, science progressed a great deal during these past years, and the interaction between the populations of university researchers and those of industrial engineers of research and development became more and more important, more particularly due to the sophisticated nature of commercial products.

As in 1993 and in 1997, an exhibition will be organised during the third congress. This exhibition, as well as the poster area will offer the opportunity for the different industries to meet and to demonstrate their most recent developments.


Contact: Congrès Mondial de l'Emulsion
50 Place Marcel Pagnol
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Tel.: +33 1 47 61 76 89

World Space Congress 2002
The Second World Space Congress will be a joint meeting between the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and the organizations which meet during the International Astronautical Congress: the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

The congress will take place 10-19 October 2002 in Houston, Texas, USA. For those wishing to participate, the COSPAR abstract deadline is 1 May 2002 The deadline for abstracts submitted to the IAC is 1 February 2002.

Approximately 80 events covering the fields of COSPAR scientific commissions and panels will cover a number of topics, including:the Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate; the Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System; Space Plasmas in the Solar System; Research in Astrophysics from Space; and Life Sciences as Related to Space.


Contact: COSPAR Secretariat
51 bd de Montmorency
75016 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 45 25 06 79



IUPAC Homepage



News and Notices - Organizations and People - Standing Committees
Divisions - Projects - Reports - Publications - Symposia - AMP - Links
Page last modified 20 December 2001.
Copyright © 1997-2001 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact [email protected]