Between 29 June to 1 July 2021, the Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Competition took place online as part of the Dalton Joint Interest Group meeting. Whilst this event was on hold in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were delighted that the competition was able to resume, albeit in a virtual format. The posters were distributed across four themes: Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry; Main Group Chemistry; Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms; Inorganic Biochemistry.
A judging committee reviewed the posters and selected winners across the four themes, as well as an overall winner up in the PhD and postdoc categories. The winners were announced by the Dalton Division President, Professor Robert Mulvey, during the conferences closing remarks and the winners all received a PDF certificate and bursary. 354 people attended the online event this year, with 61 posters being presented at the Symposium.
The following chemists won prizes this year:
Winner: Natalia Baranska,University of York Runner-up: Leah Webster, Imperial College London
Winner: Debanjana Biswal, University of Calcutta Runner-up: Laurence Doyle, University of York
Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
Winner: Patrick Morgan, University of Nottingham
Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry
Winner: Rebecca Salthouse, Durham University
Winner: Silvia Schoch, University of Pisa
Main Group Chemistry
Winner: Alexander Beaton Garcia, University of Edinburgh
The RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium is an annual event, supported by the Wilkinson Charitable Foundation, and hosted by the Dalton Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In odd years, the conference takes place as a standalone event at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s London headquarters, Burlington House. In even years, the event is a part of the popular biennial Dalton Joint Interest Group meeting, and takes place at the University of Warwick.
The poster symposium, which has been running since 2015, provides an opportunity for talented young inorganic chemists undertaking a PhD or postdoc to present their work to the wider community, practice their presentation skills, raise their visibility and make research connections for future collaborations. Posters are assessed by a panel of expert judges, and the winners receive bursaries to attend an international conference.
Find out more about the 2019 event through the link below to the RSC: