University of Calgary

Energy showcased at national chemistry conference

Submitted by darmstro on Wed, 2012-05-30 15:33.

May 25, 2012

With the theme “Energizing Chemistry,” the Canadian Society of Chemistry’s 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition program features a dozen symposia focused on all facets of the energy industry, including the oil sands and other fossil fuels, solar energy and fuel cells.

Along with involvement of the University of Calgary’s departments of chemistry and biological sciences, the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE) is sponsoring the Energy Futures symposium, showcasing the seven best Canadian graduate students engaged in energy-related chemical research.

The conference plenary speaker is Thomas J. Meyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who will be speaking Tuesday afternoon (May 29) on “Finding the Way to Solar Fuels.”

More than 2,000 attendees from across the world are expected, including speakers from North America, Europe and Japan, and nearly 50 organizations, including local-tointernational companies and research organizations, are participating in the exhibition.

What: Energy research and innovation will be in the spotlight at the Canadian Society of Chemistry’s 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.

When: May 26-30, 2012

Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, 120 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta

Who: Media are welcome to cover all conference sessions and the exhibition upon presentation of your media business card at the registration table. Please visit the conference website ( for a full list of presenters.

Media contact:

Mark Lowey, Communications Director, ISEEE
T: 403-210-8659
C: 403-990-6986