Global Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry

A free virtual conference for undergraduate students

‘Global Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry’ (GCIC) is a free, virtual, half-day conference hosted by the OxICFM CDT. The aim of this student-led event is to encourage current undergraduate students to pursue graduate study in synthetic inorganic chemistry by showcasing inspiring and promising research from renowned groups from across the breadth of the field. Each year, a line-up of international speakers are invited, allowing the students to hear cutting edge science directly from the people who discovered it – an opportunity they probably would not otherwise get. Entirely organised by OxICFM CDT students, the aim of this annual meeting is to help improve understanding and foster motivation of graduate studies in inorganic chemistry.

This year's conference will take place on Wed 14th June, with four speakers lined-up, from different careers stages. They will be presenting the exciting science they work on, as well as a brief discussion of their personal journey through chemistry – from what motivated them to pursue chemistry beyond the undergraduate level, to how their career progressed and any barriers they faced.

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Prof Thanh Nguyen
University College London
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Dr William Peveler
University of Glasgow
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Rachel Conway
University of Oxford
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Jack Howley
University of Oxford
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Organising the 'Global Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry' undergraduate conference was an absolute pleasure and a wonderful experience to try and make a positive impact on the inorganic chemistry community. I was delighted by the attendees, all the insightful questions asked, and the excellent and inspiring talks from all three speakers.
Cameron Gray (2019 cohort, Student Advisory Board)
Organising the 2022 edition of the 'Global Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry' conference was so much fun and incredibly rewarding. It was fantastic to see enthusiastic undergraduates engaging in discussions on cutting-edge research with world leading academics. I am sure many went away inspired to pursue chemical research beyond their undergraduate studies. I learnt so much from planning the event and I can't wait for GCIC 2023!
Kam Poon (2020 cohort, Student Advisory Board)
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