Monday, October 22, 2018
Session I - Water Clusters and Interfaces
Carin Marcy Barth, Chair
Welch Foundation Board of Directors
James L. Skinner, University of Chicago
Welch Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member
Discussion Leader: Franz M. Geiger, Northwestern University
Speaker: Mark A. Johnson, Yale University
Lecture: "Tracking the Spectroscopic Behavior of Water Down to the Molecular Level with Temperature Controlled, Size-Selected Clusters"
Speaker: Geraldine L. Richmond, University of Oregon
Lecture: "Mulling over Nanoemulsions: Interfacial Molecular Structure, Stabilization and Assembly"
Speaker: James T. Hynes, University of Colorado at Boulder and Ecole Normale Superieure
Lecture: "Water Jump Dynamics at Aqueous Interfaces"
Session II - Dynamics and Spectroscopy in Water
Discussion Leader: Nancy E. Levinger, Colorado State University
Speaker: Giulia Galli, University of Chicago
Lecture: "A Computational Microscope for Water at Interfaces"
Speaker: Michael D. Fayer, Stanford University
Lecture: "Water Dynamics Investigated with 2D IR Spectroscopy: Probe Molecules, Salt Solutions, Hydronium Ions, and the Air/Water Interface"
Speaker: Peter J. Rossky, Rice University
Lecture: "Understanding Aqueous Clusters, Inside and Out"
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Session III - Metastable Water
Discussion Leader: Barbara Wyslouzil, Ohio State University
Speaker: Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University
Lecture: "Computational Studies of Supercooled Water"
Speaker: Anders R. Nilsson, Stockholm University
Lecture: "X-ray Laser Studies of Supercooled Water"
Speaker: Valeria Molinero, The University of Utah
Lecture: "Crystallization of Water: A Molecular Perspective"
2018 Welch Award Lecture
Speaker: Adriaan Bax, National Institutes of Health
Lecture: "Protein Structure and Dynamics Derived from Whispering Nuclear Spins"
Session IV - Water Technology
Discussion Leader: J. R. Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Speaker: Daniel G. Nocera, Harvard University
Lecture: "Food and Fuel from Sunlight, Air and (Any!) Water"
Speaker: Junhong Chen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lecture: "Molecular Engineering of Real-Time Water Sensors Based on 2D Nanomaterials to Enable Intelligent Water Systems"
Speaker: Benny D. Freeman, The University of Texas at Austin
Lecture: "Ion Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes for Water/Energy Applications"