After successfull organization of 1st national workshop on crystallography, Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore, Pakistan are going to organize “ International Workshop on Crystallography and Nanomaterials” in connection with celebration of International Year of Chemistry 2011 from 19-21 October 2011.
GC University Lahore has taken also a step to establish Pakistan Association of Crystallography (PAC) with support from International Union of Crystallography(IUCr). Some grant has been sanctioned by the IUCr which would be utilized to sponsor the young scientists to participate in the workshop and meeting. The first meeting will be on 21 October 2011.
Crystallography is an important technique used for structural determination of various kinds of molecules while Nanotechnology is another cutting-edge technology dealing with synthesis, characterization and application of materials at nano-scale. There are very few people are trained in these areas in our country. We are working on the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials and the Department of Chemistry has facility to characterize the materials by using Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer.
The workshop will cover basic theory and hands-on experience on Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractrometer facility available in our department as well as synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials . The resources persons of the workshop will be renowned crystallographers of the country and from outside.
Call for application for abstract (oral/poster) and grant for young scientists award has been announced.
Organizer: Dr. M. Akhyar Farrukh, Assistant Professor
Prof. Dr. Islam Ullah Khan, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry