Department of Chemistry

Abraham Clearfield Symposium "A Life in Crystallography"

November 9, 2017

The Forum, Rudder Theater Complex

Professor Abraham Clearfield has been a luminary in the field of materials science for more than 60 years and has touched the lives of many students, postdocs, colleagues and friends during this time. We invite Clearfield family, friends, students and postdocs to honor him on what will be his 90th birthday. The celebration will begin with the Clearfield Symposium, a full day of outstanding lectures by Clearfield’s colleagues, collaborators and alumni, representing sectors from the academia and industry and will culminate with a Dinner celebration.

While the symposium will be free of charge we would like to ask for your contribution to help covering the event cost. Dinner Reception is $50.00 per person.

 Register for the Abraham Clearfield Symposium

If you would like to make a donation to the Symposium or to another impact opportunity in Dr. Clearfield's honor, please visit the Department of Chemistry's Giving Opportunities.

Organizing Committee

  • Jorge L. Colón (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Agustín Diaz (REM Surface Engineering)
  • Luyi Sun (University of Connecticut)
  • Rita Silbernagel (BASF)
  • Atashi Mukherjee (BASF)
  • Angel Martí (Rice University)

Invited Speakers

Simon Billinge

Columbia University

Ernesto Brunet

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Marcetta Darensbourg

Texas A&M University

Santiago García Granda

Oviedo University-CINN

Jiang-Gao Mao

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thomas E. Mallouk

Pennsylvania State University

Ahmad Moini

BASF Corporation

Monica Pica

University of Perugia

Hung-Jue Sue

Texas A&M University

Luyi Sun

University of Connecticut

Symposium Schedule November 9, 2017

The Forum, Rudder Theater Complex

7:30am – 8:15amCoffee
8:15 am – 8:30 amOpening Remarks
8:30 am – 9:10 amThomas E. Mallouk Talk
9:10 am – 9:50 amErnesto Brunet Talk
9:50 am – 10:30 amSantiago García Granda Talk
10:30 am – 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am – 11:30 amMarcetta Darensbourg Talk
11:30 am – 12:10 pmJiang-Gao Mao Talk
12:10 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:10 pmAhmad Moini Talk
2:10 pm – 2:50 pm Luyi Sun Talk
2:50 pm – 3:10 pmCoffee Break
3:10 pm – 3:50 pmSimon Billinge Talk
3:50 pm – 4:30 pm Monica Pica Talk
4:30 pm – 5:10 pm Hung-Jue Sue Talk
5:10 pm – 5:30 pmClosing Remarks
7:00 pm – 9:00 pmDinner Reception