Dear colleagues and friends,
It is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you to the 26th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (26th ICPOC，2024), which will be held from August 18 to 22, 2024, in Beijing, China. The conference is organized by Tsinghua University, and the venue will be at the Friendship Hotel of Beijing, a prestigious location for academic conferences and events.
Since its inception in 1972, the ICPOC conferences have been the leading international gatherings on physical organic chemistry and its applications. Traditionally, physical organic chemistry relates molecular structure to chemical behavior, by means of the study of structure, reactivity, mechanism, and equilibrium in organic systems, aiming at the quantitative, molecular level understanding of their properties. While it is still the primary role of this core discipline, nowadays, physical organic chemistry has already evolved into a multidisciplinary field, extending into materials, energy, biology sciences and so on. This comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach plays a pivotal role in the development of chemical sciences, expanding their boundaries, and reflects on the vibrant and enlightening scientific discussions usually held in ICPOC meetings. 26th ICPOC is set to be an exciting event that will bring together researchers, scientists, and professionals from various fields to share knowledge and insights on the latest advancements in physical organic chemistry. The conference will focus on four main topics: Organic structure and chemical reactivity; Reaction mechanism and application; Supramolecular assembly, and AI & New POC frontiers.
Together with an outstanding scientific program, you will be exposed to the colours, flavours, tastes, history and traditions of Beijing, the over 800 years old capital city of China.
Despite the disturbance posed by Covid-19 to more effective interactions as in regular conferences in the past, it is finally over. We are delighted that this conference has already attracted quite many renowned scholars from around the world to come, representing diverse perspectives and insights into the physical organic chemistry field. We believe that this meeting will provide excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas, networking among colleagues, and discovering the latest research breakthroughs.
I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Beijing in 2024.
26th ICPOC Chair
ICPOC conferences, held biennially since 1972, are the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity. More recent ICPOC conferences were held in China (2004), Poland (2006), Spain (2008), South Korea (2010), United Kingdom (2012), Canada (2014), Australia (2016), Portugal (2018) and Japan (2022).
ICPOC meetings bring together chemists from academia and industry, who are active in the fields of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, catalysis and supramolecular chemistry.
The breadth of Physical Organic Chemistry will be represented in the 26th ICPOC by a range of presentations in topics associated to the 4 streams of the conference: Organic Structure and Chemical reactivity. Reaction Mechanism and Application. Supramolecular Assembly, and AI & New POC Frontiers.
The scientific program of the 26th ICPOC comprise plenary lectures for all participants, followed by thematic sessions that include keynote, invited, and oral communications, followed by thematic sessions that include invited lectures and oral communications.
UCLA, United States of America
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
RWTH Aachen, Germany
UNIST, South Korea
Berkeley, United States of America
Tsinghua University, China
Peking University, China.
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), CAS, China