What is CEMWOQ?

The Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec (CEMWOQ) is a recent tradition in Canada, bringing together academic, industrial researchers, students and professionals to explore the cutting edge of solid-state chemistry, materials and crystal engineering. The workshop is aimed towards creating links and open, relaxed discussions between researchers from Canada and abroad. Accessibility to students is of outstanding significance to us, so there are no registration fees, and we encourage oral and poster presentations from graduate and undergraduate students!

CEMWOQ-5 will take place from July 16th to 19th, 2018 at McGill University in downtown Montreal, Qc.

Engineering the Solid State for Sustainability and Green Chemistry

This year’s CEMWOQ will focus on the overwhelming importance of creating sustainable processes, materials and environmentally-friendly modes for chemical synthesis and manufacturing. We believe that the solid state could hold an answer for many challenges in creating a the “green” and sustainable future for chemistry:

    • new designer materials for energy storage and generation
    • new solvent-free methodologies for clean synthesis
    • innovative uses of solid-state reactivity for processing and valorizing biomass
    • clean solutions for pharmaceutical synthesis and form discovery
    • new designs for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solid form
    • the use of light in clean synthesis

...and more. These are just some of the topics we will discuss at CEMWOQ-5!
Before all, CEMWOQ-5 is meant to create new links and collaborations, provide a venue where students can interact with experts in science and engineering, and also be fun and relaxing for attendees.

Program and Speakers

Our Conference Program is available here:

Conference Program

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Wuest

    Dr. James Wuest

    Professor, Université de Montréal

  • Dr. Bernstein

    Dr. Joel Bernstein

    Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi/Shanghai

  • Dr. Auclair

    Dr. Karine Auclair

    Professor, McGill University

  • Dr. Harrington

    Dr. Matthew Harrington

    Professor, McGill University

  • Dr. Howarth

    Dr. Ashlee Howarth

    Professor, Concordia University

  • Dr. McCalla

    Dr. Eric McCalla

    Professor, McGill University

  • Dr. Molčanov

    Dr. Krešimir Molčanov

    Research Associate , Ruđer Bošković Institute

  • Dr. Pagola

    Dr. Silvina Pagola

    Professor , Old Dominion University

  • Dr.  Cinčić

    Dr. Dominik Cinčić

    Professor , University of Zagreb

  • Dr. Pellerin

    Dr. Christian Pellerin

    Professor , Université de Montréal

  • Dr. Dawe

    Dr. Louise N. Dawe

    Professor , Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Dr. Blight

    Dr.Barry A. Blight

    Professor , University of New Brunswick

  • Dr. Maly

    Dr. Kenneth E. Maly

    Professor , Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Dr. Duong

    Dr. Adam Duong

    Professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

  • Sandra Kaabel

    Sandra Kaabel

    Aav Group, Tallinn University of Technology

  • Dr. Nagapudi

    Dr. Karthik Nagapudi

    Senior Scientist, Genentech

  • Dr. Wriedt

    Dr. Mario Wriedt

    Professor, Clarkson University

  • Dr. Huang

    Dr. Yining Huang

    Professor, University of Western Ontario

Travel and Accomodation


CEMWOQ-5 will take place in the Chemistry Department of McGill University located in the middle of downtown Montreal, Quebec and located next to the McGill metro station. McGill is readily accessible via the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Montreal central train station, or the Gare d'autocars de Montréal bus station. If you have any questions regarding travel to Montreal, do not hesitate to contact us.


There are a number of hotels around McGill University Downtown Campus that you can book. In addition to these, we are booking a number of rooms to accommodate participants at McGill residence facilities, and it is important that you register quickly and not miss this opportunity to stay at affordable, nearby location!
More information will be listed soon.

Abstracts and Registration

For Abstract submission:
Please send a completed version of the form below with an abstract for oral or poster presentation by the new extended deadline of 1st of July 2018 by e-mail to: cemwoq5@gmail.com.

Registration has been extended, the new deadline is 1st of July 2018.