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Saturday, May 30th 2020

Time (EST)
Day 1
9:30-9:50 Morning Social
9:50-10:00 Opening Remarks (Tomislav Friščić)
Chair: Ashlee J. Howarth, Concordia University
10:00-10:30 Omar K. Farha (Invited), Northwestern University
Programmable Smart Sponges for Protection
10:30-11:00 Gautam R. Desiraju (Invited), Indian Institute of Science
Some reminiscences of the early days of C-H...O hydrogen bonding: as seen through a representative paper
11:00-11:15 Coffee break (15 min)
Chair: Louise N. Dawe, Wilfrid Laurier University
11:15-11:30 Durga Prasad Karothu, New York University Abu Dhabi
Thermally Actuating Multifunctional Molecular Crystals
11:30-11:45 Mingoo Jin, Hokkaido University
A novel platform of luminescent crystalline molecular rotors via N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes: Designing molecular rotations and luminescence in solid- state mediated by functionalized rotation-axis.
11:45-12:00 Krunoslav Užarević, Ruđer Bošković Institute
Rapid, clean and scalable synthesis of microporous functional MOFs and their non-conventional forms via mechanochemistry
12:00-12:15 Benjamin Wilson, University of Windsor
Precise Spatial Arrangement and Interaction Between Two Different Mobile Components in a Metal-organic Framework
12:15-13:15 Lunch Break
Chair: Jennifer Murphy, University of Windsor
13:15-13:45 Jillian Buriak (Invited), University of Alberta
The Twists and Turns of Incommensurate 2D Crystals
13:45-14:00 Daniel Rainer, University of St Andrews
Mechanochemically assisted hydrolysis in the ADOR process
14:00-14:15 Luzia S. Germann, McGill University
What is Crystallography?
14:15-14:30 Coffee Break (15 min)
Chair: Dylan Shields, McGill University
14:30-15:00 Kristin M. Hutchins (Invited), Texas Tech University
Self-Assembly, Molecular Motion, and Thermal Expansion Behavior of Organic Crystals
15:00-15:15 Feng Xibo, Dalhousie University
Piezochromism in Molecular Crystals: A Computational Study
15:15-15:30 Rana Faryad Ali, Simon Fraser University
Solution-Phase Engineering of Second Harmonic Active Lithium Niobate Nanocrytals with Tunable Dimensions and Crystallinity
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break (15 min)
Chair: Nick Vukotic, Windsor University
15:45-16:15 Michael T. Ruggiero (Invited), University of Vermont
Characterizing and controlling material function with terahertz vibrational spectroscopy
16:15-16:30 Graeme Day, University of Southampton
Cocrystals: a computational survey and machine learning model of stabilisation energies
16:30-16:45 Michael Ferguson, McGill University
Simulated indentations of aspirin and meloxicam crystals: a molecular- level study of mechanochemistry.
16:45-17:00 Coffee break (15 min)
Chair: Tomislav Friščić, McGill University
17:00-17:30 Alex J. Stirk (Invited), Apotex Pharmachem Inc.
So You’ve Decided to Make a Generic Pharmaceutical
17:30-19:00 Dinner Break
19:00-20:30 Poster Session

Sunday, May 31st 2020

Time (EST)
Day 2
8:30-9:00 Morning Social
Chair: Tomislav Friščić, McGill University
9:00-9:30 Hajime Ito (Invited), Hokkaido University
Mechanical Response of Gold(I) Complexes
9:30-9:45 Simon M. VornholtUniversity of St Andrews
Evaluating and Understanding the Performance of MOF-Polymer Composites for Medical Device Applications
9:45-10:00 Vinicius Martins, University of Western Ontario
Evaluating the impact of H2O on CO2 capture in an ultramicroporous MOF via solid- state NMR spectroscopy
10:00-10:15 Coffee break (15 min)
Chair: Dylan Shields, McGill University
10:15-10:45 Len Barbour (Invited), Stellenbosch University
Developing complementary in situ methods for characterising porous crystalline materials
10:45-11:00 Soumya Mukherjee, Technical University of Munich
Ultramicropore Control of Molecular Sieving
11:00-11:15 Christopher Taylor, University of Southampton
Minimising polymorphic risk through cooperative computational and experimental exploration
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break (15 min)
Chair: Nick Vukotic, University of Windsor
11:30-12:00 Jonathan W. Steed (Invited), Durham University
Supramolecular Gels: Control & Pharmaceutical Application
12:00-12:15 Ahmad Sousaraei, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience
Reversible Protonation of Porphyrin MOFs as the Working Principle for Colorimetric Sensor Tags for Biogenic Amines
12:15-12:30 Gustavo Santiso-Quinones (Sponsor), ELDICO Scientific AG
Electron Diffractometer: A Novel Device for Monitoring Nano-Crystalline Particles
12:30-13:30   Lunch Break
Chair: Louise N. Dawe, Wilfrid Laurier University
13:30-14:00 Graciela Díaz de Delgado (Invited), University of the Andes
Polymorphs, salts, and solvates of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
14:00-14:15 Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado, University of Iowa
Escape from an Organic Crystal: Guest Transport Properties of a Boron-Based Molecular Machine
14:15-14:30 Penghao Li, Northwestern University
Mechanical Interlocking in Triptycene-Based Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks
14:30-14:45 Coffee Break (15 min)
Chair: Luzia S. Germann, McGill University
14:45-15:15 James Mack (Invited), University of Cincinnati
Stereoselective mechanochemical reactions through solid state ion pairing
15:15-15:30 Dylan Shields, University of Cincinnati
Gas Powered Crystals: Photomechanical Diazide Crystals Produced by Photoinduced Gas Release
15:30-15:45 Nan Liu, University of Ottawa
Water dispersible ligand-free rare earth fluoride nanoparticles: water transfer versus NaREF4-to-REF3 phase transformation
15:45-16:00 Coffee break (15 min)
Chair: Tomislav Friščić, McGill University
16:00-16:15 Sandamini Ulpanhewa Vidanalage, University of Western Ontario
Understanding the Formation of Microporous Materials using In-Situ Solid-State MAS NMR Spectroscopy
16:15-16:30 Lauren Macreadie, Massey University
Hydrocarbon adsorption within MOFs containing a 3D-linkers
16:30-17:00 Darren Brouwer (Invited), Redeemer University
NMR Crystallography of Zeolites and Related Materials
17:00- Clossing Remarks (Louise N. Dawe and Ashlee J. Howarth) and Social