Chiral Functional Materials: Emerging Chemistry and Physics

The meeting will showcase research in the UK dealing with the preparation, study and application of chiral materials through short (15 minute) invited talks. Speakers and participants with interests in a diverse range of materials (chiral small molecules and polymers, liquid crystals, metamaterials, supramolecular arrays, frameworks, nanoparticles, etc) for use in a range of applications (electronics, optical, sensors, etc) will be present. The meeting aims to foster interactions between scientists with backgrounds from chemistry, physics, biology and engineering, with interests in all aspects of chiral materials research from synthetic, theoretical, spectroscopy, optics, to devices, and so on. It is the hope that the event will stimulate and seed a cross-discipline UK community surrounding the area of chiral functional materials.