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13th CSACS Annual Meeting: May 5th, 2015

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On behalf of the Education & Colloquia Committee, you are cordially invited to the CSACS 13th Annual Meeting which will take place at the McGill New Residence Hall (3625 Ave du Parc) on Tuesday 5th 2015. CSACS, the Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, was founded in 2002 and brings together scientists who study various aspects of self-assembly. The overall goal of this unique Centre is to promote innovative research in a non-traditional field of chemistry that of the complex structures formed by self-assembly. Our Annual Meetings are well attended by over 200 graduate students and faculty members and will include an extended poster session to maximize interaction among members and guests. This year we are very pleased to have Zhenan Bao (Stanford), Jean-François Lutz (Charles Sadron), Benoît Marsan (UQAM) and Joachim Spatz (Heidelberg) among confirmed speakers.

The program of the 13th Annual CSACS Conference and practical information can be found on the conference website.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Official conference website

Seminar Series 2014-2015

Prof. Takuzo Aida


Tokyo University, Japan

Advanced Molecular Design of Functional Soft Materials


September 8/9/10, 2014


McGill (PDF, 100 kb)

Prof. Joseph Zasadzinski


University Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Surface Viscosity: What it tells us about order and organization in lipid monolayers


January 19/20/21, 2015


McGill (PDF, 84 kb)

Prof. Paolo Samori


University of Strasbourg, France

Taming complexity in dynamic molecular materials: tailoring low dimensional multifunctional nanostructures


March 24/25/26, 2015


McGill (PDF, 208 kb)

Prof. Stuart Rowan


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Structurally Dynamic Polymers as Stimuli-Responsive Materials


April 7/8, 2015


McGill (PDF, 157 kb)

Prof. John Reynolds


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Color in Conjugated Polymers: Electrochromism and Photovoltaics


April 28/29, 2015


McGill (PDF, 101 kb)

43rd NATAS Annual Conference: August 10-13th, 2015

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The Center for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures is pleased to host the 43rd annual North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) conference in Montreal at McGill University, from August 10th to 13th, 2015.

We are very excited about the symposium which covers a broad range of thermal analysis, rheology and materials characterization. Over 200 presentations and posters by renowned scientists, practitioners, and graduate students set the stage for excellent discussions and an ideal environment to learn about state-of-the-art techniques and exciting new developments in materials research.

The program of the 43rd Annual NATAS Conference and practical information can be found on the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Montreal.

Official conference website


  1. Summer undergraduate research scholarships: $4000

    We have budgeted for 5-7 students per yr. This program is also eligible for foreign and Canadian students. Applications to be submitted on or before February 15th, 2015. Please see the complete procedure on how to apply.


    Required documents

    • CSACS Summer Student application
    • Transcript of your grades
    Submit the required documents to:
  2. Jointly supervised inter-university graduate student scholarship: $5,000

    We have budgeted for 2 students per yr. If you have a joint project with a Centre member from another university and a prospective student for joint supervision, you can have the student apply for this scholarship. This is to promote more inter-university collaborations. The next deadline will be on December 1st, 2015. The award will become effective starting the Winter term 2016. To see our previous awardees please click here.

    Previous recipients

    Required documents

    • 1-2 pages of your research plan
    • Transcript of your grades
    • CV
    • Reference letter from your two supervisors
    Submit the required documents to: