The 11th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics will take place in June 2019, in Orléans, France. Previous conferences were held in MIT (2011), Seville (2013), Ghent (2015), and Chicago (2017).
Since its first organization in 1985 in Gaithersburg at the National Institute of Standards, the main purpose of the conference was to bring together investigators from universities, research laboratories, and industrial organizations to review progress and problems in theoretical and experimental chemical kinetics. This cross-disciplinary meeting highlights the importance of fundamental understanding of elementary reactions to the full range of chemical investigations. The specific conference focus is on elementary-step kinetics in both the gas phase and in condensed phase.
In the past, this conference has been limited to homogeneous gas-phase and liquid-phase systems. The scope was further broadened at the 9th ICCK to include studies of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions and polymer engineering. With its broadened scope and the cross-disciplinary research of its attendees, the ICCK meetings provide a unique forum to discuss how the same reactive species and reaction motifs manifest under very different reaction conditions (e.g. atmospheric, aqueous, combustion, plasma, in nonaqueous solvents, and on surfaces).