The 6th Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec

May 30–June 1, 2019

Concordia University

The Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec (CEMWOQ) is an event that brings together academic, and industrial researchers (students, faculty and staff) working on the design, synthesis, characterization and application of materials, with a focus on solid state chemistry and crystal engineering. The workshop enables the exchange of ideas, serving as an educational and networking event for students, as well as academic and industrial professionals. The workshop consists of plenary and oral presentations, and a poster session with time for discussion within the program. Undergraduate and graduate students are highly encouraged to give oral and poster presentations. Accessibility to students is of utmost importance to us and in the tradition of the workshop, there are no registration fees. We are thankful to our sponsors for making this possible.


CEMWOQ-6 will be held immediately after the 10th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop (CCCW19, Concordia University, May 26-30) and preceding the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE, Quebec City, June 3-7).

Invited speakers

University of Liverpool

Plenary lecture:
Prof. Andy Cooper

University of Cincinnati

Prof. Anna Gudmundsdottir

University of British Columbia

Prof. Michael Wolf

University of Ottawa

Prof. Muralee Murugesu

PROTO Manufacturing

Dr. Nick Vukotic

McGill University

Prof. Marc McKee

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Prof. Michael Katz

Rigaku Americas Corporation; President, American Crystallographic Association

Dr. Joseph Ferrara

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

Prof. Fiorenzo Vetrone

University of Ottawa

Prof. Eva Hemmer

Oakland University

Prof. N. Kodiah Beyeh

University of Otago

Prof. Sally Brooker

Concordia University

Prof. Georges Dénès

M-Katz-208 Michael Katz

Thursday Workshop: Prof. Michael Katz, Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Gas adsorption is one of the primary ways to measure the porosity of a material. Currently, instrumentation is capable of collecting data and returning information on the surface area, pore sizes, and isosteric heats of adsorption. This workshop will focus on taking a step back from the automated process in order to discuss the principles behind the instrumentation as well as the theories used to convert isotherm data into surface area, pore sizes, and isosteric heats of adsorption. 

Computers are not required, but recommended, as it would make it easier to follow along during data fitting exercises.

Organizing committee

  • Ashlee Howarth
    Concordia University
  • Louis Cuccia
    Concordia University
  • Paola Marino, Undergraduate Student
    Concordia University
  • Zvart Ajoyan, Undergraduate Student
    Concordia University

Conference topics

  • Design of pharmaceutical co-crystals
  • Mechanical properties of crystals
  • Techniques for monitoring crystallization processes
  • Porous materials and their application
  • Green synthesis of molecules to materials
  • The role of computational chemistry in materials discovery

Important dates

Abstract submission and registration (free) begins: February 15, 2019


Abstract submission ends: April 1, 2019



















CEMWOQ6 is grateful for the financial support received from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies.

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