Save the date

The IRMG will resume our discussion group meetings with a hybrid (online and in-person) meeting at the University of Bath on 13th and 14th September 2022, which is being organised by Dr Ruth Webster. A full programme will be uploaded to our website nearer to the time, but we currently have confirmed plenary lectures from Jenni Garden, Doug Stephan and Robin Bedford. It should be an excellent meeting and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming conferences in 2023

The IRMG will be leading the organisation of the next Dalton Division Joint Interest Group Meeting in Warwick, UK from 17th-20th April, 2023. This is a celebration of all aspects of inorganic chemistry and is jointly organised by the Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry Discussion Group, Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group, IRMG and Main Group Chemistry Group. Please make a note of the date in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you there!

Also in 2023, the Harnessing non-covalent interactions for synthesis and catalysis Faraday Discussion meeting may be of interest to IRMG members. This will take place at the University of York from 12th to 14th April 2023. The deadline for oral abstracts is July 18th 2022, and for poster abstracts is Jan 30, 2023. More details can be found at this link.

IRMG Early Career Award – Accepting Nominations

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Discussion Group (IRMG) committee is seeking applicants for an Early Career Award that recognises excellence in the field of Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms research.

Eligibility: Nominees should be an early career scientist, typically with no more than 10 years of full-time equivalent of professional experience (been awarded their Ph.D. no greater than 10 years prior to the submission deadline). This should be experience gained as part of a scientific career excluding time spent in full-time education. Time spent as a postgraduate student should not be included (e.g. as a Masters/Ph.D. student). Time spent as a postdoctoral researcher should be included. Nominators/applicants will be asked to provide details of the applicant/nominee’s professional experience, in relation to the above criteria. Career breaks will be recognised, and applications are particularly encouraged from those whose career has spanned a break due to caring responsibilities or personal circumstances, (e.g. a period of parental/adoption leave, family commitments, illness, or other exceptional circumstances). Nominees/applicants should be based in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.

Award: The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition, a prize (£100), and will present a lecture at an IRMG event in 2022 or 2023.

Submission and Deadline: Nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated. Applicants or their nominators should submit the C.V. of the applicant/nominee (maximum 3 pages), a list of 5 of the applicant/nominee’s most significant publications that highlight their work in the inorganic reaction mechanism field, and one, 1-page letter of recommendation that outlines the applicant/nominee’s contributions to the field. Applications/nominations should be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the IRMG Committee (Dr. Sam de Visser, The deadline for submission is May 31st 2022.

IRMG Young Investigator Award 2020

The IRMG Young Investigator Award for 2020 has been awarded to Claire McMullin from the University of Bath. Congratulations to Claire on this award, which recognises her excellent contributions to uncovering mechanistic details in organometallic chemistry and catalysis through computational studies.

John Slattery

Second IRMG virtual discussion group meeting

Following on from the first, and very successful, IRMG virtual discussion group meeting on 7th July we will be holding a second meeting on 10th September 2020. As with the first meeting, the programme will include plenary lectures alongside talks from PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Please save the date in your diaries.

To register for the meeting, or to contribute a talk to the programme, please email the organisers at the University of Bath ( with your details. More details and a link to the Zoom meeting will be provided to registered delegates nearer the time.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Virtual IRMG discussion group meeting

The IRMG will be holding a “virtual” online discussion group meeting on Tuesday the 7th of July from 1-4pm (UK time). The schedule includes plenary lectures from Stuart Macgregor (Heriot-Watt University) and Carole Duboc (University of Grenobles-Alpes) alongside talks from PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

To register for the meeting, please email Sam de Visser ( with your details. A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided to registered delegates.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

50 Years of the IRMG

In 2020 the IRMG will celebrate its 50th birthday! There is going to be a Special Issue in Dalton Transactions to mark the occasion. Please consider submitting an article for this. The issue is planned for Spring 2020, so there is plenty of time to get some work started.

Sam De Visser