CCP5 Annual General MeetingMaterials Modelling:Simulation Meets Experiment
Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 September 2017
CCP5 is the Collaborative Computational Project for computer simulation of condensed phase materials at length scales spanning from atomistic to mesoscopic levels. Materials of interest include liquids, polymers, solids, surfaces and interfaces, and macromolecules. We aim to facilitate collaborations by bringing together modellers, experimentalists and industrialists.
The main themes of the conference include thin films and surfaces, adsorption, and nucleation and growth.
The meeting will begin at lunchtime on Monday and end at lunchtime on Wednesday. A Civic Reception is planned for Monday evening, after the poster session, in the beautiful Glasgow City Chambers. The conference dinner will be on Tuesday evening in 29 Glasgow.
- Prof. Dorothy Duffy, University College London, U.K.
- Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Prof. Peter Monson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A.
- Prof. Joop ter Horst, University of Strathclyde, U.K.
- Dr. Darren Broom, Hiden Isochema
- Prof. Bill MacDonald, DuPont Teijin Films
- Dr. Amy Robertson, AstraZeneca
DL_Software Training Course:
A DL software course, which will provide free training on DL software, will start immediately after the CCP5 AGM, running from Wednesday 13th until Friday 15th September. This is an opportunity for current and potential users of DL_Software (http://www.ccp5.ac.uk/software) to learn how to use these programs and what methodologies and algorithms they include. The workshop also offers demonstrations and hands-on sessions giving users the opportunity to compile, run and experiment with the programs as well as interact with their developers. For more information and to register for this event please go to the DL_Software Training website.
The conference will take place in
The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC)
University of Strathclyde
99 George Street
Talks will be held in Level 1 Auditorium and the poster sessions and lunch buffets will be on the Level 3 Foyer. Please note that the entrance to the TIC building is on Level 2. You can find the TIC building on the campus map:
The University of Strathclyde is located in Glasgow city center and is easily accessible by public transport. Glasgow Central station is a 15 minute walk from the University and Glasgow Queen Street Station is only about 5 minutes away. More details about how to get to Strathclyde can be found in the following link:
Glasgow has a range of hotels to suit all requirements, from 1 star budget to 5 star luxury spa resorts. Listed below are some hotels close to the University of Strathclyde along with the hotel websites and telephone numbers. Please note that Glasgow has very high occupancy levels for hotel rooms, due to the large number of events in the city. Delegates are advised to book early to ensure availability.
Premier Inn George Street
Tel: 0141 212 4550
Tel: 0141 332 6711
Tel: 0844 815 9103
Carlton George Hotel
Tel: 0141 353 6373
Ibis Styles Hotel
Tel: 0141 428 3400
Premier Inn Buchanan Galleries
Tel: 0203 5191111
For alternative accommodation such as B&B, Guest House or other hotel options, you can also use one of the many online search engines.
Getting to Glasgow:
There are 3 main airports that are accessible to/from Glasgow:
- Glasgow International airport - you can get a taxi to the city center for approximately £20-£25. Alternatively you can take bus 500 and get off at Queen Street Station. Timetable information is here: https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/routes-and-maps/glasgow-airport-express
- Glasgow Prestwick - you can get the train to Glasgow Central Station. For train timetables visit the Scotrail website.
- Edinburgh airport - there is a direct Citylink bus to Glasgow's Buchanan bus station, which is a 10 minute walk from the University of Strathclyde. For timetable information please visit the CitylinkAir website.
Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. For train timetables and booking you can visit the Scotrail website.
For more information on Glasgow including how to get here, accommodation, things to do please visit: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/visiting
Extending your stay:
If you are considering extending your stay in Glasgow, the following links might be useful:
Suggested itineraries https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/things-to-do/visitor-itineraries
What's on https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/whats-on
Let's Meet promotional video https://www.youtube.com/embed/6jns9H6-9M8?rel=0
Facts and figures on Glasgow http://peoplemakeglasgow.com/visiting/why-glasgow
Special tour discounts for delegatesGlasgow City Marketing Bureau have arranged special discounts for delegates as follows:
Small group tours - full day or half-day, departing from Glasgow City Centre.
10% off tours for conference delegates using the code GCM1115
0131 226 3133
1,2 or 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, departing from Glasgow City Centre.
15% off tours for conference delegates using the code GCMB15
0141 226 8882
Simply contact the tour company directly quoting the discount code above to book your trip.
Karen Johnston, Miguel Jorge and Paul Mulheran, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
A special thank you to David McKechnie and Martin Prostredny for helping out with the organisation.
The organisers would also like to thank CCP5, the Nanoscale Physics and Technology group of the Institute of Physics, and ARCHIE-WeSt for sponsoring this workshop. CCP5 is funded predominantly by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). We are also extremely grateful to Karla Cunningham from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and to the Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council's Civic Hospitality for providing the Civic Reception.