COIL 7: 7th International Congress on Ionic Liquids

An ECI Conference

June 25-30, 2017
Fairmont Tremblant Hotel
Mont Tremblant, Quebec Canada

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About This Conference

COIL 7 is the seventh International Congress of a series of congresses on Ionic Liquids.

COIL 7 will provide an exceptionally stimulating international forum for presentation of commercial and emerging technologies and scientific advancements in the area of ionic liquids.

The format of the congress will be of a “retreat-style”. Apart from 5 plenary lectures of 30 minutes each, the regular contributions will consist of short oral presentations (15 minutes each) to be delivered in three parallel sessions. Presentation may be accompanied by a poster, to be presented normally during the social hour after dinner. The poster session will allow ample time for questions and answers and informal discussion between presenter and interested participants. Additional free-forum poster presentations will also be invited.

Networking time will be allowed during each early afternoon.  This will allow participants to engage in informal discussions and to spend time together enjoying the many beautiful outdoors activities available at Mont Tremblant (hiking, beach time, canoeing, walking around the village, golfing,….).

The conference timeline will extend from Sunday afternoon to mid-day on Friday, starting on Sunday mid-afternoon and finishing on Friday noon.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Professor Joao A.P. Coutinho (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Professor Maria Forsyth (Deakin University, Australia)
Professor Buxing Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Professor Philip Jessop (Queen’s University, Canada)
Professor Barbara Kirchner (University of Bonn, Germany)

Session Titles and Confirmed Invited Speakers

Session I: Separation and Recycling Process

Professor Jared Anderson (Iowa State University, USA)
Professor Rico Del Sesto (Dixie State University, USA)

Session II: Biomass Processing

Dr. Davide Esposito (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany)
Professor Aaron Socha (Bronx Community College, USA)

Session III: Mixtures of Ionic Liquids

Professor Jose Nuno Canongia Lopes (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Professor Annegret Stark (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Session IV: Physicochemical Properties, Thermodynamics and Modeling

Dr. Patricia Hunt (Imperial College London, UK)
Professor Peter Licence (University of Nottingham, UK)

Session V: Biological Process

Professor Anna Croft (University of Nottingham, UK)
Professor Peter Scammells (Monash University, Australia)

Session VI: Novel Ionic Liquids / Novel Applications

Professor Anja Mudring (Iowa State University, USA)
Professor Xiangqun Zeng (Oakland University, USA)

Session VII: Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

Professor Gary A. Baker (University of Missouri, USA)
Professor Jairton Dupont (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Session VIII: Electrochemistry and Materials Chemistry

Professor Ingo Krossing (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Professor Anna Martinelli (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Session IX: Functional Materials

Professor James Davis (University of South Alabama, USA)
Professor Dominic Rochefort (University of Montreal, Canada)

Session X: Environmentals and Biodegradation

Professor Martin Atkins (Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories, UK)
Dr, Nolene Byrne (Deakin University, Australia)

Session XI: Analysis and Characterization

Dr. Eamonn Conrad (Cytec Solvay Group, Canada)
Professor Robert Hayes (Rutgers University, USA)

Session XII: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies

Professor Toshiyuki Itoh (Tottori University, Japan)
Professor Robin Rogers (McGill University, Canada)

Conference Organization


Howard Alper, University of Ottawa, and Governor General of Canada’s Global Excellence Initiative, Ottawa, Canada


Jason Clyburne, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
Lars Rehmann, Western University, London, Canada
Christian Robelin, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

International Advisory Board

Joan Brennecke (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Edward Castner (Rutgers University, USA)
Cinzia Chiappe (University of Pisa, Italy)
James Davis (University of South Alabama, USA)
Buxing Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Barbara Kirchner (University of Bonn, Germany)
Yoon-Mo Koo (Inha University, South Korea)
Douglas MacFarlane (Monash University, Australia)
Joseph Magee (NIST, USA)
Hiroyuki Ohno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
Jelena Popovic (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
Thomas Schubert (IoLiTec GmBH, Germany)
Kenneth Seddon (Queen’s University of Belfast, UK))
Jose Valderrama (University of La Serena, Chile)
Peter Wasserscheid (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Masayoshi Watanabe (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Thomas Welton (Imperial College, UK)
Suojiang Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Abstract Submission

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission will open on September 15, 2016
Deadline for Oral Abstract Submission is December 19, 2016
Acceptances for Oral Abstracts will be announced January 30, 2017
Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission is February 10, 2017

Conference Venue

Fairmont Tremblant, 3025 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, which made its official debut in February 1997, is located at the base of Mont Tremblant in the magnificent Laurentian region of Quebec.  The concept for Fairmont Tremblant hotel originated with the vision of a modern chateau situated in harmony with its natural surroundings and the colorful pedestrian village.  Architects and designers worked together to combine modern conveniences and a warm décor that reflected the mountain life.  The architects drew inspiration from 19th-century Quebec seigneury, whose grant Provencal-style residences dominated the merchant squares overlooking the outskirts of the village.

Embedded in the mountainside, the village of Mont Tremblant features French-inspired architecture that evokes the charm of old Quebec City, with pitched rooftops, corrugated shingles, old-fashioned chimneys and a U-shaped design opening onto a public square – a meeting place and public crossroads for the villagers.

Chasse-galerie sur le Mont Tremblant, a Quebec legend, tells the tale of a group of lumberjacks desperate to return home to their families after spending months in the Laurentian forests.  Visited one night by a mysterious stranger with a flying canoe, they boarded the craft and he expelled an enchanted command creating colorful sparks that propelled the canoe into the air.  As they passed over Mont Tremblant, they slowed their rhythm and lit a lantern to light up the night.  This inspired Fairmont Tremblant hotel’s rustic interior design.

General Information

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

The Engineering Conferences International conferences calendar and other information can be found on the ECI web site:

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