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.

The main themes for COIL 7 will include:

      1) Separation & Recycling Process

      2) Biomass Processing

      3) Mixtures of Ionic Liquids

      4) Physicochemical Properties, Thermodynamics & Modeling

      5) Biological Process

      6) Novel Ionic Liquids / Novel Applications

      7) Organic Synthesis & Catalysis

      8) Electrochemistry

      9) Functional Materials

      10) Environmentals and Biodegradation

      11) Analysis and Characterization

      12) Emerging and Disruptive Technologies

Conference Organization


Howard Alper (University of Ottawa, and Governor General of Canada’s Global Excellence Initiative, Ottawa);
Jason Clyburne (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax)
Lars Rehmann (Western University, London)
Christian Robelin (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal)

International Advisory Board

Joan Brennecke (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Jose Canongia-Lopez (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Edward Castner (Rutgers University, USA) 
Cinzia Chiappe (University of Pisa, Italy)
James Davis (University of South Alabama, USA)
Rasmus Fehrmann (Denmark Technical University, Denmark)
Maria Forsyth (Deakin University, Australia)
Mara Freire (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Buxing Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Toshiyuki Itoh (Tottori University, Japan)
Barbara Kirchner (University of Bonn, Germany)
Yoon-Mo Koo (Inha University, South Korea)
Douglas MacFarlane (Monash University, Australia)
Joseph Magee (NIST, USA)
Ingrid Mergelsberg (Merck Green Chemistry, USA)
Mayumi Nishida (Koei Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan)
Richard Noble (University of Colorado, USA)
Hiroyuki Ohno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou (IFP Energies Nouvelles, France)
Jelena Popovic (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
Thomas Schubert (IoLiTec GmBH, Germany) 
Kenneth Seddon (Queen’s University of Belfast, UK)
Roger Sheldon (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) 
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)
James Wishart (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Suojiang Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Abstract Submission

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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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