Scottish Computational Chemistry Symposium 2023

ADF workshop — Monday 19 June 2023, 10:30–17:00

Main meeting — Tuesday 20 June 2023, 10:30–18:00



Dr Hans Senn and Dr Laia Vilà-Nadal





Attendance and participation are free. However, for catering purposes, we ask you to register if you plan to attend.

Register for the ADF workshop (19/06/2023)

Register for the main meeting (20/06/2023)

Contributed talks and posters

We are inviting submissions for contributed talks and posters. Please note that the number of slots for oral contributions is limited. We will confirm the outcome of applications for oral contributions by 5/06/2023. Unsuccessful applications will automatically be considered as posters.

Abstract submission

Use the provided Abstract Template to format your abstract. The length of the abstract must not exceed one page. Submit your abstract via e-mail to


Registration for contributed (oral or poster) presentations and abstract submission: 29/05/2023

Registration for attendance only: 8/06/2023

Programme (ADF Workshop)

Scottish Computational Chemistry Symposium 2023

ADF Workshop (Monday 19 June 2023)

The ADF (Amsterdam Density Functional) program was one of the pioneering codes designed specifically for DFT calculations on molecules and has been continually developed for more than 30 years. ADF's particular strength are energies and properties of transition-metal complexes and main-group compounds containing heavy atoms, thanks to the ZORA relativistic approach and Slater Type orbital (STO) all-electron basis sets, which allow all elements of the periodic table to be modelled accurately and efficiently.

This workshop will be led by Dr Maria Aliaga from SCM in Amsterdam. The sessions will be a mix of background/explanations and hands-on exercises. All participants will get a trial licence for ADF, which will remain valid beyond the day.

Venue: Joseph Black Building.

from 10:00 Arrival and coffee Conference Room (A4-41a) 
10:30–12:30 Session I A5-06 (PC cluster) 
12:30–13:30 Lunch Conference Room (A4-41a) 
13:30–15:00 Session II A5-06 (PC cluster) 
15:00–15:30 Coffee Conference Room (A4-41a) 
15:30–17:00 Session III A5-06 (PC cluster) 


Sponsors: The workshop is supported by the RSC Theoretical Chemistry Group and SCM.

Programme (Main Meeting)

Scottish Computational Chemistry Symposium 2023

Main Meeting (Tuesday 20 June 2023)

Venue: Joseph Black Building

Programme & abstracts (PDF)

from 9:30 Arrival and coffee Conference Room (A4-41a)  
10:30 Opening and welcome Main Lecture Theatre (B4-19) Dr Hans Senn, Dr Laia Vilà-Nadal
10:35–11:25 Keynote lecture   Prof Carles Bo, ICIQ, Tarragona (Spain)
11:25–12:35 Contributed talks I    
12:35–13:40 Lunch & poster preview Conference Room (A4-41a)  
13:40–15:00 Contributed talks II Carnegie Lecture Theatre (C3-05)  
15:00–15:30 Tea & coffee Conference Room (A4-41a)  
15:30–16:30 Contributed talks III Main Lecture Theatre (B4-19)  
16:30–18:00 Posters, drinks & cheese Conference Room (A4-41a)  
17:50 Poster prizes & closing remarks Conference Room (A4-41a)  

Getting here

The Workshop and Symposium take place at the University of Glasgow, School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, University Place, Glasgow G12 8QQ.

By train

From Glasgow Queen Street, take the underground (Buchanan Street stop, direct access from the train station) to Hillhead (ca. 10 min), then walk (ca. 5 min). From Glasgow Central, walk up to the Buchanan Street underground stop (ca. 7 min).

By coach

From Buchanan Bus Station, walk down to the Buchanan Street underground stop (ca. 5 min). Take the underground to Hillhead (ca. 10 min), then walk (ca. 5 min).

By car

Parking around the University is difficult. Your best bet is the Bunhouse Road car park (an open car park, off Argyle Street; £10 for 10 h). It's a 5 min walk to the Joseph Black Building.