Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division


The Objectives of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division are to promote international collaboration between scientists in physical and biophysical chemistry and related fields in order to:

  • • Recognize new developments in physical and biophysical chemistry and its fields of applications;
  • • Promote future oriented activities in physical and biophysical chemistry important for the needs of the world community;
  • • Encourage the compilation and documentation of critically evaluated physical and biophysical chemical data;
  • • Address problems and formulate recommendations on terminology, symbols, units and conventions in physical and biophysical chemistry, disseminate the recommendations, encourage their translation as well as monitor their acceptance by the chemical community;
  • • Establish and stimulate the use of methodologies, standards and reference materials in physical and biophysical chemistry.

In addition to the Commission on Physicochemical Symbols, Terminology, and Units (Commission I.1), the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division is involved in the Interdivisional Subcommittee on Materials Chemistry (ISMC), together with the Inorganic Chemistry Division and the Polymer Division.

Division I Members at meeting in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, August 2016. From L to R: Tim Wallington, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Assaf Friedler, Luis Montero-Cabrera, Attila Csaszer, Kristin Bartik, Jurgen Stohner, Angela Wilson, Frank van Veggel, Roberto Marquardt (Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap, Bert Weckhuysen not present).

Subcommittees and Commissions

Meeting Minutes

Minutes 2015, Busan, Korea, 8-9 August 2015
Minutes 2014, Kappel-Am-Albis, Switzerland, 31 May – 1 June 2014
Minutes 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 29-30 July 2011
Minutes 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, 19-20 June 2010 (pdf 25KB)
Minutes 2009, Glasgow, UK, 31 July – 1 Aug 2009 (pdf 41KB)
Minutes 2008, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 12-13 Apr 2008 (pdf 82KB)
Minutes 2007, Torino, Italy, 4-5 Aug 2007 (pdf 128KB)
Minutes 2006, Coimbra, Portugal, 8-9 April 2006 (pdf 92KB)
Minutes 2005, Beijing, China, 13-14 Aug 2005 (pdf 56KB)
Minutes 2004, Glion, Switzerland, 3-4 April 2004 (pdf 26KB)
Minutes 2003, Ottawa, Canada, 10-11 Aug 2003 (pdf 43KB)
Minutes 2002, Morges, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2002 (pdf 30KB)
Minutes 2001, Brisbane, Australia, 29 June – 3 July 2001 (pdf 110KB)
Minutes 2000, Wageningen, Netherlands, 1-2 April 2000 (pdf 85KB)
Minutes 1999, Berlin, Germany, 7-11 August 1999 (pdf 19KB), Summary published in Chem. Int. May 2000


Activity Reports

Report 2016 by Prof. A. Wilson (pdf 148 KB)
Report 2014-2015 by Prof. R. Marquardt (pdf 1.2 MB)
Report 2010-2011 by Prof. A. J. McQuillan (pdf 303 KB)
Report 2008-2009, by Prof. M. Rossi (pdf 262 KB) + Roundups from Glasgow (Chem Int Nov 2009)
Report 2006-2007, by Prof. C.M.A. Brett (pdf 189KB)
Report 2006, by Prof. C.M.A. Brett (pdf 13KB)
Report 2004-2005, by Prof. R. Weir (pdf 168KB) + Roundups from Beijing (Chem Int Nov 2005)
Report 2004, by Prof. R. Weir (pdf 15KB)
Report 2002-2003, by Prof. J. Ralston (pdf 152KB)
Report 2000-2001, by Prof. G.S. Wilson (pdf 291KB) + appendix (pdf 22KB)
Report 1998, by Prof. T. Cvitas