Welcome to PHYSCHEM 2016

It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the Royal Australian Chemical Institute conference, PhysChem 2016, at The University of Canterbury, Christchurch from 2-5 February 2016.

The RACI Physical Division spans all aspects of physical and theoretical chemistry, including mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, surface chemistry, condensed phase chemical physics, chemical kinetics, biophysical chemistry and theoretical and computational chemistry. The Division was established in 1974. Regular stand-alone Physical Chemistry Divisional conferences started as the Australian Conference on Chemical Reaction Dynamics in 1983, before broadening to their current form, covering all aspects of Physical Chemistry in 1995.

The aim of this conference is to gather physical chemists from Australia and abroad to discuss their latest research.  The conference will feature presentations from renowned plenary and keynote speakers.

Aside from the scientific program, the conference will include social activities and the chance to explore Christchurch and its surroundings.We hope you will join us for RACI PhysChem 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand.


PHYSCHEM2016 is anticipated to attract around 150 professionals from the Physical Division in Australia, New Zealand and many from around the world; including the current world-leaders in research.

Build and maintain relationships with fellow delegates in a relaxed yet informative environment during the event.

Learn what’s happening now in the Australasian industry, and show your commitment to the sector and support the community.


Join in formal and informal discussions that covers areas of physical and theoretical science


The networking opportunities through social events including the welcome reception, poster happy hour and conference dinner.