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 List of Presentations

        (1) Seminars

        (2) Conference Presentations


1. SEMINARS

 

58.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, The HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel), “Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs): A Powerful Molecular Descriptor for Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSARs)”. (7 December 2016). (Host: Prof. Sason Shaik).

57.

Seminar: Unité de recherche Matériaux Nouveaux et Dispositifs Électroniques (UR 11ES55), Faculté des Science, Université de Monastir, Monastir (Tunisia), “Les matrices de localisation et de délocalisation d’électrons (LDMs): une description utile et compacte du graphe moléculaire flou” (In French : Electron Localization and Delocalization Matrices (LDM)s: A Useful and Compact description of the Fuzzy Molecular Graph). (3 October 2016). (Hosts: Dr. Ayachi Sahbi and Prof. Pr.Moncef Msadek).

56.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, (Canada), “The Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrix (LDM): A New and Far-Reaching Molecular Fingerprinting Tool”. (8 April 2016). (Host: Prof. Khashayar Ghandi).

55.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, (Canada), “Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs): A Bridge between Chemical Graph Theory and the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules”. (18 March 2016). (Host: Prof. Erin Johnson).

54.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université Laval, Québec (Canada), “Les matrices de localisation et de délocalisation d’électrons (LDMs): un pont entre la théorie chimique des graphes et la théorie quantique des atomes dans les molécules”. (11 March 2016). (Host: Prof. Anna Richey).

53.

Seminar: School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel), “Molecular Fingerprinting from the Electron Density and Electron Localization-Delocalization Descriptors in Quantitative Structure-to-Activity Relationships (QSAR)”. (2 Sept. 2015). (Host: Prof. Amiram Goldblum).

52.

Seminar: Dept. of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel), “Some Aspects of External Electric Field-Effects on Small Molecules and their Reactivity”. (25 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Ada Yonath ([1]), Director of the Institute).

51.

Official Seminar: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany), “What Happens to Chemical Bonding upon Beta-Decay Nuclear Transmutation”. (6 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Dr. Juri Grin, Director of the Institute, and Dr. Miroslav Kohout - Senior Scientist).

50.

Special Topics in Theoretical Chemistry Seminar: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH−Zürich), Zürich, Switzerland, “Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrices:  Some Recent Applications”. (4 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Reiher).

49.

Seminar [in Spanish]: Dept. of Chemistry, Oviedo University (Spain), "Las matrices de localización y deslocalización (LDMs): Una fusión de la Teoría Química de los Grafos (CGT) y la Teoría de los Átomos en Moléculas de Bader (QTAIM)" (In Spanish: Localization and Delocalization Matrices: A Fusion of Chemical Graph Theory and Bader’s Theory of Atoms in Molecules). (2 June 2015). (Host: Prof. Ángel Martín Pendás).

48.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada), "The Localization-Delocalization Matrix: A Compact Descriptor of the Whereabouts of Electrons and its Correlation with Experiment". (21 Nov. 2014). (Host: Prof. Jason Clyburne).

47.

Seminar: Gas Processing Center (GPC), College of Engineering, Qatar University (Doha, Qatar), "Modeling Biophysical and Biological Properties from the Characteristics of the Molecular Electron Density and the Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs)". (16 June 2014). (Host: Dr. Mohamed Shibl).

46.

Seminar: Dept. of Physics & Dept. of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University (Hong Kong), "The Evolution of Chemical Bonding over the Nuclear Transmutation Reaction Path" (13 June 2014). (Hosts: Prof. S. Kwok and Dr. SeyedAbdolreza Sadjadi).

45.

"Guest-Lecture of the Chair or Chemical Physics and Materials Science": Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg (Germany). "Some Aspects of Molecular Response to External Electric Fields", (12 Nov. 2013). (Host: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scherer).

44.

Guest Lecturer [in Spanish]: 2 hours class of 2nd year Quantum Chemistry I (1404), School of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), "Electric field effects on molecular systems”, (18 Oct. 2013). (Host: Prof. Jesus Hernandez-Trujillo).

43.

Seminar [in Spanish]:El Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP) (Mexican Institute for Petroleum), "The chemical bond under external electric fields: A computational study”, (16 Oct. 2013). (Host: Dr. Isidoro García-Cruz).

42.

Seminar [in Spanish]: Dept. of Chemistry, Cinvestav, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N., México D. F. (National Center for Advanced Studies - Mexico), "Computational investigations of electric field-effects on chemical bonding, electron density, and reactivity”, (14 Oct. 2013). (Host: Prof. Alberto Vela).

41.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, New York University, New York. "Computational Explorations of Intense Electric Field-Effects on Reaction Paths", (6 March 2013). (Host: Prof. Nicholas E. Geacintov).

40.

Guest Speaker -Competence Center for Computational Chemistry (C4) Seminar Programme co-organized by ETH−Zürich, the University of Zürich, IBM Research, and EPFL: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH−Zürich), Zürich, Switzerland "The Continuum of Hydrogen-Hydrogen Interactions in Molecules and Crystals", (26 May 2011). (Hosts at ETH: Profs. Markus Reiher & Hans Peter Luthi).

39.

Guest Speaker -Competence Center for Computational Chemistry (C4) Seminar Programme co-organized by ETH−Zürich, the University of Zürich, IBM Research, and EPFL: École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, "The Continuum of Hydrogen-Hydrogen Interactions in Molecules and Crystals", (25 May 2011). (Hosts at EPFL: Profs. Ursula Röthlisberger & Clémence Corminboeuf).

38.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Weak Interaction in Molecules and Crystals” (23 Feb. 2011). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).

37.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), “The Stabilizing Nature of the Ubiquitous Hydrogen-Hydrogen (H...H) Close Contacts: Should the Texbook Concept of H...H Steric Repulsion be Revisited?”, (12 Nov. 2010).(Host: Prof. Lou Massa).

36.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Department of Spectroscopy, National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo, Egypt, “The Stabilizing Nature of the Ubiquitous Hydrogen-Hydrogen (H...H) Close Contacts: Should the Textbook Concept of H...H Steric Repulsion be Revisited?”, 30 Aug. 2010 (Host: Prof. Medhat A. A. Ibrahim).

35.

Seminar: Center for Computational Materials Science, United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington DC, “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Stabilizing Interaction in Molecules and Crystals”, (23 July 2010). (Host: Dr. Lulu Huang).

34.

Seminar: The Rugjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, “H-H Bonding in Molecules and Crystals: A Stabilizing Interaction not a ‘Steric Clash’”, (14 June 2010). (Hosts: Prof. Nenad Trinajstić & Dr. Sonja Nicolić).

33.

Seminar: The Rugjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, “Where do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Clues from the Topology of the Electron Density”, (16 July 2009). (Hosts: Prof. Nenad Trinajstić & Dr. Sonja Nicolić).

32.

Joint seminar: Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry & Institute of Structural Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, “Where do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Clues from the Topology of the Electron Density”, (19 June 2009). (Hosts: Profs. György Hajós & János Mink).

31.

Seminar: Departamento de Física y Química Teórica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México D. F., “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Non-Electrostatic Interaction between Hydrogen Atoms in Molecules”, (6 Aug. 2008). (Host: Prof. Jesús Hernández-Trujillo).

30.

Seminar: Departamento de Quimica Fisica y Analitica, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. “A QTAIM Study of DNA Bases”, (11 July 2008). (Host: Prof. Angel Martin-Pendas).

29.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Dept. of Biophysics, Cairo University, “Electron Density of Biomolecules PART 2: Ionization”, (25 May 2008). (Host: Prof. Osiris Girgis).

28.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Dept. of Biophysics, Cairo University, “Electron Density of Biomolecules PART 1: Bond Making and Breaking”, (19 May 2008). (Host: Prof. Osiris Girgis).

27.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University“Bond Making and Breaking: From ATP to the Active Site of the Ribosome”, (15 February 2008).

26.

"Faculty Dialogue Series Presentation”: Research and International Office, Mount Saint Vincent University’s“Dancing with Electrons: Where is Chemistry in all that Jazz? (An Informal Presentation)”, (16 November 2007).

25.

Seminar: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada), “Where Do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Insight from the Analysis of Molecular Electron Density Distributions”, (25 October 2007). (Host: Prof. Jan Reiney).

24.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, (Alexandria, Egypt). “Quantum Chemical Calculations in Drug Design”, (28 Aug. 2007). (Host: Prof. Ibrahim Labouta).

23.

Seminar [in French]: Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), (Toulouse, France). La théorie quantique des atomes dans les molécules de Bader (QTAIM) : les énergies atomiques et la dissociation des liaisons chimiques, (13 July 2007). (Host: Dr. Noël Lugan)

22.

Seminar [in French]: Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Modelisation des Matériaux Minéraux et Biologiques (LCM3B), Univérsité Henri Poincaré & Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), (Nancy, France).“Bond Dissociation: Insight from the Theory of Atoms in Molecules”, (22 June 2007). (Host: Prof. Claude Lecomte).

21.

Seminar [in French]: LCM3B, Univérsité Henri Poincaré & CNRS, (Nancy, France).“The Stabilizing Hydrogen-Hydrogen Closed-Shell Interaction: Fiction or Reality?”, (25 May 2007). (Host: Prof. Claude Lecomte).

20.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). "Bond Dissociation: Insight from the Theory of Atoms in Molecules, (2 May 2007). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).

19.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, (Alexandria, Egypt), "The Electron Density in Drug Research", (26 February, 2007). (Host: Prof. Labiba K. El-Khordagui).

18.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada). “Where Do Things Happen in a Molecule? From Local Properties to Chemical Bonding and Reactivity”, (20 March 2006). (Host: Prof. Russell Boyd).

17.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry & Physics, Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, NS, Canada). “Where Do Things Happen in a Molecule? From Local Properties to Chemical Bonding and Reactivity”, (13 March 2006). (Host: Prof. Katherine Darvesh).

16.

Seminar: Chemical Computing Group (CCG), Inc. (Montréal, QC, Canada). "Electron density-based quantitative structure-to-property relationships: An emerging line of research", (19 March 2004).

15.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Dept. of Bioscience & Technology, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt). “Some biophysical and biochemical applications of molecular electron density analysis”, (12 January 2004). (Hosts: Profs. Mohammed El-Raey & Taha Zaghlool).

14.

Seminar [in Arabic]: Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt). “The electron density: A tool for rationalizing bonding and reactivity”, (5 January 2004). (Host: Prof. Adel Naguib Assaad).

13.

Seminar:ArQule, Inc. (Woburn, Massachusetts, USA). "Electron Density-Based Drug Design: An Emerging Line of Research", (26 September 2004).

12.

Guest Lecturer: Biological Chemistry CHM447 (4th year), Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto. “Computational Chemistry and Enzymes”, (12 Feb. 2004). (Host: Prof. Deborah Zamble).

11.

Seminar [in French]: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)."Les relations structure-propriété basées sur la densité électronique: l'interaction entre la théorie et l'expérimentation", (24 Sept. 2003). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).

10.

"Official Seminar, Chemistry": Università di Milano (Milan, Italy). "Some Aspects of Bonding in Aromatic Hydrocarbons", (15 September 2003). (Host: Dr. Carlo Gatti, National Research Center of Italy - CNR).

9.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), (New York, NY, USA). Seminar, "The Electron Density of the Amino Acids and their Experimental Physico- Chemical Properties", (16 June 2003).(Host: Prof. Lou Massa).

8.

Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). "An Atoms-in-Molecules Study of the Electron Density Distributions of the Amino Acids: Implications on Protein Stability, Molecular Recognition, and Genetic Coding”, (2 May 2003). (Host: Prof. Tigran Chalikian).

7.

Physical Chemistry Departmental Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). "The Electron Density of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids and of certain H-H Bonded Systems", (11 March 2003). (Host: Prof. Cynthia Gho).

6.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, NS, Canada). "The Electron Density of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids and of certain H-H Bonded Systems", (14 Feb. 2003). (Host: Prof. Russell Boyd).

5.

Seminar: Chemistry Department, University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio, USA). "AIM Study of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids: Focus on Correlation with Experiment", (29 Jan. 2003). (Host: Prof. Alan Pinkerton).

4.

Guest Lecturer: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Course, 4th year - Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto. “Chemical and Biochemical Applications of the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules”, (April 2002). (Host: Prof. Imre G. Csizmadia).

3.

Lecture: McMaster Undergraduate Chemical Society Lecture Series, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada). "Chemistry from the Electron and Pair Densities: Focus on Aromaticity", (Fall, 2001).

2.

Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Brock University (St. Cathrines, ON, Canada). "Criteria of Chemical Bonding from the Topology of the Density", (26 Sept. 2001). (Host: Prof. Heather Gordon).

1.

Graduate Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada). "The properties of Morphine, the Oripavine PET, and Enkephalins from Fragments", (3May 2001).

 

2.  CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

       (Presenting Author is underlined)

 

94

Matta, C. F. “Localization-Delocalization Matrices”, 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr - 2017), Hyderabad, India (21-28 August 2017).Oral (invited)
 

93

Matta, C. F. “Molecules as Networks”, International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB - 2017), Kauai, Hawaii, USA (22-26 June 2017).Oral (invited)
 

92

Matta, C. F. “Molecules as Networks”, CECAM Discussion Meeting - Quantum Crystallography: Current Developments and Future Perspectives, Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire, Nancy, France (19-20 June 2017).Oral (invited)
 

91

Cook, R.L.; Matta, C. F. “Localization-delocalization Matrices (LDM): A Source for Electron Density Based Descriptors for Use in Physical and Biological Modeling”, 100thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2017), Toronto, ON, Canada, (28 May - 1 June 2017).Oral (invited)
 

90

Massa, L.; Timm, M.; Huang, L., Matta, C. F. “Electron Localization/ Delocalization Matrices (LDMs) and the Electron-density-weighted Connectivity Matrices of a Large Molecule from Fragments: The Challenging Case of a Finite Graphene Nanoribbon”, 100thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2017), Toronto, ON, Canada, (28 May - 1 June 2017).Oral (invited)
 

89

Monteserín-Castanedo, L. A.; Matta, C. F. “Does the Thermodynamic Stability of Canonical Nucleosides over Non-Canonical Nucleosides a Possible Driver in Early Evolution?”, 100thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2017), Toronto, ON, Canada, (28 May - 1 June 2017).Poster
 

88

Monteserín-Castanedo, L. A.; Lamar, A. S.; Matta, C. F. “A Computational Study of Genoprotection by Natural Products found in Phyllanthus Orbicularis K Extract”, 100thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2017), Toronto, ON, Canada, (28 May - 1 June 2017).Poster 
 

87

Matta, C. F. “What Happens to Chemical Bond when the Identity of an Atom Changes due to a Nuclear Transmutation? A Case Study”, ChemBond 2016: Chemical Bonding in Position Space, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, (27 Nov. - 1 Dec., 2016).Oral (invited)

86

L. Massa, W. Polkosnik, C. Matta, L. Huang “A revolutionary idea in context of x-ray quantum crystallography (QCr) and the kernel energy method (KEM)”, 44th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM 2016) of the American Chemical Society, Riverdale, New York, USA, (9-12 June, 2016).

Oral

 

85

Matta, C. F.; Terrabuio, L. A.; Haiduke, R. L. A. “Diuorodiazirine (CF2N2): A Quantum Mechanical Study of the Electron Density in the Ground- and Excited-Electronic States”, 99thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2016), Halifax, NS, Canada, (5-9 June, 2016).

Oral

 

84

Matta, C. F.; Sumar, I.; Cook, R.; Ayers, P. W. “Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDM): Definition and Applications”, 99thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2016), Halifax, NS, Canada, (5-9 June, 2016).

Oral

 

83

Arabi, A. A.; Matta, C. F. “Average Electron Densities and Electrostatic Potentials of the Nonclassical Bioisosteric Groups in Acetic Acid and Methylsquarate”, 99thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2016), Halifax, NS, Canada, (5-9 June, 2016).

Oral

 

82

Matta, C. F. “Graph Theoretical Molecular Fingerprinting starting from Electron Density Distributions”, 2016 Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop (Canadian National Committee for Crystallography) – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, (May 30th - June 3rd)

Oral (invited)

 

81

Terrabuio, L. A.; Haiduke, R. L. A.; Matta, C. F. “Diuorodiazirine (CF2N2) in the Ground- and Excited-Electronic States: A Study of the Electron Density”, L’INRS - 2016 Symposium on MoleculesandLaser Fields (Andre D. Bandrauk Honorary Symposium), Orford, Québec, Canada, (4-7 may 2016).

Oral (invited)

 

80

Terrabuio, L. A.; Haiduke, R. L. A.; Matta, C. F. “Difluorodiazirine (CF2N2): A Comparative Quantum Mechanical  Study of the First Triplet and First Singlet Excited States”, L’INRS - 2016 Symposium on MoleculesandLaser Fields (Andre D. Bandrauk Honorary Symposium), Orford, Québec, Canada, (4-7 may 2016).

Poster (invited)

 

79

Sumar, I.; Cook, R.; Ayers, P. W.; Matta, C. F. “From Chemical Graph Theory to the Electronic Structure Fingerprinting of Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs) and of Electron Density-Weighted Adjacency Matrices (EDWAMs), The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,(15-20 Dec. 2015).

Oral (invited)

 

78

Matta, C. F. “Anneaux-en-molécules: Aromaticité comme distance de similarité à la matrice de localisation et délocalisation (LDM) du benzène” (Rings-in-Molecules: Aromaticity as similarity distance to the localization-delocalization matrix of benzene), Chitel 2015 (Quitel XLI (41)): Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression; Turin, Italy (26-31 July 2015).

Oral

[in French]

77

Sumar, I.; Cook, R.; Ayers, P. W.; Matta, C. F. “Las matrices de localización-deslocalización (LDM): Un puente conceptual entre la teoría química de los grafos y la teoría cuántica de los átomos en moléculas” (Localization-delocalization matrices: A bridge between chemical graph theory and the quantum theory of atoms in molecules), Chitel 2015 (Quitel XLI (41)): Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression; Turin, Italy (26-31 July 2015).

Poster

[in Spanish]

76

Matta, C. F. “Electron localization-delocalization matrices (LDMs): Recent developments”, Sagamore XVIII Conference on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities (CSMD), International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), IUCr Commission on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities; Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy (7-12 June 2015).

Oral (invited)

74

Sumar, I.; Cook, R.; Ayers, P. W.; Matta, C. F. “Rings-in-Molecules: Aromaticity as a Similarity Distance to the Localization-Delocalization Matrix (LDM) of Benzene”, Sagamore XVIII Conference on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities (CSMD), International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), IUCr Commission on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities; Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy (7-12 June 2015). (North American Travel Grant IUCr Award for graduate student Ismat Sumar to present his work at the conference).

Poster (Award)

73

Matta, C. F. “The molecular electron density: From topography and topology to abstract art” 3rd International Interdisciplinary Symposium, CroArtScia2015 – Technological Innovations: Art & Science (27–30 May 2015), Zagreb, Croatia.

Oral (invited)

72

Matta, C. F. “The definition of electron localization-delocalization matrices (LDMs) & their use as electronic fingerprinting tool in QSAR & molecular similarity”, 10th Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC 2014); Santiago, Chile (5-10 Oct. 2014).

Oral (invited)

71

Timm, M.; Matta, C. F. "The Evolution of Chemical Bonding over the Nuclear Transmutation Reaction Path", Third Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials; Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8-10 June 2014).

Oral (invited)

70

Timm, M. J.; Matta, C. F. "Primary Retention following Nuclear Recoil in β-Decay: Proposed Synthesis of a Metastable Rare Gas Oxide (38ArO4) from (38ClO4) and the Evolution of Chemical Bonding over the Nuclear Transmutation Reaction Path", 39th Annual Science Atlantic / CIC Student Chemistry Conference ChemCon2014, Science Atlantic, Acadia University (22-24 May 2014). [Science Atlantic Communication Award for best student presentation].

Oral

69

Sumar, I.; Ayers, P. W.; Matta, C. F. "Definition and some Uses of Localization/Delocalization Matrices (LDMs)", Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr-2014), Montreal, Canada (5-12 Aug. 2014).

Poster

68

Sumar, I.; Ayers, P. W.; Matta, C. F. "Definition and some Uses of Localization/Delocalization Matrices (LDMs)", Third Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8-10 June 2014).

Poster (invited)

67

Matta, C. F.; Huang, L.; Lou Massa, L. "A Graphene Flake Under External Electric Fields Reconstructed From Field-Perturbed Kernels", Third Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8-10 June 2014).

Poster (invited)

66

Matta, C. F. "Some Effects of Electric Fields on Bonding and Reactivity", Symposium: Advances in Quantum Chemical Topology, Mexico City, Mexico (7-10 Oct., 2013).

Oral (invited)

65

Matta, C. F. "Computational Investigations of Field Effects on Chemical Bonding and Reactivity", Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Electron Distribution and Chemical Bonding: Pushing the Limits of Experimental and Theoretical Charge and Spin Density Studies, Les Diablerets, Switzerland (2-7 June, 2013).

Oral (invited)

64

Matta, C. F., Sowlati-Hashjin, S. “Properties of the Chemical Bond under External Electric Fields in Homonuclear and Heteronuclear Diatomics”, 96thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2013), Québec, QC, Canada, (26-30 May, 2013).

Oral (invited)

63

Sowlati-Hashjin, S.; Matta C. F.; Bandrauk, A. D. “Dipole Moment Surface of the CH4 + X → CH3 + HX (X = F, Cl) Reactions from Atomic Dipole Moment Surfaces, and the Origin of the Sharp Peak in the Dipole Moment near the Transition State”, 96thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2013), Québec, QC, Canada, (26-30 May, 2013).

Oral (invited)

62

L. Massa; Matta, C. F.; Keith, T. A. “Topological Properties of the Electron Density: Examples from Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Crystallography”, 96thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2013), Québec, QC, Canada, (26-30 May, 2013).

Oral (invited)

61

Matta, C. F.; Sowlati-Hashjin, S. "The Chemical Bond under External Electric Fields: A Quantum Chemical Study of Diatomics", The 39th International Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression, Granada, Spain (30 June - 5 July 2013).

Oral

[In Spanish]

60

Matta, C. F.; Huang, L.; Massa, L. "A graphene flake under external electric fields reconstructed from field-perturbed kernels”, Symposium: Advances in Quantum Chemical Topology, Mexico City, Mexico (7-10 Oct. 2013).

Poster

[In Spanish]

59

Matta, C. F.; Huang, L.; Massa, L. "A graphene flake under external electric fields reconstructed from field-perturbed kernels”, The 39th International Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression, Granada, Spain (30 June - 5 July 2013).

Poster

[In Spanish]

58

Matta, C. F.; Arabi, A. A.; Sowlati-Hashjin, S.; Bandrauk, A. D. "The Effect of Strong External Electric Fields on Reactions Involving Proton and Hydrogen Atom Transfer", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials; Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Oral (invited)

57

Matta,C. F.;  Arabi, A. A.; Sowlati-Hashjin, Bandrauk, A. D. "L'effet des champs externes sur les chemins de réaction impliquant le transfert d'hydrogène ou de proton", 80e Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Colloque : Simulations numériques en chimie et biochimie, Montréal, QC, Canada (7-11 May 2012).

Oral (invited)

[in French]

56

Sowlati-Hashjin, S.; Matta, C. F.; Bandrauk, A. D. "Atomic Origins of the Dipole and Polarizability Enhancement Near the Transition States of X + H-CH3 --> XH + CH3 (X=F, Cl)", 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2012), Calgary, Canada (26–30 May 2012).

Poster

55

Sowlati-Hashjin, S.; Matta, C. F. "Are Extended Structures Based on C52– Viable?”,95th Canadian Chemistry Conference (CSC 2012), Calgary, Canada (26–30 May 2012).

Poster

54

Matta, C. F.;  Wallace, S.; Huang, L.; Massa, L.; Bernal, I. "New Structures of Hydronium Cation Clusters", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Poster

53

Matta, C. F.; Bendeif, E.-E.; Stradiotto, M.; Fertey, P.; Lecomte, C. "Can a Formally Zwitterionic Rhodium(I) Complex Emulate the Charge Density of a Cationic Rhodium(I) Complex? A Combined Synchrotron X-Ray and Theoretical Charge Density Study", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Poster

52



Huang, L.; Matta, C. F.; Massa, L. "Anionic Hydrogen Clusters) as a Chemical Source of Diffuse Interstellar Bands and Possible Candidates for Hydrogen Storage", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Poster

51

Matta, C. F.; Arabi, A. A.; Sowlati-Hashjin, S.; Bandrauk, A. D. "The Effect of Strong External Electric Fields on Reactions Involving Proton and Hydrogen Atom Transfer", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Poster

50

Matta, C. F.; Massa, L.; Keith T. A. "Richard F. W. Bader (1932-2012): The Pioneer of the Topological Analysis of the Charge Density and of the Quantum Theory of Atoms in molecules (QTAIM)", First Changsha International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry with Materials, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China (8, 9 June 2012).

Poster

49

Matta, C. F. "An Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules. Part I: The Foundations", 2011 International School on Charge Density – Theory and Practice, International Union of Crystallography & Zaragoza University, Jaca, Huesca, Spain (Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 2011).

Oral (invited)

48

Matta, C. F. "An Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules. Part II: Applications", 2011 International School on Charge Density – Theory and Practice, International Union of Crystallography & Zaragoza University, Jaca, Huesca, Spain (Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 2011).

Oral (invited)

47

Matta, C. F. "A Practical Tutorial on the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules", 2011 International School on Charge Density – Theory and Practice, International Union of Crystallography & Zaragoza University, Jaca, Huesca, Spain (Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 2011).

Oral (invited)

46

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Effects of Electric Fields on the Double Proton transfer in Formic Acid Dimer”, 11th Annual CERMM (Centre for Research in Molecular Modeling) Symposium, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada (4-5 June 2011).

Oral

45

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Effects of Electric Fields on the Double Proton transfer in Formic Acid Dimer”, 94thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2011), Montréal, Canada, (5-9 June 2011).

Oral

44

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Effects of Electric Fields on the Double Proton transfer in Formic Acid Dimer”, 36th Annual APICS-CIC (Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences - Chemical Institute of Canada) Chemistry Conference (ChemCon 2011), University of Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada (20-22 May 2011).

Oral

43

Matta C. F. “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Stabilizing Interaction in Molecules and Crystals”, Central European School on Physical Organic Chemistry: Intermolecular Interactions and Molecular Recognition,Wroclaw, Poland (8-12 June 2010).

Oral (invited)

42

Matta, C. F.Conference keynote speaker: “From the Electron Density to Biological Activity: Recent Examples”,Atlantic Computational Life Sciences Challenges Workshop, organized by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) - Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada (14 Nov. 2009).

Oral (invited)

41

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Effect of External Electric Fields on Proton Transfer in the Formic Acid Dimer”, 10th Atlantic Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (ATCS), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada (17-19 July 2009).

Oral

40

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F., Weaver, D. F. “Geometrical Similarity of the Disposition of the Electrostatic Potential of Tetrazole and Carboxylic Group at the Root of their Bioisosteric Relationship”, 7th Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference (CCCC 7), Halifax, Canada (20-24 July 2009).

Poster

39

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Where is Electronic Energy Released from the Gas-Phase Hydrolysis of ATP?”, 92nd  Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2009), Hamilton, Canada (30 May – 3 June 2009). (2nd Graduate Student Poster Prize of the CIC Physical Chemistry Division).

Poster

38

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Where is Electronic Energy Released from the Gas-Phase Hydrolysis of ATP?”, 34th Annual Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences ­­­­- Chemical Institute of Canada APICS/CIC Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada (14-16 May 2009).

Poster

37

Matta, C. F. “Electron-Density Derived Descriptors in QSAR”, Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Design & Planning Methods, eCheminfo Workshop, Oxford, UK (21-25 July 2008).

Oral (invited)

36

Matta, C. F., Boyd, R. J. “A QTAIM Study of DNA Bases”, The VIII Girona Seminar on Aromaticity: Basics and Applications, The University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain (7 - 10 July 2008).

Oral (invited)

35

Massa, L.; Matta, C. F. “The Transition State for Formation of the Peptide Bond in the Ribosome”, The 5th European Charge Density Meeting, Gravedona, Italy (6-11 June 2008).

Oral and Poster (invited)

34

Matta, C. F., “The Energies of Atoms in Molecules and their Changes in Response to Bond Dissociation and Conformational Change”,Workshop on X-ray Spectroscopies, Lausanne, Switzerland (30 Jan. – 2 Feb. 2008).

Oral (invited)

33

Matta C. F., “Some Aspects of Aromaticity within the Framework of Theory of Atoms in Molecules”, Special Seminar to Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Professor Tadeusz Marek Krygowski, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland (9 Feb. 2008).

Oral (invited)

32

Matta, C. F., Massa, L. “An Electron Density Study of the Mechanism of Peptide Bond Formation in the Ribosome”, The American Chemical Society (ACS) 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, USA (17-21 Aug. 2008).

Oral

31

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F. “Atomic Partitioning of the Energy of Reaction: The Hydrolysis of a Fuel Biological Molecule, Adenosine 5’-Triphosphate (ATP)”, 8th Atlantic Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (ATCS), Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS, Canada (13-15 Aug. 2008).

Oral

30

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F., “Atomic Partitioning of the Bond Dissociation Energy of First to Third Row Molecules”, Research Day, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada (Aug. 2008).

Oral

29

Matta, C. F., Arabi, A. A.; “Atomic Partitioning of the Energy of Reaction: The Hydrolysis of Adenosine 5’-Triphosphate (ATP)”, The 5th European Charge Density Meeting (ECDM5) in Conjunction with DFG 1178 Annual Meeting, Gravedona, Italy (6-11 June 2008).

Poster

28

Massa, L.; Matta, C. F. “The Transition State for Formation of the Peptide Bond in the Ribosome”, The 5th European Charge Density Meeting (ECDM5) in Conjunction with DFG 1178 Annual Meeting, Gravedona, Italy (6-11 June 2008).

Poster and Oral

27

Matta, C. F."Bond dissociation in biological molecules: Insight from the Theory of Atoms in Molecules", Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Electron Distribution and Chemical Bonding: Dynamics and Densities, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA (1-6 July, 2007).

Oral (invited)

26

Arabi, A. A., Matta, C. F., “The Role of Mg2+ in the Dissociation of High Energy Phosphate Bonds”, Research Day, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada (Aug. 2007).

Oral 

25

Matta, C. F.; Castillo, N.; Boyd, R. J. “An Atomic Basis for Vibrationless Bond Dissociation Enthalpies in Hydrocarbons”, 89th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2006), Halifax, Canada (27–31 May 2006).

Oral 

24

Zhurova, E.; Matta, C. F.; Wu, N.; Zhurov, V.; Pinkerton, A. “Experimental and Theoretical Charge Density Study of Estrone”. The 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association(ACA 2006), Honolulu, USA (22-27 July 2006).

Poster

23

Feng, X.; Matta, C. F.; Ban, F.; Stuart Grossert, J.; Weaver, D. F. “Electron spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Studies on Interactions between Lithium and Other Group 1 Cations with Biologically-Active Amines and Neurotransmitters”, 54th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Seattle, USA (28 May - 1 June 2006).

Poster

22

Taylor, A.; Matta, C. F.; Boyd, R. J. “An Atoms-In-Molecules Study of the Solvated Electron”, 89th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition, Halifax, Canada (27-31 May 2006).

Poster

21

Castillo, N.; Matta, C. F.; Grabowski, S.; Boyd, R. J. “An Atomic Basis for the Barrier to Rotation Around the Carbon-Carbon Single Bond in1-fluoro-2-[(Z)-2-fluorovinyl]benzene”, 89th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition, Halifax, Canada (27-31 May 2006).

Poster

20

Wolstenholme, D.J.; Matta, C.F.; Cameron, T.S.; “Experimental and Theoretical Electron Density Study of a Highly Twisted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon: 4-Methyl-[4] Helicene”, 23rd European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM-23), Leuven, Belgium (6-11 Aug. 2006).

Poster

19

Boyd R. J., Matta C. F., Castillo N. "Characterization of Extended Weak Bonding in DNA: pi-Stacking (Base-Base), Base-Backbone, and Backbone-Backbone Interactions"; International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ICCMSE 2005), Korinthos, Greece (21-26 Oct. 2005).

Oral (invited)

18

Boyd R.J., Matta C.F., Pearson J.K. "Computational Studies on Amino Acids and DNA Components", 88thCanadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (CSC 2005), Saskatoon, Canada (28 May – 1 June 2005).

Oral 

17

Bandrauk A.D., E.-W. S. Sedik, Matta C.F. "Laser Control of Reaction Paths in Laser-Induced Chemical and Ion Molecule Reactions", 10th International Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Orford, QC, Canada (9-14 Oct. 2005).

Poster

16

Matta, C. F. "Computational chemistry: A powerful and inexpensive tool for basic and applied research in the life sciences"; BioVision 2004, The World Biological Forum's Annual Conference, Alexandria, Egypt (Apr. 3-5, 2004).

Oral (invited)

15

Matta, C. F.; Boyd, R. J. “Effects of dimerization and ionization on the electron density distributions of DNA bases”, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Electron Distribution & Chemical Bonding: The Chemical Bond - Densities & Dynamics, Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA (4-9 July 2004).

Poster

14

Bandrauk, A. D.; Sedik, E. W.; Matta C. F.; “Effect of Laser Phase on Reaction Paths in Laser-Induced Chemical Reactions”, 15th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada (10-14 July 2004).

Poster

13

Dobrin, S., Harikumar, R. K.; Matta, C.F.; Petsalakis, I. D; Polanyi, J. C.; Theodorakopoulos, G. "Reactions of dibromo-benzenes and dibromo-xylenes at Si(111) followed one molecule at a time"; Pre-American Physical Society Workshop on Nanoscience and Nanostructured Materials, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montreal, QC, Canada (19-20 March 2004). (Best Poster Award).

Poster

12

Matta, C. F.: Guest panelist of the quarterly Toronto Area Drug Discovery Discussions (TAD3) Meeting on “Solubility”, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (30 Sept. 2003). (Organizers: Prof. L. Kotra, Advanced Chemistry Development Inc. (ACD), & Affinuim Pharmaceutical Co.)

Oral (invited)

11

Matta C. F., Polanyi, J. C. "Effect of adatom-to-adatom separation on the reactivity of 1,4-dihalobenzenes in reactions on Si(111)7x7 surfaces", 5th Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference(CCCC5-2003), Toronto, Canada (27-30 July 2003).

Poster

10

Matta, C. F., Bader, R. F. W. “Atomic and group properties of the genetically-encoded amino acids and their correlations to physicochemical and biological properties”, Chemical Biophysics Symposium 2002, University of Toronto, Canada (12-14 April 2002).

Poster

9

Matta, C.F. “The Properties of PEO, Enkephalins, and Morphine from Fragments” 222nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, USA (27 August 2001).

Oral 

8

Matta, C.F. "Theoretical synthesis of opioids from fragments", 19th Annual Graduate Students' Symposium, University at Buffalo - The State University of New York, NY, USA (16-17 May 2001).

Oral 

7

Matta, C.F. "The properties of morphine, PET, and enkephalin from fragments", Graduate Student Day, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (6 March 2001).(Best Poster Award).

Poster

6

Matta, C.F. "The properties of morphine, PET, and enkephalin from fragments", Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Electron Distribution and Chemical Bonding, Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA (8-13 July 2001).

Poster

5

Matta C.F., Hernández-Trujillo, J. "Aromaticity in polycyclic arenes as a manifestation of the delocalisation of the Fermi hole", 14th Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (4-9 Aug. 2001).

Poster

4

Hernández-Trujillo, J., Matta, C. F. “Aromaticity of polyarenes as a manifestation of the delocalization of the Fermi hole”, XLIV National Physics Conference of México (XLIV Congreso Nacional de Física), Morelia, Michoacán, México (Oct. 2001).

Poster

3

Bader, R.F.W., Matta, C.F. “Dielectric polarization”, 41st Sanibel Symposium: Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, USA (24 Feb. - 2 Mar. 2001).

Poster

2

Matta, C.F., Bader, R.F.W. “Theory of the scanning tunneling microscope as the union of two proper open systems”, Surface Canada 2000: The 17th Canadian Conference on Surface Science, London, ON, Canada (21-24 May 2000).

Poster

1

P. H. M. Harrison, C. Cow, S. Sun, J. Britten, C. F. Matta “Crystal structures of 3,4,7,8-tetramethylglycoluril and acyl derivatives, models for polyketide biosynthesis”, 80th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition, Windsor, ON, Canada (1-4 June 1997).

Oral 




([1])Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2009).