The Department of Chemistry, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus is hosting its first “Biennial Regional Conference and EXPO on Chemical Science, Technology and Industry”. The conference will be held at the UWI St. Augustine campus, May 22 – 24, 2019. The theme of the conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology for a Sustainable Development of the Caribbean” underscores the main objective of the Conference and EXPO to demonstrate applications of Chemical Sciences as drivers for innovation and technology development.  

It will gather local, regional and international technologists, researchers, chemical/biomedical engineers, technocrats, policy makers and students. It will discuss the latest research, innovation and applications of the Chemical-related Sciences being conducted regionally within the global context and sensitize the wider Public on these as enablers of sustainable economic development of the Caribbean. The programme will feature distinguished plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations. Abstracts submissions are now open for the oral and poster presentations.



Key Dates to Note:

  • 21 December 2018: Opening date for abstract submission
  • 31 March 2019: Deadline for oral abstract submission
  • 31 March 2019: Deadline for poster abstract submission
  • 5 April 2019: Early bird registration deadline


Dr. Cliff K. Riley, Executive Director
Scientific Research Council, Jamaica

Medicinal Chemistry /Drug Discovery


Prof. Tara Dasgupta
Professor emeritus, Chemistry, UWI, Mona, Jamaica
Food toxicity/Pesticide Control

Dr. Eric Dooryhee, Beamline Manager
NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Lab, US
Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction/Scattering

Prof. Muraleedharan Nair,
Michigan State University, US
Medicinal Chemistry /Drug Discovery


Prof. Carlos Cabrera
University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Nanomaterials/Fuel and Solar Cells

Dr. Annette Guisseppi-Elie
Associate Director, US Env. Protection Agency, US
Environmental Policy

Prof. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Texas A&M University,
Biomedical Engineering /STI Policy

Dr. Charah T. Watson
Product R&D, Scientific Research Council, Jamaica
Product Development /Innovation

Ms. Wendy Nelson
Research Officer/Chemist
IMA, Trinidad, W.I.
Chemistry/Trace metals

Dr. Karthik Ramasamy, Director of Chemistry            
UbiQD Inc., US

Dr. Maravdeen Singh-Wilmot
UWI, Mona, Jamaica
Advanced Functional Materials

Conference Sponsors

Analytical Technologies Limited Coca-Cola Trinidad and Tobago