International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Challenges for Materials Chemistry in the 21st Century

Activity by Leonard Interrante   |   added on Sep 15, 2010   |   Puerto Rico Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): IUPAC, ACS

The American Chemical Society sponsors a symposium for the 2011 IUPAC World Congress on the topic of materials chemistry.

The goal of this two-day symposium is to illustrate the central role of worldwide materials chemistry R&D in solving key problems in human health and welfare.  The oral presentations will be mainly or entirely invited and will include the following Symposium Plenary speakers (tentative subjects in parentheses):

  • Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard Univ., U.S. (bio-inspired materials synthesis and nanofabrication strategies)
  • Frank Caruso , Univ. Melbourne, Australia (biomedical materials)
  • Michael Graetzel, Univ. Lausanne, Switzerland (dye sensitized nanocrystalline metal oxide solar cells)
  • Ferdi Schueth, MPI , Germany (materials chemistry for energy storage)
  • Takao Someya, Tokyo Univ., Japan (organic electronics)
  • Jean-Marie Tarascon, Univ. Picardie, Amiens, France (Li battery materials)

Rather than general poster sessions, two mini-workshops will be offered on successive evenings for in-depth discussion of key topics. A panel of 3-4 experts will provide overviews and lead the discussion. The topics chosen for these mini-workshops are: Emerging energy technologies (Li batteries, hydrogen storage and generation, supercapacitors, fuel cells, OLED's, thermoelectrics, etc.) and Frontiers in nanomaterial research and development (biological and medical applications of nanomaterials, carbon nanomaterials - properties and applications, etc.).  WCC registrants will be asked to sign up for one or both of these mini-workshops at the time of registration.


Topic: materials chemistry, symposium Audience: research scientists, educators, industrial chemists, graduate students
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