Quinten Adriaan Akkerman

       ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Invited Speakers
Ivan Infante
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), IT
Prashant Kamat
University of Notre Dame, US, US
Liberato Manna
CompuNet, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, IT
Constantinos Stoumpos
University of Crete, GR
Meetup Conference Timeline

Oral session: opens at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and finishes at 13:35 UTC  (15:35 CEST-Berlin-Paris)

ePoster session opens at 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and finishes at 15:30 UTC (17:30 CEST-Berlin-Paris). However, it will remain open for the participant's interaction.

Zoom session: will be open at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST-Berlin-Paris) and closes with the conference closure at 15:35 UTC (17:35 CEST-Berlin-Paris).

ePoster Prizes

Submit a poster and win one of  the 3 prizes sponsored by the Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC) 

Best Presentation:

1.  Best Presentation - £300 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, and Nanoscale Advances. Will be announced at 27th April.

2. Best Poster Outline - Winner: Dr Michael Seitz - Prize: £200 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels

3. Best video presentation. -Winner: Dr. Tim Siegler- Prize: £200 RSC book e-voucher, supported by Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Chemistry Frontiers


Important Dates

ePoster submissions: from 14th to 21st of April

Registration deadline:  21st of April at 12:00H UTC 

The seminar will start at 12:00h UTC (14:00h CEST-Berlin-Paris), click here to check your local time.

Late registration: If you register after noon of April 21st, please go to Register in advance for this webinar and you will be able to register for the Online Meetup. 

Please, note that the late registration does not allow to participate at the ePoster Session or submit an abstract.

The late registration fee has an increase of 60% of the Participant registration fee.


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Organize an online seminar

nanoGe is eager to promote the organization of online seminars. Do you have a topic? It's very easy to lauch a meetup! Just describe the topic, decide a few speakers, and fill the form.

Most important: We wish to encourage participation of both junior and senior researchers, please propose interesting research directions

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nanoGe Online Meetup Conference

You are invited to participate in the online seminar Beyond lead halide perovskites: syntheses and applications of metal halide semiconductors. It will take place on Thursday 23 April at 12:00h UTC (14:00h CEST-Berlin-Paris ).


The Beyond Halide Perovskites is a short online seminar that aims to promote an exchange of knowledge and discussions about the most recent research on metal halide materials, beyond lead halide perovskites. This seminar will focus on the synthesis, properties, and applications of these new metal halides, covering both experimental and theoretical work, and will discuss the results on the nanoscale and bulk.

Over the last two decades, lead halide perovskites have been identified as one of the most promising materials in photovoltaic and light-emitting devices. This has also led to the search and discovery of other metal halide materials, mainly driven the toxicity and stability problems of lead halide perovskites. Consequently, researchers have been quick to develop alternative metal halide structures like double and vacancy perovskites, lower dimensional metal halides, as well as more complex metal chalcohalides.

In this online seminar, we want to discuss state of the art metal halides, beyond those of the traditional lead halide perovskites This includes double perovskites (A2BCX6), vacancy ordered perovskites (like A3B2X9 and A2BX6), lower dimensional metal halides and metal chalcohalides. We will address the current challenges of making these materials, their interesting properties, like self-trapped exciton (STE) emissions, and their use in applications such as lead free metal halide based solar cells. We will also discuss how new chemistry can lead to the discovery of new metal halide structures with different properties to those that are exhibited in traditional lead halide perovskites. Finally, we will address how density-functional theory (DFT) calculations can help us to understand the luminescent properties and defects in these materials, which, in turn can provide a better passivation of defects.

We welcome poster submissions to all these topics, and more broadly about new metal halide structures, double perovskites, vacancy ordered perovskites, zero dimensional metal halides, all off which can display either experimental or theoretical work, and can range from the nano to bulk scale.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Metal halide nanocrystals
  • Non perovskite lead halides
  • Layered and other Lower dimensional metal halides
  • Lead free perovskites
  • Optical properties of novel metal halides
  • Density-functional theory studies
  • Metal halide devices
Meetup Presentation

Beyond lead halide perovskites: syntheses and applications of metal halide semiconductors is an online seminar that aims to promote exchange and discussion around ...

This online seminar brings the scientific conference gathering to the desktops or smartphones of scientists worldwide. Researchers can present their work and keep up with cutting-edge research in the field while reducing their carbon footprint, improve the work-life balance and keep the sense of community.

It will consist of two parts, in which interaction will be the main force:

  • The Oral Session will consist on a few short broadcasted talks led by Invited Speakers, followed by a time for questions from the public driven by a moderator.
  • ePoster Session, where attendees and authors can share their ideas and get feedback from their colleagues worldwide through a chatroom.

All participants can join and present here their work. Due to the short format of the meeting (with few oral contributions), we encourage senior researchers to present ePoster, and of course we expect enthusiastic participation of junior researchers.

ePoster submissions: from 6th to 21st of April

What do I need to join the online conference?

In order to register to the conference, you need to log in nanoGe (or create an account if you are not registered yet) and buy a ticket as usually. Upload a picture of your face if it is not yet in the system. You will receive the registration confirmation via e-mail.

Present your work: ePoster Submission

For fully obtaining the main goals of a scientific conference, the participation of many researchers presenting their ideas in a rich interactive context is necessary. ePoster is a versatile presentation of scientific information.

You can present results, technical points, suggestions or doubts about methods, or formulate a question, in order to exchange information and generate scientific progress through communication.

Oral Sessions
Participants will receive an invitation to join the event hours before the start. The event will start at the time, but participants should join it minutes before and stay in the waiting room

The oral session will consist of presentations with slides played while the speaker is talking on a specific topic for about 10 min. It will be followed by questions from the audience for 10 min through the chat.

ePoster Session

Afther the Oral Sessions, there will be a 30 minutes recess before the ePoster Session. During this break, participants will receive an email with the link to the ePoster Session.

The ePoster Session will be carried through a chat platform, where participants can find a Discussion Channel for each ePoster and a General_Poster_Hall for general information.

ePoster Session

For fully obtaining the main goals of a scientific conference, the participation of many researchers presenting their ideas in a rich interactive context is necessary. ePoster is a versatile presentation of scientific information.  With ePoster format you can achieve a variety of goals according to your preference:

  • Present your work and get feedback. Give diffusion to your results
  • generate discussion on any scientific question of your interest.
  • keep up with cutting-edge research in your field
  • get clarification on research that’s important to your studies.

You can present results, technical points, suggestions or doubts about methods, or formulate a question, in order to exchange information and generate scientific progress through communication.

In the ePoster you describe the contents you propose for communication and discussion. The ePoster will be available in nanoGe conference ePoster Program page along with the abstract and your picture. You can also insert it in the assigned room in the conference chat.

In contrast to traditional static conference posters, that present a closed scientific case, ePoster for online conference is a dynamic framework to instigate the exchange of scientific ideas and information. You can be open and imaginative, provided that the normal codes of scientific exchange are respected.

Use a file type that you can share easily in different media. JPG and PNG files are supported.

The ePoster is different than the traditional wall hanging poster. When designing and making your ePoster you should follow some basic directions

  1. Present the information so that it can be viewed quickly
  2. Make a simple design that costs you a limited amount of wor

It is important that you highlight clearly the main message or information of your contribution, as is achieved in the following example.

Your ePoster will obtain visibility in the ePoster Board of the Conference. You have a rectangle space containing the list of authors, title, your picture, TOC, ePoster, and also (optional) a 3 min video of explanation, and a PDF file of Supporting Information (optional).

The ePoster Session will take place in a chat platform where you will find:

  • A Directory with a channel for each of the ePosters. ePosters will be identified with the code assigned and the surname of the author.
  • A General_Poster_Hall with some basic information about all the eposters, provided by the authors and a direct URL to join their channel.

Discussions on each poster should be carried in the assigned room. Interact with participants about the topics of your interest and visit as many ePoster discussion rooms as you are interested in through the Directory.

ePoster Prizes

If you have submitted a ePoster, you will have the chance of winning one of our 3 ePoster prizes sponsored by the Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC)

You could win a RSC voucher for the following categories:

  1. Best ePoster Presentation - To the best poster image, following the suggested format: clarity of the ePoster for the online conference

          Prize: £300 voucher supported by the Nanoscale journal family

  1. Best ePoster Outline - To the ePoster that presents the most interesting scientific content with the best presentation during the ePoster session

         Prize: £200 voucher supported by the journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels

  1.  Best video Presentation - To the best video presentation explaining the ePoster.

        Prize: £200 voucher supported by Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Best of luck!

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