The Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MAT-SUS, previously nanoGe Fall/Spring Meeting) will be held in València, Spain from the 6th to the 10th March 2023. This event will consist of a combination of symposia of basic and multidisciplinary science, and applied symposia focused on Sustainable Development areas. After five years of tradition, in this edition we want to go one step further by bringing together research and industry to contribute to solve major problems of society.

On one side, the Sustainable Technology Forum València (S-TEC), which will be focused on the industrial application in areas like clean energy transition (decarbonisation, sequestration and use of CO2 in industry, and hydrogen generation), sustainable chemistry and circularity, expansion of photovoltaics and sustainable transport.

The following areas are highlighted:

  • Decarbonization and the green transition: Energy, industry and transportation.
  • Sustainable and clean environment: Clean water, clean air.
  • Human health and safety: Diagnosis, therapeutics.
  • Materials industries of the future: Manufacturing.
  • Communication tools and education.

On the other side, the Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MAT-SUS) will discuss traditional topics of the nanoGe Fall/Spring Meeting multisymposium conference such as halide perovskites, organic photovoltaics, solar fuels, nanocrystals & 2D materials, catalysis & electrocatalysis and energy storage.


Research & industry with one common goal: sustainability


MAT-SUS Symposia

  • #e-FuelSyn - Electrocatalysis for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals
    • Fundamental strategies to design new electrocatalysis
    • Mechanistic understanding
    • In situ and Operando Analyses
    • Molecular, inorganic, reticular, biologic and hybrid catalytic systems
    Symposium organizers:
    Carla Casadevall Serrano
    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), and University Rovira i Virgili (URV)
    Julio Lloret Fillol
    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
  • #PerFut - Metal Halide Perovskites Fundamental Approaches and Technological Challenges
    • Optoelectronics applications
    • Technological feasibility
    • Beyond optoelectronics
    • Perovskite materials fundamentals
    • Frontier phenomena
    Symposium organizers:
    Annalisa Bruno
    Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University
    Pablo P. Boix
    Universitat de València
  • #PhotoPero23 - Photophysics of halide perovskites and related materials – from bulk to nano
    • Photophysics of bulk 3D halide perovskites
    • Photophysics of 2D perovskites
    • Photophysics of perovskite nanocrystals, rods, platelets
    • Optoionics & halide migration
    • Defect photophysics & photochemistry
    • Ultrafast & phenomena, incl. hot carriers and polarons
    • Emerging phenomena, incl. polaritons, chirality and polarization control
    • Theory and simulations of the photophysical properties of halide perovskites
    • Photophysics of perovskite-inspired materials, incl. lead-free ones
    Symposium organizers:
    Sascha Feldmann
    Harvard University
    Maksym Kovalenko
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
    Jovana Milic
    University of Fribourg, Adolphe Merkle Institute
  • #2DPERO - 2D Perovskites: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
    • Synthesis of novel 2D perovskite phases
    • Challenges in film growth
    • Structure-property relationships: strain, light emission, ferroic behavior, photophysics
    • Applications: light emission, quantum information, random-access memory, photodetection, solar cells
    Symposium organizers:
    Simon Kahmann
    University of Cambridge
    Loreta A. Muscarella
    Utrecht University
  • #DeModeP23 - Device modeling in photovoltaics
    • Electrical characterization: From frequency-domain to time transient methods
    • Understanding charge transport and recombination
    • Dynamical behavior of advanced materials (memristors, photodetectors, novel LEDs, etc.)
    • Ab initio molecular dynamics analysis
    • Elucidating the dominant role of energetic disorder in optoelectronic devices
    Symposium organizers:
    Enrique Hernández Balaguera
    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Alison Walker
    University of Bath
  • #ChemNano23 - Chemistry of Nanomaterials
    • Chemical design of nanomaterials: Advanced synthetic routes (including highthrouput automated methods), experimental and theoretical studies
    • Interactions in nanomaterials: Chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials (semiconductors, thermal devices, magnetic and biomimetic materials), interphases, and surfaces (including characterization techniques)
    • Application of nanomaterials: the road ahead for nanotechnology and the key role of chemistry in engineering of better materials
    Symposium organizers:
    Loredana Protesescu
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Maksym Yarema
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
  • #2DSUSY - 2D Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy
    • Fundamental science of 2D nanomaterials
    • New 2D nanomaterials (topological insulators, perovskites, etc.)
    • Van der Waals heterostructures
    • Electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical properties of 2D nanomaterials
    • Spectroscopy and microscopy of 2D nanomaterials
    • Theory and simulation of 2D nanomaterials
    • Quantum transport, magnetism, and spintronics
    • Electronics, photonics, optoelectronics, and plasmonics
    • Growth and synthesis of 2D nanomaterials
    Symposium organizers:
    Dirk Guldi
    Maurizio Prato
    University of Trieste
    maria antonia herrero chamorro
    University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM)
  • #NCFun23 - Fundamental Processes in Nanocrystals and 2D Materials
    • Nanocrystal synthesis: Composition, morphology, heterostructues, assembly, dispersion control, and mechanism
    • Nanocrystal surface chemistry: Fundamental properties and targeted function
    • Nanocrystal properties: New insights from spectroscopy, theory, and simulation
    • Nanocrystal applications: From light emission to catalysis
    Symposium organizers:
    Valerio Pinchetti
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
    Alina Schimpf
    University of California San Diego
    Shalini Singh
    University of Limerick, Ireland
  • #QMat - Materials for Quantum Technology
    • Engineering of light-matter interactions (excitonics, plasmonics, polaritonics)
    • Emergent materials and processes for photonics
    • Self-assembly and cooperative phenomena
    • Materials science for quantum computing and information processing (single photon emitters, molecular crystals)
    Symposium organizers:
    José J. Baldoví
    Universidad de Valencia - ICMol (Institute of Molecular Science)
    Dmitry Baranov
    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    Jannika Lauth
    Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE
  • #NewOPV - New concepts for stable non-fullerene based organic solar cells and their applications
    • Development of highly efficient organic solar cells molecules
    • Stability of organic solar cells
    • Upscaling of solar cell devices
    • Novel application areas for organic solar cells
    Symposium organizers:
    Vida Engmann
    University of Southern Denmark, SDU NanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute
    Morten Madsen
    University of Southern Denmark
    Pavel Troshin
    Silesian University of Technology
  • #MAT-COMP - Materials for high performance computing and unconventional paradigms
    • Materials for new circuit and computing concepts
    • Electrical and Spintronic devices
    • Neuromorphic computing
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Unconventional computing systems (probabilistic, reservoir computing, Ising Machines)
    Symposium organizers:
    Victor Lopez Dominguez
    Northwestern University
    Riccardo Tomasello
    Politecnico di Bari
MAT-SUS General Organizers

Claudia Backes

Institute of Chemistry. University of Kassel

Yana Vaynzof

Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials. Technical University (TU) Dresden

S-TEC General Coordinator

Emilio Palomares

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia and Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, ES

Important Dates
Early registration deadline: 7th November 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 7th November 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 6th February 2023
Scientific program: 28th November 2022
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