Scientific information

The Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MATSUS23) dives into the progress that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy their own demands. The drive for sustainability in materials science and technology encompasses alternative energy technologies to mitigate problems with fossil-fuel technologies, and to increase energy efficiency, as well as the mitigation of undesirable environmental impacts from technology and economic growth; the efficient use of materials, the formation of a healthy and safe environment, and many others. The Conference consists on a combination of symposia of basic and multidisciplinary science, and applied symposia focused on Sustainable Development areas.

By the name of MATSUS (Materials for Sustainable Development) the conference will have two yearly editions, Spring Meeting and Fall Meeting.

The Sustainable Technology Forum València (STECH23) 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 topics are highlighted:

  • Sequestration and use of CO2
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Recycling and circularity
  • Energy generation
  • Energy of green vehicles: Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Strategies of innovation 
General Prizes

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 200€ from MDPI Nanomaterials Journal.

You can check the prize of every symposia on its page.


Symposia list
  • Fundamental strategies to design new electrocatalysis
  • Mechanistic understanding
  • In situ and Operando Analyses
  • Molecular, inorganic, reticular, biologic and hybrid catalytic systems
  • International perspectives on sustainable energy
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen conversion
  • Green environment: Gas reforming, greenhouse gas mitigation by hydrogen, gasification processes
  • Earth abundant materials
  • Aqueous batteries
  • Electrolytes and interphases/interfaces for post-lithium energy storage
  • Metal-air Batteries
  • Novel methods for materials recycling, including but not limited to direct recycling
  • Optoelectronics applications
  • Technological feasibility. Materials processes and fabrication
  • Perovskite materials fundamentals
  • Frontier phenomena
  • Photophysics of 2D & bulk 3D halide perovskites
  • Photophysics of perovskite nanocrystals, rods, platelets
  • Optoionics & halide migration
  • Defect photophysics & photochemistry
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rational design and synthesis approaches
  • New insights on materials growth and properties
  • Theory and computational studies on electronic structure and defects
  • New phenomena: photoferroelectrics, ultrathin nanocrystal absorbers
  • Electrical characterization: From frequency-domain to time transient methods
  • Understanding charge transport and recombination
  • Dynamical behavior of advanced materials
  • Ab initio molecular dynamics analysis
  • Elucidating the dominant role of energetic disorder in optoelectronic devices
  • Nanocrystal synthesis: Composition, morphology, heterostructues, assembly, dispersion control, and mechanisms
  • Nanocrystal surface chemistry: Fundamental properties and targeted function
  • Nanocrystal properties: New insights from spectroscopy, theory, and simulation
  • Nanocrystal applications
  • Chemical design of nanomaterials: Advanced synthetic routes, experimental and theoretical studies
  • Interactions in nanomaterials: Chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials, interphases, and surfaces
  • Application of nanomaterials: the road ahead for nanotechnology and the key role of chemistry in engineering of better materials
  • Fundamental science of 2D nanomaterials & new 2D nanomaterials
  • 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
  • Light-matter interactions
  • Self-assembly and cooperative phenomena
  • Fabrication and investigation of topological materials
  • 2D van der Waals magnetic materials
  • Theory and simulations of field-matter interactions and their applications

The conference will take place in Palacio de Congresos of València, an outstanding venue located at the entrance of the city.

Address: Avda. Cortes Valencianas, 60, 46015, València, Spain
Tel:  (+34) 96 317 94 00


First floor

Monday, 6th

  • STECH: M1A+B 
  • GreenE: M1C+D

Tuesday, 7th

  • STECH: M1A
  • SusBat: M1B
  • GreenE: M1C+D
  • PerFut: C1
  • Adinos: C2
  • QMAT: C3+4

Wednesday, 8th

  • PhotoPero23: M1A
  • SusBat: M1B
  • ChemNano23: M1C+D
  • PerFut: C1
  • Adinos: C2
  • QMAT: C3+4
  • e-FuelSyn: C3+C4

Thursday, 9th

  • PhotoPero23: M1A
  • 2DPERO: M1B
  • 2DSUSY: M1C+D
  • NewOPV: C1
  • NCFun23: C2
  • E-FuelSyn: C3+C4

Friday, 10th

  • DeModeP23: M1A
  • 2DPERO: M1B
  • 2DSUSY: M1C+D
  • NewOPV: C1
  • NCFun23: C2
  • E-FuelSyn: C3+C4



Second floor

Coffee Breaks, Social dinner, Poster Session, Closing & Awards ceremony

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