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.



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

MATSUS 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)
  • Advances in Green Energy Carriers
    • International perspectives on sustainable energy: Government policies on sustainable energy, economy & infrastructure for sustainable energy, renewables and their use as fuels
    • Hydrogen production: Electrolysis, photolysis, material and system designs for water splitting (catalyst, electrode etc.), advanced characterization, and a new insight for catalysis mechanisms
    • Hydrogen conversion: Fuel cells, material and system designs for fuel cells (cathode/anode, electrolyte, separator etc.), modelling and design for cells-stacks-systems, advanced characterization, and a new insight for catalysis mechanisms
    • Green environment: Gas reforming, material and system designs for greenhouse gas (NOx,SOx,CO2 etc.) reforming, greenhouse gas mitigation by hydrogen, gasification processes
    • Solar cells: Organic solar cells, perovskite solar cells, solar cell-electrolyzer systems, materials-devices-systems etc.
    • Energy storage systems: Next generation batteries, ESS-electrolyzer systems etc.
  • #PerFut - Metal Halide Perovskites Fundamental Approaches and Technological Challenges
    • Optoelectronics applications
    • Technological feasibility
    • Materials processes and fabrication
    • Beyond optoelectronics
    • Perovskite materials fundamentals
    • Frontier phenomena
    Symposium organizers:
    Annalisa Bruno
    Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University
    Wang Feng
    Linköping University, Sweden
    Giulia Grancini
    University of Pavia, Italy
    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
    Maria Antonia Herrero Chamorro
    University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM)
    Maurizio Prato
    University of Trieste
  • #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
    • Light-matter interactions (photonics, excitonics, plasmonics, polaritonics)
    • Self-assembly and cooperative phenomena
    • Materials science for quantum computing and information processing
    • Fabrication and investigation of topological materials
    • 2D van der Waals magnetic materials
    • Spintronic and Magnonic applications of quantum materials
    • Theory and simulations of field-matter interactions and their applications
    • Molecular quantum materials
    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
  • #SusBat - Enabling Beyond Classical Li-ion Batteries through materials development and sustainability
    • Earth abundant materials, including Na-, Ca-, Zn- and Mg-based, organic 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
    Symposium organizers:
    Maria Lukatskaya
    ETH Zurich, D-MAVT
    Nagore Ortiz Vitoriano
    CIC energiGUNE
    Alexis Grimaud
    College de France
  • #Adinos - Advances in inorganic thin film semiconductors for solar energy conversion: From photovoltaics to solar fuels
    • Rational design and synthesis approaches: high-throughput experimentation, combinatorial synthesis, machine learning enabled materials discovery
    • New insights on materials growth and properties: in-situ insights on growth and crystallization process, advance characterization, and spectroscopic investigations
    • Theory and computational studies on electronic structure and defects
    • New phenomena: photoferroelectrics, ultrathin nanocrystal absorbers
    • Device application: thin film solar cells, new device architectures for solar cells, solar water splitting and photoelectrocatalytic devices, tandem devices
    Symposium organizers:
    Xiaojing Hao
    The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Sudhanshu Shukla
    Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)
    Bart Vermang
    Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research, Wetenschapspark 1
    Krishnan Rajeshwar
    University of Texas, Arlington,US
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General Organizers

Claudia Backes

Institute of Chemistry. University of Kassel

Yana Vaynzof

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

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