MATSUS Conference

The Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MATSUS24) will take place from the 4th to the 8th of March 2024, in Barcelona, Spain.

This multisymposium conference 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.


• Monday 4th at 8:30am at A2+3 in A zone: Conference opening by general organizers  

• Wednesday 6th at 8:30am at Auditorium: nanoGe announcement

• Friday 8th at 8:30am at A2+3 in A zone: Poster awards and closing ceremony   

Check the abstract of the conference here
Distribution Layout

  • Environmental impact and LCA of halide perovskite materials and devices
  • On-device Pb sequestration
  • Recycling and recovery of halide perovskite materials and devices
  • Use of metal halide perovskites in photocatalysis
  • Challenges in material stability
  • Applications: water splitting, CO2 reduction, pollutant degradation, and organic synthesis
  • Photo-physical properties of halide perovskites
  • Optical properties of perovskite single nanoparticles, and single photon emission
  • Quantum confinement and heterostructures related to halide perovskite
  • Solar cell fabrication- additives, non-toxic components, green solvents
  • Stability of halide perovskite from fundamental to devices
  • Technological feasibility
  • Optoelectronics applications
  • Beyond optoelectronics: neuromorphic, detection…
  • Materials processes and fabrication
  • Perovskite materials fundamentals
  • Synthesis and material development of emerging inorganic photoabsorbers
  • Dry and wet thin-film processing techniques of emerging inorganic photoabsorbers
  • Structural characterization and development of structure-properties relations
  • Theoretical predictions of novel inorganic materials
  • Organic cations for 2D perovskites
  • Film formation processes
  • Photophysics of 2D perovskites
  • Chirality and spin-selectivity
  • Transistor Memory
  • Synapic Transistor
  • Photomemory
  • Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
  • All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
  • Perovskite-Organic Tandem Solar Cells
  • Materials (composition, perovskite inks, additives, interlayers) and processes for large area deposition
  • New module design and interconnection strategies
  • Module characterization with advanced techniques
  • Stability testing (accelerated indoor and outdoor) and failure analysis
  • Synthesis of novel halide perovskites - from colloidal nanocrystals to bulk materials (1D, 2D, and 3D)
  • Static and dynamic structural properties
  • Photophysics
  • Materials and electrochemistry of carbon dioxide reduction
  • Electrocatalytic synthesis of high-value compounds: new routes and materials
  • lectrochemistry for the valorization of biomass
  • Design and development of new photoactive nanomaterials
  • CO2 reduction
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Nitrogen reduction
  • Methane conversion
  • Photoelectrode scalability and modularity
  • Material design towards long-term operation
  • Device engineering and reactor design (experiment and modelling)
  • Real-world benchmarking: light intermittency and temperature fluctuations
  • Focus on material properties: from synthesis to device performance
  • Structure-property relationships in coordination polymers and metal complexes: their role in solar cells and photocatalysis
  • Material properties of innovative dyes and chromophores: implications for solar cell performance
  • In situ/operando electron and scanning probe microscopy
  • In situ vibrational and optical spectroscopy
  • Electrocatalytic energy conversion
  • Electro- Thermo- Photo-catalysis
  • Batteries
  • Capacitors
  • Flow batteries
  • New composite nanomaterials as the cathode to enhance the battery cycle life and kinetics
  • Anode materials and anode-electrolyte interface engineering
  • Electrolytes and additives to improve electrochemical performance (and safety)
  • Sodium/potassium batteries
  • Multivalent batteries (eg. Mg, Zn, Ca…)
  • Organic/polymer batteries
  • Advanced electrochemical techniques for energy conversion and strorage systems
  • LCA & circular economy
  • Existing PV tech
  • Emerging PV tech
  • Perovskite photodetectors
  • Organic photodetectors
  • Nanocrystals and low dimensional systems for photodetection
  • Color-selective and infrared photodetection
  • Self healing
  • Electronic devices
  • Organic electronics
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Photophysics of hybrid devices
  • Optical spectroscopy of perovskite solar cells
  • Computational Materials Discovery
  • Robotic Synthesis Platforms
  • Machine Learning in Quantum Chemistry
  • Automation of Calculations for Data Collection
  • Synthesis and self-assembly of chiral nanomaterials
  • Chiral surface modification of nanocrystals
  • Optical activity of plasmons, excitons, and charge carriers (CD, polarized photoluminescence, spin-polarized electron transport)
  • Advanced solution-based bottom-up synthesis of 2D nanomaterials (colloidal methods, exfoliation, metal-organic approaches)
  • Physical properties of solution-based 2D nanomaterials (spectroscopy, mechanical and electronic properties, electron and spin transport)
  • Structure-function relationships in organic nanomaterials for PV
  • Nanoengineering strategies for PV
  • Synchrotron NEXAFS, STXM, laminography and RSoXS studies
  • Non-synchrotron techniques, including STEM-EDX, EELS and electron diffraction
  • Scaling-up of functional materials for OPV
  • Synthetic complexity of OPV materials
  • Roll-to-roll processable interlayers and electrodes
  • Advanced manufacturing processes, high throughput screening and characterisation techniques
  • Fundamentals of singlet fission and triplet fusion
  • Understanding energy migration and energy transfer across hybrid interfaces
  • Novel organic and inorganic materials for (sensitized) triplet fusion and singlet fission

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Scientific organizers
Vida Engmann

University of Southern Denmark

Vida Engmann
F.Pelayo Garcia de Arquer

ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

F.Pelayo Garcia de Arquer
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Poster Prizes

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 250€ from the Royal Society of Chemistry 

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 200€ from ACS Publications

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 200€ from ACS Publications 

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 150€ book voucher from the Solar RRL by Wiley

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 150€ book voucher from the Advanced Energy Materials by Wiley

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 150€ book voucher from ChemPhysChem by Wiley

🏅 Best Poster prize valued at 150€ book voucher from ChemPhotoChem by Wiley

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