Description of the Conference

The Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MATSUS Fall 24) will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland from the 12th to the 15th November 2024.

The Materials for Sustainable Development Conference covers all aspects of materials science, chemistry and engineering which are crucial to develop a more sustainable future. Sustainability requires using resources at a rate which is lower than that at which those resources are generated and the “embodied energy” of manufacturing compared to the produced energy is at the heart of the matter. The drive for sustainability encompasses alternative energy technologies to mitigate problems with fossil-fuel technologies, and to increase energy efficiency, as well as mitigate undesirable environmental impacts resulting from technology and economic growth; the efficient use of materials, the formation of a healthy and safe environment, and more. The Conference consists on a combination of symposia of basic and multidisciplinary science, and applied symposia focused on Sustainable Development areas.

Important Dates
Early registration deadline: 25th July 2024
Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 25th July 2024
Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 13th October 2024
Scientific program: 21st August 2024

The conference will be held in Laussane (Switzerland) at the SwissTech Convention Center

  • Synthesis of thin and nanocrystalline halide perovskites and perovskite-inspired materials
  • Photophysical studies (luminescence, transient absorption spectroscopy, etc.)
  • Solar cells
  • Heterogeneous photocatalysis
  • Optical spectroscopy: charge-carrier dynamics (transient absorption, optical-pump terahertz-probe, etc), spatially-resolved techniques, polarons, etc.
  • Electronic structure: studied via photoemission spectroscopies and/or computational methods
  • In-situ Structural Measurements
  • Physics of light emission in halide perovskites
  • Lower dimensional perovskites (such as nanocrystals, 2D perovskites etc.)
  • Lead-free perovskites
  • New insights on materials growth and properties: in-situ insights on growth and crystallization process, advance characterization, and spectroscopic investigations
  • Rational design and synthesis approaches: high-throughput experimentation, combinatorial synthesis, machine learning enabled materials discovery
  • Chemistry: emerging materials and synthetic procedures including self assembly
  • Spectroscopy: static and time resolved spectroscopy, beyond optical method
  • Modelling: electronic structure, and optical effect
  • Device: light emission and detection, active photonic
  • Single QD photophysics and QDs for quantum light sources
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Optoelectronic devices, light emitting diodes, photovoltaics, photodetectors and more
  • Ab-initio investigation of degradation
  • Degradation mechanisms
  • Degradation characterization
  • CO2 electroreduction
  • O2 electrocatalysis
  • Nitrogen cycle electrocatalysis
  • Ab initio modelling of electrochemical processes
  • Theory of electrochemical processes
  • Water-metal and water-oxide electrochemical interfaces
  • (Photo)Electrocatalysts
  • Reactors/Electrolyzers
  • Simulations
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Advanced (in situ/in operando) characterization
  • Biomass-to-chemical (glycerol, furfural, hydroxymethylfurfural, glucose, lignin, etc)
  • (Photo)electrochemical biomass reforming for hydrogen production
  • Methanol/ethanol fuel cells
  • Plastic derived feedstock valorisation
  • Combining waste feedstock oxidation with CO2 reduction
  • Chiral inorganic and organic nanomaterials & plasmonic structures
  • Ultrafast dynamics of plasmonic and chiral nanomaterials
  • Metasurfaces for photochemistry
  • Plasmonic nanocavities and strong coupling
  • Fundamentals of the electrochemical interface
  • Effect of pH, cations and anions on electrocatalytic reactions
  • Operando probing of the electrochemical interface
  • Electrical/electrochemical doping
  • Structure-property relationships
  • In-operando characterization
  • Electrical/electrochemical doping
  • Structure-property relationships
  • In-operando characterization
  • Novel materials for lithium and post-lithium ion batteries
  • Novel battery technologies and device configurations
  • Electrode fabrication
  • Energy Materials
  • Drug Discovery
  • Synthesis Robots and Automation
  • High-Throughput Experimentation
  • Neuromorphic Devices
  • Resistive switching memories
  • Memristive devices
Conference Organizers

Joey Luther

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden Colorado

Raffaella Buonsanti

Department of Chemical Sciences and Engineering Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

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