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15th International conference on materials chemistry (MC15) – The Royal Society of Chemistry
Monday 12th July - Thursday 15th July
You are warmly invited to join us online in July 2021. The international conference on materials chemistry has been a key meeting in the materials calendar for two decades. It’s the flagship event for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division – and you can be a part of it.
Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2021 conference will host some of the leading materials researchers from around the world. It promises to be a great forum for materials chemists to network with and build strong collaborations within their community and related disciplines.
We look forward to welcoming you in July 2021 on behalf of the Scientific Committee.
Cameron Alexander and Serena Corr
For MC15 we have a programme covering materials chemistry in all its breadth and diversity. There are four main themes, listed below, and underlying the whole conference is an emphasis on sustainability in chemistry throughout the materials lifecycle. Plenary lectures will highlight advances across the themes and keynote speakers will describe leading work within each theme, with sustainability and diversity of the materials chemistry community at the forefront.
Materials for a changing future
Encompassing all aspects of materials chemistry relating to responsive / ‘smart’ systems, hybrid bio/organic/inorganic materials, electronic and magnetic materials, evolving properties and artificial intelligence/computational materials systems.
Materials for design and development
Encompassing all aspects of materials chemistry critical to the design and development of sustainable processes, foundation industries and environmental applications, including new magneto- solar and thermoelectrics, optics, nanostructures and polymers.
Materials for energy
Encompassing all aspects of materials chemistry related to energy generation, conversion and storage, including Li-ion batteries and beyond (Li-metal anodes, solid-state, Na-ion…); emerging solar cell technologies, photo/electrocatalysis and solar fuel generation, fuel cells.
Materials for life
Encompassing all aspects of materials chemistry related to biological or medical applications, biomimetic and bioinspired materials, and new ‘biohybrid’ systems.
While MC15 is organised into these four broad themes, we acknowledge that materials chemistry is a multidisciplinary field and some topics may fall into more than one theme. Abstracts are welcomed in all areas of materials chemistry – when submitting your abstract please choose the theme most relevant to you.