11th International Conference on Materials Chemistry, 8-11 July 2013, University of Warwick, UK


The 'MC' conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for two decades, and is the flagship event of the RSC's Materials Chemistry Division. In its 20th year, this cutting edge international research conference was organised around four exciting and diverse areas of the application of materials chemistry.

Recent editions of the MC series have been very successful: MC8, held in London in 2007, attracted 500 delegates; in 2009, the RSC was proud to incorporate MC9 into the scientific programme of the 42nd IUPAC World Congress (IUPAC 2009) which reached an audience of over 2000 delegates; and MC10 saw nearly 500 scientists present their work in Manchester in July 2011.

MC11 in the comfortable surroundings of the University of Warwick's Arts Centre reached an audience of just over 500 delegates.


MC11 ran over four days, beginning at lunchtime on Monday 8 July and ending at lunchtime on Thursday 11 July. 

The main themes were distributed across four parallel sessions. There were plenary lectures at the beginning and end of the conference, and at the beginning and end of each of the two middle days as well as an evening plenarly lecture on Monday 8 July. Each symposium had a keynote speaker followed by contributed speakers. 

Poster presentations are an important part of the MC series; two dedicated poster sessions were held during the conference.



Encompassing biomaterials for tissue engineering, biomaterials for healthcare, green biomaterials and advanced synthesis methods of biomaterials

Magnetic, Electronic & Optical Materials

Encompassing all materials types including inorganic, organic, hybrid and nano materials, soft matter and interfaces

Energy Materials

Encompassing all aspects of Materials Chemistry related to energy generation, conversion and storage

Environmental Materials

Encompassing the design, synthesis and applications of materials that facilitate processes to provide a sustainable environment

Scientific Committee

Dr Andrew Dove (Co-chair)
University of Warwick, UK

Professor Richard Walton (Co-chair)
University of Warwick, UK

Dr Stephen Skinner 
Imperial College London, UK

Professor Neil McKeown 
Cardiff University, UK

Professor Ian Hamley 
University of Reading, UK

Dr Neil Robertson 
University of Edinburgh, UK

Co-sponsorship support

We are grateful to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the American Ceramic Society for their co-sponsorship support of MC11.

                              Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)


                              The American Ceramic Society


We are grateful to the following companies for their sponsorship support of MC11:

American Elements

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