Advanced inorganic materials: green and unconventional synthesis approaches and functional assessment

5 - 7 September 2018, Padova, Italy

The Advanced inorganic materials: green and unconventional synthesis approaches and functional assessment (AIM 2018) will be a workshop dedicated presenting to both students and experienced researchers the main features and potentialities of unconventional and/or green synthesis approaches for the preparation of advanced inorganic materials. Focus will be also devoted to the assessment of the functional properties of this class of materials. The presentations will mainly have an introductory and didactical scope, with in mind an audience of Ph.D. students and researchers who do not yet employ green or unconventional methods but are interested in discovering their unique potential.

There will be no registration fees, but registration will be mandatory.

We are furthermore proud to announce that the Journal "materials" from MDPI will dedicate a Special Issue to the Workshop. Instructions to submit your manuscript to the journal can be found on

It is of paramount importance to note that September brings more tourists to Padova than any other month of the year. This is compounded by the fact that (from the 2nd to the 12th of September) the "Festival del Cinema" will take place in Venice. This event will attract thousands of visitors, and many of them will look for hotels in the neighbouring city of Padua instead of the very expensive Venice.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to book an accommodation in advance.
Main topics
  • Unconventional and green synthesis approaches:
  1. for catalysis and energy storage & conversion
  2. for biomedicine and health
  • Scale-up of inorganic materials synthesis
  • Synthesis optimisation and understanding - innovative experimental and computational approaches

Further topics
  • Advanced design:Computational-assisted development of the synthesis, Design of Experiment (DoE), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Unconventional synthesis approaches:Flow, high-throughput and solvothermal methods, polyol-assisted synthesis, biogenic approaches, microwave heating, deep eutectic/supercritical/ionic liquid solvents, shape/anisotropy/porosity control
  • Characterisation and rationalisation:Synchrotron-based methods, operando and time-resolved crystallization pathways investigation
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
The event has been sponsored by Umicore, Anton Paar, the journal materials and Thermo Fisher Scientific; with the support of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), the Italian Synchrotron Light Society (SILS), the European Cluster on Catalysis (ECC), Dechema, SUSCHEM and the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche (DiSC) Università degli Studi di Padova

Aula A “Raffaello Nasini”, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche (DiSC) Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, Padova, 35131, Italy

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The event has been organised by the University of Padova, the Dept. of Chemical Sciences, the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy and the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) of Italy
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