14th International conference on materials chemistry (MC14)

8 - 11 July 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom


Introduction
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.

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; 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; MC12 took place in York saw almost 600 delegates join together and MC13 was held in Liverpool and had over 500 scientists attend.

Themes

Magnetic, Electronic & Optical Materials
All material types including dielectrics, semiconductors, metals and superconductors, and applications including display technologies, sensors, optics, electronic devices and information storage.

Energy & Environment
Materials for energy conversion and storage, including solar cells, batteries, thermoelectrics, photocatalysis and solar fuel generation, as well as environment control and remediation.

Nanomaterials & Porous Materials
All aspects of materials with nanoscale dimensions and functionality, porous and hybrid materials, including metal-organic frameworks, zeolites, and covalent-organic frameworks.

Soft Matter & Biomaterials
Encompasses soft matter and polymer chemistry in its broadest sense, as well as materials with biological or medical applications, biomimetic and bioinspired materials.
 

Speakers
Cameron Alexander , University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Cameron Alexander is Professor of Polymer Therapeutics, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Fellow, an EPSRC Impact Fellow, and Head of the Division of Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, UK.
Professor Alexander received degrees (BSc and PhD) in Chemistry from the University of Durham, UK and carried out post-doctoral research at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Higher Education Academy, Chair of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Physical Sciences and a recent (2009-2014) EPSRC Leadership Fellow.  Prof Alexander has published ~ 200 refereed articles in areas ranging from drug delivery and regenerative medicine to synthetic biology, receiving nearly 9000 citations to date. From 2006-2016, Professor Alexander led the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Therapeutics and Nanomedicines at Nottingham and University College London with leading pharmaceutical industry partners. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry Macro Group Medal 2014 for contributions to polymer science.
Professor Alexander has been fortunate to work with scientists from more than 20 countries in his research group and is proud to serve the RSC as Chair of the Macro Group UK.


Matt Becker, University of Akron, United States

Matthew L. Becker is the W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and Professor of Polymer Science and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron. He completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.  He began his independent research career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  His multidisciplinary research team is focused on developing bioactive polymers for regenerative medicine and addressing unmet medical needs at the interface of chemistry, materials and medicine. To date, his group has published more than 130 papers and has 35 patents issued or pending. He is the founder of three start-up companies, 3D BioResins, 3D BioActives and Fortem Polymers. Professor Becker was awarded the Macromolecules-Biomacromolecules Young Investigator Award in 2015.  He is a Kavli Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering and the PMSE Division of the American Chemical Society. 


Neil Champness, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Neil Champness is the Professor of Chemical Nanoscience at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research spans chemical nanoscience and molecular organization. In particular he focusses on molecular design and synthetic methods, employing self-assembly to create framework materials on surfaces and in the solid-state and for the creation of interlocked structures in solution. His research achievements have been recognised by the award of a number of Royal Society of Chemistry prizes including the Corday-Morgan Medal and Prize (2006), Supramolecular Chemistry Award (2010) and Surfaces and Interfaces Award (2016). He held a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2010) and a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (2011-2016). He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). In 2011 he was identified as one of the top 100 most cited chemists of the previous decade worldwide and has been designated a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.


Guosong Chen, Fudan University, China

Guosong Chen is a professor in Department of Macromolecular Sciences, Fudan University. Her current research focus is carbohydrate-based macromolecular self-assembly and its biological functions. She received Excellent Youth Foundation from NSFC in 2013. As corresponding author, she published more than 40 papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nature Communications, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Materials and other journals. She was elected as Fellow of Royal Chemical Society (FRSC) and serves as Associate Editor of ACS Macro Letters and international board member for Polymer Chemistry, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Polymer International etc.


William Chueh, Stanford University, United States

Will Chueh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and a Center Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. He leads a group of more than thirty tackling the challenge of decarbonizing various energy transformation pathways. He received his B.S. in Applied Physics, M.S. and Ph.D. (2010) in Materials Science from Caltech. Prior to joining Stanford in 2012, he was a Distinguished Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Prof. Chueh has received numerous honors, including the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2018), Volkswagen/BASF Science Award Electrochemistry (2016), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2016), Sloan Research Fellowship (2016), NSF CAREER Award (2015), Solid State Ionics Young Scientist Award (2013), Caltech Demetriades‐Tsafka‐Kokkalis Prize in Energy (2012), and the American Ceramics Society Diamond Award (2008). In 2012, he was named as one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35” by MIT’s Technology Review.


Francois Xavier Coudert, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, France

Dr. Coudert is a Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), where his group applies computational chemistry methods at various scales to investigate the physical and chemical properties of nanoporous materials, and in particular stimuli-responsive materials with anomalous behaviour. He obtained his PhD from the University Paris-Sud (France) in 2007, for his work on the properties of water and solvated electrons confined in zeolite nanopores. He worked as post-doctoral researcher at University College London (UK) on the growth of metal-organic frameworks on surfaces, before joining CNRS in 2008. He has received the Early-Career Researcher award from the French Physical Chemistry division, was named a Distinguished Junior Member of the French Chemical Society, and was awarded the 2018 International Award for Creative Work by the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry.


Oliver Delaire, Duke University, United States

Olivier Delaire is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Physics at Duke University (since 2016). His research group investigates the fundamental role of atomic dynamics in energy conversion processes and material functionality. To this end, his team uses an array of experimental techniques (neutron and x-ray scattering, transport and thermodynamics measurements, optical spectroscopy and ultrafast techniques) as well as first-principles simulations of phonons and atomic dynamics in materials. Systems of particular interest include thermoelectrics, superionic conductors, halide perovskites, ferroelectrics and multiferroics. He obtained his PhD (2006) from Caltech, during which he uncovered the importance of adiabatic electron-phonon coupling at high temperature (Rosen PhD prize at Los Alamos). He was a Clifford Shull fellow in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2008), and subsequently a Staff Researcher in the Materials Science and Technology Division (2012-2015). He was the recipient of a DOE Early Career Award (2014).


Will Dichtel, Northwestern University, United States

William Dichtel received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from MIT, where he performed research with Prof. Tim Swager. Dichtel obtained his Ph.D. degree from UC-Berkeley under Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet. He was a joint postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Fraser Stoddart, UCLA, and Prof. James Heath, Caltech. He began his independent academic career at Cornell University in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. In 2016, he took sabbatical at UC-Berkeley as a Visiting Miller Professor and then moved to Northwestern University as the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry. The unifying theme of Dichtel’s research is the use of organic synthesis to control the structure and reactivity of molecules, materials, and interfaces across chemical environments. His research has expanded the study of polymerization processes into the second and third dimensions in an emerging class of polymers known as covalent organic frameworks (COFs).
 
Dichtel’s research has been recognized by nationally and internationally. He received the NSF CAREER Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, ACS Cope Scholar Award, National Fresenius Award, and the IUPAC/Polymer International Award. Dichtel was also the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the Doolittle Award, the Baekeland Award, and recently the FRED Cottrell Award.


Rachel Evans, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rachel Evans is a lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. She obtained her PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2007 from Swansea University, before undertaking postdoctoral research at the Université Paris-Sud (France) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal).  She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016, before moving to take up her current post in 2017. Rachel’s research is multidisciplinary and involves polymer, colloid and photophysical chemistry. Her current focus is the development of photoactive polymer-hybrid materials for luminescent solar devices, organic photovoltaics and stimuli-responsive membranes. In 2017 she was awarded the Dillwyn Medal for STEMM from the Learned Society of Wales and the Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal. Rachel currently serves as Chair of the RSC Photophysics and Photochemistry Group and sits on the Member Networks committee.


Shaojun Guo , Peking University, China

Dr. Shaojun Guo is currently a Professor of Peking University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the European Union Academy of Sciences. He received his BSc in chemistry from Jilin University (2005), Ph.D from Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University (2011-2013) and as a prestigious Oppenheimer Distinguished Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013-2015). He has made outstanding contribution to the interdisciplinary fields of materials chemistry for energy electrocatalysis. Since his independent, he has published more than 80 papers with impact factor >10 as corresponding author in Top Journals like Science, Nature Reviews Materials with over 26,000 citations (H-index: 85). For five consecutive years from 2014 to 2018, he has been selected as Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics World Highly Cited Researchers. He has also received numerous honors/prizes such as Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship (2018), Beijing Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholar (2018), Elsevier Chinese Most Cited Researcher (2017, 2018), Young Analyst Prize of China (2018), RSC Top 1% Highly Cited Authors (2018), Young Scientist Prize for China Electrochemical Society (2017) and ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry (2016), etc.


Kimberly Hamad Schifferli, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States

Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering at University of Massachusetts Boston. She obtained her S.B. in Chemistry from MIT in 1994 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000 in the group of A. Paul Alivisatos. Following this, she was a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Media Lab. She joined MIT in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Biological Engineering as a faculty member from 2002-2012. From 2012-2015 she was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group. Since 2015 she has been a founding member of the Mechanical Engineering Program at UMass Boston and holds a visiting scientist position at MIT. She has received an ONR Young Investigator Award, was named a Fellow of the Foresight Institute in 2017.


Malika Jeffries-EL, Boston University, United States

Malika Jeffries-EL received BA degrees in Chemistry and Africana Studies at Wellesley College and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from The George Washington University. After spending one year at Smith College as a Mendenhall Fellow she worked as a post-doctoral researcher under the direction of Professor Richard D. McCullough at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Iowa State University and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. She was a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor in the chemistry department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. She joined the Department of Chemistry and Division of Materials Science at Boston Univeristy in 2016.
Dr. Jeffries-EL's research focuses on the development of organic semiconductors–materials that combine the processing properties of polymers with the electronic properties of semiconductors. She has authored over 40 publications, received over 3500 citations and given over 100 lectures domestically and abroad. She has won numerous awards including the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2008), the Lloyd Ferguson Award from the National Organization of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (2009), NSF CAREER award (2009), the ACS-Women Chemist Committee Rising Star award (2012) the Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Award (2013) and ACS Fellow (2018). She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Materials Chemistry C. She has also served on the editorial advisory boards for Macromolecules and Chemical and Engineering News. Professor EL, is also a staunch advocate for diversity and dedicated volunteer that has served in several activities within the American Chemical Society including the advisory board for the Women Chemist of Color Initiative and the Women Chemist Committee. She also serves the community through her work with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA). Dr. Jeffries-EL is a native of Brooklyn, New York.


Luis Liz-Marzan, IKERBASQUE. Basque Foundation for Science, Spain

Luis M. Liz-Marzán is a PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1992) and has been postdoc at Utrecht University and (more recently) visiting professor at several Universities and research centres worldwide. He joined the University of Vigo in 1995, where he became Full Professor in Physical Chemistry in 2006. In 2012 he moved to the Basque Centre of Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), in San Sebastián, where he is Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director. He is co-editor of 2 books, co-author of over 400 publications and 8 patents, and has received several national and international research awards. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences and of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC). His current interests include nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, nanoplasmonics, and development of nanoparticle-based sensing and diagnostic tools, including SERS detection and imaging.


Doug MacFarlane, Monash University, Australia

Professor Doug MacFarlane is an Australian Laureate Fellow at Monash University’s School of Chemistry and leader of the Energy Program in the Australian Centre for Electromaterials Science. He is one of the pioneers of the field of ionic materials and his research group continues to break new ground in this cutting-edge area of inter-disciplinary chemistry.  Ionic materials are broad family of previously un-discovered materials and media that are finding application in diverse contexts including batteries, solar cells, green solvents and medicinal chemistry. Professor Macfarlane’s group along with collaborators in Australia and worldwide has contributed seminal work in all of these fields. He has published more than 650 papers and 30 patents, including papers in Science and Nature. His papers have been cited more than 33,000 times and have an h-index of 82.
Professor MacFarlane was a BSc(Hons) graduate of Victoria University Wellington, NZ and PhD from Purdue University, Indiana. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry at Monash University in 1995.  He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2007 and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2009. He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemical Communications, Green Chemistry, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering and ChemSusChem. He is an International Fellow of the Queens University Belfast, a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Huangshan Distinguished Visiting Professor at HuFei University of Technology. He has recently been the recipient of the Australian Academy of Science’s Craig Medal for Chemistry and the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation.


Brent Melot, University of Southern California, United States

Brent C. Melot received his Ph.D. from the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010 under the supervision of Ram Seshadri. His research at UCSB focused on understanding the relationship between complex superexchange pathways and the resulting magnetic properties of oxide spinels. After completing his doctoral work, he joined the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides in Amiens as a postdoctoral research associate under Jean-Marie Tarascon. In July 2012, he began his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where his group works to develop materials design principles for improving the performance of a wide range of functional materials including: heterogeneous catalysts, photovoltaics, intercalation electrodes, and solid electrolytes.


Valeria Nicolosi, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Nicolosi received a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Catania (Italy) in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 2006 from Trinity College Dublin.
In 2008 she moved to the University of Oxford as a lecturer and in 2012 she returned to Trinity College Dublin as Research Professor.
Today she is the Chair of Nanomaterials and Advanced Microscopy in Trinity College Dublin, and a PI in the SFI Centres AMBER and I-Form.
She is the first woman to have reached the position of Chair in the School of Chemistry since the foundation of Trinity College Dublin in 1592.
She has published more than 200 high-impact-papers, including Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials amongst the others, and delivered more than 100 invited and plenary presentations at major conferences/institutions/public events.


Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota, United States

Theresa M. Reineke is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Minnesota. She also holds graduate faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Pharmaceutics. Her educational background includes receiving a B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a M.S. Degree from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. She then received a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship to further her research background at the California Institute of Technology prior to beginning her independent faculty career. Currently, her research group is focused on enabling fundamental and applied technology advancements of polymers in the fields of sustainability, drug delivery, and gene and cell therapy. She has received several awards, including the 2009 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, 2012 Outstanding New Investigator Award from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, 2017 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY), and in 2018 was also named a Fellow of the ACS POLY Division. Reineke is also a founding Associate Editor of ACS MacroLetters and currently on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Biomacromolecules, Bioconjugate Chemistry, and Polymer Chemistry.


Paul Saines, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Paul Saines is a lecturer in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent.  He received a BSc. (2004) and PhD (2008) in solid state chemistry from the University of Sydney. This was followed by a postdoc at the University of Cambridge and a Glasstone fellowship at the University of Oxford, before moving to Kent in 2015. The research in his group primarily focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of ferroic, chiefly magnetic, materials that combine inorganic and organic building blocks into extended structures. This includes interests in multiferroics, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, with a particular focus on probing how these properties originate from the atomic scale structure of these materials. He was awarded an Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering Gold Medal in 2009 and the Institute of Physics Physical Crystallography prize in 2015 for this work.


Nico Sommerdijk, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

Nico Sommerdijk is full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and head of the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry. In 1995 he obtained his PhD (Cum Laude) from the University of Nijmegen for his work on chiral amphiphiles. He did postdoctoral work on sol-gel silicates (1995-1997, University of Kent-UK), on bio-inspired crystallization (1997, Keel University-UK) and on macromolecular self-assembly (1997-1998, Nijmegen-NL). In 1999 he moved to Eindhoven to work on bio-inspired hybrid materials through biomimetic mineralization and self- organization. He studies these processes combining (macro)molecular self-assembly and advanced electron microscopy. Prof. Sommerdijk’s work has been supported by VIDI and VICI Awards from the Netherlands Science Foundation,  , he is winner of the RSC Soft Mater and Biophysics Award 2015, and received an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant in 2018, He is winner of the RSC Soft Mater and Biophysics Award 2015. He is director of Center of Multiscale Electron Microscopy (www.cryotem.com) , core member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, member of the Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories and the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute.


Zlatka Stoeva, DZP Technologies Ltd, United Kingdom

Dr Zlatka Stoeva is a managing director and a co-founder of DZP Technologies Ltd. Zlatka started her career as a scientist, following the completion of PhD degree at the University of St Andrews in 2001, where she worked on polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries. She then held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Aberdeen (2002) and the University of Nottingham (2002-2005) working on lithium ion conductors and other energy storage materials. During this time, she published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles.  In 2006, Zlatka moved on to a business-focussed role at the technology transfer office at the University of Cambridge. She spent several years in this role, working on the commercialisation, patenting, and licensing of technologies arising from university science.
 
Since moving full-time to DZP Technologies in 2011, Zlatka initiated several R&D programmes and collaborative projects in which the company developed advanced materials for emerging applications, such as flexible and stretchable electronics, wearable technology, and sensors for the Internet-of-Things. Nowadays, the company offers a range of specialty products including conductive silver and carbon inks, graphene dispersions and inks, thermal materials, and various customised formulations. DZP Technologies is renowned for its water-based, zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) inks which have low environmental impact, in addition to significantly reduced manufacturing and compliance costs.
 
Zlatka remains actively involved in materials research and is an industrial supervisor of PhD students sponsored by the company and studying at UK universities.


Eva Unger, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Eva Unger is an assistant senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden as well as a Young Investigator Group Leader at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy and affiliated with the Department of Chemistry at Humboldt University in Germany. She completed her PhD studies in excitonic hybrid solar cell research at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Funded by a research fellowship from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, Eva Unger carried out postdoctoral research at Stanford University on the emerging metal-halide perovskite solar cells. In 2014, she joined Lund University, Sweden, as an independent postdoctoral researcher where she is employed as an assistant senior lecturer since 2016 and collaborates with researchers to study the photophysics of metal-halide perovskites. Meanwhile, she has been working as a guest scientist funded by an International Career Grant from the Swedish Research Council cofounded by Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany. Since spring 2017, Eva Unger is leading a Young Investigator Group at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to investigate the formation of metal-halide perovskites and scale device technology to larger areas.


Maria Vicent, Polymer Therapeutics Lab, Spain

Dr. María J. Vicent received her Ph.D. degree in 2001 in chemistry on solid supports from University Jaume I Castellón after several scientific stays in Prof. Fréchet’s lab. at University California, Berkeley (USA). Then, she moved to more biomedically oriented research, initially with a Spanish company Instituto Biomar SA., and subsequently at the Centre for Polymer Therapeutics with Prof. R. Duncan after the award of a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2002. In 2004, María joined Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF) as research associate through a Marie Curie Reintegration contract and was promoted to her current position, head of Polymer Therapeutics Laboratory at CIPF, in 2006. Currently, she is the scientist responsible for the Screening Platform and also coordinates the Advanced Therapies Program at CIPF. She has been the coordinator of the Valencian Community Strategy on Innovative Medicines becoming one of the Specialist site in the ERIC EU-OPENSCREEN. 
Her research group focused on the development of novel nanopharmaceuticals for different therapeutic and diagnostic applications, in particular Polymer Therapeutics for unmet clinical needs and has been funded by national and European grants (several acting as coordinator including a ERC Consolidator grant-MyNano and ERC-PoC-POLYIMMUNE) from academia as well as industry (funding »6M€). María received several prizes including the IVth and the IXth Idea awards, co-authored 100 peer reviewed papers (h index: 35; »4900 citations, google scholar) and 9 patents, 2 of them licensed to the pharmaceutical industry and a third one used as foundation of the spin off company ‘Polypeptide Therapeutic Solutions SL’ in 2012. She was the Spanish President of the Spanish-Portuguese Chapter of the Controlled Release Society up to end 2013 and the chair of key conferences on the nanomedicine field such as, the International Symposium on Polymer Therapeutics: From Laboratory to Clinical Practice Or the Anual meeting CRS 2019. María is member of the editorial board of key journal in the field including Adv. Drug Deliv Rev, J. Control Rel., Nanomedicine:NBM, Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterial Sciences, Mol. Pharmaceutics or Adv Polym Sci. María has already supervised 10 PhD students and 9 more are ongoing, many through different competitive grants. 


Elizabeth von Hauff, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Elizabeth von Hauff studied Physics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She completed her PhD in 2005 at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, with focus on charge carrier transport in organic semiconductors. In 2011 Elizabeth completed her habilitation in experimental physics, and then accepted a joint appointment as Associate Professor between the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE). In 2013 Elizabeth was appointed Associate Professor in Physics at the VU Amsterdam. She is interested in fundamental questions in physics and chemistry within the context of real applications. 


  • Sandrine Heutz Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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Venue
Aston University

Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom


Rail travel
New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations are all within 10-15 minutes walk of the venue or a 5 minute taxi journey.
On foot from the stations:
Aston University have developed interactive Google walking maps from New Street and Snow Hill train stations, available for download from www.conferenceaston.co.uk/WalkWithGoogle

Bus travel
A number of bus services operate to the University campus throughout the day.
For further information, please visit www.nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands where a route planner to the Aston University campus is available.

Taxi drop off points
All of the venues have taxi drop off points. Be sure to say to your driver that they should go to the Aston University campus. The central drop off point is a minute's walk to the conference
centres and hotel.

Air travel
Aston University is 9 miles from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and a taxi journey should take approximately 20-30 minutes dependent on traffic. There are also trains from Birmingham International station to Birmingham New Street (approximately 5-10 minutes journey time) then follow the directions above for taxi journeys or walking to the venues.

Car travel
Aston University have electric car charging points outside both of the conference centres and hotel!
From M6 North and South
1. Exit at Junction 6 for A38(M) following signs for “Birmingham (Cen)”.
2. Take lane 2 of the A38(M) for 2 miles, following signs for “City Centre”.
3. Exit left off the A38(M) immediately after the overhead “End of Motorway” sign, before the flyover. Keep left and follow signs for “Aston University”.
4. Please use the attached maps to the appropriate car park.
From M42, East Midlands and Birmingham Airport Leave the M42 at Junction 7(A), following signs for “M6 (N) Birmingham (Central & N)” join the M6 (N). Follow the directions from M6 above.
From M5 South-West and City Centre
1. Leave the M5 at Junction 3, signposted “A456” towards Birmingham. Follow the A456 for about 5 miles towards the “City Centre”.
2. As you approach the City Centre, the road broadens to three lanes. Take the right lane as you approach "Five Ways" roundabout. Take the thre exit, following signs for Ring Road (A4540), Airport/NEC (A45).
3. Exit the roundabout, onto the A4540 Islington Row Middleway, continue onto the Lee Bank Middleway and keep left.
4. At the Belgrave Interchange, turn left onto the A38, signed 'A38(M), M6'.
5. Keep in the middle lane and follow the A38. Follow the road onto Suffold Street Q'Way, then onto Great Charles Street Q'Way (A4400). This will take you through three underpasses)
6. After the third underpass, exit left immediately before the flyover, signposted “Aston University”, then stay in the right hand lane.
7. At the Lancaster Circus round-about take the 3rd exit off signposted “Aston University”. Use the attached map to the
appropriate car park.

From M40 Oxford
Take M40 north and join the M42 westbound towards the M5. Travel north on the M5, leaving at junction 3 and follow directions
from M5 South-West above.

From M1 and The South
Take M1 north and exit at Junction 19 to join the M6 towards Birmingham. Follow the directions above from the M6.

From South Birmingham (Moseley, A45, A34)
Join the A4540 heading North. When Birmingham Science Park is on your left, take the left turn at the traffic lights onto Lister Street, continuing onto Woodcock Street. Use the attached map to the appropriate car park.

Car Parking at Conference Aston
This must be booked online, prior to arrival. Please visit www.conferenceaston.co.uk/carparking where you can book and pay for your space online. You will then be sent an email permit to display in your windscreen and an entry code for the car park. Please ensure you book this, prior to setting off, as we cannot guarantee availability at the venue car park, on the day.
Accommodation
It is not possible to book accommodation during the registration process.

Accommodation can be booked for the conference via Meet Birmingham who have obtained competitive rates at a variety of hotels. Any bookings and payments are made direct with the accommodation provider, not the Royal Society of Chemistry, and all queries and requests must be made direct to them.
If you are interested in a particular hotel/accommodation type, please get in contact with Meet Birmingham and they will be able to advise and source preferable rates.
Rooms are available at the preferred rate for conference delegates until 8 June 2019. After this date there is no guarantee of room availability or pricing, so early booking is recommended.

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