13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13)

10 - 13 July 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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 and MC12 which took place in York saw almost 600 delegates join together.


Materials Design
The targeted identification of new materials, spanning modelling and knowledge-led approaches i.e., routes based both on computation and an experiment-derived understanding.
Magnetic, Electronic & Optical Materials
The properties or applications of materials related to display technologies, sensors, optics, electronics, printable electronics, magnetics and information storage technologies, spanning all material types including nano, 2D, smart, carbon, and multifunctional materials.
Energy & Environment
Encompassing all aspects of Materials Chemistry related to energy conversion and, storage, and fuel generation and environment control and remediation.
Synthesis, Characterisation, Properties and Application of materials and hybrid materials with nanoscale dimensions and functionality.
Soft Matter & Biomaterials
All aspects of soft matter materials, as well as those specifically targeted at biomaterials applications, especially where there are links between design and function.

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Devices and Sensors
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Modeling and Computational Chemistry
  • Translation to Application

Poster Winners at the conference were:

Sara Abbas - P25
Camille Blayo - P191
Richard Dixey - P104
Rosie Jarrald - P157
Valentin Fell - P125
Alessandro Senocrate - P398
Jialu Chen - P160
Yang Liu - P12
Paul Attfield, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Paul Attfield holds a Chair in Materials Science at Extreme Conditions at the School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, University of Edinburgh. He received B.A. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University, and he was a Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Superconductivity at the University of Cambridge during 1991-2003. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Meldola and Corday-Morgan medals and Peter Day award, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. Early research contributions included pioneering resonant X-ray scattering experiments of cation and valence ordering, and studies of disorder effects in functional oxides. Current research is centred on electronic and magnetic materials including use of high pressure methods.

Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Prof. Claudia Felser studied chemistry and physics at the University of Cologne (Germany) and completed her doctorate in physical chemistry there in 1994. After postdoctoral fellowships at the MPI in Stuttgart and the CNRS in Nantes (France), she joined the University of Mainz and became a full professor at the University of Mainz (Germany) in 2003. She is currently director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden (Germany). She was honored as the distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Magnetic Society and in 2011 she received an ERC Advanced grant. She won the Nakamura lecture award of the UC Santa Barbara, the 2014-Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer Award of the Gordon Research Conference and received the SUR-grant Award of IBM. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, London. In 2014 she received the Tsungmin Tu Research Prize (75 000$) by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, the highest academic honor granted to foreign researchers in Taiwan.

Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, United States

Mercouri Kanatzidis is a Professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois.  He also has a joint appointment at Argonne National Laboratory.  His interests include the design and synthesis of new materials with emphasis on systems with highly unusual structural/physical characteristics or those capable of energy conversion, energy detection, environmental remediation, and catalysis. After obtaining a BSc from Aristotle University in Greece, he received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Iowa, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. He holds a Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor Chair at Northwestern University

Katharina Landfester, Max Planck Institue, Germany

Katharina Landfester joined the Max Planck Society in 2008 as one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.  
She studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt and in Strasbourg. In 1995, she received her doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry after working with Prof. H.W. Spiess at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. In 1996, she moved for a doctoral stay at the Lehigh University. She returned to Germany in 1998, working at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Golm. There, she led the miniemulsion group. In 2003, she accepted a chair (C4) of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Ulm.
In 1992 and 1994, and 1996 she obtained stipends for her research activities in Strasbourg and in the US. In 1998, she received the Liebig stipend of the Chemical Industry Fund (FCI). In 2001 she was awarded the Reimund Stadler prize of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the prize of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Foundation, followed by the Bruno Werdelmann Lecturer in 2012 and the BAYER Lecturer in 2014.
Since 2011, she is Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH).
She has published 500 peer-reviewed papers and holds 30 patents.

Abstract Submission
Poster Submission is now open.

Poster Abstracts

Submit your poster abstract by 1 May 2017. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting with scheduled poster sessions on days 1 and 2. A Poster Prize will be awarded to the best poster presented at the conference.

Additional Information

Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 4 weeks of the submission deadline. Please ensure you provide the details of the presenting author and indicate which type of presentation you are submitting your abstract for.

Travel Grant Information

Travel grants are available for PhD students, postdocs within 10 years of completing their PhD and early career scientists within 10 years of leaving full time education. There are also a number of non-competitive travel grants available. See the bursaries section for more details. 
Registration for the 13th International Conferenceon Materials Chemistry is now open.
  • Please read the registration information on this page before registering.
  • Register by clicking on the online registration link on this page.
  • Please note accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Please see the accommodation section of the website for booking details,
  • For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2017, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the sessions
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12
  • Attendance at two poster session drinks receptions
  • Electronic copy of the abstracts
  • For non-member registrants, membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2017
Registration fees are as follows:
Earlybird Deadline Standard Deadline
RSC Member £360 £415
Non-Member £470 £525
RSC Student Member £220 £275
Student Non-Member £255 £310

Registration fees are VAT exempt.

* If you are an Royal Society of Chemistry member and wish to register for this meeting, please select the member option on the online registration page. You will need to enter your membership number.

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet on Wednesday 12th July is not included in the registration fee, but can be booked during the registration process. The conference dinner will cost £65 to attend. This is a ticketed event, only ticket holders are able to attend.

Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry

We have a limited number of non-competitive travel grants of up to £200 for PhD and early career scientists travelling within their home country. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis and are available to members in the associate category and above.
We also offer grants of up to £800 to assist with travel expenses to participate at this meeting. These are available to members in the associate category and above, who are PhD students, postdocs within 10 years of completing their PhD and early career scientists (including technicians) within 10 years of leaving full time education.

Please note that we recommend you submit your application a minimum of three months before you need a decision. We will be unable to consider any applications received within 8 weeks of the start of the conference (1 May 2017).
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
A selection of sponsorship opportunities is available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13)

As well as booking a table top exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor social events, advertise in the abstract book or place a promotional item in delegate packs. A sponsorship menu document is available to download from this page with more details and prices.

Please note that exhibition spaces are limited, spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13), please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In addition to the companies below, the following companies are also sponsoring this conference:

Nature Sponsorship Menu
ACC Liverpool

ACC Liverpool, King's Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP, United Kingdom

Accommodation can be booked for the conference via the Liverpool Convention Bureau who have obtained competitive rates at a variety of hotels / accommodations for MC13 delegates. Any bookings and payments are made direct with the accommodation provider, not the Royal Society of Chemistry. Available accommodation can be viewed and booked via the link in this section.

Rooms are avaiable at the preferred rate for conference delegates until 11 June 2017, after this date, there is no guarantee of room availability or pricing, so early booking is recommended.

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