Next Generation Nanoelectrochemistry Faraday Discussion

27 - 29 October 2021, Nanjing, China



On behalf of the scientific committee, we extend a warm invitation to you to join us in the city of Nanjing, China in October 2021 to discuss next generation nanoelectrochemistry. Nanjing city is one of the four great ancient capitals of China, and the meeting will take place at Nanjing University which has a history of over 100 years and is ranked as one of the best research universities in China.

Faraday Discussions are unique international scientific conferences that focus on rapidly developing areas of chemistry and their interfaces with other scientific disciplines. Many Discussions have become landmarks in their field, and we hope you will join us at this Discussion to make your contribution to this famous series of meetings.

The meeting will be of interest to established scientists as well as post-graduate students and industrial researchers across a diverse range of disciplines, from chemistry, biology and physics through to electronic engineering.

This event follows on from the Faraday Discussion on Electrochemistry at Nano-interfaces in Bath in June 2018, and is set to be the fifth meeting to take place in China. We very much hope you will join us Nanjing - we look forward to welcoming you there.

Hong-Yuan Chen and Yitao Long
co-Chairs, Next Generation Nanoelectrochemistry


The Royal Society of Chemistry is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you would like to discuss accessibility, or have childcare, caring responsibilities or other care needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can enable your attendance. Please refer also to our Grants for carers fund, for more information please see the ‘bursaries’ section on this page


Nanoelectrochemistry is important not only for achieving ultra-sensitive applications in fields ranging from energy to bioanalysis, but also contributes to more fundamental understanding of processes on this scale. While electrochemical processes occur within confined geometries at the nanometre scale, electrochemistry endows us with an ever-increasing ability to measure and understand with unprecedented precision, creating enormous opportunities.

This Faraday Discussion meeting address the challenges in both fundamental and applied nanoelectrochemistry where new concepts and new knowledge play key roles. This meeting also encourages cross-disciplinary interactions for electrochemistry with biophysics, nanofabrication, informatics, electronics and beyond.
At this Faraday Discussion, we will discuss new concepts and knowledge within the field of nanoelectrochemistry, including the new methods and novel applications. These new methods for achieving high precise electrochemical measurement at nanoscale, make it possible to provide fundamental electrochemical concept/tool/techniques to integrate with advanced spectroscopy and informatics technology to achieve real-life applications.
Of rising importance is the development of new electrochemical spectroscopy at nano-interface, e.g. linked to novel mass spectroscopy, optical microscopy, electrochemical scanning spectroscopy, impedance microscopy and magnetic spectroscopy methods.

The discussions will involve the focusing on the novel informatics methods including deep learning and machine learning to mine the advanced knowledge hidden in the electrochemical recordings. In particular, we aim to shed light on the use of nanoelectrochemistry to provide new knowledge in the applications of single-molecule studies, single-nanoparticle electrochemistry and single-cell analysis.

This Faraday Discussion will potentially revolutionize both the understanding in nanoelectrochemistry and guide future developments in this exciting research area.


  • Emerging electrochemical methods at the nanointerface
  • State of the art energy conversion at the nanointerface
  • Electrochemical data mining: from information to knowledge
  • Advanced nanoelectrochemistry implementation: from concept to application


Faraday Discussions remain amongst the only conferences to distribute the speakers’ research papers in advance, allowing the majority of each meeting to be devoted to discussion in which all delegates can participate.  Following each meeting a written record of the discussion is published alongside the papers in the Faraday Discussions journal.

Find out more about the Faraday Discussions in this video:

Grants for Carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities. These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.

You can apply for up to a maximum of £1000/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.
Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.
You are eligible to apply if:
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, 163 Xianlin Ave., Nanjing, 210046, China

There is no accommodation provider for this event.

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