ISF-2021 Young Conference

26 - 27 July 2021, United Kingdom

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International solar fuels conference 2021

26 - 29 July 2021, United Kingdom

Welcome to the webpage for the ISF-2021 Young conference. The online conference, immediately preceding the main ISF-2021 conference, is for all students, post-docs and all early-career researchers interested in solar fuels.
The Young conference aims to give as many young researchers as possible the opportunity to present through oral presentations, flash presentations, and poster sessions. The conference will also include keynote talks from mentoring experts, networking opportunities with speakers and with peers, and careers advice from RSC careers specialists.

On behalf of the Young organising committee, we encourage you to join us at the conference and we look forward to meeting you online in July 2021.
Conference Co-chairs
Nolwenn Gueguen, INRAE
Holly-Jayne Redman, Uppsala Universitet 


The programme will explore all aspects of direct solar fuel production, combining biological, molecular and solid state approaches. Abstracts for oral or poster presentations are welcomed from students, post-docs and all early-career researchers. The main themes include:
  • Multi-electron/multi-proton catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous, enzymatic and bioinspired processes)
  • Light-harvesting and light-driven processes
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Photobiological approaches
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Devices and demonstration: robustness, sustainability and upscale


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, please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can enable your attendance.
Shelley Minteer, University of Utah, United States

Prof. Shelley Minteer is a USTAR Professor and the Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 2000 under the direction of Professor Johna Leddy. After receiving her PhD, she spent 11 years as a faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Saint Louis University (Assistant, Associate, Full, and CAS Endowed Professor) before moving to the University of Utah in 2011. She is the Editor-in-chief of the ACS Au journals and also was an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016-2020) and a Technical Editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2013-2016). She has published greater than 400  publications and greater than 450 presentations at national and international conferences and universities. She has won several awards including the Luigi Galvani Prize of the Bioelectrochemical Society, the Missouri Inventor of the Year, International Society of Electrochemistry Tajima Prize and Bioelectrochemistry Prize, Grahame Award of the Electrochemical Society, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry, American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry, and the Society of Electroanalytical Chemists' Young Investigator Award and Reilley Award. Her research interests are focused on electrocatalysis and bioanalytical electrochemistry. She has expertise in biosensors, bioelectronics, biofuel cells, biosolar cells, and electrosynthesis.

Abstract Submission

Oral Abstracts

Oral submissions are now closed.

Presenters of the best oral presentations at the Young conference will also be asked to present at the main conference. This will be judged on the day by the Young committee.

Abstract submitters 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 speaker.

Poster Abstracts

Submit your poster abstract to the Young conference by 7 June 2021 under one of the six themes.

Themes include: 
  • Multi-electron/multi-proton catalysis
  • Light-harvesting and light-driven processes
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Photobiological approaches
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Devices and demonstration: robustness, sustainability and upscale 
Posters accepted for the Young conference will also be displayed at the main conference.

Posters are displayed throughout the meeting and some will be selected for Flash poster presentations. Poster Prizes will also be awarded to the best posters presented.
Registration for the Young conference is included when registering for the main ISF-2021 conference.
Please register for the Young conference by completing registration using the main conference “Book now” link. You will be asked during the registration process if you plan to take part in the Young event.

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