16th International conference on materials chemistry (MC16)

3 - 6 July 2023, Dublin, Ireland


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Introduction

Welcome

You are warmly invited to join us in Dublin in July 2023. The international conference on materials chemistry has been a key meeting in the materials calendar for three decades.

Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2023 conference will host leading materials researchers from around the world. It's the flagship event for the RSC Materials Chemistry Community (previously Materials Chemistry Division) - and you can be a part of it.

Oral and poster presentation opportunities are available to researchers of all career stages and we invite you to submit an abstract to make your contribution. The conference promises to be a great forum for materials chemists to network with and build strong collaborations within their community and related disciplines.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in July 2023.

David Scanlon and Silvia Vignolini 
Co-chairs

Themes

For MC16 we have a programme covering materials chemistry in all its breadth and diversity. There are four main themes, listed below. Plenary lectures will highlight advances across the themes and keynote speakers will describe leading work within each theme.

While MC16 is organised into these four broad themes, we acknowledge that materials chemistry is a multidisciplinary field and some topics may fall into more than one theme. Abstracts are welcomed in all areas of materials chemistry – when submitting your abstract please choose the theme most relevant to you.

Approaches to material design and discovery
Materials chemistry critical to the design and development of foundation industries, evolving properties and artificial intelligence/computational materials systems, automation, sustainable processes

Future materials
Materials chemistry relating to responsive / 'smart' systems, inorganic materials, electronic and magnetic materials, new magneto-, optics, nanostructures and polymers

Materials for energy
Materials chemistry related to energy generation, conversion and storage, including Li-ion batteries and beyond (Li-metal anodes, solid-state, Na-ion...); emerging solar cell technologies, photo/electrocatalysis and solar fuel generation, fuel cells, solar and thermoelectrics

Materials for life
Materials chemistry related to biological or medical applications, biomimetic and bioinspired materials, and new ‘biohybrid’ systems, bio-organic/inorganic, sustainable/green chemistry
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Abstract submission

Oral Abstracts

Submit your oral abstract before 23 January 2023 under one of the four themes:
  • Approaches to material design and discovery
  • Future materials
  • Materials for energy
  • Materials for life
While MC16 is organised into these four broad themes, we acknowledge that materials chemistry is a multidisciplinary field and some topics may fall into more than one theme. Abstracts are welcomed in all areas of materials chemistry – when submitting your abstract please choose the theme most relevant to you.

Poster abstracts

Submit your poster abstract by 24 April 2023. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting. 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.
Registration

Planning your trip

We encourage delegates who are planning to attend events in person to arrange suitable travel and accommodation insurance, which should include cover for the postponement or cancellation of travel caused by regulations and guidelines relating to Covid-19. We also recommend considering flexible travel and accommodation booking options where possible.

Registration will open in 2023.

In-person registration includes:
  • Attendance at all scientific sessions
  • Attendance at the poster sessions and access to the online poster gallery
  • Access to Royal Society of Chemistry’s online conference platform
  • Access to recordings of all scientific sessions post-event
  • In-person and online networking opportunities
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting, lunch on all three days and conference dinner
Virtual registration includes:
  • Access to Royal Society of Chemistry’s online conference platform
  • Live access to all plenary sessions
  • Access to recordings of all scientific sessions post-event
  • Access to the online poster gallery and exhibitor/sponsor virtual rooms
  • Online networking opportunities
Please note accommodation is not included registration fees.

* If you are a 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. 
**For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2023 is available, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.

Accompanying person

If you would like to bring a guest to the conference, this can be done during the registration process. There will be a charge of £100 which will include all lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner. The fee does not include attendance at any scientific sessions.

Accessibility

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.

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

Bursaries

Researcher Development Grant

If you are an RSC member and a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher based at a higher education or research institution you are eligible to apply for a Researcher Development Grant.

This grant can provide up to £500 towards activities that will develop your skills and experience as a researcher, which includes registration fees for virtual conferences.

Applications are processed monthly, with the deadline for each round being the last day of the month, and decisions being sent out by the 21st of the following month. Researcher Development Grants can be applied for in addition to Grants for Carers and Assistance Grants.
 

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
A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the 16th International conference on materials chemistry (MC16).

As well as booking an exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor social events or advertise in the abstract book. A sponsorship menu document will be available to download from this page with more details and prices soon.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the 16th International conference on materials chemistry (MC16), please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on advertising@rsc.org Sponsorship Menu
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University College Dublin

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, 4, Ireland

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