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26–28 May 2021 8th International Symposium on Sensor Science

Dresden, Germany

Gathering of the interdisciplinary community is necessary for synergistic development in the field of sensors and improvement of life quality. Updating the community on the most recent works and building new links between disciplines enables discussion and new collaborations.

This conference will bring together leading researchers, from both academia and industry, to share their recent findings on a range of topics related to Bio- and Nano-Sensors, Bioelectronics, Chemical Sensors, Physical Sensors, Sensor Applications, and Smart Systems. It will focus on significant advances in the area of sensorics, enabling increased sensitivity, portability, and connectivity. Therefore, the target participants for the proposed conference are experts in the sensors community while, at the same time, the conference is expected to be mutually beneficial for young researchers and students.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting meeting in Dresden.

14–16 September 2020 The First World Energies Forum

Rome, Italy

It is our sincere pleasure and great honor to announce The First World Energies Forum—Current and future Energy Issues, organized by the MDPI open-access journal Energies and Sapienza University of Roma.

The WEF-1 aims to provide a forum for direct communication between scholars, favored also by personal contacts between younger and experienced researchers, regarding advanced research and technical content spanning the area of mechanical engineering, with specific focus on energy issues and Thermal Sciences in both fundamental and applied engineering sciences. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

  • Energy Fundamentals, Primary Energy Sources
  • Secondary Energy Sources, Intermediate and Final Energy Use
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Energy Policy, Energy Research
  • Exergy

We are very enthusiastic about the conference of The First World Energies Forum and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

We very much look forward to seeing you at this exciting forum in Roma.

14–16 October 2020 The 4th International Conference on Materials: Advanced and Emerging Materials

Barcelona Spain

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 4th International  Conference of Materials, organized by MDPI’s Open Access journal Materials. The aim is to make this event a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange and fruitful interactions among participants in this exponentially growing field.

Stakeholders from academia and industry as well as from governments and research institutes are welcome to join this event and share their findings on various topics related to materials, such as:

Materials Characterization

Nanotechnology in Material Sciences and Engineering

Materials Processing and Manufacturing

Soft and Bio-materials

Fibers and Membranes

Optical, Electrical and Magnetic Materials

We are very enthusiastic about this 4th Materials Conference and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona!

17–19 March 2021 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference

Florence, Italy

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021). Following the two very successful electronic editions of this conference series, we are pleased to announce that CIC2021 will hold its 3rd edition on a face-to-face format, allowing attendees to actively engage in discussions about the latest findings in the field. The conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a renowned heritage site and home to thousands of surface finishing companies. The event will take place on 17–19 March 2021.

The impact of coatings and interfaces in technology is growing at an unprecedented pace. Energy, sustainable mobility, pollution control, critical raw materials, preservation of cultural heritage, control of materials degradation, food safety, and health science are all challenges that critically depend on our capability to engineer surfaces. The aim of the CIC2021 is to give scientists and professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with this quickly evolving field, by providing a comprehensive overview of the latest findings regarding the fundamentals and application of coatings and interfaces.

CIC2021 will bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, encouraging the involvement of excellent early-stage investigators. Participants will have the opportunity to share their most recent findings with a focus on the following areas of Coatings and Interface Science and Technology:

-Coatings for mitigation of corrosion, wear, and erosion;

-Bioactive coatings, surfaces, and interfaces;

-Advances in coating deposition and surface functionalization;

-Coatings for food packaging and preservation;

-Coatings and interfaces in cultural heritage preservation and restoration.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. In addition, a Coatings Special Issue dedicated to the conference will be open to the submission of selected outstanding contributions.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

17–19 May 2021 Polymers 2021 -New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

Turin, Italy

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2021 - New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on May 17–19, 2021.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects, with a particular emphasis on those aiming to preserve and improve the health of the planet and of people, as per title. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymers from green chemistry, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, polymers for human health, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, polymers for the environment, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

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8–10 June 2020 International Conference and Exhibition on Materials and Engineering

Seoul, South Korea

Warm welcome to all the Professors, Researchers, Scholars, Exhibitors, Academics, and Intellectuals for the International Conference and Exhibition on Materials and Engineering.

The conference on Materials Seoul 2020 is going to happen on June 08-10, 2020 at Seoul, South Korea. Grab a golden chance to explore Exhibitions, Symposium, Association partnership, Media Partners, Workshops and Oral/Poster presenter.

Theme of the conference: Exploring new Insights and Innovative Technologies Using Materials and Engineering

Branch of Scientific Sessions: Materials for Energy Applications, Energy Harvesting Materials, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Surface Engineering and Advanced Bio-Materials & Bio-devices, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Polymer Materials and Technologies, Metals and Metallurgy.

Details Regarding Conference:

Conference Name: International Conference and Exhibition on Materials and Engineering

Conference venue: Seoul, South Korea

Conference Date: June 08-10, 2020

Conference theme: Exploring new Insights and Innovative Technologies Using Materials and Engineering

Conference website:

Abstract Submission link:

Registration Link:

Abstract Submission deadline: 21st January 2020

Early-bird Registration deadline: 6th February 2020

Contact Info:

Allen Jack,
Materials2020-Organizing Committee Member      
Materials 2020 Leadership & Committees
Tel: +1-650-835-7727
[email protected]

10–14 June 2020 The 2nd International Conference on Functional Materials

Cavtat, Croatia

With success of the International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM) held at Tohoku University, Japan last year, the 2nd ICFM will be held in Cavtat, Croatia, from 10th to 13th June, 2020. The 2nd ICFM provides the best platform for scientists and engineers to present and share their achievements on recent advances in functional materials. This conference will also provide golden opportunities for the delegates to exchange their ideas, and to establish research collaborations as well as to find global partners for future collaborations. We hope that the conference results will lead to significant contributions to the core technology knowledge exchanges in these up-to-date scientific fields.

We cordially invite you to participate to exchange in ICFM. Call for papers:

24–26 June 2020 Nanometrology 2020 International Conference and Exhibition

Paris, France

The 6th edition of NanoMetrology 2020 event deals with the advancements in all the metrological aspects related to nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is open to all the areas connected to both theoretical and experimental aspects of metrology at the nanometer scale, from new methodologies for the quantitative characterization of nanomaterials, to new results in fields of characterization of nanomaterials and realization of nanometrological standards, which represent a key issue for making possible a successful technological transfer of nanotechnology. The aim of this event is to offer an opportunity to academicians, innovators and industrials to share, and divulge new methods, techniques and instrumentations, for metrology and characterization of nanomaterials, nanosystems, and nanodevices at the nanometer scale. The event topics include, but not limited to:

Characterisation at the nanoscale
Modeling and simulations at the nanoscale
Methodologies for the quantitative characterization of physical and chemical parameters of nanomaterials (AFM, STM, SEM, TEM, Mass spectrometry, etc)
Extension and standardization of characterization Methodologies at the nanometer scale (engineered nanoparticles, nanobiotechnologies, nanoelectronics, thin films/nanocoatings
Presentation of innovative studies reporting new results in the characterization of nanomaterials and nanosystems
Definition and realization of standards for nanometer scale characterizations (reference materials, measurement standards, etc)
Divulgation of good laboratory practice and traceability in nanoscale metrology
Nanosafety/Nanotoxicity; Sustainable nanomanufacturing; Environmental Metrology, Biomedical/phamaceutical (Eco-toxicological, Clinical) Metrology, Food Metrology, etc
Society and regulation issues

5–10 July 2020 BOSS XVII - 17th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium

Namur, Belgium

The BOSS-conference is a unique international symposium as it combines lectures delivered by established organic chemists as well as younger rising stars with two prestigious events: a lecture delivered by the recipient of the “Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis”, and the “Tetrahedron Chair”: a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis.

The BOSS will cover a broad range of timely topics of modern organic synthesis, including asymmetric synthesis, chemical biology, electrosynthesis, medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, supramolecular chemistry, sustainable chemistry, total synthesis… and many more!

The BOSS XVII Symposium Programme will include:

  • a one-day course by the recipient of the 2020 Tetrahedron Chair, Prof. Eric JACOBSEN (Harvard University, US)
  • a lecture delivered by the recipient of the 2020 Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis
  • a series of 17 plenary lectures with ample time for discussion
  • poster sessions
  • an exhibition of scientific instruments, books and chemicals
  • social activities

12–16 July 2020 ERPOS2020

Gdańsk, Poland

ERPOS, initiated in Poland in 1974, is one of the longest-running international conference series in the field of organic electronics. It has been organized every three years since 1996, every second time in Poland. In 2020, Gdańsk will have the privilege of hosting the forthcoming 15th edition of the ERPOS conference and its Guests from all over the world.

Since the beginning of the series, the field of organic electronics, that merges chemical, physical, biological, and technical sciences, has changed remarkably.  As a result of this rapid progress, the scope of the ERPOS conference, covering fundamentals as well as applications, has been extended, and it is no longer limited to organic solids. The conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of electrical and optical properties of organic materials, such as:
  • Photophysics and charge transport
  • Organic light-emitting diodes and lasers
  • Organic and perovskite photovoltaics
  • Transistors and molecular electronics
  • Organic bioelectronics and biophotonics
  • Organic nonlinear optics and nanophotonics
  • Conducting and semiconducting organic and carbon materials, such as electronic polymers, molecular materials, and novel carbon architectures

10–12 August 2020 The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2020)

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2020) will be held at the Seoul National University, on August 10-12, 2020.

Nature, such as plants, insects, and marine animals, shows unique surface properties in their components (e.g., leaves, wings, eyes, legs, and skins) for multiple purposes, such as water-repellency, anti-adhesion, and anti-reflection. Such multifunctional surface properties are attributed to three-dimensional and hierarchical surface structures with modulated surface chemistry and mechanical pliability. Over the last couple of decades, we have witnessed a significant advancement in the fundamental understanding of surface and interfacial phenomena of such multifunctional surfaces as well as the design, fabrication, and applications of those coatings/surfaces/materials. The NISE conference provides a means of reporting and sharing the latest developments in the nature-inspired surface engineering, encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and various engineering disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Fundamental understanding of surface and interface science and phenomena such as wetting, adhesion, adsorption, desorption, friction, (bio)tribology, wear, corrosion, biofouling, icing/deicing, phase changes, heat/energy transfer, electrochemistry, optics/photonics, etc.;

Material processing and fabrication techniques for functional surfaces including novel techniques such as 3D printing and self-assembly;

Surface modification and coating techniques for functional surfaces;

Hydro-, aero, ice-, and oleo-phobic/philic surfaces;

SLIPS (slippery liquid infused porous surfaces) and LIS (lubricant impregnated surfaces);

Stimuli-responsive and adaptive materials and surfaces;

Self-healing/self-repairing materials and surfaces;

Surface engineering in energy applications;

Surface engineering in water-related applications;

Surface engineering in biomedical applications;

Surface engineering in optical and electrical applications;

Surface engineering in industrial applications;

Surface characterization and metrology;

Novel phenomena and applications of engineered surfaces/coatings.

Details can be found at

25–28 August 2020 ECHC 2020 - XXIX European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry

Rouen, France

The XXIX European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry will take place in Rouen, France from August 25 to 28, 2020.

The ECHC is an open meeting dealing with all aspects of heterocyclic chemistry with international renown speakers and participants from academia and industry. The aim of the meeting is to present new results, stimulate interactions between academia and industry and create an atmosphere for establishing networks, useful also for young chemists. The 3 following topics will be covered:

  • Synthetic Methodology & Catalysis
  • Chemical Biology & Medicinal chemistry
  • Material Sciences

Since its foundation in 1962, 28 ECHC meetings have been organised all over Europe and the ECHC series have grown to be major events in the field with world class speakers.

The scientific programme will include 11 plenary lectures, 11 invited lectures and many short oral communications selected from submitted abstracts, as well as poster communications.

Online registration and abstract submission will be available by end 2019.

21–24 February 2021 PIEZO2021: Piezoelectrics for End Users XI

University of Sassari, Italy

The new edition of the Winter Conference PIEZO2021: Piezoelectrics for End Users XI will be held at the University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. PIEZO2021 will be dedicated to advances in manufacturing, characterization, and applications of electroactive, particularly piezoelectric, materials and devices.

Welcome from the Chairs:

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the XI International Conference PIEZO2021 and the related Winter School, organized by "University of Sassari" and The "Piezoinstitute". This conference will be held in the city of Sassari from February 21 to February 24, 2021. The previous editions of the conference can be seen at

Due to the great success of the past events, the local and international organizing committee are taking this tradition to the next level by organizing the edition of this conference in Sassari. The committee’s aim is to make this event an international forum for discussion, knowledge exchange, and fruitful interactions among participants in this exponentially growing field.

We look forward to meeting you in Sassari!

Dr. Sebastiano Garroni, Dr. Carmen Galassi, and Dr. Guy Feuillard
PIEZO2021 Chairs

30 May–3 June 2021 237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020)

Montreal, Canada

This meeting is the largest and most renowned conference in this scientific area and an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in the field and with companies commercializing chemical sensors for the environment, medical, healthcare, industry, and food safety applications.

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