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Materials Today Conference

2-5 August 2023 | Singapore Expo, Singapore

Materials Today 2023 is organised by Elsevier in association with the Materials Today journals.

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The Materials Today Conference 2023 has now taken place.

The next event in the series – Materials Today Conference 2025 - will take place 23-26 June 2025 in Sitges, near Barcelona, Spain

Organised in partnership with the Materials Today family of journals, this new conference offers the materials science community a highly-visible platform to showcase their latest and novel research alongside Materials Today authors, reviewers and editors with publication opportunities for accepted authors in addition to a number of awards..

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The Elsevier Materials Science Team is launching a new series of international conferences focusing on how materials science research plays a vital role in addressing major global challenges. The conference will be run in partnership with the Materials Today family of journals, including the in new tab/window) platform.

We hope you will join us at our inaugural event from 2-5 August 2023 in Singapore. The comprehensive three-day programme will be focused on the following three key areas a) Energy and sustainability b) Soft and biomaterials and c) Advanced functional and structural materials. The conference will offer the materials science community an exciting and highly visible platform to showcase their latest and novel research. The vibrant setting will also allow for close interactions between distinguished speakers and like-minded scientists.

The conference welcomes all materials scientists, regardless of what stage they are at in their research careers. Attendees will be able to discover, share and discuss the latest and most novel research in the materials science field.

We encourage an inclusive and diverse attendance, with gender and geographical balance among scientists, in order to represent different perspectives in materials science. Rising Stars, Agents of Change Awards in Materials Science will be announced. Furthermore, the conference is set out to initiate a forum to monitor and drive developments and innovations related to future challenges in Materials Science.

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Singapore SG

Held in:

Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau

Supporting Publications

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Supporting publications

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The following Awards will be given at the conference:

Poster Awards

Accepted poster submissions are eligible for our 

Best Poster Awards with 3 winners per topic track, evaluated and voted for by your peers. Finalists will be judged by a committee of experts, led by scientific editors from the Cell Press journal Matter.The poster award will comprise an honorarium of USD 300 sponsored by Cell Press. All nine winners will be announced at the closing ceremony on 5 August.

Best Oral Talk Awards

Accepted contributed talks are eligible for three 

Best Oral Talk Awards - one for each topic track.Interested authors should complete the self-nomination form(opens in new tab/window) by 2 August 2023.The scientific committee will attend your talk and the winners will also be announced at the closing ceremony on 5 AugustEvaluation criteria include the following aspects:

Content: the presented topic is relevant to the field and presented clearly by outlining hypothesis, methods result, and discussion;

Organisation: the presentation is organised and structured with clear and logical headings to guide the audience through the talk;

Delivery: the presenter is clearly audible while presenting his/her work and maintains good eye contact with the audience which invokes interest, while using visual aids effectively;

Originality: the work presented is original and innovative and introduces unique ideas demonstrating scientific novelty;

Impact: the work presented is scientifically significant with practical or theoretical implications demonstrating a high level of impact and importance in the respective field

Conference App

An App is available for the Materials Today Conference and will appear in the Elsevier Conference App shortly before the conference.

Install the Elsevier Conferences app on your phone or tablet by following the links below or by searching for "Elsevier Conferences" in the App Store or on Google Play.

Once you have installed this app, you will find the Materials Today Conference at the top of the screen. Simply tap the event and select ‘Install’ to download the interactive conference programme to your device.

The conference app will include information on presentations, speakers, exhibitors and more. It will allow you to plan what presentations to attend, add notes to the program, make lists via the To Do feature and add custom tags to presentations and exhibitors.

Instant access to all conference information

Have instant access to complete information for each presentation, session, person, exhibitor and sponsor – wherever you are.

Create your personalised programme

Pick and choose sessions from within the parallel sessions to build your own programme.

Keep track with to-dos, notes and tags

You can add a Note to anything in the programme. Make lists via the To Do feature and add custom Tags to presentations, people and exhibitors.

Share content more easily

Sharing content with others is easy – simply export to email or share via Facebook or Twitter direct from the App.

Internet access is only required once to download the conference app. After that, all of the data is available in the app, making it easy to access while traveling or at sites without a WiFi connection. You will require internet access to view the abstracts and to receive updates.

Session tracks

Energy & Sustainability Track

Clean and renewable energy is globally indispensable towards the society and earth sustainability. Scientists are putting tremendous effort and resources in conducting energy research, including energy harvesting, conversion, storage, and utilization. This is a highly interdisciplinary field that is full of opportunities as well as challenges. It is encouraging that more young researchers are keen to contribute to this field. Hence, it is important that scientists have opportunities to exchange timely information, forge new ideas, and foster collaborations, eventually to boost the applications and benefit a sustainable society. This Track will provide an excellent platform for scientists in the energy community to discuss the breakthroughs, challenges, and perspectives in the following four selected themes:

- Batteries

- Solar energy harvesting

- Hydrogen generation

- Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage

Soft & Biomaterials Track

Tremendous progress has been made in the design, synthesis and application of soft materials in recent years. Deeper insight into the molecular properties of such materials has permitted the synthesis of high-performance polymers, hydrogels and colloids, and the modification of biological materials, across multiple dimensions and length scales. Soft materials are especially important in biomedical and biotechnological fields, where their properties can be tailored to optimise interactions with biomolecules, microorganisms, cells and organs/tissues. This symposium will provide an exciting forum for researchers to discuss recent developments in theory and experiment that underpin the development of functional soft materials, and their exploitation in biological systems, and identify future challenges for the materials science and engineering communities.

Advanced Functional & Structural Materials Track

Materials are essential for many fields of science, engineering and industry. The design and fabrication of advanced functional & structural materials are becoming increasingly important for building high-performance devices, components and systems, with a synergic effort of scientists that spans physics, chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. This track aims to address the key issues of advanced materials for many aspects of modern life. Its themes are at the heart of global technological challenges, including synthesis of advanced structural materials, advanced materials characterization, materials simulation, the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of novel materials, materials for energy, catalysis, microelectronics, healthcare, and many other key applications. This track provides a platform for young scientists with diverse backgrounds to work together towards new materials for our sustainable world.

Themes will include:

-Advanced Structural Materials

-Materials Characterisation

-Materials Degradation and Extreme Materials