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The deadline for submission of abstracts has passed. Submission for our 2025 event will open shortly.


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.

Accepted contributed talks are eligible for three Best Oral Talk Awards - one for each topic track. For more information on how to apply visit the Awards Page.

Notes for Authors

You can submit as many abstracts to the conference for review as you would like.

If, after the review by the committee, you have more than one paper accepted for the conference, you will need to register to attend and pay an additional paper fee for each additional paper (i.e., for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th papers – not the 1st). Please note this is for papers that you are the presenting author of, not papers that you are co-author of.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgment for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please email the Content Coordinator(opens in new tab/window) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances.

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.

Post-conference special issue of Materials Today Communications

A Virtual Special Issue will be published after the conference in Materials Today Communications.  Both oral and poster presenters at the Materials Today Conference will be invited to submit their papers to the conference virtual special issue. All full paper submissions in this special issue will be peer reviewed and evaluated by editors of the special issue.

Manuscript submission will open shortly.

To ensure high-quality contributions, all articles will be subject to the usual peer-review process of Materials Today Communications

Please see Guide for Authors here

The closing date for submission is 30 November 2023

Science Talks

We also encourage you to consider publishing a video of the presentation delivered during Materials Today 2023 to Science Talks(opens in new tab/window), an Open Access video journal that publishes peer-reviewed scientific talks, tutorials and news and views from experts in the field.Please select the article type of ‘Materials Today 2023’ in Science Talks’ editorial system(opens in new tab/window) with the following materials ready by 30th November 2023:

  • A video recording – the recording via zoom or any other platform of your preference must have good audio quality, while talking through a set of slides.

  • A short manuscript prepared according to the journal’s template(opens in new tab/window), which allows viewers to review a short abstract, and access tables and figures that you will present and a reference list. Science Talks’ editorial staff can help you with the editing of your manuscript before submission if required.

  • Short author bio for each co-author of your publication which includes a profile photo + a short paragraph.

Your video could be linked to your MTCOMM paper upon the acceptance of both works, and as an MTCOMM author, the Article Publishing Charges (APC), which is usually payable for Open Access publication, will be waived for your publication in Science Talks.For more information related to Science Talks submission, please contact Chang Liu at [email protected](opens in new tab/window).