World’s leading materials chemistry conference comes to Liverpool

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The world’s leading materials chemistry conference, chaired by University of Liverpool researchers, is taking place in Liverpool this week.

The 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13) is the flagship event for materials chemistry research. It is being co- chaired by Professor Andrew Cooper and Professor Matthew Rosseinsky, both from the University’s Department of Chemistry.

More than 600 delegates are attending MC13 to hear from some of the most influential individuals within the field including Professor Jeff Long (Berkeley), Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University), Professor Paul Attfield (Edinburgh), Professor Jenny Nelson (Imperial College), Professor Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Physics of Solids), Professor Katharina Landfester (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research), and Professor Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo).

Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the ‘MC’ conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for two decades, and is the principal event of the RSC’s Materials Chemistry Division.

MC13 has five themes running through the four days, including: materials design; magnetic, electronic & optical materials; energy & environment; nanomaterials; and soft matter and biomaterials.

Professor Cooper said: “It is an honour to host MC13 here in Liverpool and to welcome leaders from the world of materials chemistry to our city.

“Here at the University of Liverpool we are focusing on the design and discovery of functional materials through the Leverhulme Centre for Functional Materials Design and the Materials Innovation Factory. It is great to host such high-level scientists this week, and we are forging new collaborative links across the world. This conference shows how scientific research can tackle societal problems and also boost the local city economy.”

The 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry takes place at the Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre from Monday, 10 July to Thursday, 13 July 2017.

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