I-10 – Multi-functional oxide nanomaterials: from design to advanced applications



Organizers: Davide Barreca (CNR-ICMATE), Chiara Maccato (University of Padua), Andrea Illiberi (Solliance/TNO), Teresa Andreu (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), Harish Parala (Ruhr-University Bochum), Juan Ramón Morante (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), Fred Roozeboom (Eindhoven University of Technology), André ten Elshof (University of Twente), Anjana Devi (Ruhr-University Bochum), Urska Lavrencic Stangar (University of Ljubljana), Luis Sánchez (Córdoba University), Martyn E. Pemble (University College Cork), Paolo Fornasiero (CNR-ICCOM), Alberto Gasparotto (University of Padua), Ettore Fois (University of Insubria).

Metal oxides play a very important role in many areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science thanks to their broad variety of structures, stoichiometries and chemico-physical properties. In the scenario of multi-component nanomaterials, oxide-based systems are of primary technological relevance for various applications of current interest, spanning from (photo)catalysis to magnetic devices, from chemical sensing to energy conversion and storage. Such a wide range of functional utilizations results from the joint features of nano-organized systems and the synergistic combination of constituent properties. The latter, in turn, can be tailored through flexible and scalable preparative strategies, paving the way to the science and technology of the future.

The main aim of this symposium is to bring together an international audience to discuss on the most recent advantages in multi-functional oxides, covering both fundamental and applicative aspects. Focus will be given on the controlled fabrication/manipulation of oxide-based nanomaterials, on their advanced characterization, and on their applications in the above mentioned fields.

Aiming to meet these requirements, the topics will address, though being not limited to, the following issues:

Beside involving the participation of worldwide recognized speakers, the symposium will involve young and emerging scientists both as keynote speakers and in contributed oral/poster communications, in order to boost the creation of trans-national scientific cooperations in upcoming fields and promote the set-up of excellence clusters through the confluence of complementary expertises.


Abstracts are solicited in, but not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

In this Symposium are also welcome those contributions which cover the topics beyond the above-described areas. This is done to provide the audience with a comprehensive description of Solid State Ionics. If your contribution is difficult to host within the above areas, please do not hesitate to contact directly the Conference Chairmen at ssi21@dii.unipd.it for advice.

List of Invited Speakers