Manchester Metropolitan University

The 4th Photocatalytic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces Workshop

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK
7th/8th December 2017

Call for abstracts

Abstract Deadline Extended: 25th September 2017

More information

The field of photocatalytic and superhydrophilic surfaces enjoys a vibrant and sustained interest, with considerable industrial and academic R&D being undertaken for applications including self-cleaning surfaces, anti-fogging lenses, antimicrobial surfaces, water-splitting, chemical synthesis, and the purification of air and water.

Ongoing developments address the production, characterisation and application of these materials. The latest two-day workshop, the fourth in this series, aims to address these issues by bringing together product end users with academics, industrialists and related professionals from across this field. 

Previous workshops:
20132015

This workshop will address

A poster session will also take place.

Confirmed invited speakers

Plenary Presentation

Geoff Cooper-Smith, Facilitated Research:

The Opportunities for Catalysts in the Water and Wastewater Industry

Invited Presentations

Dr Inmaculada Polo López, CIEMAT - Plataforma Solar de Almería:

‘Solar water purification and reuse: new photocatalytic materials and pilot plant experiences’

Dr Gian Luca Chiarello, Università degli Studi di Milano:

‘Exploiting photonic and electronic properties of semiconductor thin films to enhance their photocatalytic performance’

Dr Nicolas Keller, ICPEES, CNRS/University of Strasbourg:

‘Layer-by-layer self-assembled titania nanoscale thin films for photocatalysis’

Dr Marina Ratova, Manchester Metropolitan University:

‘Production of photocatalytically active materials by magnetron sputtering techniques’

Prof Joanna Verran, Manchester Metropolitan University:

‘Towards rapid testing methods for antimicrobial activity targeted at non-specialists’

Dr Javier Marugán, University Rey Juan Carlos:

‘Simulation and Design of Photocatalytic Systems’

Prof Peter Robertson, Queens University of Belfast:

‘Photocatalytic production of bioethanol from cellulose’

Dr Junwang Tang, Director of UCL Materials Hub, University College London:

‘Solar driven H2 production’

Abstract submission open

The organising committee is now seeking contributions for this workshop. Please send your abstracts to Peter.kelly@mmu.ac.uk

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and indicate whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. Contributed oral presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length, with 5 minutes allowed for questions. Posters will be A0 portrait format. Extended abstracts of up to 1 page of A4 will also be accepted and included in the book of abstracts. 


Abstract deadline: 25th September 2017

Registration fees:

Registration fees include lunches and refreshments; drinks reception and conference meal on Thursday 7th; delegate pack including a book of abstracts.

Full delegates: £275

Students (with valid ID) and retired delegates: £175

Register now

Note: refunds can only be given up to the 16th November.

Venue, accommodation and travel information

The organising committee encourages you to register early for this event and book your accommodation. Manchester city centre is particularly busy in the run-up to the Christmas period.

Map of local hotels
Getting into and around Manchester
Travel directions to the Museum of Science and Industry

The conference meal will be held on Thursday 7th December at Sapporo Teppanyaki.

Organising Committee:

Prof Peter Kelly, MMU – Conference Chair

Dr Glen West, MMU

Dr Marina Ratova, MMU

Prof Carlos Tavares, University of Minho

Prof Elena Selli, Università degli Studi di Milano

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words long and indicate whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. Contributed oral presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length, with 5 minutes allowed for questions. Posters will be A0 portrait format. Extended abstracts of up to 1 page of A4 will also be accepted and included in the book of abstracts. 

Abstract deadline: 25th September 2017

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