All the information regarding this interdisciplinary conference can be found at the conference website: http://spssm2016.sciencesconf.org.
This is the sixth of the biennial symposium series (Bordeaux in 2006, Nantes in 2008, Stuttgart in 2010, Bordeaux in 2012 and Qingdao in 2014), which aims at gathering junior and senior scientists from all Continents. The goal of the symposium is to highlight the relationships between specific physical properties of the materials and their structure and/or chemical composition as well as how these properties may be modified by varying the nature of the chemical bonds, the strength of the electron-electron interaction, the concentration of dopants and defects, etc.
The goal of the symposium is to highlight the relationships between specific physical properties of the materials and their structure and/or chemical composition as well as how these properties may be modified by varying the nature of the chemical bonds, the strength of the electron-electron interaction, the concentration of dopants and defects, etc. The meeting will be devoted mainly to structure-property relationships in magnetic, optical, electronic, and photocatalytic materials. Within the scope of this symposium, the planned sessions of the
meeting include functional materials, photovoltaic and photocatalysis, defects, quantum materials and computational/theoretical analyses. This symposium is structured to provide opportunities for experimental and theoretical solid state chemists, physicists and materials scientists to share their knowledge and expertise.
A tour is planned on Sunday, July 3rd to visit the nearby seacoast with stops at la Baule, Le Croisic and Guérande, which will provide a relaxed atmosphere for sightseeing and discussion.
List of confirmed invited speakers
Silvana Botti, University of Jena, Germany
José Coutinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Richard Dronskowski, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jacky Even, INSA-Rennes, France
Claudia Felser, MPI Dresden, Germany
Amparo Fuertes, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain
Gregory Geneste, CEA, DAM, France
Xavier Gonze, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Julie Grollier, Thales CNRS, France
Mike Hayward, University of Oxford, UK
Khang Hoang, North Dakota state University, US
Philip Lightfoot, University of St Andrews, UK
Bettina Lotsch, MPI Stuttgart, Germany
Xavier Marie, INSA-Toulouse, France
Fabrice Odobel, Université de Nantes, France
Oliver Oeckler, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Silvia Picozzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Hidenori Takagi, MPI Stuttgart, Germany
Roser Valenti, Goethe Universität, Germany
Ana Vedda, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antoine Villesuzanne, ICMCB, France
Peng Wang, Argonne National Laboratories, US
Kesong Yang, University of California, US