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The 5th International Conference on Materials (ICM 2024)

Advances in Material Innovation

Part of the International Conference on Materials series
25–27 Sep 2024, Basel, Switzerland
Abstract Submission Deadline
13th June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
10th July 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline
15th July 2024
Late Registration Start
12th September 2024
Covering Author Registration Deadline
29th July 2024
Registration Deadline
22nd September 2024

Materials, Sensing Materials, Fibers, Bio-materials, Magnetic Materials
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Abstract Submissions Still Open!

Last-minute opportunity! You have until the end of today, 13 June 2024, to submit your abstracts for ICM 2024. Seize this final chance to showcase your work to a global audience of peers and experts.
Submit now and be part of the innovation in Basel! We can't wait to see you there!


Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the 5th International Conference of Materials – Advances in Material Innovation, scheduled to take place in Basel, Switzerland, from September 25–27, 2024.

The goal of this conference is to unite leading scientists, researchers, and industry experts worldwide, facilitating the exchange of insights on recent advancements in Materials Characterization, Processing, and Manufacturing. The focus areas include Nanotechnology in Material Sciences and Engineering, Optical, Electrical, and Magnetic Materials, Soft, Biological, and Bio-materials, Fibers, Membranes, and Thin film, Sensing Materials, as well as Materials and devices for energy and solar fuels. Additionally, discussions on the integration of AI and ML in Material research will be featured.

The event is sponsored by MDPI and the open-access journal Materials. Following three successful editions in electronic format, the 2022 conference was held in Barcelona, Spain. We anticipate that the conference will offer attendees a unique opportunity to stay informed about the latest research and to connect with colleagues from around the world.

We invite abstract submissions for posters or short talks aligned with the conference theme, which will be evaluated for potential presentation at the event. Participants in the meeting will have the chance to showcase their work and engage in discussions about their research within a stimulating and collegial environment.

We look forward to welcoming you in Basel.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian and Prof. Dr. Federico Bella
ICM 2024 Chairs

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Cédric Spinnler
Ms. Carmen Ruiz

Email: icm2024@mdpi.com


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Chairs

Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada – Website

Introduction
Bio
Maryam Tabrizian is a full professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering with a joint appointment with the Faculty of Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences at McGill University. She holds a Canada Research Chair Tier I in Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine. She has received many prestigious awards and fellowships including FRQS-Chercheur National, Guggenheim Foundation, Biomaterials Science & Engineering- International, RSC Academy of Sciences, ADEA Leadership Institute, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships and James McGill Professorship. Her research focuses on the development of biomimetic materials, nanoplexes with targeting and tracking/imaging capabilities, and lab-on-a-chip devices. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Materials since 2011.

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy – Website

Introduction
Bio
Federico Bella (Torino, 1987) is Full Professor of Chemistry at Politecnico di Torino. In the Electrochemistry Group, he leads the research activities on post-Li batteries, electrochemical nitrogen reduction and hybrid photovoltaics. Due to his important achievements in energy chemistry, he received the “ENI Award” and the “Roberto Piontelli Award” from the President of the Italian Republic. In 2021, he was the recipient of the USERN Prize, awarded among 10000 candidates by a jury of previous Nobel awardees. He is author of more than 100 international publications (h-index 65) and he leads the ERC project SuN2rise, a 1.5 M€ EU grant for redesigning NH3 production process. He has coordinated the Early-Career Division of the Italian Chemical Society and his member of the Editorial Board of cutting-edge journals in the chemistry field, e.g. ChemSusChem and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Scientific Committee

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland – Website

Introduction
Bio
Prof. Werner Blau is Director of the interdisciplinary Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin, which encompasses researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer simulation with a substantial track record in technology transfer and collaboration with Irish industry. He is also Research Director of TCD's HEA PRTLI project in Advanced Materials, based in the new Sami Nasr Institute for Advanced Materials. His research interests concentrate on molecular engineering of advanced materials, properties, and applications of responsive molecular and polymeric materials for electronics, optoelectronics, and bio/medical applications and basic materials, processes, and devices for molecular nanoelectronics and bio-nanotechnology. Published over 340 peer-reviewed papers to-date, edited three books and is coauthor of 13 patents/ patent applications. Supervised over 80 postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows and numerous undergraduate and summer student projects.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, ISEP - School of Engineering, Porto, Portugal – Website

Introduction
Bio
Raul D.S.G. Campilho currently serves as an Assistant Professor at ISEP, where he teaches in the areas of mechanical engineering. In 2003 he graduated in mechanical engineering at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal. He completed his M.S. degree in 2006 and his Ph.D. in 2009, both in Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal. He is an active researcher in the fields of numerical modelling, finite element methods, cohesive zone models for fracture behaviour, adhesive joint design, manufacturing processes, and automation and robotics.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Ingo Dierking received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Clausthal in Germany. After employment at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in the US, working on electronic paper, he joined Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a Humboldt fellow. There, he was appointed docent, before joining the University of Darmstadt in Germany as a lecturer for several years and eventually moving to the University of Manchester in 2002, where he is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Ingo Dierking has published more than 170 scientific papers, as well as several books on the topic of liquid crystal research. He is the 2009 awardee of the Hilsum medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society (BLCS), the 2016 winner of the Samsung Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) and the 2021 awardee of the Gray medal. Ingo Dierking is the editor of Liquid Crystals Today, the current President of the ILCS and a former Chair of the BLCS. His current research interests are broadly focused on soft-matter systems, with an emphasis on liquid crystals, and LC-based composites with polymers and nanoparticles.

Institute of Mineralogy, Materials Physics and Cosmochemistry (IMPMC), Sorbonne University, Paris, France – Website

Introduction
Bio
Christian M Julien is a Professor at the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et Cosmologie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France. He completed his Ph.D. studies in Major at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. His interests include organic cathodes; organic anodes; Lithium batteries; naphtoquinones derivatives; and supercapacitors.

Research Group Rheology, Institute of Polymer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Milan Kracalik is an associated professor and head of research group Rheology at the Institute of Polymer Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz. His field of expertise covers in particular polymer rheology, polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer recycling and study of structure-properties relationship in polymer materials. He studied Polymer Technology at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (MSc.: 2000), at Tomas Bata University in Zlin and Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Ph.D.: 2006). He was post-doc researcher at the Department of Polymer Engineering and Science of the University of Leoben, Austria. Afterwards he worked at the Department Research and Development of the ISOVOLTAIC AG, Austria. He has also lectured on Polymer Technology at several European universities such as Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Chemical Research Centre / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Zagreb and Department of Technical Sciences / Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art.

Department of Materials Science, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal – Website

Introduction
Bio
Ana Pimentel received the degree in Physics Engineering, the Master degree in Materials Engineering and PhD in nanotechnology and nanoscience from the New University of Lisbon in 2000, 2006 and 2011, respectively. She worked as Postdoc (2012 – 2018) on the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles to be used in nanoelectronics. Currently, she is working as a principal researcher with a focus on Scanning-transmission electron microscopy analyses and on the solution-based synthesis of metal and metal oxides nanostructures. Main scientific interests: Synthesis of metal and metal oxides nanoparticles (ZnO, TiO2, WO3, Ag, Au, …) by microwave assisted hydrothermal method, on glass, cellulose, and cork-based substrates, to be used in different application, such as UV sensors, catalysis, platform for SERS applications, piezoelectricity and as an antibacterial agent.

Department of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain – Website

Introduction
Bio
Antonio Riveiro Rodríguez is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction (School of Engineering) at the University of Vigo (Spain) where he teaches courses on solid mechanics and laser processing. He received his PhD in Applied Physics (2009) from the University of Vigo and completed postdoctoral stays at the University of Manchester (School of Materials), Imperial College London (Department of Materials), and University of Minho (3B's Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics). His research focuses on laser materials processing, mainly for biomedical applications. His research interests also include laser surface engineering, laser synthesis of micro- and nanomaterials, and the synthesis and laser processing of bioactive glasses. He is author/co-author of 100+ peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and national and international patents.

Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy – Website

Introduction
Bio
Abdollah Saboori is an Associate Professor of Advanced Materials Processing at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino. His research deals with the correlation between the properties of metallic materials and additive manufacturing processes. In recent years, his scientific activity has focused on alloys and composites produced by metal additive manufacturing processes. Abdollah Saboori was a visiting PhD student at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and he received a PhD with honours in Materials Science and Technology at the Politecnico di Torino with a thesis on Metal matrix nanocomposites. He is a co-author of more than 100 scientific papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Thin Films and Interfaces Group, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Christof Schneider is a physicist and teacher specialized in materials science. He is a senior scientist in the Thin Films and Interfaces Group at the Paul Scherrer Institut, in Villigen, Switzerland and a Private Lecturer at the ETH Zürich working on oxides with strong electronic correlations. His research focuses on multifunctional oxide mostly prepared as thin films (multiferroics, magnetism, ferroelectrics, superconductivity), and oxide materials for renewable energy applications. Dr. Schneider's expertise includes laser ablation, thin film characterization, plasma analysis, mass spectrometry and interface physics. He is actively involved in teaching at the ETH Zurich and has played leadership roles in collaborative research projects. His contributions continue to advance the field of physics and inspires future scientists.

Plenary Speakers

Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK – Website

Introduction
Bio
Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of nanotechnology and Professorial Fellow of Pembroke College. He founded and directs the Cambridge Graphene Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He chairs the management panel and is the Science and Technology Officer of the European Graphene Flagship. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Optical Society and he has been recipient of numerous awards, such as the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize. He also received 4 European Research Council Grants. Professor Ferrari’s research interests include nanomaterials growth, modeling, characterization, and devices. In particular, he focuses on graphene, nanotubes, diamond-like carbon, and nanowires for applications in electronics and photonics.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Milica Radisic is a Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering, and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. She is internationally renowned for shaping a new field of organ-on-a-chip engineering and developing new biomaterials that promote healing and attenuate scarring. She is Director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering & Entrepreneurship and Director of Ontario-Quebec Center for Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering. She co-founded the first collaboration centre between a university and the National Research Council of Canada, CRAFT, which is focused on translating organ-on-a-chip devices to viable products. She obtained B.Eng. from McMaster University, and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Robert Langer. She completed post-doctoral work at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology.

Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore – Website

Introduction
Bio
Hyunsoo Yang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), working on various magnetic materials and devices for spintronics applications. He worked at C&S technology and Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems, California. He received his Doctorate from Stanford University. From 2004-2007, he was at IBM Almaden Research Center. He has authored more than 250 journal articles, given 200 invited presentations, and 20 patents. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2006 from the American Physical Society (GMAG), an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2019, and the Minister of Science ICT award for 2020.

Invited Speakers

Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Natarajan Angulakshmi is currently working as a Senior Research Professor at theDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea. She also served as a Scientific Researcher at Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China with Prof. Yinghe Zhou. She was a visiting researcher (with Prof. Claudio Gerbaldi) at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Politecnico de Torino, Italy and with Prof. Edward Bormashenko, Department of Chemistry, Ariel University, Israel. To her credential she was also awarded Brain-Pool Fellowship of South Korea in 2020-2021. Her areas of interest include lithium–sulfur batteries and polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Ingo Dierking received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Clausthal in Germany. After employment at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in the US, working on electronic paper, he joined Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a Humboldt fellow. There, he was appointed docent, before joining the University of Darmstadt in Germany as a lecturer for several years and eventually moving to the University of Manchester in 2002, where he is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Ingo Dierking has published more than 170 scientific papers, as well as several books on the topic of liquid crystal research. He is the 2009 awardee of the Hilsum medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society (BLCS), the 2016 winner of the Samsung Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) and the 2021 awardee of the Gray medal. Ingo Dierking is the editor of Liquid Crystals Today, the current President of the ILCS and a former Chair of the BLCS. His current research interests are broadly focused on soft-matter systems, with an emphasis on liquid crystals, and LC-based composites with polymers and nanoparticles.

Center of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes (CEMOP), UNINOVA, Caparica, Portugal – Website

Introduction
Bio
TBA

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, NC, USA – Website

Introduction
Bio
Bharat Gwalani is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur India in 2010, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 2017, both in Materials Science and Engineering. After his B.E. he worked in the steel industry for three years. Before starting at NC State in 2022, in 2019 Gwalani joined the DOE’s office of science’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and served as a senior materials scientist. His research focuses on mechanistic understanding of material vulnerabilities under extreme environments, deformation-assisted modification of phase transformation pathways, and development and characterization of advanced materials.

Research Group Rheology, Institute of Polymer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Milan Kracalik is an associated professor and head of research group Rheology at the Institute of Polymer Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz. His field of expertise covers in particular polymer rheology, polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer recycling and study of structure-properties relationship in polymer materials. He studied Polymer Technology at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (MSc.: 2000), at Tomas Bata University in Zlin and Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Ph.D.: 2006). He was post-doc researcher at the Department of Polymer Engineering and Science of the University of Leoben, Austria. Afterwards he worked at the Department Research and Development of the ISOVOLTAIC AG, Austria. He has also lectured on Polymer Technology at several European universities such as Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Chemical Research Centre / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Zagreb and Department of Technical Sciences / Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art.

Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy – Website

Introduction
Bio
Abdollah Saboori is an Associate Professor of Advanced Materials Processing at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino. His research deals with the correlation between the properties of metallic materials and additive manufacturing processes. In recent years, his scientific activity has focused on alloys and composites produced by metal additive manufacturing processes. Abdollah Saboori was a visiting PhD student at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and he received a PhD with honours in Materials Science and Technology at the Politecnico di Torino with a thesis on Metal matrix nanocomposites. He is a co-author of more than 100 scientific papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Electrochemical Power Systems Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India – Website

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Arul Manuel Stephan is a Senior Principal Scientist in the electrochemical Power Sources Division of CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, (India). He undertook a STAJSPS fellowship to work with Prof. Yuria Saito at Osaka National Research Institute (Japan) and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, University of Tulsa (USA) with Prof. Dale-Teeters. He worked at Chonbuk National University (South Korea) as a visiting scientist for two years (with Prof. Kee Suk Nahm) and Politecnico de Torino (Italy) in association with Prof. Roberta Bongiovanni. His current research interests include advanced materials for lithium–sulfur batteries, fast charging of lithium-ion batteries, and solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium batteries. He is a recipient of the most cited article award from European Polymer Journal and Best paper award from the Journal “Energy Storage Material”.

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 25 September 2024
2:00pm - 6:30pm CEST (Check-in: 1:00pm CEST)
Thursday, 26 September 2024
9:00am – 6:00pm CEST (Conference Dinner: 7:00pm CEST)
Friday, 27 September 2024
9:00am – 6:30pm CEST

Instructions for Authors

Abstract Submission:

ICM 2024 will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to a Special Issue related to the conference in the open-access journal Materials.

The conference will be held fully in person; it is not possible to participate online.

Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes. Please use your institutional email address for both processes.

To present your research at the event

  • Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one and then click on ‘New Submission’ in the upper-right corner of the window; or, click on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of this webpage.
  • Choose a session that is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English—the word limits are a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 12 June 2024. You will be notified about its acceptance by 10 July 2024.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to be considered for oral or poster presentation (or both). Following assessment by the Chairs and Scientific Committee, you will be notified by 10 July 2024 whether your contribution has been accepted for oral or poster presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as the Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. The Covering Author registration deadline is 29 July 2024. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Oral Presentations

Invited talks will be 30 minutes long, including questions (25 minutes oral presentation + 5 minutes Q&A). Short talks will be 15 minutes long, including questions (10 minutes oral presentation + 5 minutes Q&A). Please ensure that your slides are formatted in widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio.

Poster Presentations

Each presenter will be provided with a vertical poster board. Maximum poster size is limited to A0: 84 x 120 cm / 33 x 47 in (width x height) in the vertical orientation (portrait). Please print your poster prior to the conference. A plan for the poster session will be circulated later.

Publication Opportunities

  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the Special Issue related to the conference in the journal Materials, with a 20% discount on the publication fees.
  • Materials is indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 3.4 (2022).


Event Awards

In order to recognize the works presented during the conference in the format of posters and presentations, two awards will be offered to our conference participants, sponsored by the journal Materials. The Awardees will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the last day of the conference.

The award winners will be selected by the Selection Committee after evaluation of all selected talks and posters presented at the conference.

We will be offering the following two awards to our conference attendees:

Best Oral Presentation

Number of Awards Available: 1
Prize: CHF 500

Best Poster

Number of Awards Available: 1
Prize: CHF 300

Special Issue "ICM 2024 – Advances in Material Innovation"

Participants of the 5th International Conference on Materials – Advances in Material Innovation (ICM 2024) are cordially invited to submit full manuscripts for a dedicated Special Issue in the journal Materials, with a 20% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other discounts will be applicable.

This Special Issue, titled "ICM 2024 – Advances in Material Innovation," will showcase cutting-edge research presented at the conference. It is an excellent platform to share your findings with a broad readership in the materials science community.

Click here to access the SI

Registration


The conference will be held fully in person; it is not possible to participate online. The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, a conference bag, and a program book. Participation in the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be canceled.

When registering, please provide us with your institutional email address. This will accelerate the registration process.

Important Information for Authors

Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes. During registration, please provide us with the same email address you used to submit your abstract(s). Otherwise, leave us a comment in the registration form, providing the email address used during the submission process. In addition, please use your institutional email address for both processes. If you are registering several people under the same registration order, please do not use the same email address for each person but their individual institutional email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

In order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as the Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 29 July 2024. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Participants of the event will be able to download an electronic Certificate of Attendance by accessing their dashboards on Sciforum.net once the event is concluded. The certificates will be found under the "My Certificates" category.

Partnering Societies

Members from partnering societies are granted a 20% discount on all registration fees. Please make sure to provide us with proof that you are part of one of our partnering societies. Are you part of a society that isn't partnering with the conference? Contact us to discuss a possible partnership!

Reduced fees

If you are affiliated with a university in a low- or middle-income country, you are automatically eligible for a price reduction. However, please note that the reduced price will only be added to your registration when it is processed. This means that you do not have to pay the stated price immediately upon registration, and you will receive an invoice with the price adjustment after registering. The list of low- and middle-income countries eligible for reduced prices can be found by clicking on the icon below.


Registration Fees

Early Bird
Until 15th July 2024
Regular
Until 11th September 2024
Late
From 12th September 2024
Supported documents
Academic 550.00 CHF 650.00 CHF 750.00 CHF
Student 400.00 CHF 400.00 CHF 500.00 CHF Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID is required.
Early Career Researchers 440.00 CHF 440.00 CHF 540.00 CHF Proof of graduation date (scanned copy of diploma, university profile page screenshot, etc.) is required.
Editorial Board Members of Materials 450.00 CHF 550.00 CHF 650.00 CHF
Author/Reviewer of Materials 510.00 CHF 610.00 CHF 710.00 CHF
Non-Academic 800.00 CHF 900.00 CHF 1000.00 CHF
Chairs, Invited Speakers, MDPI Guests Free Free Free
Active discounts

Group of 5: 10% discount

Note: Group size refers to the number of registered attendees in the same registration order.

Cancellation policy



Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 100 CHF is retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund


Disclaimer

In the unlikely event that MDPI deems it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Beware of unauthorized registration and hotel solicitations

Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ICM 2024 and that we are not associated with any hotel agency (other than those listed on the conference website). While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ICM 2024 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Insurance

The organizers do not accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property incurred as a result of participation in ICM 2024. Delegates are advised to arrange appropriate insurance to cover travel, cancellation costs, medical, and theft or damage of belongings.

MDPI Conference Admissions Policy

  • All registered conference delegates are asked to always wear their badges throughout the conference.
  • Conference sessions, the catering area, and the poster area are solely restricted to badge holders. Any person attending these areas without a badge will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Badge holders must not allow their badges to be worn by anyone else. Any failure to do so is likely to lead to the badge holder and the person wearing the badge being removed from the premises.
  • Press badges are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, broadcasters, and web bloggers associated with the conference subject area. Members of the press may be asked to produce accreditation in the form of a photocopy of a recognized press or media card, a business card, a letter from the editor, or an official web address linking to a press release in order to verify their position.
  • Photographs and videos may be taken during the conference. Anyone attending the conference consents to such photography and filming without compensation and confirms that the Organizers shall be entitled to use such photographs and videos, which may include photographs and videos of visitors, for the purpose of marketing the conference in the future and for exploitation in any and all media, without liability.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Currencies accepted by this event

Swiss francs (CHF) ,  Euros (EUR) ,  US dollars (USD) ,  Pounds sterling (GBP) ,  Japanese yen (JPY) ,  Canadian dollars (CAD) and Singapore dollars (SGD)

Conference Dinner




Thursday, 26 September 2024, 7:00 pm CEST

We are pleased to invite you to join us at our Conference Dinner at Markthalle, a delightful indoor food market with stalls serving cuisines from around the world. It is conveniently located at the other end of Basel SBB railway station, and is a quick ten-minute walk from the event venue.

Hungry for Variety? How Does an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner Sound?

Flexibility will be the mainstay of our event there, with an all-you-can-eat dinner featuring small meals from any of the stalls and cuisines on offer, along with wine and your choice of a drink from the HausBAR. A casual dinner with friends new and old under the twinkling Markthalle dome is sure to make it an evening to remember.

Curious About the Dinner Option? Here's How to Reserve Your Seat:

The dinner is for an additional fee of 60 CHF, which can be added to your registration during the registration process. Simply select the dinner as a registration extra while you fill out your registration page. Please note that registrations onsite will not be possible.

"Under the unique historic dome of the Markthalle Basel, a large food market with 25 restaurants and 6 bars has been pulsating for 10 years. Public and private events, as well as numerous markets, complement and enchant the place anew every day."


Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Venue

Basel

Sitting on the banks of the Rhine River, Basel's history can be traced back to Roman times, making it a city steeped in tradition. The medieval period witnessed Basel's rise as a significant cultural and economic hub in Central Europe. The Old Town, with its cobbled streets and ancient buildings, showcases the city's grandeur from the 13th to the 15th centuries.

The 20th century witnessed transformative urban development across Basel, with a notable landmark being the Kleinbasel district. This area features striking architectural gems that reflect Basel's unique blend of tradition and modernity. Notably, the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron contributed to the city's contemporary skyline.

In 2008, Basel gained international recognition as a hub for contemporary art and culture with the inauguration of the Fondation Beyeler. This museum, designed by Renzo Piano, encapsulates Basel's commitment to both preserving its rich heritage and embracing contemporary artistic expressions.

Basel is a haven for art enthusiasts, boasting world-class museums like the Kunstmuseum and the Vitra Design Museum. The city offers a delightful array of open-air markets, dining establishments, boutiques, and historical churches. It is remarkably pedestrian-friendly, and a well-structured tram system efficiently connects residents and visitors to the city's many attractions.

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org or visit www.basel.com.



Conference Venue – The memox Basel Main Station

The memox Basel Main Station venue is located right next to Basel SBB station, within the Peter Merian Haus. Thanks to its central location, the building is optimally connected to the public transport network and is thus easily accessible by bus, tram, and train. Huge window fronts and an impressive atrium provide plenty of natural daylight in the venue and create a great atmosphere.

How to get there
Address: Peter-Merian-Strasse 80, 4052 Basel
  • 100m to Basel SBB train station
  • 250m to the tram stop "Peter Merian"
  • 200m to the "Post Parking Basel"
  • 200m to "Parcandi Parking Basel"



Travel

One important benefit to keep in mind when traveling to Basel is that a hotel booking gives you access to free public transit, among a range of other bonuses. Your hotel will give you a BaselCard when you check in, allowing you to access these benefits. Keep a printout of your hotel booking confirmation with you, because free transit applies even to your trip between the airport and your hotel!

By plane:


EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL)

The EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) is only 15 minutes from the city center, making Basel easy and convenient to reach. The Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport is jointly operated by France and Switzerland and offers passengers a wide range of dining and shopping options.

From the airport, you can reach the city center of Basel, which is just five kilometers away, quickly and conveniently through a number of options:

  • By bus: Bus number 50 connects the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport with the city center seven days a week. It stops in front of the Swiss railway Basel SBB station after a short 15-minute ride. From Basel SBB station, guests can walk along Centralbahnstrasse to reach Peter-Merian-Strasse 80, the conference venue, minutes away.
  • By taxi: Taxis are available 24/7 right outside the terminal building and can take you to the city center within minutes.
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
  • Direct train connections to Basel
  • Approximately 75 minutes travel time to Basel
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
  • Direct train connections to Basel
  • Approximately 3 hours travel time to Basel

By train:


Basel is an important interchange and transport hub and, with its three mainline train stations, offers excellent connections to all Swiss cities and major European cities. The Swiss railway Basel SBB station, the French railway (SNCF) station, and the Badische Bahnhof, operated by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), are all conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Basel’s railway stations enjoy frequent domestic and international services:

  • Trains from France arrive at the French regional train platforms in Basel SBB station.
  • Guests traveling from Germany can choose whether to get off at Basel SBB station or at Badischer Bahnhof near the Messe Basel exhibition center. From Badischer Bahnhof, guests can take the number 1 Dreirosenbrücke tram line departing every 15 minutes, which stops directly in front of Basel SBB station.

From Basel SBB station, guests can walk along Centralbahnstrasse to reach Peter-Merian-Strasse 80, the conference venue, minutes away.


Basel SBB station is Europe’s largest border station.

Accommodation

We want your stay in Basel during the conference to be as comfortable as possible. With that in mind, we have agreed on a discount with several hotels to make your choice of accommodations easier. Please book your accommodation online and contact the hotels directly with any issues or requests related to accommodation bookings.

We are delighted to announce that the following hotels will offer a discounted price for all ICM 2024 attendees:

Hotel
Description
How to book

Be our guest in Basel!

A city full of encounters: Basel, the city in the border triangle. Culture meets modernity and tradition meets young flair. Our Essential by Dorint Basel City is right in the middle of the Basel lifestyle. Here you will experience a stay that takes you completely into the ambience of the city on the Rhine. Enjoy a quiet location next to the Messe Basel fairgrounds, close to the airport, and within easy reach of the center. Modern rooms and apartments with a kitchenette and sofa bed ensure a relaxing stay.

Delicious Swiss and international cuisine is served in the air-conditioned, non-smoking restaurant, Côté Jardin.

Click below to book a room with preferential rates.

Urban, unique and inspiring. This is the 4-star Design & Lifestyle Hotel Nomad in the middle of Grossbasel. It’s here where locals and guests from around the world find their temporary home. Modern architecture, in combination with a homely design, characterizes the hotel with a unique charm: from the gym with sauna to the Eatery and Bar, right up to the Penthouse Suite. The heart of the Nomad is the lively Eatery. Here the food tells the stories. Stories of distant lands and hidden, adventurous places. Dishes – citations from places, which the urban nomad enjoyed on his travels – bring the guests of the Eatery together as they linger at the bar late into the night.

Click below to make your booking and use the code "MDPI24" to access preferential rates for your stay.

Enjoy the modern 4-star comfort of the Novotel Basel City. Close to the main train station and just a 15-minute drive from Basel's EuroAirport, all attractions are within easy reach. Free Wi-Fi and six state-of-the-art meeting rooms make the hotel an ideal location for business travelers. The tram will take you to the exhibition hall in just 11 minutes. Try specialties from the tri-national region in our stylish brasserie.

Click below to make your booking and use the promo code "KONF" under "Special Rates" to access the event rates for your stay.

Book your room at a great price in the new ibis Styles Basel City hotel. At ibis Styles, WIFI and breakfast are always included. The modern, bright, air-conditioned Design Rooms, with fresh colors, offer a flat-screen TV and wonderfully comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis Styles beds. The hotel's central location, only a few minutes' walk from the Basel SBB train station, makes it easy to see the sights.

Click below to make your booking and use the promo code "KONF" under "Special Rates" to access the event rates for your stay.

Book your room at the new ibis budget Basel City at an affordable price. The modern, bright rooms have AC, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis budget beds. Thanks to its central location, a few minutes away from the SBB train station, many attractions, such as St. Jakob Park and Messe Basel, can be reached on foot or by public transport. Look forward to a great stay at a fantastic price!

Click below to make your booking and use the promo code "KONF" under "Special Rates" to access the event rates for your stay.

These accommodations have been carefully chosen to provide comfort and convenience for our guests while ensuring affordability through negotiated rates. Prepare to make the most of your conference experience with our exclusive lodging options designed to enhance your stay.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations!

Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ICM 2024 and that we are not associated with any hotel agency (other than those listed above). While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ICM 2024 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Visa Information

Please note that you must apply for your own visa application. MDPI is not responsible for any visa application. However, MDPI can provide a Visa Support Letter. To be eligible for such a document, the criteria below must be fulfilled.

Visa Support Letter
  • Applicants must have paid for registration and submitted an abstract in order to get a letter of support.
  • Applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid, in-date passport that contains a photo of them.
  • Applicants must provide us with a letter of support from their institution to confirm that they support the delegate attending the meeting.
  • This must be carried out in good time before the meeting; "last minute" requests will not be processed

To access further information on visa entry, click here

Partnership Opportunities

Sponsoring

As organizers, we are excited to create an immersive and insightful conference, and we invite you to be a vital part of ICM 2024. Your support is instrumental in making this event a success. Explore our sponsorship opportunities and join us in shaping the future of materials-related research and innovation.

Find the perfect sponsorship package tailored to your budget and desired exposure in our sponsorship brochure. Simply click on the icon below to access it.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email at icm2024@mdpi.com. We appreciate your consideration!

Society Collaboration

Are you part of a society that isn't partnering with the conference? Contact us via email at icm2024@mdpi.com to discuss a possible partnership! Noteworthy detail: Members from partnering societies are granted a 20% discount on all registration fees.

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers


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