[Expired] 3rd Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis Conference

02 Mar 2018 – 05 Mar 2018, Cancun, Mexico


The replacement of fossil fuels by a clean and renewable energy source is one of the most urgent and challenging issues our society is facing today, which is why intense research is devoted to this topic recently. Nature has been using sunlight as the primary energy input to oxidize water and generate carbohydrates (a solar fuel) for over a billion years. Inspired, but not constrained, by nature, artificial systems can be designed to capture light and oxidize water and reduce protons or other organic compounds to generate useful chemical fuels. Significant progress has been made recently in artificial photosynthesis based on molecular chemistry and material science.  However, developments in these two areas have occurred more independently than what is perhaps desired. In the present meeting, we will bring together researchers in these two scientific communities to explore possible synergistic effects of “fusion” between molecular and materials systems.

Key Sessions

  1. fundamentals of light capturing and conversion
  2. water oxidation catalysis
  3. proton and CO2 reduction catalysis
  4. interfacing molecules and materials for photosynthesis
  5. complete cells for the generation of solar fuels

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to researchers from both molecular and materials communities interested in the latest findings for artificial photosynthesis. We expect to see attandance from Professors, Postdocs and Graduate Students from across these disciplines.

Learning Objectives

To exchange ideas and get updated on the state-of-the art of the field of artificial photosynthesis based on molecular and bulk as well as nanostructured materials.