December 13-16, 2022

Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry

Marrakech, Morocco

Linking the World Through Chemistry

Submission Deadline: April 4, 2022

List of Topics
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The Many Faces of Polyphenolic Compounds

Polyphenolic compounds (PPCs) offer a virtually untapped innovation reservoir for creating bioinspired, sustainable materials for energy storage and conversion and for designing functional i… Read More

Polyphenolic compounds (PPCs) offer a virtually untapped innovation reservoir for creating bioinspired, sustainable materials for energy storage and conversion and for designing functional interfaces between living organisms and electronics (10.1126/science.1241562). PPCs are omnipresent in soil, plant tissue, and in the melanin pigments produced by nearly all organisms. They are biocompatible, biodegradable, exhibit innate conductivity, high affinity for metal ions, and diverse redox reactivity. They also absorb, transport, and dissipate energy from across the electromagnetic spectrum, presenting innovative opportunities for photothermal and battery materials. Standing in the way of these translational applications is ignorance of how the fundamental chemical building blocks of PPCs are assembled (i.e., a fully atomistic structural description is lacking). Unlike DNA and proteins, which are assembled from nucleobases and amino acids by enzymes in a meticulous, assembly line manner, PPCs are produced by rapid autoxidation reactions that involve free radicals. Additionally, both covalent and non-covalent structures likely form simultaneously. PPC heterogeneity, non-crystallinity, and insolubility conspire to obscure the final hierarchical structures, creating a knowledge gap about how the small molecule precursors are transformed into PPCs. This symposium will bring together a diverse range of experts investigating PPCs, with the aim of sharing recent progress and charting future directions to better understand this enigmatic branch of materials science.
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Jean-Philip Lumb

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Drug Discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 20 diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These are major public health problems in several developing countries, as indicate… Read More

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 20 diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These are major public health problems in several developing countries, as indicated in the 2021-2030 WHO roadmap on NTDs. NTD drug discovery has shifted from traditional to modern strategies combining medicinal chemistry, molecular and structural biology, phenotypic and molecular assays, molecular modeling, and other multidisciplinary approaches. The current available drugs are limited and inadequate for the majority of these diseases, and, therefore, there is an urgent need for new treatments. This Symposium will discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in developing new drugs to treat these diseases and highlights some recent progress.
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Adriano D. Andricopulo

Leonardo L. G. Ferrerira

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Sustainable Path for the Chemicals & Materials Sectors

This symposium proposes to address viable, scale-able industrial processes that can sustainably manufacture large quantity commodity and/or energy intensive chemicals and materials, with red… Read More

This symposium proposes to address viable, scale-able industrial processes that can sustainably manufacture large quantity commodity and/or energy intensive chemicals and materials, with reduced energy input, waste streams, and greenhouse gas emission. Current industrial practice gaps that will be addressed include 1) reduction in fossil (i.e., underground coal, oil, and gas) energy use, 2) generation of energy and chemicals from renewable (e.g., solar capture, plant-based, algae, etc.) sources, 3) increases in process efficiency (e.g., fuel cells, lower temperature), 4) energy storage technology (batteries, hydrogen), 5) carbon capture and storage/re-use, and 6) direct use of solar energy in processes. Insight into inventories of energy sources/uses and greenhouse gas emission, regulatory challenges and incentives (carbon tax and border adjustment), and market forces, including carbon futures markets, will also be included. Two of the 2-hour sessions will be devoted to broad perspectives on major sectors (e.g., hydrogen, ammonia, cement, iron, renewable hydrocarbons, etc) and international regulatory issues and two 2-hr sessions will be devoted to narrative success stores from existing, growing technologies that are capturing market share.
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Joseph Sabol

Jingbo L. Liu

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Towards a Global Community of Transformation in Green Chemistry Education

It is unquestionable that green chemistry plays a central role in addressing global sustainability challenges, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and that … Read More

It is unquestionable that green chemistry plays a central role in addressing global sustainability challenges, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and that education plays a critical part in training the next generation of global leaders and scientists to think and act in responsible, safe and sustainable ways. However, ensuring the values, principles, practices and philosophy of green chemistry are widely adopted in global education systems requires establishing and nurturing an international community of practice of educators that can embody and drive forward the changes needed to reform global education systems. Only through this collective change and the breaking of barriers across geographic, political and systemic divides can the chemistry education community shift to one of transformation, where the practice of green chemistry becomes the global norm and the term “green chemistry” disappears. It is well known that creating such a global community of transformation requires both in-person as well as online interactions between community members. To that end, this symposium will focus on both types of interactions and will be split into two 2-hour sessions. The first session will be dedicated to talks from invited and contributed speakers across different countries within the Atlantic basin who have already been exploring ways of integrating green chemistry into their curricula and degree programs at the postsecondary level. Newcomers will be able to learn from these experts and connect with them in person. The second 2-hour session will be focused on training newcomers in the use of the beta version of the newly developed Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC), an online resource clearinghouse and central networking hub being jointly developed by Beyond Benign and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute. The symposium co-organizers will act as workshop facilitators and will guide newcomers through the use of the GCTLC, including how to create groups, collaborate on documents and share curriculum materials, maintain contact with others on the platform, and more. Attendees will be able to continue conversations related to the symposium online well after the conference has concluded, helping to foster a global community of practice.
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Jonathon Moir

Amy Cannon

Glenn Hurst

Jennifer MacKellar

Samson Alayande

Vania Zuin

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Cutting-Edge Processing Technologies to Support Regional Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Challenges & Opportunities

The African region has a well-established manufacturing industry; however, this has not translated to pharmaceutical manufacturing strength. Nearly all the active pharmaceutical ingredients … Read More

The African region has a well-established manufacturing industry; however, this has not translated to pharmaceutical manufacturing strength. Nearly all the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and biopharmaceuticals, with a few exceptions, are imported and the region has suffered from critical drug shortages. There is an industry pull towards to newer leapfrogging technologies, including continuous manufacturing, green process design and new biological expression systems, that could provide an internationally competitive production advantage to the region. The proposed symposium will discuss innovation opportunities in API process development for the production of cost-efficient drugs to supply regional health care systems and will set the stage for the Atlantic Basin Countries to discuss significant issues involving the synthesis of medicinal dug components within their developing economies.
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Dr J. Panayides

Willem A.L van Otterlo

Prof Darren L. Riley

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Fly Ash Cenospheres: A Smart material & its High End Applications

World burns trillions of tons of mineral coal for generation of power. The coal contains about 30% ash which is emitted from the Chimney of power plants. Since emission from the chimney is a… Read More

World burns trillions of tons of mineral coal for generation of power. The coal contains about 30% ash which is emitted from the Chimney of power plants. Since emission from the chimney is a great hazard, electrostatic precipitator (ESP) are used to collect the ash into silos and then made into slurry and pump to ash dykes made for each plant using thousand of acre of fertile land which becomes waste land permanently. Though ESP decreases the emission of fly ash into atmosphere, still a considerable extent goes into atmosphere and about hundred km radius of power plants receive the suspended particulates in the atmosphere leading to unhealthy level. The ash generation only from the power plants accounts in millions of tons and thousands of acres of fertile land wasted for dumping the ash. Ash particles contain silica, alumina, silicate, mullite, sillimanite and a small quantity of other oxide spinal. Currently, the stock of ash deposit into thousands of acre of land nears to billion of tons. Beside emission of CO2 in power generation, ash is among the major hazards to the environment. The ash coming out from the chimney has specific gravity of 1.8 to 2.35 and about 2-3% ash particles are hollow sphere and semi hollow sphere known as Cenosphere and Plerosphere respectively. The challenge before Scientist is to find the specific applications of Fly Ash Cenosphere as worthy as possible. Government agencies are concerned about environment and something concrete has to be achieved as per as pollution and environmental damage is being done by the power plants. The attitude of power plants is always regressive for collection of ash or cenosphere due its least bothering about any pollution consequences. Therefore, it is very important for the scientific fraternity to find the suitable and efficient applications of Fly Ash Cenosphere. Cenosphere being very light in density, these particles if dried in the ponds cause the environmental problems as it always remain in the air due to their lower specific gravity ranging from 0.6 to 0.9. Cenosphere can be a premium product harvested from ash dyke with superior process. But its recovery from ash pond is very meager owing to its poor collection due to the various factors. It can be understood from the R & D that micron and sub micron size of cenosphere makes them an excellent material for the scientists and engineers. The cenospheres have many applications as fillers, carriers, infrastructure and in high tech applications like electronics, aviation, defense equipments, insulation, thermal ceramic coatings and acoustic applications which make it a wonder material. The applications of cenospheres also can be found in Oil Well Drilling, plastics, aerospace, automobiles and nuclear waste management. The scientific development and technology like coated cenosphere with mettalic oxide/metal coating for various specific applications including silver, copper, titanium, platinum and Palladium can make it smart and high utility material of millenium.
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Dr. Diwakar Z. Shennde

Dr. Kailas L. Wasewar

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Materials for H2-based Electrochemical Energy Conversion: Fundamentals to Manufacturing

The rapidly-growing importance of hydrogen electrochemical energy conversion technologies has focused attention on novel materials, electrochemical interfaces, the transport of ions and elec… Read More

The rapidly-growing importance of hydrogen electrochemical energy conversion technologies has focused attention on novel materials, electrochemical interfaces, the transport of ions and electroactive species through electrolyte and electrode media, and their collective role in determining macroscopic electrochemical performance (current density, Faradaic efficiency, performance metrics). The discovery of new electrochemical materials and understanding of their function is both of fundamental and technological importance. This symposium focuses on materials (synthesis and characterization) and their device integration and testing. A specific area of interest will be the formation of nanoscopic interfaces between catalyst and solid polymer electrolyte that enhance chemical-to-electrical energy conversion such as those occurring in hydrogen-based water electrolysis and fuel cells. The topic includes catalysts, membranes, ionomers, related components that are critical to the function of electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices, in situ spectroscopies, computational methods for materials discovery, and advanced manufacturing. Talks will include both theoretical and experimental studies, from nano- to macroscale, from fundamental to devices. The objective of this symposium is to ‘bridge’ fundamental knowledge of materials, and electrode/solid polymer electrolyte interfaces, with electrochemical energy conversion devices, at scale.
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Steven Holdcroft

Michael Eikerling

Elena Savinova

Darija Susac

Karen Swider-Lyons

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Materials for Lithium (and post-lithium) Ion Batteries in the Atlantic Basin

This symposium is aimed to provide a forum for free exchange of ideas for the development of innovative materials for lithium-Ion Batteries and post lithium technologies, including lithium S… Read More

This symposium is aimed to provide a forum for free exchange of ideas for the development of innovative materials for lithium-Ion Batteries and post lithium technologies, including lithium Sulfur and Lithium air. Attendants will have the opportunity to interact with world-wide experts about their latest discoveries and the strategies utilized to improve energy density, cost and safety of LIB. The attendants will have the opportunity to present (oral and poster) their own developments on the synthesis, characterization and utilization of a broad range of materials (polymers, additives, inorganics and hybrids) in energy storage systems. Moreover, this forum will have the intention to study alternatives for the transformation of raw materials including lithium, minerals and additives for the countries of the Atlantic Basin.
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Guadalupe Ramos Sánchez

Miriam Marisol Tellez

Gregorio Guzman

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The Second International Symposium on Nanomaterials & Membrane Science for Water, Energy & Environment: Desalination & Reuse in the Face of Water Scarcity

The global demand for fresh and potable water will continue to increase for the foreseeable future because of the effects of climate change, in addition to population growth and increased in… Read More

The global demand for fresh and potable water will continue to increase for the foreseeable future because of the effects of climate change, in addition to population growth and increased industrialization. Viable strategies to increase the supply of useable water include desalination and water reuse. Membrane technologies can address both of these strategies to increase the amount of water for drinking, industry, and agriculture starting from both salty water and waste water. Thus, effort have to be conducted, by stakeholders, to improve the efficiency of technologies dedicated for these goals, including, in particular, researchers, membranes producers and users. After the success of the first edition of International Symposium on Nanomaterials and Membrane Science for Water, Energy and Environment organized on October 2018 in Marrakech, the Moroccan Membrane and Desalination Society (SMMD) organize a second edition of the symposium, SNMS2021, on Desalination and water Reuse face to water scarcity. The symposium aims to bring together academics, researchers and stakeholders from all active sectors in the fields of nanomaterials and membrane science.
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Saad Alami Younssi

Brahim achiou

Saad Alami Younssi

Mohamed Ouammou

Mama Elrhazi

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Catalytic Materials for Hydrogen Production & Storage

The fight against climate change is a priority issue in the world. This is why scientists and governments invest time and money to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The target from now … Read More

The fight against climate change is a priority issue in the world. This is why scientists and governments invest time and money to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The target from now until 2030 is to reduce the emission level to 37.5% compared to the 1990, and to achieve the carbon neutrality by 2050. Thus, energy production and storage is one of the main concern. Currently, one of the most promising energy carriers for achieving these goals is to develop efficient methods to produce molecular hydrogen. Hydrogen is not a primary source of energy like oil or coal. However, it is a clean fuel since its combustion only produces energy and water as a side product. Therefore, with its potential as a CO2-free fuel source, hydrogen is an important part of the energy transition. The objective of this symposium is to provide a wide view the latest developments and challenges related to hydrogen production. A particular focus will be put on the role of catalysts, in particular novel ceramic-based catalysts, and to the use of renewable materials, such as microbial, algal of forest biomass, for hydrogen production. The replacement of expensive and rare precious metals like platinum in catalytic materials with alternate low-cost and abundant elements like carbon, nitrogen and transition metals will also be addressed. This symposium also give a view on the materials used to store hydrogen. Combining these two topics on hydrogen production and storage, this symposium should attract a large audience from different backgrounds since catalytic materials design and usage involve researchers in materials science, physics, and organic and inorganic chemistry.
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François Brouillette

Adam Duong

Romain Lucas

Rachida Zerrouki

Sylvie Foucaud

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Innovative Materials for Energy & Health

The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) with Moroccan Society of Analytical Chemistry would like to propose a symposium entitled “Innovative material for Energy and health”… Read More

The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) with Moroccan Society of Analytical Chemistry would like to propose a symposium entitled “Innovative material for Energy and health”. The symposium aims at bringing together researchers, scientists, engineers, and students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Materials and Nanomaterials. The symposium will cover the usual aspects of new materials. The Main objective of this meeting is to exchange the latest, up to date information, on a whole range of new materials applied to health, food , energy, and water treatment. Speakers from different countries will present the most up-to date information on a variety of topics around this subject. The opportunity will be given for oral presentations and poster presentation,
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Mama El Rhazi

Neil Coville

Hatem ben ramdan

Eddaoudi Mohammed

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Nanotechnology & Agriculture: A Path to Global Food Security

This symposium will bring together a number of invited and contributing speakers on the topic of nanotechnology and agriculture. The underlying premise of the symposium is that nano-enabled … Read More

This symposium will bring together a number of invited and contributing speakers on the topic of nanotechnology and agriculture. The underlying premise of the symposium is that nano-enabled strategies can be developed that will effectively and sustainably increase food production at a global scale. Invited senior level speakers will serve as plenary presenters for each session, followed by a range of shorter presentations from more junior level researchers, including post-doctoral associates and graduate students. There will also be associated poster sessions where additional presenters may share their work. The end of each session will conclude with a 15–20-minute panel-type discussion where speakers interact directly with each other and the audience. The goal of the entire symposium is to generate international momentum and collaborations to forward sustainable nanotechnology for food security.
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Jason C. White

Christy Haynes

Samuel Chigome

Leonardus Vergutz

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The Convergence between AI & Science Education

The Convergence between AI and Science Artificial intelligence education can be classified into two categories: education on artificial intelligence and education using artificial intelligen… Read More

The Convergence between AI and Science Artificial intelligence education can be classified into two categories: education on artificial intelligence and education using artificial intelligence. Education on artificial intelligence is an education that guides artificial intelligence as an independent subject, and in the case of education using artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence is used in other subjects. This study proposes convergence models between AI and Science. Science learns through thinking processes of classification, exploration, and reasoning used in the process of artificial intelligence solving problems, and uses them as a basis for data. In addition, it is very suitable for using various artificial intelligence technologies such as image recognition, voice recognition, and natural language processing in the understanding or experimental process of scientific concepts. Therefore, this study classifies AI-SCIENCE convergence into knowledge, thinking, and value, and proposes convergence models based on each classification. In addition, this study analyzes the AI curriculum of elementary and secondary school in Korea and present a convergence teaching and learning model.
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Seong Joo Kang

Joo Young Lee

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Regional Cooperation in Chemistry in Asia

With the formation of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 1979, catalysed by the Science Sector of UNESCO, and the almost simultaneous creation of the first UNESCO Network for coop… Read More

With the formation of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 1979, catalysed by the Science Sector of UNESCO, and the almost simultaneous creation of the first UNESCO Network for cooperation in chemistry, the bonds of cooperation in Asia have grown in strength and diversity. The outcomes of this cooperation, and the changes over time, can be gauged both through the experiences of participants and also through bibliometric analyses of research papers that have co-authors from difference countries. Moreover, chemistry in Asia has developed to now be the epicentre of chemistry research, as measured by bibliometrics (see Spurling, Webb and Winkler, Guest Editorial in C&E News, January 2021). The symposium will bring together various contributors who have been involved with or have analysed these developments of chemistry cooperation in Asia.
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John Webb

Moneef R. Zou'bi

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Innovations in Chemical Education Across the Atlantic Basin

Innovations in education often arise in response to local challenges and opportunities. This has been especially true during the SARS-COVID pandemic, which continues to force us to confront … Read More

Innovations in education often arise in response to local challenges and opportunities. This has been especially true during the SARS-COVID pandemic, which continues to force us to confront teaching and science communication paradigms and reflect upon how they should evolve. This forum will help inspire the audience to consider unique education strategies arising from a diversity of perspectives.
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Timothy Hanks

Carolina Lizarazo Castillo

Anil Banerjee

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Scholarly Science Communication & Public Outreach Efforts: Best Practices & Case Studies

This will be a two part symposia focusing on scholarly communication methods and strategies highlighting best practices and case studies for the professional and effective use of social medi… Read More

This will be a two part symposia focusing on scholarly communication methods and strategies highlighting best practices and case studies for the professional and effective use of social media in the digital landscape relevant in all aspects of the chemistry enterprise. The second part will emphasize science communication as a means of informal science education (ISE) at public outreach events as well as those presented as professional development for scientists and innovative networking opportunities both in-person and online as we navigate SCICOMM in 'the new normal'.
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Jennifer L. Maclachlan

Raychelle Burks

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Organic General Papers

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Organic General Papers

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Inorganic General Papers

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Inorganic General Papers

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Analytical General Papers

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Analytical General Papers

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Physical General Papers

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Physical General Papers

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Biological General Papers

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Biological General Papers

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