31st July-3rd August, 2017, Brisbane 

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The Scope of the Symposium

As global population growth and economical development continue to ramp up, sustainable energy supply is emerging among the top issues and challenges for humanity. In addressing this challenging issue, innovative materials are essential enablers for efficient energy conversion and energy storage systems. As a satellite symposium of the Centenary RACI, IChemE and Carbon Conference on 23-28th July in Melbourne, this symposium aims to bring together a number of top scientists from various countries to discuss the latest advances in functional materials for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies. The main objective of the symposium is to promote international cooperation and partnership between world leaders in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnology for clean energy applications. The topics in the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Low dimensional nanomaterials design and developments
  • Nanostructured photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical devices for solar fuel production and environmental remediation
  • Innovative semiconductor materials for new generation solar cells including perovskite, thin films and organic solar cells.
  • Nanostructured electrode materials for efficient energy storage systems including rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors 
  • New nanomaterials for electrocatalysis and fuel cell applications
  • Other types of renewable energy conversion and storage systems including thermoelectric conversion
  • Computational nanomaterial science

Brisbane city

Symposium Program

Please download the detailed symposium program here

Confirmed Plenary Speakers  

Prof. Rose Amal, University of New South Wales, ARC Laureate Fellow, FAA, FTSE

Prof. Huiming Cheng, Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Shixue Dou, University of Wollongong, FTSE

Prof. Max Lu, University of Surrey, FAA, FTSE

Prof. Shouhua Feng, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin University

Prof. Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, FAA, FTSE

Prof. Paul Mulvaney, ARC Centre Director, University of Melbourne, FAA, FRSC, FRACI

Prof. Lei Jiang, Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dongyuan Zhao, Academician, Fudan University

Prof. Huakun Liu, University of Wollongong, FTSE

Prof. Akihiko Kudo, Tokyo University of Science


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Confirmed Keynote Speakers 

Prof. Udo Bach, Monash University

Prof. Wenlong Cheng, Monash University

Prof. Ian Chen, Deakin University

Prof. Jun Chen, Nankai University

Prof. Zaiping Guo, University of Wollongong

Prof. Liejin Guo, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Prof. Zheng Hu, Nanjing University

Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Dr. Esther Levy, Editor, Advanced Materials, Wiley

Prof. Feng Li, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Hong Liu, Shandong University

Prof. Guowen Meng, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Science 

Prof. Qingbo Meng, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science 

Prof. Ken Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. Wencai Ren, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Shizhang Qiao, University of Adelaide

Prof. Jieshan Qiu, Dalian University of Technology

Prof. Zhiyong Tang, National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, CAS

Prof. Xun Wang, Tsinghua University

Prof. Guoxiu Wang, University of Technology, Sydney

Prof. Qiang Xu, AIST, Japan

Prof. Shuhong Yu, University of Science & Technology of China

Prof. Huijun Zhao, Centre Director, Griffith University

Prof. Jin Zhang, Peking University

Prof. Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University

Prof. Yongfa Zhu, Tsinghua University 

Prof. John Zhu, the University of Queensland

Prof. Yue Zhang, Beijing University of Science and Technology

Prof. Jinshu Wang, Beijing University of Technology


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Invited Speakers

Prof. Gunther Andersson, University of Flinders

Prof. Debra Bernhardt, the University of Queensland

Prof. Jun Chen, University of Wollongong

Prof. Yu Chen, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Gavin Conibeer, University of New South Wales

Prof. Zhigang Chen, University of South Queensland

Dr. Shulei Chou, University of Wollongong

A/Prof. Aijun Du, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. Jinhong Du, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Yujie Feng, Harbin Institute of Technology

Prof. Ian Gentle, University of Queensland

Prof. Shaojun Guo, Peking University

A/Prof. Jun Huang, University of Sydney

A/Prof. Patrick Howlett, Deakin University

Prof. Pengxiang Hou, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Jung-Ho Kim, University of Wollongong

Prof. Zhaosheng Li, Nanjing University

Prof. Shaoqin Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology

A/Prof. Jian Liu, University of Surrey, UK

Prof. Qiaowei Li, Fudan University

Prof. Francesca Iacopi, University of Technology Sydney

Prof. Attila Mozer, University of Wollongong(Tentative)

Dr. Yun Hau Ng, The University of New South Wales

A/Prof. Jenny Pringle, Deakin University

Prof. Shaohua Shen, Xi'an Jiaotong University

A/Prof. Takuya Tsuzuki, Australia National University;

A/Prof. Antonio Tricoli, Australia National University

A/Prof. Yasuhiro Tachibana, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Prof. Yongbing Tang, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

Prof. Shaobin Wang, Curtin University

Prof. Zhongsheng Wang, Fudan University

Prof. Jiazhao Wang, Universtiy of Wollongong

A/Prof. Hongxia Wang, Queensland Universtiy of Technology

Prof.Yujie Xiong, University of Science and Technology of China

Prof. Jian Yang, Shandong University

Prof. Eddie Shanqing Zhang, Griffith University

A/Prof. Ziqi Sun, Queensland University of Technology

Prof. Chuanlai Xu, Jiangnan University

A/Prof. Chuan Zhao, The University of New South Wales

Prof. Xu Zong, Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Xiwang Zhang, Monash University

Prof. Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University

Prof. Junchao Zheng, Central South University

A/Prof. Zijian Zheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Dr Dawei Su, University of Technology Sydney

Prof. Nunzio Motta, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Ruth Knibbe, the University of Queensland

Prof. Yuan Lin, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr Ardalan Armin, The University of Queensland

Dr Mega Kar, Monash University

A/Prof. Qin Li, Griffith University

Prof. Wen He, QiLu University of Technology

Dr. Xingdong Wang, CSIRO


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Organising Committee

Chair: Prof. Lianzhou Wang, University of Queensland

Co-Chair: Prof. Alan Rowan, AIBN director, University of Queensland

Co-Chair: Professor Dan Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Co-Chair: Prof. Gang Liu, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Professor Debra Bernhardt, The University of Queensland

Professor Ian Gentle, The University of Queensland

Prof. Chris Greig, the University of Queensland

Dr Yang Bai, The University of Queensland

Dr Delai Ye, The University of Queensland

Dr Bin Luo, The University of Queensland

Dr Muxina Konarova, The University of Queensland

Dr Ruth Knibbe, the University of Queensland

Dr Yun Hau Ng, The University of New South Wales

Ms. Cheryl Berquist, The University of Queensland

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Registration fee: $700;

Early Bird: $600 (Until 1st June);

Student: $400;


Abstract Submission

Please submit all the abstracts to isecsm2017@uq.edu.au

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th May 2017 (2 weeks extention and now it will be 1st June)

Abstract requirements: Word file, 100-200 words, maximium 1 figure, plus a short bio and photo. Please download the abstract template (DOCX).


Invitation Letter

For VISA application purpose, please contact Mr. Cheryl Berquist c.berquist@uq.edu.au or ISECSM2017 isecsm2017@uq.edu.au for arranging invitation letters.


Poster Session

There will be a poster session during the symposium. The organising committee will select up to 6 best poster awards during the symposium which will be supported by Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley and Australian Nanotechnology Network 

The winners will receive the RSC supported certificates and cash/book voucher.

Size of poster: 120 cm height * 90 cm width.


Venue and Travel Information

(1) Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane

Address: 152 Alice St, Brisbane City Qld 4001. 

Phone: (07) 3221 3411 


Layout of Symposium Locations 


(2) The University of Queensland

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), Level 1 Seminar room

AddressBuilding 75, Cnr College Rd & Cooper Rd, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072

From Airport to Royal On The Park Hotel Brisbane

Option 1: Taxi.

Around 20 min, $50-60 AUD. Taxi ranks are conveniently located at both the International and Domestic Terminals.

At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.

At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2.

For Taxi Bookings phone 131008 (Brisbane - Black & White Cabs) or 13 1924 (Yellow Cabs Pty Ltd), if you are out of the local area, call Black & White Cabs on (07) 3860 9904.

Online Taxi Booking:




Option 2: Train (Airport Line).

Walk around 5 min, 400 m from Airport Arrival Hall to the Domestic/International Airport Station (Platform 1), and then take the Airtrain for around 25 min to Central Station in Brisbane City, and then walk 12 min, 1.1 km to the hotel.


For the ticket choices, please refer to



 From Royal on the Park Hotel to UQ

Option 1: Drive or Taxi

Around 10 min driving along the Coronation Drive Street from the hotel to AIBN, The University of Queensland. (Building 75, Corner of College Rd & Cooper Rd, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072)

Option 2: Bus

Walk around 13 min, 950 m from the hotel to 412 bus station (see map) in Roma Street Stop 138 near Ann St, and then take bus 412 (every 10 min) for around 15 min to the University of Queensland Station, and then walk around 5 min to AIBN, building 75 in UQ.


Option 3: Citycat

The Brisbane CityCat is a public transportation mode servicing a linear route consisting of 17 terminals from The University of Queensland to Northshore Hamilton. Travel via the CityCat provides a unique experience.

From QUT garden Points (Marked in the map of next page) to UQ St Lucia


Customs House (Banquet, 7pm-10pm, 1st August)

Address399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Around 1.2 km and 16 min by walk from Royal on The Park Hotel to Customs House (See map below)

Landmark Restaurant (Invited speakers’ Dinner, 6pm-9pm, 2nd August)

Address Located in: Sunnybank Plaza

Buses have been scheduled from Royal on The Park Hotel to Landmark Restaurant (Around 13 km and 15min by Bus).

Muster Point:  Lobby of Royal on The Park Hotel 



Besides the Royal on the Park Hotel, there are quite a few other hotels nearby in Brisbane city to stay such as Hilton, Sofitel, CapriIbis, OaksThe Great Southern Hotel, Mantra for your option. Please click on the hotels you like for more information.


About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia with a population of 2.3 million. It offers an all-year-round climate ideal for holidays and tourism. Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Roma Street Parkland and the City Botanic Gardens etc. South Bank is an artificially-created beach and parklands area along the banks of the Brisbane River, opposite the CBD, which hosted the 1988 World Expo and more recently the 2014 G20 World Leaders Summit.

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary. If you have the time for day trips, there are many fun things to do on the world famous beach city, Gold Coast, one hours driving from south of Brisbane. There you will find a lot of beautiful beaches such as Surfers’ paradise and many theme parks including Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet and Wild. Travelling north of Brisbane, there is the fabulous Sunshine Coast, a mecca for beaches and home to Australia Zoo, the creation of the famous Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin. Learn more about Brisbane.








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