Plenary session

The plenary session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, 24th May and will consist of a series of three outstanding talks:

The scientific program is complemented by the plenary session, taking place on Wednesday afternoon May 24, with two outstanding speakers, Prof. Dr. Zhenan Bao, of Stanford University, USA, and Prof. Patrice Simon, of Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

This central session will continue with the EU-40 Materials Prize. The latter is a prestigious prize awarded to researchers under 40 who are showing exceptional promise for leadership and have made outstanding and innovative contributions to Materials Research in Europe.

The presentation of the Graduate Students Awards will conclude the plenary session.



16:15 - 16:30


Welcome address

Luisa Torsi
E-MRS President


16:30 - 17:10

Synthesis and applications of functional organic and polymer materials
Zhenan Bao
Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy
Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University
Shriram Center
Chemical Engineering



17:10 - 17:50



Electrochemical energy storage - supercapacitors

Patrice Simon
Université Paul Sabatier
Materials Science department
Toulouse - FRANCE



17:50 - 18:30


EU-40 Materials Prize Winner


To be announced

Your nomination package should be sent by email to (subject: eu40materials) by January 31, 2017 at the latest. More information available HERE.