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Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) 2018


August 20-23, 2018 | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel | Vancouver, BC Canada


NEW!  Download the final program or connect to the Itinerary Planner to plan a personal schedule for your time at the conference.


Schedule information for speakers was sent by email.  If you have not received the information, contact Marilyn Stoltz – mstoltz@ceramics.org.


Meeting Description

Materials Challenges in Alternative Renewable Energy (MCARE 2018) is organized to bring together leading global experts from universities, industry, research and development laboratories, and government agencies to collaboratively interact and communicate material technologies that address development of affordable, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and renewable energy conversion technologies. This cutting edge international conference features plenary and invited talks, thematically-focused technical sessions, and poster presentations, enabling participants to network and exchange ideas with professional peers and acclaimed experts.


Technical Program

MCARE 2018’s scientific and technical scope is to discuss, exchange ideas, and learn about new advances and research results in materials, energy, and environmental technologies. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Materials and process challenges for sustainable nuclear energy
  • Materials challenges in perovskite and next generation solar cells
  • Sustainable, eco-friendly advanced materials and nanodevices
  • Materials for solar fuel production and applications, and more!

Visit our technical program page for detailed descriptions of each symposium slated for the event.   


MCARE 2018 Co-Chairs



Dr. Steven C. Tidrow

Alfred University


Dr. Yoon-Bong Hahn

Chonbuk National University


Dr. Sanjay Mathur

University of Cologne



Dr. Michitaka Ohtaki

Kyushu University



Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

Rochester Institute of Technology





The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.  

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