There has been remarkable progress in the fields of photocatalysis for energy and environment, including solar fuels (CO2 capture, water splitting, etc.), photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, disinfection, self-cleaning, and photocatalytic organic synthesis. Research, development, demonstration, and commercialization in this principal field have attracted global interest from academia, government research laboratories, and industry.

The symposium will focus on the science of ceramic materials for energy and environmental technologies, and facilitate information sharing on the latest developments and industrial applications of photocatalysis. These techniques will be essential for generating renewable energy and eliminating environmental pollutants in future generations. This session will present the most current findings generated at laboratories of universities and research institutions, as well as in the field by practitioners.

Proposed sessions

  • Photocatalytic water splitting
  • Photocatalysts for environmental purification (water, air, soil)
  • Solar fuels and artificial photosynthesis
  • Photo induced self-cleaning coatings
  • Photocatalytic antimicrobial materials
  • Photocatalytic reactors and systems
  • Photoelectrochemistry, photoelectrochemical cells
  • Integrated photoelectrochemical conversion systems including perovskite solar cells
  • Photocatalytic mechanism
  • Fundamental research on nanostructured photocatalysis
  • Computation and simulation on new photocatalytic materials


  • Gang Liu, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China,
  • Lianzhou Wang, The University of Queensland, Australia,
  • Ho Won Jang, Soule University, Korea
  • Kazuhiko Maeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Francesca Toma, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Roland Marschall, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Dongling Ma, INRS, Canada