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Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2020 (MCARE 2020) combined with the 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2020) – RESCHEDULED


July 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am PDT
July 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Bellevue, WA United States + Google Map

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In light of recent events related to the coronavirus known as COVID-19, The American Ceramic Society is announcing that the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2020 (MCARE 2020) combined with the 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2020) is being rescheduled for July 18–23, 2021. The conference will remain at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington in 2021.

The decision to cancel this year’s meeting is based on guidance from the WHO and the CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venue.

Please note, if you have submitted an abstract for this conference, it will be carried over to 2021 unless you contact us to withdraw your submission.

We appreciate the efforts of our partners, the Energy Harvesting Society (EHS), as well as the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE), as well as our organizers and volunteers, and vendors to work with us and respond to a fast-changing situation in a way that allows us to continue to serve our members and mission. We apologize for this inconvenience; however, we believe that rescheduling this meeting will protect the health of our attendees and staff members.

On behalf of our leaders, we extend the Society’s best wishes for health.



MCARE 2020

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2020), organized by The American Ceramic Society and its new Energy Materials and Systems Division, is a premier forum to address opportunities of emerging material technologies that support sustainability of a global society. MCARE 2020 brings 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. If your research seeks sustainable energy solutions on a global scale, you should attend this conference.

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. The conference atmosphere engages and promotes the participation of scientists and engineers of all ages to include students and early-stage researchers.

Abstracts are solicited from interested and committed individuals from academia, national laboratories, industries, and start-up companies in the technology symposia listed in this Call for Papers.

MCARE 2020 organizing co-chairs
Gabrielle Gaustad
Alfred University, U.S.A.
Steven C. Tidrow
Alfred University, U.S.A.
Sanjay Mathur
University of Cologne, Germany
Yoon-Bong Hahn
Jeonbuk National University, Korea
Eva Hemmer
University of Ottawa, Canada
Energy Materials and Systems Division Leadership

Chair:  Armin Feldhoff, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Vice chair:  Kyle Brinkman, Clemson University, USA
Secretary:  Krista Carlson, University of Utah, USA
Program Committee Chair:  Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Canada

EHS 2020

Since its inception, the EHS workshop has been highly successful in bringing the academic community from around the world together to openly discuss and to exchange ideas about energy harvesting. Those researching energy harvesting know it has become the key to the future of wireless sensor and actuator networks for a variety of applications, including monitoring of temperature, humidity, light, and location of individuals in a building, chemical/gas sensor, structural health monitoring, and more. Join us to share your research in this area and to freely discuss and network with colleagues from around the globe interested in energy harvesting solutions.

This 4th annual meeting will feature plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed talks within the following topical areas:

  • Energy harvesting (piezoelectric, inductive, photovoltaic, thermoelectric, electrostatic, dielectric, radioactive, electrets, etc.)
  • Energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, microbial cells, etc.)
  • Applications (structural and industrial health monitoring, human body network, wireless sensor nodes, telemetry, personal power, etc.)
  • Emerging energy harvesting technologies (perovskite solar cells, shape memory engines, CNT textiles, thermomagnetics, bio-based processes, etc.)
  • Energy management, transmission, and distribution; energy-efficient electronics for energy harvesters and distribution
  • Fluid-flow energy harvesting
  • Solar–thermal converters
  • Multi-junction energy harvesting systems
  • Wireless power transfer
EHS 2020 co-chairs
Shashank Priya
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Jungho Ryu
Yeungnam University, Korea
Yang Bai
University of Oulu, Finland

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.