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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


Call for papers! Last chance to submit!

Are you a scientist or engineer working toward a sustainable energy solution at a global level? Students through industry leading experts working at a university, in government, or in industry have been coming together since 2008 at MCARE to discuss and share solutions to this subject. Submit your abstract today to become a part of the discussion at the 7th meeting of this international conference.


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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