17 July 2020

SCI Materials Annual ECR Conference 2020

Organised by:

SCI’s Materials Science Early Career Committee

London, UK

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Our annual conference is a chance for early career materials scientists in academia and industry to come together for a day of talks, posters and presentations from industry. There is a wide mix of research varying from PhD students to established technology from big companies such as Henkel and Synthomer. Attendees will also enjoy extended networking sessions during which posters, lunch and finally a drinks reception may also be enjoyed. Our theme this year is on ‘energy materials’ as we look to explore some of the cutting-edge research in batteries, solar cell materials and fuel cells (among many others). Our aim is to engage early career researchers from all areas of research around energy materials and to foster relationships and potentially productive future collaborations.

This event will appeal to early career researchers and academics working in the field of energy materials, battery materials and storage materials.

The full programme will be announced in due course.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This event is free to attend.

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Confirmed Speakers

Keynote: Prof Vin Dhanak, University of Liverpool
Keynote: Prof Emma Kendrick, University of Birmingham

Organising Committee
  • Mark Isaacs, SCI / HarwellXPS / University College London
  • Chris Parlett, SCI / Manchester University / Diamond Light Source
  • Shereen Aboarkaba, SCI / Synthomer
  • Hatem Amli, SCI / University of Lincoln
  • Leanne Jones, SCI / University of Liverpool
  • Jack Swallow, SCI / University of Liverpool
  • Isidro Cobo-Cardenete, SCI / Henkel
Call for papers

Contributions are invited from those working in all areas of composites manufacture, research, development, commercialization and use. There are three options:

• Oral paper (15 minutes talk and 5 minutes questions)
• Poster with 5 minute flash talk (5 slides max / 5 minutes max)
• Poster without flash talk

An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words indicating title, authors and preference for presentation option (Oral, Flash or Poster) should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Sunday 31 May 2020 with the subject line “Annual ECR Conference - abstract submission” Oral presentation slots are inevitably limited and will be allocated to achieve a balanced programme. Topics may be results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere. An abstract template can be downloaded here.

Exhibition and Sponsorship
An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.