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SE-MAT International Meeting 2021

Smartly Engineered Materials for Energy and Environment

August 8-9, 2021

SE-MAT is pleased to announce that we are hosting the first Annual International Meeting on Smartly Engineered Materials for Energy and Environment to bring together eminent professors, scientists, and industry parties to share their innovative research and technology and address the current scientific issues.

SE-MAT is planning to hold this event every year to help bring together researchers from academia, industry, research institutions, and national laboratories from a wide range of fields in chemistry, materials engineering, and chemical engineering from the USA, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and around the world.

Each meeting will have a different theme, and the 2021 meeting will focus on smartly designed materials for energy and environmental applications.

Plenary Speaker

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Ju Li


Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

Ju Li has held faculty positions at the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania and is presently a chaired professor at MIT.  His group ( investigates the mechanical, electrochemical, and transport behaviors of materials as well as novel means of energy storage and conversion. Ju is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the 2006 Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and the TR35 award from Technological Review. Ju was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, a Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2017 and a Fellow of AAAS in 2020. In 2016 Ju Li co-founded one of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Low-Carbon Energy Centers, the Center for Materials in Energy and Extreme Environments (CME).  Li is the chief organizer of MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposia that aim to develop solutions to global climate change challenges with "A-Action before 2040" and "B-Beyond 2040 technologies ( )


Professor Yury Gogotsi


Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor

Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University.

Prof. Yury Gogotsi is Distinguished University Professor and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He also serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. He received his MS (1984) and PhD (1986) from Kiev Polytechnic and a DSc degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1995. His research group works on 2D carbides and nitrides (MXenes), nanostructured carbons, and other nanomaterials for energy, water and biomedical applications. He has co-authored 2 books, more than 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited 14 books. He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in Chemistry and Materials Science, and a Citations Laureate by Clarivate Analytics.

He has received numerous awards for his research including the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, International Nanotechnology Prize (RUSNANOPrize), Ceramic Prize from the World Academy of Ceramics, European Carbon Association Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, Nano Energy award from Elsevier, R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50 Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, the World Academy of Ceramics and the European Academy of Sciences. He also served on the MRS Board of Directors, serves on editorial boards of more than a dozen of journals and is acting as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Götz Veser

Nickolas DeCecco Professor of Chemical Engineering &

Associate Director, Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh


Prof. Shengqian Ma

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry &

Welch Chair in Chemistry at University of North Texas


Prof. Brian Space

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at NC State University


Dr. Praveen Thallapally

Hierarchial Materials Team, 

Chief Materials Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Dr. Osama Shekhah

Senior Researcher Scientist and Group leader

Functional materials design, development and discovery research group

Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPM)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Dr. Mustapha Soukri

Director, Advanced Materials, RTI International


Prof. Randy Larsen

Professor & Associate Dean for Research at University of South Florida


Prof. Francesco Paesani

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

Halicioğlu Data Science Institute

San Diego Supercomputer Center

University of California, San Diego


Dr. Maciej Haranczyk

Senior Researcher, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain


Prof. Mohammad Omary

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of North Texas


Prof. Omar Farha

Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

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Prof. Mircea Dincă

W. M. Keck Professor of Energy at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Prof. Silvana Andreescu

Professor / Chair of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science / Egon Matijevic Endowed Chair / Associate Dean for Research for the School of Arts & Sciences at Clarkson University

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Dr. Carlos Peña Garay

Director del Consorcio Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc

Canfranc Underground Laboratory





Who can attend?

SE-MAT is planning to hold this event every year to help bring together researchers from academia, industry, research institutions, and national laboratories from a wide range of fields in chemistry, materials engineering, and chemical engineering from the USA, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and around the world.

The registration is free.


How to register ?

For registration, please fill the form below and we will add you to the attendee list. You will receive a registration ID prior to the meeting to join the webinar. 

Please use your official email address, we won't consider nonofficial email addresses.

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