Scientific Program

Program at a glance


Over the recent years the science of gold has become a highly multidisciplinary field. The conference will draw experts of different fields, from catalysis, biomedicine, organometallics, nanoparticle synthesis, plasmonics, optics and photonics, electronics, as well as precious metals purification and recycling.

  1. Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures
    •  Including: nanocages, nanostars, nanorods, nanoshells, nanourchins, nanotubes, nanodiscs and mesoporous materials
  2. Gold-containing molecular and supramolecular complexes
    • Including: organometallics, metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and nanoclusters
  3. High-purity gold synthesis and recycling
    • Including: recycling, urban mining and analytical chemistry (for high-purity gold)
  4. Catalysis
    • Including: heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis and self-cleaning surfaces
  5. Electrochemistry
    • Including: electrochemical sensors, electrochemical biosensors and enzymatic fuel cells
  6. Plasmonics (fundamentals, engineering and systems)
    • Including: plasmons, photoacoustic, photothermal, photodynamic, optoacoustic research
  7. Electronics, optics and photonics
    • Including: electronics, optics, optoelectronics, photonics, wearable electronic and wearable sensors
  8. Biomedical applications of gold: in vivo applications and technologies, injectable nanoparticles and pharmacology
    •  Including: diagnosis, therapy, cancer, cardiovascular, infectious, immunology, imaging, antimicrobial, virus, bacteria neurology, photoacoustic, photothermal, photodynamic and optoacoustic
  9. Biomedical applications of gold: sensors and devices
    • Including: biosensors, biological sensors and electrochemical sensors for biomedical applications
  10. Energy
    • Including: fuel cells, photovoltaic, solar cells, batteries, energy devices, solar energy, energy conversion and energy production
  11. Environment
    • Including: recovery, effluents, environmental technologies, bacteria, other living organisms and bioreactors in minerals processing and extractive metallurgy, green synthesis and synthesis of gold nanoparticles from plant extracts
  12. Computational approaches, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)
    • Including: computational approaches, machine learning and artificial intelligence

Important Dates

Abstract submission open
October 6, 2021

Registration start
November 3, 2021

Abstract submission deadline
March 9, 2022

Abstract acceptance notice
April 6, 2022

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 27, 2022

July 17-20, 2022