Québec City welcomes the GOLD 2022 Conference

The conference will take place at the Convention Centre located in a prime area of Québec City, Canada, surrounded by world‐class hotels and tourist attractions. The historic district of Old Québec designated a world heritage treasure by UNESCO in 1985, is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Québec City is also renowned for its famous joie de vivre, and lively streets with numerous activities.

GOLD 2022 will be the 9th edition of the International conference series, following GOLD 2018 in Paris. As a material, gold has experienced renewed interest from the scientific community during these last decades. It started with the field of catalysis by gold nanoparticles, and it is now expanding to booming scientific areas such as homogeneous catalysis, plasmonics, materials sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology and therapeutic applications. The science of gold has thus become a highly multidisciplinary field.


To keep the scientific community informed and aware of the latest advances in the field of gold for high-technology applications, the Gold 2022 committee organized a series of Webinars on each one of the main scientific topics of the conference (see below). These Webinars have contributed to the organization of the conference and its structuring in the most optimal and dynamic manner.


We look forward to welcoming you for your next conference in the beautiful City of Québec!

The Organizing Committee

Plenary Speakers

Professor at the Department of Physics, Sorbonne University, Institute of NanoSciences in Paris, France
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Research Professor, Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISQCH, CSIC-University of Zaragoza), Spain.
Ikerbasque Professor at CIC biomaGUNE, Spain

Keynote Speakers

Full Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Professor in the Department of Applied Science and Technology at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University (USA)
Photonics and Electronics, Prague
Charles W. Duncan, Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, United States
Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Project Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry for Environment, Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. Professor, Yantai Key Laboratory of Gold Catalysis and Engineering, Shandong Applied Research Center of Gold Nanotechnology (Au-SDARC), Yantai University, China.
ICMCB-CNRS, University of Bordeaux, Department of Chemistry France
The Pennsylvania State University, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine & University of Maryland Baltimore County
Professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science of The University of Tokyo, Japan
Brock Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, United States

Gold Prime Level - Featured Industrial Presentation

Consultant to the World Gold Council, UK

Gold Level - Featured Industrial Presentation

Scientific Consultant within the Johnson Matthey Chemical Catalyst Business Unit in Billingham.