Topics that will be covered (non-exhaustive):

Organic and inorganic photochemistry
Direct and sensitized solar energy conversion
Photocatalysis and environmental photochemistry
Industrial applications of photochemistry and photophysics
Photoinduced energy and electron transfer
Luminescent probes, sensors and imaging
Photoactive nanoparticles and materials
Biomimetic and artificial photosynthesis
Photochromism and photoswitching
Spectroscopy and instrumentation
Supramolecular photochemistry
Photonics and metamaterials
Theoretical photochemistry
Photobiological processes



Plenary speakers

Jiro Abe (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan) Fundamentals and Applications of Fast Photochromic Materials

Hugh Burrows (University of Coimbra, Portugal) Uranyl ion photochemistry revisited

Lucia Flamigni (CNR ISOF, Italy) Functional Arrays for Light Energy Capture and Charge Separation

Miguel Garcia-Garibay (UCLA, USA) Reaction Yield Amplification by Quantum-Chain Photochemical Reactions in Crystalline Solids

Masahiro Irie (Rikkyo University, Japan) Making and Breaking Bonds With Light: Discovery and Development of Photochromic Diarylethenes Porter Medal Lecture

Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate, University of Strasbourg, France) Towards Adaptive Chemistry. Aspects of Photo-induced Processes

David Leigh (University of Manchester, UK) Making the tiniest machines

Marta Litter (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina) Mechanisms Of Removal Of Heavy Metals And Arsenic From Water By Tio2-Heterogeneous Photocatalysis International Foundation of Photochemistry Lecture

Otto Wolfbeis (University of Regensburg, D) Chemical Sensing and Biosensing Using Advanced Fluorescent (Nano) materials

Jincai Zhao (Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, China) Selective Organic Synthesis Mediated by TiO2 Photocatalysis

Invited speakers

Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu University, Japan) Molecular design for high efficiency delayed fluorescence and their application in organic light emitting diodes

Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh (NIIST, India) Photoresponsive Supramolecular Assemblies and Gels

Joakim Andreasson (Chalmers University, Sweden) Photochromic control of DNA-binding with added value

Silvia Braslavsky (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany) The history of the IUPAC Symposia of Photochemistry – A successful story

Majed Chergui (EPFL, Switzerland) Ultrafast relaxation dynamics in metal complexes: interplay of spin, electronic and structural rearrangements

Alberto Credi (University of Bologna, Italy) The eternal youth of azobenzene: new photoactive molecular and supramolecular devices and materials

Makoto Fujita (Tokyo University, Japan) Crystalline Sponge Method: X-ray Analysis without Crystallization on the Microgram Scale

Axel Griesbeck (University of Cologne, Germany) Singlet Oxygen Reactions: New Selectivity Modes and Synthetic Applications

Norbert Hoffmann (University of Reims, France) Photochemically Induced Radical Reactions with Furanones EPA – PSS Award Lecture

Marina Kuimova (Imperial College, UK) Mapping microscopic viscosity with molecular rotors: from live cells to atmospheric aerosols ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Giuseppina La Ganga (University of Messina, Italy) Artificial Photosynthesis: A Molecular Approach to Photoinduced Water Oxidation EPA – PhD Award Lecture

Jim McCusker (Michigan State University, USA) Spin Effects on Energy and Electron Transfer Processes

Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University, Japan) Plasmon-assisted Artificial Photosynthesis Systems

Fabrice Odobel (University of Nantes, France) Molecular systems to mimic the charge photoaccumulation and the Z Scheme functions of biological photosynthesis

Uwe Pischel (University of Huelva, Spain) Photochromic Switches for Advanced Molecular Information Processing

Victor Plyusnin (Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Russia) Photophysics and photochemistry of the dithiolate Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes. Processes from hundreds of femtoseconds to seconds

Will Skene (University of Montreal, Canada) Autochromes: reversible polymers for fluorescence tuning

Christiane Timmel (University of Oxford, UK) "A bird’s eye view" of cavity based absorption spectroscopy of radical pairs

Laren Tolbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Turn-on Fluorescent Sensors for Biological Applications

Claudia Turro (Ohio State University, USA) Excited States of Inorganic Complexes for Applications in Biology and Sustainable Energy

Hiroshi Uji-i (KU Leuven, Belgium) Sub-diffraction limited remote excitation of surface enhanced Raman/Fluorescence spectroscopy