The 5th International Workshop on Smart Materials & Structures (5th SM&S)

Marrakech, Morocco, 9-12 September 2015

General Chairs

Mohammed Es-Souni, Institute for Materials & Surface Technology, University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany

Abdelilah Benyoussef, Royal Academy of Sciences & Faculty of Sciences, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco 


The program schedule is available here!

 The abstract book is available here!
(A printed version will be handed out to each participant at the workshop desk.)

Thematic Workshop on Materials for Energy Harvesting & Storage 

Green energy is due to take a formidable share in near future, drawing momentum from sustainable materials research during the last decades. Beyond wind energy there is a mix of green energy vectors that rely heavily on advance materials research, including bulk materials, nanostructures and thin films.

While sustained efforts are made to boost the share of green energy to 40% in the next decade the issue of energy storage is still to be solved. Beyond standard techniques materials research is also at the forefront to address this issue.

The 5th SM&S will focus on state-of-the art and advances in materials for energy harvesting and storage. Specific sessions will be dedicated to following topics:

  • Oxide and composite nanostructures for light harvesting
    • Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic nanostructures
    • Nanostructures for Electrolysis
    • Dye sensitized solar cells
    • Electrode materials for fuel cells
  • Complex sulphides and organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites as photon absorbers
  • Materials and nanostructures for energy storage
    • Carbon based nanomaterials for supercapacitors applications
    • Oxide and hydroxide nanostructures for pseudocapacitor applications
    • Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
  • Thermoelectric Materials and Devices


Peer reviewed papers will be published in a special issue of Applied Physics A.
Instructions for manuscript submission
One special session on Organic Solar Cells will be organized by

Prof. Horst-G Rubahn, Nanosyd, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark
Prof. Morten Madsen, Nanosyd, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

This thematic workshop is organized together with the "International Meeting on Materials for Electronic Applications IMMEA-2015".

IMMEA 2015 addresses traditionally theoretical and practical aspects of dielectric and multifunctional materials. There will be common plenary sessions and socials events.