Sustainable Functional Materials (SFM) 2016

A two day conference, held on the 5th and 6th April 2016, at the Spa Complex Scarborough. Organised by: Ian M. Reaney, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield and Robert Dorey, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Surrey.

What is SFM2016?

This is an inaugural symposium designed to address the scientific and technological demands of maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable Functional Materials and Device industry. It will deal with a wide range of topics including thermoelectrics; fuels cells; solar cells and dielectrics. It is designed to be of interest to industrialists, solid state physicists, solid state chemists and materials scientists interested in functional materials. It also aims to gain the perspective of industry concerning the critical sustainability and substitution issues that they perceive as paramount in the next 5-10 years.

Meeting format

Held at the Spa Complex, Scarborough, the meeting will commence at 11 am on the 5th April and will finish at 16.00 the following day. We welcome contributed presentations (15-20 mins) from all interested parties. Abstracts for presentations will be selected, to form a balanced programme, by the meeting organisers.

Registration will be £140 for academics and £100 for students. No accommodation has been reserved but is available at low cost at a wide range of hotels within Scarborough.

Located near the conference venue are a number of bed and breakfasts and hotels. For further details and to book please visit the reservation website.


Meeting chairs

  • Professor. Ian M. Reaney, University of Sheffield
  • Professor. Robert Dorey, University of Surrey

Keynote speakers

  • Professor. Clive Randall, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Prof Paula Vilarinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Professor. Andy Bell, University of Leeds
  • Jon Booth, Johnson Matthey
  • Prof Derek Sinclair, University of Sheffield
  • Dr. Emmanuel Guilmeau, CrisMat
  • Dr. Simon Hall, University of Bristol
  • Professor. Richard Murphy, University of Surrey

Speaker biographies and abstracts.

Poster session

A poster session will be held during the lunch break. Posters should be printed in portrait format, no larger than A1 size. Fixtures will be provided.

Key deadlines and registration

Abstract submission is now closed
Registration deadline has been extended to 4th April 2016

To register, please visit our online store.

For further details please contact Dr Rebecca Boston.