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International Workshop
on Macromolecular Materials

11-14 June 2024 – SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

POLYMAT and the University of the Basque Country have initiated a series of workshops, in the framework of the FET-OPEN project 2D-INK, entitled POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT.

We cordially invite you to attend the next POLYMAT SPOTLIGHT, which will be held in San Sebastian (Spain), on June 21 (Tue) – June 24 (Fri), 2016.

POLYMAT and the University of the Basque Country initiated in 2016 a series of international workshops entitled POLYMAT Spotlight.

This workshop series aims at exploring and increasing the visibility of emerging and technologically-relevant macromolecular materials.

We cordially invite you to attend the next POLYMAT Spotlight, which will be held in San Sebastian (Spain), on June 11 (Tue) – June 14 (Fri), 2024.

Aurelio Mateo-Alonso
Workshop Chair
Ikerbasque Research Professor, POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country



Takuzo Aida


University of Tokyo

Luisa De Cola


Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

Laura Lechuga


Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Hanadi Sleiman


McGill University

Jishan Wu


National University of Singapore


Uwe BunzGermany

University of Heidelberg

Araceli CampañaSpain

University of Granada

Luis CamposUSA

Columbia University

Chunyan ChiSingapore

University of Singapore

Birgit EsserGermany

University of Ulm

David Gonzalez RodriguezSpain

Autonomous University of Madrid

Hiroyuki IsobeJapan

University of Tokyo

Qian MiaoChina

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Takashi NakanishiJapan

Japanese Institute of Materials Science

Emilio PérezSpain

IMDEA Nanoscience

Yan XiaUSA

Standford University

Wei ZhangUSA

University of Colorado


Extended deadline for abstract submission: March 24, 2024

The Scientific Program Committee invites all interested participants to contribute abstracts of scientific communications that will be peer-reviewed for their acceptance as either oral or poster presentations.

The oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes including discussions and will be allocated in between two keynote lectures.

Flash presentations are scheduled for 5 minutes and will be allocated just before the poster session.

Participants wishing to present an oral or poster presentation should submit an abstract, following the instructions below:

  1. Download here the template
  2. Prepare the abstract using the template
  3. Send your abstract as a DOC file to

Authors will be notified about the type of presentation by April 1st, 2024.


Download here the Schedule and Book of Abstracts.

June 26

  • 14:00 - 15:30 Registration
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Opening
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Dieter SchlüterEU-FET-Open Plenary Lecture

    “2D Polymers: Synthesis in single crystals and on water”

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Dirk GuldiBasque Government Plenary Lecture

    “1D and 2D Nanocarbon Materials for Solar Energy Conversion Schemes”

  • 18:00 Welcome Cocktail

June 27

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Omar YaghiFomento - San Sebastián Plenary Lecture

    “Covalent organic frameworks (COFs): Extending organic chemistry into two and three-dimensions”

  • 10:00 10:15 Javier López-CabrellesContributing Lecture 1

    “Defect-free functionalized magnetic 2D coordination polymers”

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Marta Martínez-AbadíaContributing Lecture 2

    “A Wavy and Highly Crystalline 2D Covalent Organic Framework”

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Carlos Martí-GastaldoKeynote Lecture 1

    “Charge transport in Ultrathin Films of Metal-Organic Frameworks”

  • 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:45 - 12:15 Cinzia CasiraghiKeynote Lecture 2

    “Water-based and Inkjet printable 2D-Inks: From formulation engineering to allprinted heterostructures”

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Nerea BilbaoContributing Lecture 3

    “Dynamic Covalent on-surface Chemistry at the solid-liquid interface”

  • 12:30 - 12:45 Mina MoradiContributing Lecture 4

    “Engineering of two-dimensional highly crystalline free-standing polymer networks based on calixarenes”

  • 12:45 - 13:00 Maryam EbrahimiContributing Lecture 5

    “Constructing surface-confined ordered molecular architectures from a hydroxamic acid linker molecule”

  • 13:00 - 13:30 Diego PeñaKeynote Lecture 3

    “Bottom-up Approach to Graphene Materials by Combining Organic Synthesis with Surface Science”

  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Dmitrii PerepichkaKeynote Lecture 4

    “π-Electron Conjugation in 2D Polymers”

  • 16:00 - 16:15 Ainhoa AtxabalContributing Lecture 6

    “Molecular spectroscopy in a solid-state device”

  • 16:15 - 16:30 Victor A. de la Peña O´SheaContributing Lecture 7

    “Multifunctional hybrid materials based on conjugated porous polymer for solar fuel production”

  • 16:30 - 17:00 Francesco PaolucciKeynote Lecture 5

    “Hierarchical nanostructures in multi-functional electrocatalysts for the artificial leaf”

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Flash Session
  • 18:00 Poster Session

June 28

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Andreas HirschNanoMatMol-RSEQ Plenary Lecture

    “Chemical Functionalization of Synthetic Carbon Allotropes and the Advent of Black Phosphorus”

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Manuel Melle-FrancoContributing Lecture 8

    “Predicting the Properties of Mono- and Bidimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks”

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Josep Puigmartí-Luis Contributing Lecture 9

    “Engineering controlled reaction-diffusion environments for materials synthesis”

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Felix ZamoraKeynote Lecture 6

    “Simple Clues for Imine-based Organic Frameworks Processability”

  • 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:45 - 12:15 Thomas BeinKeynote Lecture 7

    “Covalent Organic Frameworks – A Platform for Controlling Photophysical Processes”

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Craig StoppielloContributing Lecture 10

    “Microscopic analysis of pyrazine-fused conjugated microporous polymers reveals a layered mesoporous structure”

  • 12:30 - 12:45 Ali TrabolsiContributing Lecture 11

    “Multi-functional Porous Calix[n]arene Polymers”

  • 12:45 - 13:00 Lei ShiContributing Lecture 12

    “Unraveling Energy Gaps of 2D Graphene Nanoribbons and 1D Linear Carbon Chains by Resonance Raman Scattering”

  • 13:00 - 13:30 Cafer YavuzKeynote Lecture 8

    “Sustainable porous polymers for water treatment, gas capture and catalysis”

  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Ronald SmaldoneKeynote Lecture 9

    “Supramolecular Design Principles for the Synthesis of 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks”

  • 16:00 - 16:15 Maria A. Herrero ChamorroContributing Lecture 13

    “Versatile Materials based on Carbon Nanohorns and Graphene Quantum Dots for Wide Applications”

  • 16:15 - 16:30 Mohnsen AadeliContributing Lecture 14

    “Polymer-covered Graphene Sheets at Biointerfaces”

  • 16:30 - 16:45 Huilei HouContributing Lecture 15

    “Electrochemically Controlled Drug Delivery by Breaking Imine Bond of Graphene-aniline Platform”

  • 16:45 - 17:15 Stephanie SchubertKeynote Lecture 10

    “Stimuli responsive polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery applications”

  • 17:15 - 21:00 Time Slot to Enjoy San Sebastián
  • 21:00 Gala Dinner

    Restaurant Nineu
    Avenida Zurriola 1
    20002 Donostia-San Sebastian

June 29

  • 09:00 - 10:00 William DichtelThermoFisher Scientific Plenary Lecture

    “Improved Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks”

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Daniel RuizContributing Lecture 16

    “Spin Crossover in an Exfoliated 2–D Coordination Polymer and its Implementation in Thermochromic Films”

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Tanmay BanerjeeContributing Lecture 17

    “Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Covalent Organic Frameworks with Molecular Cobaloxime Co-catalysts”

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Rahul BanerjeeKeynote Lecture 11

    “Porous Framework Materials: Spheres, Films and Membranes”

  • 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Arne ThomasKeynote Lecture 12

    “Functional Microporous Polymers for Catalysis and Energy Applications”

  • 12:00 - 12:15 Francisco Garcia-CirujanoContributing Lecture 18

    “Zr(IV)-MOF confined in mesoporous silica for the activation of carbonyls: synthesis of steroid derivatives”

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Mu-Hua HuangContributing Lecture 19

    “Practical Synthesis of N-Rich Functional Porous Organic Polymers”

  • 12:30 - 13:30 Kian Ping LohEU - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Plenary Lecture

    “Recent strategies in the synthesis of 2D polymer and 2D COF”

  • 13:30 Prizes and Closing Remarks


Registration includes: name badge, delegate kit & the material of the symposium, admission to all scientific sessions, welcome and poster sessions reception, lunches, coffee breaks and gala dinner.

Late Registration – Until 22-06-2020

Registration All days pass includes: name badge, delegate kit & the material of the symposium, admission to all scientific sessions, welcome and poster sessions reception, lunches, coffee breaks and gala dinner.

Registration 1 day pass includes: name badge, delegate kit & the material of the symposium, admission to all scientific sessions, lunch ticket for one day, and coffee breaks of registration day. This registration fee is only for regular attendees (not oral contributed nor poster authors).

Students are requested to submit a copy of their valid student ID during registration.

San Sebastian is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, widely known for its exquisite gastronomy and for hosting the International Film and Jazz Festivals.

The conference will be held in the Miramar Palace built in 1893, situated opposite the Bay of La Concha with one of the most spectacular views of the city.

How to arrive

Its strategic location and excellent infrastructures make San Sebastian a place easy to reach from anywhere in the world, no matter what your method of transport.
How to arrive


Participants are advised to book rooms as early as possible, the summer season is very busy and hotels fill up quickly. There are several hotels located at walking distance from the conference venue.
Hotels near Palacio Miramar


We have pre-booked 45 rooms at several nearby hotels and residences. Discounted rates are available at the registration website until the block sells out, so don’t miss out!

“We hope POLYMAT Spotlight will cultivate new connections and collaborations”