– Materials for health, energy and environment –

from the molecule to the material


This year, “Balard Conferences” honor materials and their applications in the fields of energy, environment and health. A great occasion to present the recent achievements performed within the four institutes of chemistry of Montpellier. All aspects will be covered, from the design and synthesis of materials and their precursors, to transformations into functional materials, as well as modelling and characterization.  Speakers will present their research work on membranes, geomaterials, biomaterials, nanomaterials and adaptive materials.

Organized in Montpellier (ENSCM), from the 13rd to the 16th of June 2023, our aim is to put into context the chemical society’s contributions to tackle the XXIst century challenges around the three main themes brought forward by the programmes of excellence I-Site: “to feed, to protect and to cure”.

Since 2014, “Balard Conferences” are a privileged forum, where 250 academics, including students and international experts, gather to foster scientific interactions, and to gain deeper insights around key research themes.


We welcome you to join us and share your work by presenting an oral communication and/or a poster in one of the three following topics:

1. Materials for health
2. Materials for energy
3. Materials for environment

 A poster prize will be awarded to the best poster presented at the conference!


Submission deadline for abstracts (oral communication and poster): March 13rd, 2023

Deadline registration : June 1st, 2023