About CONF-MCEE 2023

The 3rd International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Engineering (CONF-MCEE 2023) is a leading annual conference. Academics, researchers, and students from across the world are all welcomed to exchange findings and ideas to draw further inspirations in these research fields.The conference is supported by faculty members from University of Washington, Tohoku University.

CONF-MCEE 2023 encourages communication and collaboration, hoping to provide an international platform for its participants to present, share, and learn the latest advance and development of materials, chemistry and environmental engineering. It's a great opportunity to deepen your understanding in the related topics.

Best Papers

Thanks to the efforts and contribution of all sides, CONF-MCEE 2023 has been successfully held online. We have received plenty of high-quality papers from authors worldwide. After several rounds of peer review, the following paper has been selected as the best paper of CONF-MCEE 2023

  • The Impact of Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production on the Environment from a Life Cycle Perspective
    by Ouhang Gong

  • An Experimental Study for Evaluating the Sound Absorption Coefficient of Polylactic acid Electrospun Nonwoven
    by Ayben PAKOLPAKÇIL

  • Estimation of Excess Gibbs Free Energy of Multicomponent Biofuel Mixtures of Butan-1-ol Using Machine Learning Methods Based on Modified Raoult’s Law Models
    by N M Buenaobra, G A Madlangbayan, K T A Ong, L A Rovillos and B Doma Jr

It is a real pleasure to receive and publish so many excellent works in the conference proceedings. We are looking forward to more fine pieces submitted to future conferences.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Materials Science and Engineering

  • Advanced Nanomaterials and Graphene
  • Advanced Materials Processing and 3D Printing
  • Emerging Materials
  • Electric and Magnetic Materials
  • Glasses, Ceramics and Composites
  • Material Thermodynamics
  • Optic and Acoustic Materials
  • Semiconductors and Super Conductors
  • Advanced Materials and Technologies
  • Biomaterials
  • Energy Materials
  • Functional Materials
  • Material Mechanics and Structure
  • Metal and Alloy
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Smart Materials and Structures

Chemical Science and Technology

  • Modelling Simulation and Optimization
  • Mass Transfer as Separation Processes
  • Physical and Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena and IPC
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
  • Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refineries
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Process Heat Transfer
  • Nano-Chemistry and Nanotechnology

Environmental Engineering

  • Pollution Treatment Technology
  • Energy Technologies
  • Geography
  • Pollution Control
  • Sustainability Technology
  • Waste Management
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Oceanography Physics
  • Soil Science

Important Dates

Conference Date

Mar 18, 2023

Submission & Payment Deadline

Type Early Bird Submission Regular Submission Late Submission
Paper Submission October 10, 2022 February 3, 2023 March 10, 2023
Notification of Acceptance 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Registration & Payment October 31, 2022 February 17, 2023 March 24, 2023

Review Process

The submission will first be reviewed for its topic and length, then go through an originality check. The peer-review process will begin soon after the paper is found to be qualified. The paper will be sent to have a double-blind peer review by 2 reviewers. They will judge the paper based on the theme, coverage, innovation, integrity, depth, and language. If the paper is accepted, notification of acceptance and review comments will be sent to the author via email. The actual review time may be different under certain situations.


Conference Proceedings

The paper accepted by CONF-MCEE 2023 will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS) (Print ISSN 1742-6588) or Applied and Computational Engineering (ACE) (Print ISSN 2755-2721). They will be submitted to Scopus, Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Crossref, Portico, Engineering Village (Inspec), Google Scholar and other databases for indexing.


We call for excellent papers and review them according to the requirements of each journal. Qualified submissions will be directly recommended for publication in the following journals or corresponding Special Issues. The journals listed below will be indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI)/Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) and/or Social Science Citation Index (SSCI):

  • Langmuir [Impact Factor: 3.882; JCR - Q2 (Chemistry, Multidisciplinary); CiteScore: 6.2]
  • Nanomaterials [Impact Factor: 5.719; JCR - Q1 (Physics, Applied); CiteScore: 6.6]
  • Materials [Impact Factor: 3.748; JCR - Q1 (Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering); CiteScore: 4.7]
  • Chemosensors [Impact Factor: 3.748; JCR - Q1 (Instruments & Instrumentation); CiteScore: 3.4]
  • Energies [Impact Factor: 3.252; JCR - Q3 (Energy & Fuels); CiteScore: 5.0]
  • Polymers [Impact Factor: 4.967; JCR - Q1 (Polymer Science) ; CiteScore: 5.7]


The 2nd International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Engineering (CONF-MCEE 2022) was held online from May 19 to 25. This conference was planned to be held at Stanford but finally moved online due to the pandemic. The accepted papers will be published in Proceedings of SPIE (Print ISSN 0277-786X). Professor Martyn McLachlan from Imperial College London, Professor Anthony B. Dichiara from University of Washington, and Professor Zoltan K. Nagy from Purdue University have given keynote speeches on related topics of materials, chemistry, and environmental engineering. Also our authors were invited to deliver an oral presentation at the virtual conference. Questions from the audience were collected and answered by the presenters. This conference provided the participant good opportunities to exchange ideas and build networks, and it will lead to the further collaborations between both universities and other societies.


Martyn McLachlan

Martyn McLachlan, Ph.D.

Professor of Thin Films, Interfaces and Electronic Device, Department of Materials, Imperial College London

Martyn McLachlan is the current Director of the EPSRC-SFI funded Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials and is the Deputy Senior Tutor for the Faculty of Engineering. His research focusses on deriving an understanding of the relationships between composition, structure, and processing in solution processable electronic materials. Of particular interest are the roles of defects, electronic and structural, on measured device and thin film characteristics. He has more recently developed activities based on interfacial and near interfacial characterisation in perovskite solar cells, deriving a fundamental understanding of structure-processing-property relationships in these materials with an objective of targeting inherent instabilities and lifetime issues. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers (h = 32) in the area of materials chemistry and has 2 patent filings.

Title of Speech: Understanding Structure, Composition and Performance Relationships in Perovskite Solar Cells

Anthony B. Dichiara

Anthony B. Dichiara, Ph.D.

Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor, University of Washington

Dr. Anthony B. Dichiara is a Weyerhaeuser-Endowed Assistant Professor of Bioresource Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle WA. His research encompasses every aspect related to the sustainable design and engineering of advanced materials, from the synthesis and characterization of innovative bio-sourced nanoparticles to their assembly, both in the laboratory and large-scale facilities, into multifunctional composites with exceptional performance in catalytic, environmental, and electronic applications. His research production includes over 50 peer-reviewed publications in higher impact journals, 5 journal covers, 1 book chapter, and 5 patents and disclosures with 2 being licensed for commercialization purposes.

Title of Speech: Cellulose-Based Flexible Materials for Emerging Multifunctional Liquid Sensing

Zoltan K Nagy

Zoltan K Nagy, Ph.D.

Professor at Purdue University, Research Professor Position at Loughborough University

Zoltan K Nagy is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and holds a research professor position at Loughborough University, UK. Dr Nagy has 20 years of experience in advanced process control, process analytical technologies, crystallization modeling and control approaches and advanced control of particulate systems. He has published over 250 peer reviewed journal, 300 conference papers, 5 patents, co-founded 2 companies, and has received awards and best paper prizes for his work in the areas of crystallization and control from IEEE, IFAC, European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Council of Chemical Research, Royal Academy of Engineering and the European Research Council.

Title of Speech: Smart Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

Baabak Ashuri

Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D.

Professor in Schools of Building Construction, and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Fellow of Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech

Dr. Ashuri's research and teaching occupy a distinctive position in the Georgia Tech landscape, bridging the fields of building construction, civil and environmental engineering, economics, and operations research. His work has focused on Data Analytics and Economic Decision Analysis for the Built Environment with important contributions in the areas of construction analytics, investment evaluation methods, risk analysis, innovative project delivery, and valuation of green-energy investments. Dr. Ashuri has 184 publications in these fields, including 55 refereed journal articles, 82 peer-reviewed conference papers, 44 research reports and guidebooks, 1 co-edited book, and 2 referred book chapters. Dr. Ashuri has given keynotes and invited lectures in England, China, Chile, Croatia, Bolivia, and Scotland, as well as numerous places in the U.S.

Title of Speech: Investment Decision Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources for Existing Buildings

Prasanta Kalita

Prasanta Kalita, Ph.D.

Professor in the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Presidential Fellow of the University of Illinois System

Dr. Prasanta K. Kalita is a Professor and Distinguished Teacher Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and serves as the leader of Soil & Water Resources Engineering program of the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department. He is a Presidential Fellow of the University of Illinois System and provides leadership to the UIUC team on "Environment and Water" theme through the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). He is the Director of the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium (a multi-institutional research program funded by the USAID). He served as the Associate Dean of Academic Program and the Honors Dean, as well as the Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss. A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Indian Society for Agricultural Engineering (ISAE), Dr. Kalita's areas of research include water resources engineering and management and environmental sustainability, climate change and mitigation, food security, and water quality and non-point pollution control. He is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and international engagement. He has worked extensively in educational development and capacity building, water resources, food production, and food security issues around the world. He has published more than 150 articles in journals and conferences and served as editor-in-chief and associate editor for three international journals. His career is marked impressively by over 40 honors and awards recognizing educational excellence, research excellence, and outstanding service and leadership.

Title of Speech: Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability - A Global Perspective