As novel materials will play a key role in science and technology in the 21st century, the objectives of this symposium series are in providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientists engaged in the full spectrum of research, development, application, and to discuss the current status and recent developments of these materials with a focus on the chemistry and practical approaches.  In addition, the meeting will provide an opportunity to overview the field by covering a wide range of topics.  

Themes have been selected to accommodate a wide range of interests to facilitate interdisciplinary interactions in both academic fields and industrial science and technology.

MAM (Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials) is a series of conferences which is organized by Prof. Dr. Dr. K.E. Geckeler.  MAM-14 is the 7th conference in this series which will be held at Johannesburg, South Africa from 23 to 27 November 2014.

Format of symposium

The symposium comprises of world-class plenary presentations, invited lectures, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, an insightful exhibition and numerous other contributions.  The scientific programme will be published shortly.

Aim and scope

The symposium provides an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their research on an international platform.  It also provides a venue for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss collaborative research and business developments.  A panel of international experts will discuss and address possible avenues to bridge the gap between research and development.  Conference attendees will receive a copy of the proceedings that contains all accepted papers.

This symposium will include emerging research related to macro- and supramolecular architectures and materials, with structures not limited to nanosystems and technologies.  The symposium will also address venture investments, which takes results, from laboratory to product.  There will be a workshop session that precedes the symposium.


Themes covered in the previous MAM series will be retained while there is opportunity for new areas to be explored.

  • Industrialisation of nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology education
  • Nanotechnology and biomedicine
  • Modelling and electronics
  • Risk assessment and regulation
  • Materials chemistry and analysis
  • Design and development
  • Material functionalizations
  • Macro- and supramolecular architectures