(1) Green organic synthesis inluding environmental catalysts and atom-economical reaction, clean reaction process, and green chemical technologies.
(2) Efficient development and application of natural resources, especially the production of high value-added rare-earth and other functional materials.
(3) Environmental cleaning via photocatalysis including air-cleaning, wastewater treatment, and anti-bacteria etc.
The conference program covered plenary speeches by Yunfeng Lu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA), Hiromi Yamashita (Chief Editor of Appl. Catal. B, Osaka University, Japan), Zhiqun Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Andrew B. Bocarsly (Princeton University, USA), Zongli Xie (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia),Wonyong Choi (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea), Brandon S. Fowler (Columbia University),
Tetsuro Majima (Osaka University, Japan), George Augustine O'Doherty (Northeastern University, USA), Laszlo Kurti (Rice University, USA), Wei Chen (National University of Singapore), Wei Wang (The University of New Mexico), Yong Cui (Shanghai Jiao Tong Universtiy),
together with the invited, oral, and poster presentations from scientists working in similar areas to establish platforms for collaborative research projects in this field. This conference will bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, to explore collaborations, and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology in this field.