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Continuing on the tradition set by the four previous symposia of the MAM-series, this symposium is being organized to enable scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines of basic and applied science and technology to reveal and share their recent results in macromolecular and supramolecular architectures and materials as well as other related disciplines and assess their implications to human living conditions.

Since the last MAM symposium, the MAM-08 held in Germany there have been major developments in the areas named above with potentially useful applications in many areas related more or less to human living conditions such as to water purification, energy and gas storage, sensors, mechanical, optical and other characteristics. This symposium offers an opportunity for participants to explore and evaluate such developments, reveal best practices, improve collaborations among researchers in these areas, and to chart out future scientific and technological research directions.

The scientific program will cover key developments in the syntheses, structural elucidation, behavior, and potential applications of new compounds, materials, and supramolecular or macro-molecular aggregates.

Scientists working in these broad and related areas are encouraged to participate and make presentations at MAM-10.

Symposium Format

The Symposium will be opened by one of the Caribbean Prime Ministers who will also give the Keynote address. The scientific program will feature plenary presentations, invited talks and other contributions. There will be concurrent sessions as well to accommodate the large number of themes.

Plenary Lecturers

The list of scientists who have confirmed to give plenary lecturers is to be updated as soon as we have the confirmations but those confirmed so far include:

  • George Newkome, USA
  • Donald Tomalia, USA
  • J. Fraiser Stoddart, USA
  • CNR Rao, India
  • Bert Fraiser-Reid, USA
  • J. C. Bünzli, Switzerland
  • D. Parker, UK
  • Klaus Muellen, Germany

Invited Lecturers

Many invited speakers have already confirmed participation and more are coming in. Full list will be available soon.


The themes covered in previous MAM-series will be retained while new areas are opened. Please feel free to submit contributions of your research area.


Nanomaterials; Chemistry and Analysis of Nanomaterials; Nanoscale Processes; Host-guest Chemistry; Supramolecularity and macromolecularity of Nanosystems; Nanostructured Surfaces; Functionalization of Nanomaterials, behaviours of materials and their exploitation.


Self-Assembly and Self-organization; Control of Architectures; Building Blocks of Nanoscience; Nanoclusters; Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nanowires; Nanolayered Materials; Polymers with Nanostructures; Nanocomposite Materials; Nanoengineered Materials; Biological Nano-assemblies; Inorganic Nanomaterials; Nanohybrid Materials


Nano- and Microscale Electronic Devices; Nanomaterials for Batteries & Fuel Cells; Energy Applications of Nanomaterials; Molecular Photonic Materials; Nano- & Micro-scale imaging & Patterning; Nanolithography; Nanosuperconductors; Approaches to Quantum dots; Molecular Switches, Motors, Machines & Computers; Nanocontainers, Encapsulation & Vesicles; Nanomaterials for Chemo- & Biosensors; Bioinspiration & Biomimicry in Nanotechnology; Nano- biomaterials & Nanomedicine; Combinatorial Nanotechnology; Nanocatalysts & Metals; Environmental Applications; Green Nanochemistry


Organic & Polymer materials; Hybrids & Composites; Novel Synthesis Approaches; New Analytical Methods; new analytical techniques.


Prof. Ishenkumba A. Kahwa

Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry and Dean, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7,

E-mail: ishenkumba.kahwa@uwimona.edu.jm;
Tel:1-876-702-4660 or 1-876-618-0924; Cell (mobile):1-876-462-7569.

Prof. Kurt E. Geckeler

Chair and Professor, Department of Nanobio-Materials and Electronics
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu Gwangju 500-712,
South Korea.
E-mail: gistprof@gmail.com

Organization of MAM-10

Organizing Committee

MAM-10 is organized and hosted by the University of the West Indies, a regional institution serving 16 countries of the Caribbean: For more details about the University of the West Indies please check the website: http://www.mona.uwi.edu/

The local organizing Committee is comprised of:

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica

  • Prof. Ishenkumba Kahwa, Chair
  • Dr. Marvadeen Singh-Wilmot
  • Ms Grace Hosang
  • Ms Jonelle Peart
  • Ms Michelle Bryan Ennis

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

  • Dr. Avril Williams

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

  • Dr. Richard Fairman


International Advisory Board

  • K. Alameh, Perth, Australia
  • M. Dröscher Düsseldorf, Germany
  • H. Fuchs, Muenster, Germany
  • K. E. Geckeler Gwangju, South Korea
  • A. Greiner Marburg, Germany
  • A. Guiseppi-Elie, USA
  • A. Harada, Osaka, Japan
  • I. Kahwa Kingston, West Indies
  • R. Laine, Annn Arbor, USA
  • K. Müllen Mainz, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • T. J. J. Müller, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • H. Nishide, Tokyo, Japan
  • S. Penzcek, Poland
  • T. Premkumar, Gwangju, South Korea
  • V. Rajendran, Coimbatore, India
  • M. Rehahn Darmstadt, Germany
  • H. Ritter, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • B. Rivas, Concepcion, Chile
  • E. Rosenberg, Missoula, USA
  • F. Schue, Montpellier, France
  • B. Voit, Dresden, Germany

Official language

The official language of symposium will be in English. No translation services will be available.

Symposium Secretary/Contact

Dean’s Office, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

e-mail: mam-10@uwimona.edu.jm; or ishenkumba.kahwa@uwimona.edu.jm.

Attention: Prof. Ishenkumba A. Kahwa
Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry and Dean
Mrs. Michelle Bryan Ennis, Administrator

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