November 20, 2011
Registration online
November 20, 2011
Abstract submission
January 31, 2012
Extension to Abstract Submission Deadline
March 8, 2012
Abstract acceptance notification
April 15, 2012
Early bird registration deadline
June 10, 2012
Registration online closes
June 17, 2012
Meeting starts

The SPEA7 Programme can be downloaded here.

The SPEA7 Schedule can be downloaded here

The Scientific Programme will include Plenary Lectures, Invited Lectures, Oral Communications, Student Paper Communications and Poster Communications.
The list can be accessed through the menus below.


  • Michaël Grätzel (CH)
    Mesoscopic Photosystems for Electricity and Fuel Generation from Sunlight
  • Sixto Malato (SP)
    Advanced Technologies Based on Solar Energy for Watewater Treatment
  • Victor Nadtochenko (RU)
    Plasmonics and antibacterial effects
  • Bunsho Ohtani (JP)
    Revisiting Photocatalysis Studies in Their Thermodynamics and Kinetics for the Design of Highly Efficient Systems
  • Esther Oliveros (FR)
    Mechanisms of the Photochemical Enhancement of the Fenton Process and Role of Iron(III)-Carboxylate Complexes
  • David F. Ollis (US)
    Kinetics of Organic Film Removal from Photocatalytic, Self-Cleaning Titania Surfaces


  • Sabry Abdel-Mottaleb (EG)
    New Nanomaterials for photocatalytic applications and light to electricity conversion
  • Hisao Hidaka (JP)
    Optimization of AOP for recalcitrant substances by the hybrid O3/TiO2/UV procedure with a semi-pilot scaled reactor under solar exposure
  • Sylvie Lacombe (FR)
    Visible light photosensitization as a green process for the oxygenation of organic compounds: from the preparation of hybrid materials to applications for VOC treatment, disinfection and fine chemical synthesis
  • Marta Litter (AR)
    Reduction of Pentavalent and Trivalent Arsenic by TiO2-Photocatalysis


  • Orlando M. Alfano (AR)
    Inactivation of Airborne Bacterial Spores Using Different Titanium Dioxide Coatings
  • Camila Costa de Amorim (BR)
    Pesticide Degradation of Coffee Bean Culture In Supply Waters by Photocatalytic Process
  • Vlasta Brezová (SK)
    Electron Paramagnetic Resonance – A Powerful Tool in the Investigation of Photoinduced Radical Generation on Titania
  • John Anthony Byrne (IE)
    Mechanism of Visible Light Activity with Non-Metal Doped Titania
  • Christophe Colbeau-Justin (FR)
    On the photocatalytic properties of CuO-TiO2 composites under UV and Visible light
  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou (US)
    Synthesis, Characterization and Application of TiO2 Photocatalysis for the Degradation of Cyanotoxins Under UV-vis Simulated Solar Light
  • Alexei Emeline (RU)
    Factors Affecting Superhydrophilic Conversion of TiO2 Surface
  • Jorgelina Farias (UK)
    Sustainable Hydrogen Production from Solar Photocatalytic Reforming of Biomass Wastewater in Prototypes Pilot-Scale Photoreactors
  • Evgeni Glebov (RU)
    Mechanism of Photodegradation of Organic Compounds Assisted by Iron-Containing Clays
  • Vicente Rodríguez González (MX)
    Decomposition of gas-phase ethylbenzene by In-sensitized TiO2 photocatalysts
  • Tarek Kandiel (DE)
    Brookite versus Anatase TiO2 Photocatalysts: Phase Transformations and Photocatalytic Activities
  • Athanassios G. Kontos (GR)
    Optimization of Nitrogen Modified Nanostructured Titania Photocatalysts
  • Matic Krivec (SI)
    Photocatalytic Characterisation of Rutile Nanoparticles Prepared via a Low-Temperature Synthesis
  • Josef Krýsa (CZ)
    Photocatalytic degradation of several VOCs (toluene, n-hexane and n-butyl acetate) in a closed loop reactor
  • Panagiotis Lianos (GR)
    Quantum dot sensitized titania as visible-light photocatalyst for the consumption of water-soluble wastes to produce electricity
  • Wojciech Macyk (PL)
    Photoinduced electron and hole injection processes in photosensitized semiconducting systems
  • Gilles Mailhot (FR)
    Development of New Fenton and PhotoFenton Processes Using Fe(III)-EDDS Complex
  • Dionissios Mantzavinos (GR)
    Solar-induced photoelectrocatalytic degradation of bisphenol-A on TiO2/ITO-film anode and BDD cathode
  • Javier Marugan (SP)
    Oxidation of Pharmaceuticals During Advanced Oxidation Disinfection Processes
  • Giuseppe Mascolo (IT)
    Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants: Testing Different Supported Nano-Sized TiO2 Catalysts
  • Elisenda Pulido Melián (SP)
    Hydrogen Production by Photocatalysis Using Bare TiO2 Photocatalysts
  • Adélio Mendes (PT)
    Technological Advances on Photoelectrochemical Cells for Energy Production
  • Claudio Minero (IT)
    Evaluation of photocatalytic kinetic models and actual role of surface species
  • Raquel Nogueira (BR)
    Effect of tartrate and light source on the photo-Fenton degradation of the azo dyes Orange II and Sunset Yellow
  • Teruhisa Ohno (JP)
    Photoreduction of CO2 over morphology controlled TiO2 or nanocomposite system of g-C3N4 and WO3
  • Víctor Antonio de la Peña O'Shea (SP)
    Study of synergy between silver nanoparticles and TiO2 for enhancing hydrocarbon production in artificial photosynthesis process
  • Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou (GR)
    Kinetics and mechanism of glycerol photo-oxidation and photo-reforming reactions in aqueous TiO2 and Pt/TiO2 suspensions
  • Luisa M. Pastrana Martínez (PT)
    Reduced Graphene Oxide-TiO2 Photocatalysts for Degradation of Water Pollutants Under near-UV/Vis and Visible Light Irradiation
  • Francesco Parrino (IT)
    Visible Light Induced Oxidation of Ferulic Acid by TiO2 Photocatalysis
  • Yaron Paz (IL)
    Ultra-thin SiO2 layers on TiO2: improved photocatalysis by enhancing products' desorption
  • José Antonio Sánchez Pérez (SP)
    Economic Assessment of a Combined photo-Fenton and Biological Process for Toxic Wastewater Decontamination
  • Cesar Pulgarin (CH)
    Photo-Fenton Processes at Neutral pH Active in Disinfection: A review
  • Gianluca Li Puma (UK)
    Tailoring Carbon Nanotube/Titanium Dioxide (CNT/TiO2) Core-Shell Nanocomposites to Photocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Applications
  • Cecile Raillard (FR)
    Correlations between molecular descriptors from various VOCs and photocatalytic oxidation kinetic constants
  • Giovanni Camera Roda (IT)
    A pervaporation photocatalytic reactor for the green synthesis of vanillin
  • Elena Selli (IT)
    Photocatalytic Activity of NH4F-doped TiO2 Modified by Noble Metal Nanoparticles Deposition
  • Maria Augusta Dionísio de Sousa (PT)
    Tracing the Formation of Emerging Pollutants’ By-products over the Phototreatment of a Contaminated Municipal WWTP Effluent
  • Alexander Vorontsov (RU)
    Gas Phase Photocatalytic Oxidation for Environment Purification and Organic Synthesis
  • Michael Wark (DE)
    Mixed metal oxide photocatalysts for hydrogen production via efficient visible light induced water splitting
  • Cristina Zalazar (AR)
    Kinetics of arsenic (III) oxidation employing the UV/H2O2 process


The aim of a Student Paper Communication - SPC - is to provide an opportunity and friendly atmosphere for young scientists to present (oral) and discuss (poster) their works. In this context, SPC sessions (scheduled for 18, 19 and 20 of June) will consist of short-oral presentations (4 min maximum - MANDATORY) without any additional time for questions. Facilities at the venue will permit Power-Point presentations. Please provide the presentation to the SPEA7 Organizing Committee at least one day in advance to the day scheduled for the presentation (available soon in SPEA7 Website) or, as alternative, send your presentation by email indicating the corresponding SPEA7 reference.

These presentations should attract the attention of the audience since each SPC session is followed by a Poster Session where SPEA7 participants will have the opportunity to discuss the work with the presenting author. Posters MUST be smaller than 1200 mm height x 900 mm large (A0 size recommended - 1189 x 841 mm, i.e., 46.8 x 33.1 in). Authors should print the poster and bring it with them to the conference.

Please focus short-oral presentations on objectives, brief explanation of the experimental procedure/materials, main findings and conclusions (e.g., 30, 60, 120, 30 sec, respectively). It is recommended to refer the number of the respective poster (given in SPEA7 program) in the last slide of the oral presentation. Please be also aware that presenting authors of SPC should be registered for the conference by paying student fee.
The Student Paper Communication Schedule can be downloaded here.

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