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Broad-scope conference encompassing all aspects of rare earths (Sc, Y, lanthanides) and actinides science. Under the guidance of the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society, ERES (

Previous ICFE conferences were held in: Leuven (Belgium, 1990), Helsinki (Finland (1994), Paris (France, 1997), Madrid (Spain, 2000), Geneva (Switzerland, 2003), Wroclaw (Poland, 2006), Köln (Germany, 2009), Udine (Italy, 2012) & Oxford (U.K., 2015).

Satellite meeting: 5th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices, Aug. 27-31
Herzeg Novi, Montenegro  

Award Lectures
  • 7th LeCoq de Boisbaudran award, Professor Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • 6th ERES Junior award, Professor Matteo Cargnello (Stanford, USA)
  • ChemPubSoc Europe Early Career Lecture, Professor Zhang Jun-Long (Peking University, P.R. China)
Professor Suzanne Bart, co-chair of the session “Catalysis & reactivity” has been appointed associate editor by Inorganic Chemistry
Plenary lecturer Jin Dayong gets the 2017 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year (Australia) “For creating new technologies to image the process of life”!