Welcome to the World Conference on Carbon 2025!

Every year, scientists from the academic and industrial worlds dealing with carbon materials gather to exchange views on all aspects of this fascinating element, from the various materials synthesis processes to their applications, including their characterization and understanding of their properties.

After the Americas (Cancun) in 2023 and Asia (Shenzhen) in 2024, the 2025 edition comes back to Europe and is jointly organized by the Société Francophone d’Étude des Carbones (SFEC) and the University of Rennes, on behalf of the European Carbon Association (ECA). We are delighted to bring the carbon community together in the magnificent historic city of Saint-Malo for, much certainly, a very successful edition of this annual conference.

The scientific program and the social events will provide excellent opportunities to share new results, start or expand fruitful collaborations in all the research and development fields of carbon materials. We are looking forward to meeting you in Saint-Malo (Brittany, France) from June 29th to July 4th, 2025.
On behalf of the whole Organizing Committee,

Nathalie Job,
Conference Chair
Chair of the Société Francophone d’Étude des Carbones


1- Carbon & biology, medicine, safety

Therapy, imaging, toxicity, etc.

2- Carbon & environment

Depollution, eco-conception, sustainability, life-cycle analysis, ecotoxicity, sensors, etc.

3- Carbon & electrochemical processes and technologies

Batteries and capacitors, fuel cells, functionalization, electrochemical sensors, etc.

4- Carbon & catalysis

Photocatalysis, CO2   conversion, electrocatalysis, etc.

5- Carbon & electronics

Transistors, field-emission, etc.

6- Innovations in synthesis, processing, characterization, and modelling

3D printing, in situ monitoring, coupled techniques, machine learning, etc.

7- Innovative materials

New carbons, heterocarbons, heteromaterials, MXenes, etc.

8- Carbon for structural applications and thermal management

Fibers and composites, granular carbon, extreme environments, nuclear applications, tribology, etc.

9- Carbon nanoforms

Graphene, nanotubes, fullerenes, carbon blacks, soot, nanodiamonds, nanodots, etc.

10- Kerogens, coals, cokes, graphite, carbonization/graphitization processes sp³ C-rich carbons

Diamond, diamond-like carbon, etc.

11- Perspectives on raw materials sourcing for carbon & graphite and industrial processes


Abstract submission deadline: January 8th, 2025

Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts: February 28th, 2025

Early bird payment deadline: March 15th, 2025

Payment deadline for oral confirmation: May 15th, 2025

Poster submission deadline: May 30th, 2025

Conference: June 29th – July 4th , 2025


Prof. Fedor JELEZKO

Prof. Fedor JELEZKO

Ulm University, Germany

Prof. Yan LI

Prof. Yan LI

Peking University, China

Prof. Nigel MARKS

Prof. Nigel MARKS

University of Perth, Australia

Prof. M. Fernando R. PEIRERA

Prof. M. Fernando R. PEIRERA

University of Porto, Portugal

Prof. Patrice SIMON

Prof. Patrice SIMON

Université de Toulouse III, France


Nathalie JOB – University of Liège

Organizing Committee Members

Conchi ANIA – CNRS, Orléans

Jean-Charles ARNAULT – CEA Saclay

Philippe AZAIS – CEA Grenoble

Sandrine BERTHON-FABRY – Mines Paris – PSL

Sylvie BONNAMY – CNRS, University of Orléans

Colin BOUSIGE – CNRS, University of Lyon

Michel CATALDI – ArianeGroup

Alain CELZARD – University of Lorraine/Jean Lamour Institute

Laurent DUCLAUX – University of Savoie Mont Blanc

Florence GENESTE – CNRS, University of Rennes

Philippe HAPIOT – CNRS, Université of Rennes

Corinne LAGROST – CNRS, University of Rennes

Yann LEROUX – CNRS, University of Rennes

Jean-Marc LEYSSALE – CNRS, University of Bordeaux

Marc MONTHIOUX – CNRS, University of Toulouse

Alain PENICAUD – Consultant