Welcome to the World Conference on GOLD 2025!

Following the successes of the previous tri-annual GOLD conferences on the applications of gold in high-technology (Québec 2022; Paris 2018; Cardiff 2015), the GOLD 2025 conference (10th) will be held on May 11-14, 2025 in San Sebastian, Spain. The event will take place at the Kursaal Convention Center, a venue by the seaside

Gold has entered several high-technology materials, and because of this the scientific community has a renewed interest for this precious metal. Over the recent years the science of gold has thus become a highly multidisciplinary field. The conference will draw experts of different fields, from catalysis, biomedicine, organometallics, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, plasmonics, optics and photonics, electronics, as well as precious metals purification and recycling.

At GOLD 2025, specialists from these different topics will be given the opportunity to discuss the most recent highlights and achievements of their field. The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the different areas of gold science and technology. 

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Gold 2025: May 11-14, 2025 in San Sebastian, Spain.

TOPICS

1- Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures

Including : nanocages, nanostars, nanorods, nanoshells, nanourchins, nanotubes, nanodiscs, mesoporous materials

 

2- Gold-containing molecular and supramolecular complexes

Including: organometallics, metal-organic frameworks (MOF), nanoclusters

3- High-purity gold synthesis and recycling

Including: recycling, urban mining, analytical chemistry (for high-purity gold)

4- Catalysis

Including: heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, self-cleaning surfaces

5- Electrochemistry

Including: electrochemical sensors, electrochemical biosensors, enzymatic fuel cells

6- Plasmonics (fundamentals, engineering and systems)

Including: plasmons; photoacoustic, photothermal, photodynamic, optoacoustic research

7- Electronics, optics, photonics

Including: electronics, optics, optoelectronics, photonics, wearable electronic, wearable sensors

8- Biomedical applications of gold: in vivo applications and technologies,  injectable nanoparticles, pharmacology

Including: diagnosis, therapy, cancer,cardiovascular, infectious, immunology, imaging (not gold standard), antimicrobial, virus, bacteria neurology, photoacoustic (biomedical applications), photothermal (biomedical applications), photodynamic (biomedical applications), optoacoustic (biomedical applications)

9- Biomedical applications of gold: sensors and devices

Including: biosensors, biological sensors, electrochemical sensors for biomedical applications

10- Energy

Including: fuel cells, photovoltaic, solar cells, batteries, energy devices, solar energy, energy conversion, energy production

11- Environment

Including: Recovery, gold, effluents, environmental technologies, bacteria, other living organisms and bioreactors in minerals processing and extractive metallurgy, green synthesis, gold nanoparticles, green synthesis, gold, synthesis of gold nanoparticles from plant extracts

12- Computational approaches, machine learning, AI

Including: computational approaches, machine learning, artificial intelligence


Submission deadline : May 11th, 2025

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CHAIRS

Prof. Javier Aizpurua

Prof. Javier Aizpurua

Donostia International Physics Center, Spain

Prof. Luis Liz-Marzán

Prof. Luis Liz-Marzán

CIC biomaGUNE (BRTA), Spain

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Marc-Andre Fortin

Marc-Andre Fortin

Université Laval

Teri Odom

Teri Odom

Northwestern University

Sara Bals

Sara Bals

University of Antwerp

Viviam Yam

Viviam Yam

Hong Kong University

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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