ILMAT 2013

ILMAT 2013 Montpellier, France, November 18-20 2013


The current interest in ionic liquids (ILs) is motivated by their unique properties, quite different from those of molecular liquids. Thus, the unique combination of non-volatibility and favourable solubilising characteristics of ILs makes them sustainable alternative to organic solvents, and more generally to volatile organic compounds. The confinement of ILs on solid supports has given rise to some industrial applications such as catalysis and gas-cleaning technologies based on SILP (Supported Ionic Liquid Phase) materials. A renewed interest for IL electrolytes, which feature high ionic conductivity over a wide range of temperature and wide electrochemical stability window, has been triggered by the topical demand in advanced electrochemical devices, such as actuators, lithium batteries, electric double-layer capacitors, dye-sensitized solar cells and fuel cells. ILs have proved to be innovative media in materials science, especially in metal electrodeposition, “ionothermal” syntheses (ILs enable reaction temperatures above 300 °C without autoclaving) and the processing and derivatization of cellulose. Accordingly, the use of ILs as solvent, template or reagent in the preparation of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials (including conducting polymers, nanostructured metals and alloys, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, porous carbon materials, functional silicas, etc.) is currently the subject of a burgeoning research.
This international workshop aims at bringing together experts in ILs and functional materials, for cross-fertilization between some fields as different as energy conversion and storage, biotechnology and human health. Abstracts are encouraged that address the design, synthesis and processing of functional materials, based on ILs or inspired by them.

Following the first ILMAT meeting held in Vienna, Austria in December 2011, we are pleased to invite you for the second edition of ILMAT meetings in Montpellier from November 18-20, 2013.

A Special Issue « Ionic Liquids 2014 and selected papers from ILMAT 2013 » of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will be edited on the basis of contributions from this symposium. All meeting participants selected to present a communication will be able to contribute to the issue by submitting a regular paper in the usual way for the journal via the website The deadline for submission of papers of participants will be the 28 February 2014.

Important Dates

Important Dates

May 1, 2013 : Call for abstracts
June 15, 2013 : Abstract submission deadline
June 30, 2013 : Notification of acceptance
September, 15 2013 : Registration (Early Bird - Preferential rate)
November 18-20, 2013 : ILMAT 2013 Meeting


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Conference Venue

The ILMAT 2013 meeting will be held in Montpellier in the Espace Jacques 1er d’Aragon.
Montpellier is a city located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 8th largest city of the country, and is also the fastest growing city in France over the past 25 years. Click here for more information about Montpellier.

Address :
Espace Jacques 1er d’Aragon
Port Marianne
117, rue des états généraux
34000 Montpellier

Where’s Montpellier ?

The conference venue, which is ideally located close to Montpellier’s historical center, can be reached by tramway (Line 1, 3 or 4 , Tramway stop « Rives du Lez »).

How to reach Montpellier by car :

Montpellier is easy to reach by motorways A75 from the northwest and A9 from the northeast and southwest.

There are four exits from A9 :

Sortie Nord (28) : access to the Amazonian Greenhouse, Montpellier Lunaret Zoo, hospitals and universities.

Sortie Est (29) : access to the historical center, Montpellier Tourist Office, Corum Conference Center, Millénaire business district, Zénith Sud auditorium, Odysseum leisure and shopping center, and the Montpellier Exposition Park

Sortie Ouest (30) : access to Yves du Manoir stadium, La Mosson stadium

Sortie Sud (31) : access to the Montpellier Saint-Roch train station (“gare” in French)

For further information, please visit the website :

How to reach Montpellier by plane :

The Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located just 8 km from the city center. The drive takes around ten minutes.It is easy to get from the airport to downtown Montpellier by taxi or shuttle-bus service.

Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport

Contact +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00

For further information, please visit the website :

How to reach Montpellier by train :

The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station is located right in the center of town, just 200 meters from the Place de la Comédie. You can get to all Montpellier districts by taking the two local tramway lines, as well as by bus or taxi.

For further information, please visit the website :

Scientific Program

New !!! Program now available
Download oral program here

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral presentations must be in English and any support used should be in PowerPoint format or PDF document.
Each presenter will have 20 min (15 min presentation + 5 min discussion).

Presentation logistics

Please bring a backup copy of your presentation to the venue (a USB pen drive is a good idea).
All uploaded presentations will be deleted from the congress storage disks after the end of the congress.

Presentation format

ONLY MS-PowerPoint (*.ppt and *.pptx) presentations or PDF files are accepted. Make sure that you upload all files (videos) required to run your presentation.


Registration fees :

Student Delegate Rate : 150 euros
Academic delegate Rate : 250 euros
Industry Delegate Rate : 350 euros
After 15 September : + 50 euros

Registration fees include :

In order to register and pay the registration fee we invite you to use the « on line » system (by clicking on the window at the bottom of the page). The registration process takes two steps. The first step is just the pre-registration. You do not need to decide about the means of payment . After the validation of the first step you, will be invited by email to proceed to the second step. In this step you will be able to choose the type of payment : i) Bank transfer, ii) « Bon de commande » (for French only), iii) Credit card.

Start of the process :

- Step 1 :
Click on the window at the bottom of this page. Select ILMAT2013 conference and fill in your personal information and affiliation. Select the registration fare corresponding to your situation. Close the system. You will automatically receive an email of confirmation.

- Step 2 :
After the reception of an email inviting you to continue the procedure (note that it can take one or two days), please enter the system again and choose the payment type. If you chose « Bank transfer », a document will be generated providing you with all the necessary data you will need (name of the bank, the number of the account, etc). If you pay by card, you will be able to pay « on line ». French participants who pay by « bon de commande » have to choose the « virement » option.

Access to the on-line registration system :


Here’s a list of hotels where rooms can be booked in Montpellier.
They are conveniently located either close to the City Center or close to the Conference Venue.

Near the tramway station :

1. Suite Novotel Montpellier ****
45 Avenue du Pirée, 34000 Montpellier, France
33 4 67 20 57 57 ‎ •

2. Résidence Les Consuls de la Mer ***
455 Avenue du Professeur Étienne Antonelli, 34000 Montpellier, France
33 4 67 13 26 95 ‎ ‎•

3. Citadines Antigone Montpellier (*** residence hotel)
588 Boulevard d’Antigone, 34000 Montpellier
For this hotel, please contact directly the hotel by email to benefit from special rates negotiated with CNRS. The email address is antigone

4. Hôtel Kyriad Montpellier Centre - Antigone
890 Avenue Jean Mermoz, 34000 Montpellier
33 4 67 64 88 50 ‎ •

City Center, near the train station :

1. Le Colisée
33 rue de Verdun
34000 Montpellier
33 4 67 58 42 63

2. Le Mistral
25 rue Boussairolles
34000 Montpellier

Here’s the link to Montpellier’s tourist information center :

Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Max Planck Institut of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

« Green » Ionic Liquids : Biobased Systems, Biodegradability, and « Green Electronics »
Prof. Dermot DIAMOND CLARITY, Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin, Ireland

« Tuning the behaviour of sensors and actuators using ionic liquids »
Prof. Jairton DUPONT
Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis, Institute of Chemistry, Porto Alegre, Brazil

« On the Nanostructural Organization of « Modern » Ionic Liquids »
Institute for Polymer Materials POLYMAT, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

« New supramolecular polymers based on multifunctional ionic liquids obtained from renewable sources »
Prof. Stefano PASSERINI
Institute of Physical Chemistry & MEET Battery Research Centre, University of Muenster, Germany

« Ionic Liquid-Based Electrolytes for High Energy electrochemical devices »

Scientific and Organizing Committees

Dr. Marie-Alexandra Néouze (Vienna UT, Austria)

Prof. Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Dr. Francisco del Monte (ICMM, Madrid, Spain)

Prof. Morris Russel (Univ St Andrews, UK)

Prof. Andreas Taubert (Univ Postdam, Germany)

André Vioux (Conference Chair)

Laurence Courthéoux

Julia Larionova

Magali Lambert

Lydie Viau

Annie Pradel

Yannick Guari

Peter Hesemann

Benoit Coasne

Guilhem Arrachart

Stéphane Pellet-Rostaing

Olivier Fontaine