The 9th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium (IMMS-9) was successfully held in Brisbane Australia during 17-20 August 2015. As Executive Chair, I sincerely thank all speakers, sponsors, delegates, and the organizing committee. Your efforts and strong support made IMMS-9 a great meeting of the mesostructured materials community.


I am happy to provide a brief summary of IMMS-9 as follows:


Delegates from 18 countries traveled to Australia to attend the IMMS-9 conference.

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Student Registrations:

In total 57 students registered. The IMMS-9 program included a ‘speedy session’ with student oral presentations featured in a fast paced format.

Poster Presentations:

There were 7 plenary, 13 keynote and further 33 oral presentations.

Poster Presentations:

Of the 129 poster abstract submissions, 84 were selected and presented at IMMS-9.


IMMA Awards

The IMMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Kazuyuki Kuroda, Waseda University, Japan

The IMMA Award

Professor Shunai Che, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


IMMS-9 Poster Awards

Wiley Best Poster Prize:

  • Xiaowei Li, East China University of Science and Technology

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): Journal of Materials Chemistry:

Best Poster Prize

  • Zhingang Xiong, The University of Queensland

Runners up

  • Sung Soo Park, Pusan University, Korea
  • Tobias Weller, Justus Liebig, University Glassen

Advanced Porous Materials Best Poster Prize $500

  • Biao Kong, Fudan University

Scientific Reports - Nature Publishing Group

3 Best Poster Awards

  • Emelie Nilsson, Lund University
  • Hao Song, The University of Queensland
  • Geoffrey Lawrence, The University of Queensland


I trust all participants enjoyed the conference and found travelling to Brisbane, Australia worthwhile. You are most welcome to visit The University of Queensland in the near future.

Best wishes

Professor G.Q. Max Lu FAA FTSE

Provost and Senior Vice President, the University of Queensland, Australia