Gold 2009 - International Conference on the Science, Technology and Applications of Gold

The field of gold science and technology continues to undergo an exciting period of discovery. World Gold Council and the University of Heidelberg are pleased, therefore, to announce their co-organisation of the 5th international conference on gold science, technology and its applications at the University of Heidelberg, Germany between Sunday 26th – Wednesday 29th July 2009.

Gold Conferences History

This conference follows the successful and stimulating conferences held in Cape Town (2001), Vancouver (2003) and Limerick (2006) and the earlier meeting on 'Progress in the Science and Technology of Gold’ which took place in Hanau, Germany in 1996. Many scientists and technologists in academia and industry have praised the excellence of these forums, where they can come together to learn of and discuss the latest advances, with the overall objective of encouraging important new industrial applications for gold.

Conference Themes

Gold 2009 will cover all aspects of the science, technology and applications of gold under the principal themes:

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials

Technical Programme

The Gold 2009 conference will cover all aspects of the science, technology and applications of gold, including, but not limited to:

  • Alloy catalysts
  • Applications - fuel cells, pollution control, chemical processing, sensors
  • Catalyst preparation and characterisation
  • Chemistry on gold surfaces
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Gas and liquid phase heterogeneous systems
  • Gold-support interaction
  • Homogeneous systems


  • Biochemistry and medical applications
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fluorescence phenomena and applications
  • Ligand design
  • New reactions
  • New structures
  • Supramolecular chemistry


  • Alloys and metallurgy
  • Coating technology
  • Composites and novel materials
  • Decorative technologies
  • Dental materials and applications
  • Electroless and immersion gold deposition
  • Electronic materials applications
  • Electroplating and electroforming


  • Applications - decorative, electronic, medical
  • Colloid technology
  • Cluster science
  • Nanoparticles and wires - preparation & characterisation
  • Photophysical properties
  • Self assembly systems

Posted March 2009

For more information please contact Ms Christiane Eckert

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