Greeting of the IUPAC president
On behalf of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - IUPAC I sincerely welcome participants and guests of the 8th International IUPAC Symposium «Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials: Multifunctional Materials and Structures» (MAM-17). Supramolecular chemistry – one of the rapidly evolving areas which has gone through a number of important stages and drawn attention to chemical education and popularization of scientific knowledge.
This symposium continues a series of conferences that have been organized biennial at different places around the world. The previous MAM conferences were held in South Korea, USA, Japan, Germany, Jamaica, India, and South Africa. Russia will host the 8th symposium in 2017. Increasing material needs of humankind cannot be met without broadening the application of chemical science and technology in all fields of human activities. However, development of chemical industry poses challenges to the humankind: the safety of industrial processes, safe management of chemical materials and compounds are becoming more urgent. Scientific program of the Symposium will cover main trends of chemical education, technological and industrial development that will allow top scientists and experts from all over the world to share and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge about novel materials in the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of macromolecular and supramolecular architectures and materials realms and its possible contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN. It is important to note that International youth School-conference "Modern issues of supramolecular chemistry and porous materials" is scheduled within the framework of the event where young scientists will be able to present their research and projects.
I wish all the participants fruitful work, effective exchange of views about the position and role of chemistry in the modern society, about social responsibility of chemists.
Natalia P. Tarasova, IUPAC President
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development
Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia