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Newsletter issue 13

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 17:01

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET News Issue 13.pdf8.95 MB


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:22

Best Scientific Paper Award and Innovation

Award for Best Technological Advancement

Nominations for both ISMET Awards are to be sent before the June 30th 2017 deadline to the ISMET Awards committee at the following address: by the Senior Author of the publication or work being nominated.

Papers or technical innovations eligible for the awards must be published between January 1st 2016 and June 30th 2017. See the awards section for detailed information.

The award nomination should contain the following:

  • Full name and affiliation of the nominee.
  • Full name and affiliation of the nominator.
  • Statement that nominee was a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher or industry affiliate at the time of publication.
  • Statement that the nominee and nominator are members of ISMET in good standing.
  • For Discovery Award: An attachment with the publication for which the nominee is being nominated.
  • For Innovation Award: Documentation describing the breakthrough technological innovation

Additional information is available at

2018 AP ISMET meeting announced

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 16:40

The next AP ISMET meeting will take place in Goa, India (Birla institute of Technology and Science)

  • November 13th Inauguration and welcome dinner
  • November 14th and 15th – Conference days
  • November 16th - Excursion

Relevant topics: Microbial Fuel Cells • Microbial Electrolysis Cell • Fundamentals of electron transfer • Treatment of contaminants • Microbial electrosynthesis  • Material science and design • Microbiology • Niche applications • Pilot applications

Stay tuned for further updates!

Event date:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 19:53

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon Issue_12.pdf10.02 MB

Save the date for ISMET 6

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 16:59

Mark your calendars: Our next international ISMET meeting will take place from October 3rd-6th 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The ISMET6 website is now available.

Locations for 2018 ISMET regional meetings

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 18:01

The next EU-ISMET meeting will be organized by Ian Head at Newcastle University, UK. The 2018 NA-ISMET meeting will take place at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA and will be organized by Daniel Bond. Location for the next AP-ISMET to be announced soon…

Great set of 2016 regional ISMET conferences

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 17:58

The ISMET community shared three fantastic and stimulating regional conferences in Busan, South Korea (AP-ISMET), Rome, Italy (EU-ISMET) and Stanford, USA (NA-ISMET). We thank all organizers and participants for making these meetings such a success!

ISMET 2016 Paper awards

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 17:57

Congratulations to Ludovic Jourdin, University of Queensland, and Sylvia Gildemyn, Ghent University, for obtaining the 2016 ISMET paper awards in the categories Best Scientific Discovery and Best Technological Innovation! Visit the awards section for more information and awards!


Friday, September 16, 2016 - 16:29

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET news issue 11.pdf5.42 MB

Electricity Driven Bioproduction, Ghent, October 21st 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 16:58

Save the date! A workshop on “Electricity Driven Bioproduction” is organized on 21st of October 2016 in Ghent, Belgium. The stellar panel of invited speakers and interesting talks is an opportunity to interact and discuss the latest advances in research and industrial application of electricity driven bioproduction. Click here for more information!

Registration is free, but obligatory before September 15th by email to


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