Dear friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to the international conference

UPCON 2020

3rd Conference on Properties, Design, and Applications of Upconversion Nanomaterials

April 14th to 17th, 2020

Compiegne, France

UPCON2020 will be a forum for discussing advances in the field of upconversion nanomaterials among researchers from academia and industry and for defining future trends in the field. The scientific sessions will include lectures by plenary, keynote, and invited speakers, as well as talks and poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

We look forward to welcoming you to UPCON 2020 in Compiegne!

The conference chairs

Niko Hildebrandt (Université Paris-Sud / Université de Rouen)
Gaëlle Charron (Université Paris-Diderot)
Karsten Haupt (Université de Technologie de Compiègne)


  • Fundamental aspects of upconversion photophysics and photochemistry

  • Research and design of upconversion nanomaterials and compositions and new synthesis methods

  • Molecular upconversion

  • Photophysical characterization of upconversion nanomaterials and molecules

  • Material and toxicity characterization

  • Surface functionalization and transfer of upconversion nanomaterials and molecules into the aqueous phase

  • Instrument development (both spectroscopy and microscopy)

  • Biological and chemical sensing

  • Imaging (in vitro and in vivo)

  • Photon upconversion enhancement (e.g., using plasmonic nanostructures)

  • Dye sensitized upconversion

  • Novel upconversion materials

  • Novel upconverion excitation schemes

  • Thermometry

  • Therapeutics and theranostics

Important dates

January 17th, 2020

Abstracts submission deadline

February 10th, 2020

Notification of acceptance

February 29th, 2020

Early bird registration deadline