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3rd International Conference on Excited
State Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity

July 7 – 10, 2024, Dubrovnik, Croatia


We are very excited to announce the third edition of the International Conference on Excited State Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity (ICESAA3), which will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from July 7 to 10, 2024.

Since the discovery of benzene over 150 years ago, aromaticity has become one of the most fundamental concepts in chemistry, forming the basis for the properties and reactivity of many compounds. For most of its long history, aromaticity has been studied in the ground state of compounds. However, it is now recognized that aromaticity and antiaromaticity in the excited state also play key roles, particularly in photochemical reactions.

Over the past decade or so, the concept of excited state aromaticity and antiaromaticity has been further refined and many breakthrough examples have surfaced. The ICESAA meetings are the premier venue for disseminating and discussing recent advances related to excited state aromaticity and antiaromaticity, exemplifying its importance in a variety of photophysical and photochemical properties and processes. It is clear that both fundamental and applicative aspects remain underexplored, with great potential yet to be tapped.

The ICESAA conference series is devoted to fundamental aspects and applications of excited state aromaticity and antiaromaticity in chemistry and materials science, as well as other fields, such as biology and biomedicine. The 1st ICESAA conference was organized in Sigtuna, Sweden, from July 30 to August 2, 2019, and the second on Kauai, U. S. A., from December 16 until December 21, 2022. The current edition is the third ICESAA meeting and is held under the auspices of the Croatian Chemical Society and the Israel Chemical Society.


The Book of Abstracts is finalized and available here:


  1. Manabu Abe | Hiroshima University, Japan
  2. Igor Alabugin | Florida State University, USA
  3. Jean-Luc A. Ayitou | University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  4. Mercedes Alonso | Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium
  5. Marija Baranac-Stojanović | University of Belgrade, Serbia
  6. Mario Barbatti | Aix-Marseille University, France
  7. David Casanova | Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) & IKERBASQUE – Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
  8. Juan Casado Cordón | University of Málaga, Spain
  9. Chunyan Chi | National University of Singapore, Singapore
  10. Soumyajit Das | Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
  11. Nađa Došlić | Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
  12. Bo Durbeej | Linköping University, Sweden
  13. Cina Foroutan-Nejad | Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  14. Ori Gidron | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  15. Ganna (Anya) Gryn’ova | Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany
  16. Anna D. Gudmundsdottir | University of Cincinnati, USA
  17. Michael M. Haley | University of Oregon, USA
  18. Yoshimitsu Itoh | The University of Tokyo, Japan
  19. Michal Juricek | University of Zurich, Switzerland
  20. Peter B. Karadakov | University of York, UK
  21. Amir Karton | University of New England, Australia
  22. Dongho Kim | Yonsei University, Korea
  23. Gabor London | Institute of Organic Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungary
  24. Eduard Matito | Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
  25. Jean-François Morin | Université Laval, Canada
  26. Yuwon Oh | Soonchunhyang University, Korea
  27. Henrik Ottosson | Uppsala University, Sweden
  28. Martin Peeks | University of New South Wales Sidney, Australia
  29. Michael Pittelkow | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  30. Felix Plasser | Loughborough University, UK
  31. Michel Rickhaus | University of Geneva, Switzerland
  32. Shohei Saito | Kyoto University, Japan
  33. Piotr de Silva | Technical University of Denmark
  34. Jayaraman Sivaguru | Bowling Green State University, USA
  35. Miquel Solà i Puig | University of Girona, Spain
  36. Amnon Stanger | Technion, Haifa, Israel
  37. Marcin Stępień | Wrocław University, Poland
  38. J. D. Tovar | Johns Hopkins University, USA
  39. Judy I-Chia Wu | University of Houston, USA


Croatian Chemical Society
The Israel Chemical Society


Renana Gershoni-Poranne  |  Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Henrik Ottosson  |  Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden

Judy I-Chia Wu  |  Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, USA

Arthur Winter  |  Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, USA

Shohei Saito  | Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan


Danijel Namjesnik  |  Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Ivana Antol |  Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb

Renana Gershoni-Poranne |  Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

Nikola Basarić |  Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb

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