The international conference on molten salt chemistry and technology, which started in the early 1980s, was sponsored and organized by some famous scientists in the molten salt field including professor Grjotheim (Norway), Ito (Japan), Haupin (the United States), Inman (Britain), Taxil (France), Masset (Germany), Zhu-xian Qiu (China), Ding-xiang Tang (China), Shu-zhen Duan (China), Nian-yi Chen (China), and so on.
The first international conference on molten salt chemistry and technology was held in Japan in 1981. Professor Watanabe who comes from Kyoto university was elected as the chairman of the symposium, and nearly 200 scholars from more than 20 countries of the world took part in the conference. The second conference was held in the United States, the 3rd conference in France, the 4th in the United States, and the fifth conference in Germany, the 6th in Shanghai, China in 2001, the 7th conference in France, the 8th in Japan, and the 9th conference in Norway.
The 10th international conference on molten salt chemistry and technology (MS10) and 5th asian conference on molten salt chemistry and technology (AMS5) will be convened during 10th–14th, June 2015, at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. This meeting aims to promote the academic communication and cooperation in the field of molten salts chemistry and technology by providing a forum for exchange of ideas and networking among representatives from governments, academia, industrial and research organizations.