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23–26 March 2017 9th Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals

University of Bayreuth, Germany

An overview will be provided of the methods of structural analysis of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. Lectures will cover the basic principles of the superspace approach. A presentation of recent developments includes special modulation functions. Participants will have the opportunity to practice structural analysis in superspace with the computer programs Superflip and JANA2006 (by V. Petricek, M. Dusek and L. Palatinus, Prague). A step-by-step tutorial will guide you through structure determination, symmetry analysis, structure refinement and t-plots for crystal-chemical analysis of selected examples of modulated structures and composite crystals.

9–12 April 2017 Materiais 2017 XVIII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, VIII International Symposium on Materials

Aveiro, Portugal

MATERIAIS 2017, aiming to explore the latest Progress in Materials Development and to bring Science Solutions to the World, provides the ideal forum for scientists, developers, engineers and companies to share their latest breakthroughs, achievements and views in the field of Materials. Materiais 2017 will cover all areas of Materials from Functional Materials, Structural Materials, Processing Technologies to the Caracterization and Modelling. The program of Materiais 2017 includes: - Two schools on Biomaterials (SaBio) and on Advanced Microscopy Techniques that will take place on April 9 - Scientific talks (plenary, keyNote, Invited, regular talks and posters) that will take place, April 10 - 12 - Debate session on Additive Manufacturing, April 11 - Show case of technologies based on scientific development, April 11 - Satellite event on Energy and Materials, April 10 - Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering (DEMaC) of the University of Aveiro, April 12 (afternoon).

10–13 April 2017 BCA Spring Meeting 2017

Lancaster University, UK

The meeting will present the latest research and developments within the crystallographic community, following the established programme structure that has operated successfully over the last few years. In Lancaster, we will benefit from three spacious lecture theatres that are side-by-side, giving comfortable surroundings and easy movement between parallel sessions. Each of the BCA’s interest groups will present a Plenary Lecture, and the oral sessions will comprise a Keynote Lecture, followed by three lectures to be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be a range of Workshops, to provide a more practical emphasis.

17–21 April 2017 The 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Following the successful relocation of the MRS Spring Meeting to Phoenix, Arizona last year, the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting will be held in the Phoenix Convention Center (PCC), April 17-21, 2017. There will be 53 symposia grouped into five topical clusters, as follows:
Characterization, Theory and Modeling; Electronic Devices and Materials; Energy Storage and Conversion; Nanomaterials; Soft Materials and Biomaterials; Symposium X



The convention will address not only issues at the frontier of the field, where “curiosity driven”
and applied research interplay in a synergistic way, but also the practical implications in defining
crystallization techniques and developing process control.

5–7 June 2017 New directions in porous crystalline materials: Faraday Discussion

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The aim of this discussion meeting is to develop fundamental understanding of key aspects in the chemistry of porous crystalline materials: chemical properties (i.e. catalysis, small molecule reactivity, post-synthetic tuning), electronic properties (i.e. magnetism, conductivity, and photophysics), and physical properties (adsorption and separation) will be discussed in this context.

18–23 June 2017 14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF14)

Rhodes, Greece

On behalf of the Organizing and the International Steering Committee it is my great pleasure to extend you a cordial invitation to participate in the 14th International Congress on Fracture (ICF14) to be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, May 7-12, 2017. ICF is organized under the auspices of the International Congress on Fracture - The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI).

ICF14 will focus in all aspects of structural integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials.


Moscow, Russia

European Conferences on Liquid Crystals (ECLC) are the traditional forums of scientists working in the interdisciplinary field of Liquid Crystals and Soft Anisotropic Materials bringing together several hundreds of specialists from academic and industrial research centers across the world.

27–30 June 2017 48th BACG Annual Conference

Prepar an exciting programme comprising the latest developments in the areas of crystal growth, nucleation, crystallisation engineering and characterisation of crystalline materials. The BACG 2017 will include keynote lectures, contributed lectures, posters and crystals in art as well as the BACG annual lecture and young scientist of the year award.

9–13 July 2017 16th International Meeting on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON XVI)

Chinese University of Hong Kong

This meeting will provide an international forum for presentation and discussion, among both professionals and students alike, of new findings in all aspects of boron chemistry, including inorganic and cluster boron chemistry, organic and bioorganic boron chemistry, boron in materials and boron in medicine, which will immensely benefit all researchers whose research interests touch upon an area related to boron chemistry. The meeting undertakes to widen and strengthen interactions/collaborative research among researchers worldwide.

24–28 July 2017 The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts & The 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Materials

St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts and the 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Materials will be held sequentially on 24-28 July, 2017, at St Anne's College, Oxford.

The Borate Conference is a forum for the discussion of current scientific research on borate materials (with a chemical composition that includes B2O3, B2S3 or B2Se3). The Borate Conference will be held on 24-26 July 2017. The 9th Borate Conference will be held in honour of Professor Steve Feller of Coe College, Iowa, USA, in recognition of his unique contribution to the study of borate materials.

The Phosphate Conference is a forum for the discussion of current scientific research on phosphate materials (research on phosphate- and phosphate-containing materials, including P-O, P-S, P-Se and P-O-N networks). The Phosphate Conference will be held on 26-28 July 2017.

25–28 July 2017 META 2017, The 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Songdo Convensia, Incheon-Seoul, South Korea

Be a part of META'17, the world’s leading conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, and take the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts. The program will facilitate discussions on various current hot topics such as metasurfaces & metadevices, topological effects in optics, two-dimensional materials, light-matter interaction in nanocavities, plasmonic circuits, thermal engineering, quantum photonic systems, etc. Featuring several plenary, keynote and invited speakers, the program will provide insights into the latest trends and strategies actionable to deal with the practical challenges faced by the community.

30 July–3 August 2017 The 20th International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization

University College Dublin, Ireland

Crystallization takes place in most physical, biological, and chemical systems, and is exploited today in thousands of applications, from production of commodities to that of pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and fine chemicals. Research is active on a broad range of topics from fundamentals to applications, and has lead to new results and products in recent years. These developments of crystallization processes from molecules to devices lead to a better control of product quality and sustainable process.

21–28 August 2017 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography

Hyderabad, India

India will host the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 from 21 to 28 August 2017. We extend a warm welcome to all crystallographers from across the world! A cutting edge program with plenaries, keynotes, microsymposia and posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr is planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India.

27 August–1 September 2017 18th International Conference on Luminescence

joão Pessoa City, Brazil

The conference covers the most relevant aspects and the state-of-the-art of luminescence phenomena in all classes of materials, including inorganic, organic and hybrids, bulk, nano and micro structured, insulators and semiconductors, crystalline and amorphous materials.

4–8 September 2017 IMF-2017 - The Fourteenth International Meeting on Ferroelectricity

San Antonio, TX, USA

The IMF series has nurtured several special Symposia and Conferences in related fields and accelerated the rapid growth and extended interests in the field of ferroelectrics around the globe. The major themes and drives of these premier meetings have been to present the recent developments in the new understandings of fundamentals, advances in the field and bringing out the novel emerging cross-coupled effects among various characteristics of materials such as semiconductors, biosystems, and so on.

4–8 September 2017 28th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB2017)

Athens, Greece

The Annual ESB Conference, since its establishment in 1976, has been a major event for the biomaterials science community. ESB2017 is promising to be another exciting event in this series, bringing together all major disciplines of biomaterials science, and enabling participants to network with colleagues, establish new collaborations, exchange knowledge, and discuss recent advances in emerging biomaterials-related topics.

16–18 October 2017 The 16th International Liquid Crystal Elastomers Conference (ILCEC)

Rice University Houston, TX

The International Liquid Crystal Elastomers Conference (ILCEC) will bring together chemists, physicists, and engineers to share both fundamental advances and discuss application opportunities for this exciting class of materials. The conference will focus on recent advances including reconfigurable network chemistries, localization of mechanical properties, advances in theory and simulation, and material physics.

20–21 November 2017 Italian Crystal Growth - Materials and Methods in Crystal Growth

University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Conference Scientific Committee we cordially invite you to attend the Italian Crystal Growth - Materials and Methods in Crystal growth Conference which will be held in Milano at the University of Milano Bicocca on 20-21 November 2017.

The aim of the Conference is to promote the meeting of researchers coming from public centers and industries to discuss problems related to the preparation of crystalline functional materials.

The 2013 edition registered the participation of more than 120 researchers and the presentations of 80 scientific contributions.

The Conference topics will be covered by the following scientific sessions:

  • Fundamentals of Crystal Growth
  • Low Dimensional Structures: films, wires, dots
  • Organic-based Materials
  • Crystalline Materials for Energy
  • Industrial Crystallization
  • Crystallization of Biomolecules
We are looking forward to seeing in Milano many old friends and newcomers from all fields of crystal growth.

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