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22–26 April 2018 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

Orlando, FL, USA

Held every 4 years since its inception in 1990, the World Congress on Particle Technology is intended to stimulate discussions on the forefront of research in particle science and technology. The 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT8) will be held in Orlando in conjunction with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting & 14th Global Congress on Process Safety.

23–27 April 2018 XOPT2018. International Conference on X-ray Optics and Applications 2018

Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

For this conference, we are inviting leading experts in these fields from around the world to share the latest status of X-ray technology and developments and to discuss their plans for the future. One important topic we would like to discuss is how state-of-the-art X-ray optics can contribute to exploring the potential of the DLSR (Diffraction-Limited Synchrotron Radiation) sources that are currently emerging.

21–25 May 2018 ISC Granada 2018

Granada, Spain

The ISC2018 belong to a series of International Crystallization Schools organized yearly every last week of May since 2006 in Granada. The whole series of ISC and ISBC are sponsored by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), The Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, The University of Granada, The Specialized Group of Crystallography and Crystal Growth (GE3C) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Excellence Network or Crystallography and Crystallization “Factoria de Cristalización”. The school is supported by the Working Party on Crystallization (WPC) of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers and the International Organization of Crystal Growth.

29 May–1 June 2018 Compound Semiconductor Week 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW) is the premier forum for science, technology and applications of compound semiconductors. As in previous years, CSW 2018 will bring together the 45TH International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) and the 30TH International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM).

1–10 June 2018 International School of Crystallography

Erice, Italy

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10–15 June 2018 13th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018)

Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan

The 13th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018) will be hosted by the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) from June 10 to 15, 2018. A 5-day scientific program will feature the invited and contributed oral presentations in plenary and parallel sessions, poster and exhibition sessions, and a tour to the recently opened 3-GeV facility, Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) at NSRRC.

18–20 June 2018 The 4th David Grant Symposium

University of Minnesota, USA

The David Grant Symposium is held in honor of late Professor David J.W. Grant, a leader who helped to define the field of solid-state science. Leading researchers, from both academia and industry, will gather to share their most cutting edge research. This symposium will cover the current topics that are of importance to different aspects of drug product development. It will be a place for close interactions and exchange of stimulating ideas.

20–22 June 2018 49th BACG Annual Conference

Limerick, Ireland

The 2018 annual conference of the British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG) will take place at the University of Limerick, from 20th to 22nd June.
We are preparing an exciting programme detailing the latest developments in the areas of Crystallisation Fundamentals, Crystal Growth, Polymorphism, Multicomponent Materials, Modelling and new sessions on Interesting Crystal Properties and Alternative Routes to Crystalline Materials.
BACG Conference 2018 will include keynote lectures, contributed lectures, vendor exhibitions, posters, "Crystals in Art" competition, as well as the BACG Annual Lecture and Young Scientist of the Year Award. We will have a number of Plenary Sessions with established speakers, followed by engaging panel discussions.

20–22 June 2018 ACTS-2018: Asian Crystallization Technology Symposium

Biopolis, Singapore

The topics presented at the symposium will broadly focus on, but not limited to, the following themes:
Crystallization fundamentals: pre-nucleation phenomenon, nucleation, growth, agglomeration, polymorphism and thermodynamics
Crystal engineering: novel solid forms, multi-component crystal, crystal structure characterization and molecular simulation
Crystallization process design, development and scale up: process modelling, PAT, process monitoring, optimization and control
Novel crystallization process: continuous processing, emulsion crystallization, melt crystallization
Challenges in downstream processing and formulation with relevance to crystallization

23–24 June 2018 Applications and Interfaces of Crystal Engineering

Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Newry, ME, USA

The Gordon Research Seminar on Crystal Engineering is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new results and cutting edge ideas. Crystal Engineering as a science has always been at the intersection of chemical physics, synthetic chemistry, crystallography and material science. This meeting seeks to emphasize those connections and explore applications of crystal engineering in smart materials, pharmaceuticals, porous phases, cocrystals etc.

24 June–1 July 2018 9th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Round-trip Marseille Cruise aboard Costa Diadema

META 2018 will be the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. 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.

25–26 June 2018 ICLC 2018 - 20th International Conference on Liquid Crystals

Paris, France

The ICLC 2018: 20th International Conference on Liquid Crystals aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Liquid Crystals. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Liquid Crystals.

25–29 June 2018 14th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - DSL2018

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories, as well as students, to network, learn and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas.

26–29 June 2018 UKSR50

University of Liverpool, UK

During the past fifty years Synchrotron Radiation, has become an integral part of the UK’s academic and industrial science base; and there are now over 70 synchrotron sources and FELs worldwide which facilitate an expanding range of pure and applied science.

We invite you to a conference to celebrate the achievements and explore the future of the light sources (Synchrotrons and FELs) and their applications in the coming decades. It coincides with 70th anniversary of the first publication of the International Union of Crystallography which decided to establish the dedicated Journal of Synchrotron Radiation at its Congress and General Assembly in 1993.

Nearly fifty percent of the invited talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

1–4 July 2018 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh University

The Conference will be held in Edinburgh during 1st - 4th July 2018. EPDIC16 is dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods. The Conference will highlight the latest developments in powder diffraction including methodology, data analysis and instrumental advances. EPDIC16 will bring together practitioners from institutes, universities and instrumentation companies to discuss progress in academic and industrial research related to powder diffraction.

8–13 July 2018 9th Conference on Aperiodic Crystals

Ames, IA, USA

The 9th Conference on Aperiodic Crystals will be held on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa during the week of July 8-13, 2018. This International meeting is held every three years and is the flagship meeting of the Commission on Aperiodic Crystals (CAC) of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).

8–13 July 2018 EURODIM 2018 - Poland

Bydgoszcz, Poland

EURODIM 2018 followed other conferences in the series, held in Kent, UK (2014), Pecs, Hungary (2010), Milan, Italy (2006) and Wroclaw, Poland (2002). These series of conferences are broad international forums on the science and technology of defect-related phenomena in crystalline and amorphous wide band-gap materials and bringing together scientists to discuss the chemistry and physics of defects in solids, and their role in determining material properties.

8–13 July 2018 Sagamore Conference on Quantum Crystallography

Halifax, Canada

The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)‘s Sagamore XIX – 2018: Conference on Quantum Crystallography (QCr), will be held Sunday 8 – Friday 13 July 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This is the Official triennial conference of the Commission of Quantum Crystallography of the IUCr. Topics range from instrumental advances and new methods in polarized neutron diffraction, X-ray magnetic diffraction (XMD), Compton scattering, time-resolved crystallography, Bader’s Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules (QTAIM) and more generally quantum chemical topological (QCT) approaches, with an emphasis on emerging fields such crystals under extreme external conditions of pressure and applied external fields including intense laser field. The conference will touch upon applications of crystallographic and quantum chemical research in material, drug design, and crystal engineering.

20–24 July 2018 68th Annual Meeting ACA

Toronto, Canada

The American Crystallographic Association is excited to announce the 68th Annual Meeting to be held from July 20 to 24, 2018, in beautiful downtown Toronto, Canada. The meeting will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and will offer many opportunities to network, learn and collaborate with fellow scientists, students and professionals.

22–27 July 2018 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2018)

Kyoto, Japan

The international Liquid Crystal Conferences have provided excellent opportunities for sharing new ideas, stimulating discussions, and exchange of information for researchers and engineers in the fields of liquid crystal science and technology since the first conference was held in Kent State University in 1965. In the ILCC2018, in addition to general sessions associated with the traditional liquid crystal science and technology, the scientific program committee provides special sessions which aim at promoting interchanges between researchers and engineers working in the field of liquid crystals and other related areas.

22–27 July 2018 22nd International Symposium of Fluorine Chemistry

Oxford, UK

Fluorine, a Multifaceted Element, has sparked the interest of chemists working in disciplines as diverse as synthesis, catalysis, material sciences, energy, agrochemical sciences, medical sciences and chemical biology. We are planning a range of symposia, plenary, keynote and invited speakers sessions disclosing some of the most recent and exciting advances made by world renowned scientists working in the field. The conference aims at covering fundamental and applied fluorine chemistry in the broadest sense, and will be hosted by the University of Oxford, one of the leading universities in the world. The symposium will take place in some of the most magnificent venues of the University with the opening ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre, the scientific oral sessions in the Examination Schools, and the poster sessions in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

22–27 July 2018 XAFS2018. 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure

Kracow, Poland

The conference will be focused on recent advances in synchrotron radiation science and technology in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and medicine. As the organizers, we will do our best to follow the XAFS tradition by inviting outstanding researchers as keynote lecturers, and by ensuring enough time for stimulated panel discussions. The meeting will be therefore very attractive for experienced researchers wishing to share and discuss novel ideas, and for young scientists alike. The latter will not only receive a unique opportunity to hear from the masters but also to discuss with them their current work and results, not to underestimate an opportunity to establish good scientific liaisons.

23–27 July 2018 Joint Eighteenth International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics & Second International Workshop on High Pressure Study of Superconductors

Barcelona, Spain

The Eighteenth International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics (HPSP18) is a satellite of the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS 2018) to be held in Montpellier, France, during the first week of August. The International Workshop on High Pressure Study of Superconductors (WHS2) will merge with HPSP series for the second time in Barcelona, after the success of the first joint meeting in Tokyo in 2016. The aim of HPSP18&WHS2 is to bring together young and experienced researchers from different fields to meet during a single-session conference for the exchange of ideas, dissemination and discussion of their latest results in research areas dealing with the application of high pressure and other forms of stress to study both semiconductors and superconductors.

29 July–3 August 2018 Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology (GRC)

Lewiston, ME, USA

This year the Diffraction Methods GRC will revisit and reassess the fundamentals of crystallography and the assumptions that lie behind them. The last few years have seen a rapid evolution in sources (FELs, diffraction limited synchrotrons, neutrons and electrons), detectors and data collection methods (serial/multi-crystal, room temperature) that has prompted a rethinking of how we should best collect and process data, especially the weak data that are now measurable with modern detectors.

30 July–4 August 2018 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC 2018)

Sendai, Japan

Since the beginning of ICCC in 1950, it has been a highly active and the largest venue for exchange of the latest knowledge concerning coordination chemistry and related areas among researchers from all over the world. Coordination chemistry has expanded into a huge multidisciplinary research area involving large numbers of chemists, physicists, biologists and medicinal scientists.

5–9 August 2018 10th International School and Conference on Physics and Applications of Spin Phenomena in Solids

Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

PASPS10 will highlight the fundamental physical phenomena related to spin effects in condensed matter systems and the latest advances in the development of spin materials, structures and devices.

19–24 August 2018 XRM2018: 14th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

The International Conference on X-ray Microscopy is the central conference of its community. XRM2018 will bring together experts in the development and use of X-ray microscopes. This conference will address the most recent advances in X-ray microscopy technology and applications through a program of talks, posters, and social interaction. Attendees will be offered the chance to tour the Canadian Light Source, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

20–21 August 2018 ICE 2018 : 20th International Conference on Electroceramics

London, United Kingdom

The ICE 2018: 20th International Conference on Electroceramics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Electroceramics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Electroceramics.

22–27 August 2018 ECM 31 2018: The 31st European Crystallographic Meeting

Oviedo, Spain

ECM31 is setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences to attract young and senior scientists as well as companies and general public. One extensive agenda for accompanying people will be offered, with special attention to babies and children, with a specific programme of baby-care and children activities.

26–31 August 2018 12th International Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals


Conference Topics:

  • physical and chemical properties of cryocrystals
  • quantum crystals and molecular crystals
  • order-disorder phenomena; glassy state
  • optical and neutron spectroscopy of cryocrystals
  • high-pressure studies of cryocrystals and quantum crystals
  • charged species in cryocrystals and quantum crystals
  • phenomena at the surface of quantum fluids and solids
  • impurity-helium condensates
  • matrix isolation in cryocrystals
  • ultrafast dynamics in crystals
  • crystalline and amorphous films
  • nanoscale systems
  • supersolid state
  • new emerging materials
  • technological applications and instrumentation

26–31 August 2018 CC2018: 12th International Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals

Wojanów, Poland

Since 1995, Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals (CC) has been an important international forum for presenting new results on physics and chemistry of atomic and molecular solids such as rare gas solids, hydrogens, nitrogen, oxygen, methanes, helium isotopes, water ice, etc.
The scope of CC is wide, including, but not limited to, films, nanoscale systems, charged species in cryocrystals, spectroscopy of cryocrystals, ultra-low temperature and high-pressure studies, matrix isolation in cryocrystals, ultrafast dynamics in crystals, order-disorder phenomena, technological applications and instrumentation.

27–31 August 2018 11th European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

Metz, France

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29 August–2 September 2018 AIC International School

Bari, Italy

The aim of the 2018 edition of the Italian Association for Crystallography (AIC) International Crystallography School (AICS2018) is to give an overview on the characterization of polycrystalline materials through X-ray Powder Diffraction. Over the last twenty-five years, the advances in laboratory X-ray powder diffraction as well as in theory and computational methods have greatly promoted the development of powder diffraction, which is currently adopted in several scientific and technological fields. Therefore the topics of the school span from the fundamental principles of powder diffraction to advanced methods of data collection and analysis with examples of applications of scientific and industrial interests. For each topic, theory will be strictly followed by practical sessions centred on the relevant software so that participants familiarize with some widely used computer programs for data analysis and interpretation of the results. The school is mainly addressed to PhDs and young researchers working in the field of materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, cultural heritage and engineering.

2–6 September 2018 XXIV Conference on Applied Crystallography


The XXIV Conference on Applied Crystallography will take place in Poland on 2-6 September 2018. This is a continuation of meetings which have been held once every three years since 1968. The Conference will provide a platform for crystallographers, material scientists and solid state physicists to discuss methods and techniques used in crystallography studies, to present their recent achievements in solving different material problems, to promote new ideas in the field of material science. The conference scientific program will include oral and poster presentations covering both the fundamental and applied research.

10–12 September 2018 AEM 2018

University of Surrey, England

International Conference on:

  • Advanced Energy Materials
  • Advanced Nano Materials
  • Hydrogen Energy
  • Solar Energy Materials
  • Polymer Energy Materials
  • Crystalline Porous Materials
  • Catalysis and Energy Materials
  • Advanced Graphene Materials

16–20 September 2018 ECCG6 - Sixth European Conference on Crystal Growth

Varna, Bulgaria

European Conferences on Crystal Growth (ECCG) are organized every three years under the supervision of the European Network of Crystal Growth (ENCG) and local key representative organizations in the field of crystal growth.

17–21 September 2018 22nd Conference on Liquid Crystals


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19–21 September 2018 SiliconPV 2018-8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

Lausanne, Switzerland

The field of crystalline silicon technology has witnessed a wealth of new ideas being worked out at an impressive pace in recent years: reducing silicon usage significantly, manipulating material defects, creating high performance passivating contacts, inventing low-cost patterning steps, adding junctions on top of silicon, going for the ultimate module design and for the ultimate efficiency… Depending on the scenarios, the annual PV market could grow up to 500 GW in the next 12 to 20 years. In other words, we are not at the end, but just at the beginning of the solar era. Any money invested in academics, research centers or industries, is an important and justifiable investment in the future of the planet.

23–27 September 2018 Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 3 - HTCC

Brač, Croatia

The principal HTCC target audience are, apparently, ambitious PhD students and postdocs, but also university teachers and lecturers at higher levels, young crystallographers in the early stages of their autonomous carriers, or chemists, physicists, biologists and other scientists who want to spice up their research with an additional hint of interdisciplinarity, or, simply learn what’s new in the fascinating world of crystallography.

30 September–2 October 2018 4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

Lausanne, Switzerland

The programme of PSCO-2018 will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting which will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

7–12 October 2018 SAS2018: XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference

Traverse City, MI, USA

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10–12 October 2018 III Meeting of the Latin American Crystallographic Association

Valparaíso, Chile

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27 October–2 November 2018 International Organization for Biological Crystallization

Shanghai, China

The International Organization for Biological Crystallization (IOBCr) is a non-profit, scientific organization for scientists who study the crystallization of biological macromolecules and develop crystallographic methodologies for their study. It was founded in 2002 to create a permanent organ for the organization of the International Conferences for the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules (ICCBM). The goal is to facilitate the preparation of biological crystals necessary for the determination of the 3D architecture of biomolecules by crystallography. These 3D pictures provide a wealth of information that help understand how biomolecules act and interact in living organisms.

2–5 December 2018 AsCA 2018: 15th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association

Auckland, New Zealand

The program will showcase outstanding science from Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and from around the world, and will be presented in three streams covering diverse topics in structural biology, chemical crystallography, crystal engineering, materials science, physics and fundamental science, and methods including instrumentation, techniques and computation.

28 July 2019–29 July 2018 Biomineralization Across Disciplines: Integrating In Vivo, In Vitro and In Silico into an Overall View

Colby-Sawyer College,New London, NH, USA

The unraveling of biomineralization mechanisms, pathways and functions requires understanding in many fields of study including: biology, chemistry, materials science, geology, medicine and physics. Biomineralization research, therefore, relies heavily on multidisciplinary techniques and research collaborations. This GRS on Biomineralization aspires to generate a new perspective on the field by bringing together researchers from different disciplines and with a wide variety of skills. The topics to be addressed and discussed include: in vivo, in vitro, and in silico mineralization processes, integrative studies combining these methods, structure-function relations, bio-mimetic and bio-inspired studies, and cutting edge technologies for the study of biomineralization in natural, pathological and artificial conditions.

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