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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: Protein crystallization, pharmaceutical crystallization
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Prof. Dr. Charles A. Geiger

Department Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Section Materials Science and Mineralogy, Salzburg University, A‑5020 Salzburg, Austria
Interests: mineralogy; solid state chemistry; crystal synthesis; thermodynamic properties of crystals; spectroscopy
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: single crystal growth; high-temperature top-seeded solution growth; non-faceted growth; stoichiometric LiNbO3; optical damage resistant dopants
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Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: light-emitting materials; semiconductor devices; LED; nanophotonics; optoelectronics
Institute of Applied Physics, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: soft matter; liquid crystals; dielectric spectroscopy; electro-optics
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Associate Technical Director of Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core (CNSC), Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: colloidal nanomaterials; soft nanomaterials; dendrimers and dendritic polymers; dendrimer nanoparticle hybrids; Janus nanoparticles; functional nanomaterials; surface functionalization
Dr. Manish Mishra
Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: Crystal engineering; materials chemistry; mechanical properties of molecular crystals; soft molecular materials; smart responsive materials; ionic liquids; coordination chemistry with f-element complexes
Dr. Kanupriya Pande
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: x-ray crystallography; coherent diffractive imaging; single-particle imaging; phasing; x-ray and electron tomography
Dr. Antonio De Nicola
Department of Organic Materials Science, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan Yonezawa, Yamagata-ken 992-8510, Japan
Interests: molecular dynamics; atomistic models; coarse grained models; periodic structures; mesoporous crystalline structures
School of Science, Technology and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556, Australia
Interests: metal joining; residual stress; neutron diffraction; material characterization; metal forming
Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Interests: near-infrared radiometry; photovoltaics; semiconductor crystals
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Nanophotonics Technology Center, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: graphene; 2D materials; epitaxy; nanotechnology; compound semiconductors
Dr. Anssi Peuronen
Inorganic Materials Chemistry Group, Laboratory of Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Interests: crystal engineering; supramolecular chemistry; intermolecular interactions; halogen bonding; metal-organic frameworks; X-ray crystallography; computational methods (DFT); inorganic materials
Dr. Aida Serrano
Electroceramic Department, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, C/ Kelsen 5, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: nanostructures; thin films; multifunctional systems; plasmonics; synchrotron radiation techniques; Raman spectroscopy; surface and interface effects; local interactions
Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7909 USA
Interests: crystal growth; crystal characterization; radiation detectors; II-VI semiconductors; Ga2O3; perovskites
Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia
Interests: thin films and nanotechnology; polymers; nanomaterials; nanoparticle synthesis; analytical chemistry; fluorescence; luminescence; absorption; UV-visible spectroscopy; colloid chemistry; dynamic light scattering; energy transfer; sensorics
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Institute for General, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Teaching Methods in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Ulica cara Hadrijana 8/A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: spontaneous precipitation; precipitation in vitro; precipitation with additives; pathological biomineralization; biomineralization
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei Materiali Università di Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: solid mechanics; wave propagation; metamaterials; fracture propagation; auxetic; crystal lattices; numerical methods (finite element, integral equations, variational formulations, discrete systems)
Department of Industrial Engineering (DII), University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: magnetocaloric; electrocaloric; barocaloric; elastocaloric; caloric; renewable energy; nanofluids; vapor compression; heat transfer
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Dr. André Augusto
Solar Power Laboratory, School of Elect Compt. and Energy Eng., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Interests: Defects characterization, silicon growth, solar cells, amorphous/crystalline interface
School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: density functional theory; machine learning; elasticity; anelasticity; superconductivity; neuromorphic computing; artificial synapse; quantum emission; exchange correlation; van der Waals; 2D materials; molecular electronics
Dr. Artemios Karvounis

Optical Nanomaterials Group, Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: optoelectronics; nanophotonics; nonlinear optics; electro-optical effects; Metamaterials; nanomaterials; nanomechanics; chalcogenides; two-dimensional materials; Perovskites; diamond; nanostructured materials
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Interests: droplet microfluidics; colloidal crystal; high-throughput analysis; bioinspired materials
CNRS, Roberval (Mechanics, Energy and Electricity), Centre de recherche Royallieu, Université de technologie de Compiègne, CS 60 319, CEDEX, 60 203 Compiègne, France
Interests: nanocomposites; micromechanical modeling; homogenization; computational mechanics; polycrystalline material; relationship between microstructures and mechanical properties of materials
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IFIMUP, University of Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: condensed Matter & amp; materials physics; magnetism; phase transitions; structural properties; thermal properties; magnetic coupling; critical phenomena; nanocrystals; entropy; thermal conductivity; thermal expansion; Thermomagnetic effects; transport phenomena; nanostructures; Multifunctional Materials; thin films; nanoparticles; magnetocaloric effect; magnetostrictive effect; crystallography; X-ray techniques
Dr. Lei Wang
Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Interests: nano-electronics; semiconductor devices physics; 2D materials; graphene; transition metal dichalcogenides; van der waals heterostructures; electron-transport; superconductor; Quantum Hall Effect; electron interactions
Dr. Maria Luisa De Giorgi
Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi", Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy
Interests: optical spectroscopy, laser–matter interaction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray microanalysis
Dr. Masato Sotome
Emergent Photodynamics Research Team, Cross-Divisional Material Research Program, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Interests: nonlinear optics in crystals
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Interests: wide bandgap materials for photonics and electronics; SiC and GaN; In/AlGaN; MOCVD growth of InP and GaAs on Silicon; micro and nanofabrication
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: porous anodic templates; electrodeposition; ionic liquids; deep eutectic solvents; composite membranes
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