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2020 Fall Meeting



Crystal Growth of Organic Materials

This symposium will draw together researchers and industrialists from across the EU and the World to discuss the latest developments in the field of organic crystal growth. Topics will cover areas such as polymorphism, understanding fundamental crystal growth, computer modelling, augmented functional properties and alternative routes to organic crystals.


The aim of this symposium is to promote discussions and stimulate fundamental and applied research in the field of organic crystal growth and to encourage a discussion into the application of organic crystals in such diverse fields as transistors, pharmaceutical and agrochemical production and photovoltaics. The symposium will also serve as a conduit for the meeting of researchers in public and private entities and facilitate augmented cooperation between academia and industry.  By showcasing the current state-of-the-art in organic crystal growth and the deeper understanding of the fundamentals of how they grow, we hope to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and thereby further raise the profile of organic crystal research in the EU.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

new crystal syntheses, deeper understanding of organic crystal growth, improved functionality, organic electronics and superconductivity

List of invited speakers:

  • Jack Dunitz – ETH Zurich
  • Gautam Desiraju - Indian Institute of Science
  • Klaus Mullen – MPI, Mainz
  • Alan Myerson - MIT
  • Christopher Aakeroy – Kansas State University
  • Mauro Gemmi – IIT, Pisa
  • Rui Guo - UCL
  • Asma Buanz - UCL
  • Jenn Coockman – University of Limerick
  • Enrico da Como – University of bath
  • Iryna Andrusenko – IIT, Pisa
  • Enrico Mugnaioli – IIT, Pisa
  • Ariana Lanza – IIT, Pisa
  • Jan Gerit Brandenburg - UCL
  • Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza – University of Manchestere
  • Matteo Salvalaglio - UCL
  • Joop van der Horst – University of Strathclyde
  • Alastair Florence – University of Strathclyde
  • Kevin Roberts – University of Leeds
  • Ivo Rietveld – University of Rouen


Proceedings of this symposium will be published as a Virtual Special Issue of Crystal Growth & Design.
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Symposium organizers
Peter CHRISTIANENRadboud University Nijmegen

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ - PO Box 9102, 6500 HC Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Simon HALLSchool of Chemistry - University of Bristol

Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK
Ursel BANGERTUniversity of Limerick

Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland