14th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals


You are cordially invited to attend the 14th International FLC Conference, to be held Lukas-Klause in Magdeburg, Germany from September 1st to 6th, 2013.

The conference provides a unique forum for scientific exchanges in the area of chiral and polar soft matter including liquid crystals, polar colloids and living cells. Topics ranging from the design and synthesis of novel smart materials and their physical characterization to their applications in new technologies will be covered.

Pre-conference tutorials and poster sessions are also planned. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the city of Magdeburg and its surrounding areas, with a conference excursions to take place.

General Information

Advances in Polar Soft Matter

Invited Speakers

F. Araoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Ferroelectric Columnar Phases

A. Jákli (Kent State University, USA)

Bent-core liquid crystal phases

J. Hanna (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Organic semiconductors

K. Neyts (Ghent University)

Electrophoresis and its display  applications

H. Takezoe (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

K. Tarumi (Merck KGaA, Deutschland)

M. Osipov (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Models for proper ferroelectric bent core smectic phases

T. Sluckin (University Southampton, UK)

J. K. Vij (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland )