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The 3rd International Online Conference on Crystals

15–30 Jan 2022

Crystal Engineering, Biomolecular Crystals, Organic Crystalline Materials, Inorganic Crystalline Materials, Macromolecular Crystals, Industrial Crystallization
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Welcome from the Chair

You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Crystals, sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Crystals. This is a new and improved initiative based on the experience from the 1st and 2nd International Electronic Conference on Crystals https://sciforum.net/conference/IECC_2018 (https://sciforum.net/conference/IOCC_2020), which affords the opportunity for researchers engaged in the study of crystalline materials to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. We take full advantage of the Internet, removing the need to travel and commit participation expenses.

The conference will be organized around the following topics and related themes.

  • Liquid Crystals
  • Organic Crystalline Materials
  • Inorganic Crystalline Materials
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Biomolecular Crystals
  • Macromolecular Crystals
  • Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
  • Minerals and Biominerals
  • Industrial Crystallization
  • Phase Transformations in Crystalline Materials and Software/Tools to Deal with Crystal and Crystallographic Issues

This is a virtual conference held at www.sciforum.net/. Sciforum.net is a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize electronic conferences, and to provide our community with the technical support for hosting our digital conferences.

The participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the Proceedings of the conference. Selected extended versions of the papers can be published in the journal Crystals with a discount of 20% on the Article Processing Charge (ISSN 2073-4352; Impact Factor: 2.589).

I am looking forward to seeing your participation in these exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field and welcoming all participants to the online conference.

Conference Chair:

Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen

Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

Conference Secretary

Ms. Diana Adespei
Ms. Chloe Li
MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Email: iocc2022@mdpi.com

IOCC2022 Live Session

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Invited Talks

Keynotes

Ionic Liquid Crystals: Structure-Phase Stability Relationships

Faxing Wang 3rd International Online Conference on Crystals

Call for submissions

e-conferences, virtually anywhere

The 3rd International Online Conference on Crystals

The Chairs and the Scientific Committee Members are pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 3rd International Online Conference on Crystals and to invite each researcher working in this exciting field to share his/her recent results with his/her colleagues around the world.

The conference will be organized into ten sessions, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of crystals and its applications:

We look forward to receiving contributions in response to this call and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the Crystals editorial office at iocc2022@mdpi.com

Thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.



Critical Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 26/11/2021
Notification of Acceptance: 05/12/2021
Submission of Full Conference Paper: 25/12/2021
Conference Open: 15/01/2022

Event Chairs

Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

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helmut.coelfen@uni-konstanz.de

Event Committee

Nanjing University

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Dr. Fei Xu received his Ph.D. in Optoelectronics in 2008 from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. He is currently a professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, his current research interests include developing novel fiber devices for ultra-small sensor, laser and imaging systems.
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Optoelectronics materials and devices

Western Univerisity

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Dr. Xiaofei Yang is currently a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Xueliang (Andy) Sun's Nanomaterials and Energy Group. He received his B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from Anhui University and Ph.D. degree in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests focus on Li-S batteries, all-solid-state Li-ion and Li-S batteries, and battery interface studies via synchrotron X-ray characterizations.
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Solid-state batteries, Li-S batteries; 3D printing; interface, synchrotron, Nanomaterials

Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

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Prof. Fabrizio Pirri has a Degree in Engineering and PhD in Physics and now is a full professor at Politecnico di Torino (www.polito.it/micronanotech ). He coordinated different research centers and laboratories over the years and is now member of two research committees: Innovation and Research Committee of Provincia Autonoma di Trento and Directive Committe of AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research).
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Materials and nanotechnologies for energy applications; solar cells; energy storage; technology for low carbon economy; materials and technologies for circular economy; sensors for environmental monitoring; biotechnologies for CO2; Nanotechnologies for bi

Research School of Chemistry, Australian National

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Associate Professor Zongyou Yin obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Jilin University in China, and completed his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Then, he started his postdoc careers at NTU/Singapore, IMRE/Singapore, followed by MIT and then Harvard University. Dr Yin started his own Research Group at Australian National Univesrity (ANU) from 2017. His group’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing chemistry and physics of nano-to-atomic materials, fundamental relationship among materials-structures-devices, and synergistic integration of multi-functions towards systems for energy and wearable applications.
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nano & atomic materials, energy conversion & storage, wearable devices, machine learning

Department of Chemistry, "Sapienza" University of Rome

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2001 to present: Associate Professor of General and inorganic chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences of "Sapienza" University of Rome. 1981-2000: Academic researcher. 1980-1: Winner of a scholarship in Chemistry of the British Council at the Chemical Crystallography Laboratory in Oxford (Supervisor: Prof. C. K. Prout, the late; Director Prof. D. C Hodgkin, the late). 1978-80: Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei - Fondazione Guido Donegani (Supervisor: Prof. A. Vaciago, the late). Research scientist at the Structural Chemistry Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, 1983, 1986 and 1987) for chemical applications of gas electron diffraction. As president of the teaching committee of the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) he organized the annual school of Crystallography from 1994 to 1996 and edited the proceedings in three volumes. In the period 2003-2005 he served as secretary of AIC. Research unit manager (PRIN 1996 and 1997). Since 2007 he is responsible for the X-ray diffraction (XRD) laboratory of the Chemistry Department of "Sapienza" University of Rome. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Chemistry, the Dataset Papers in Chemistry, the Journal of Crystallography, AIMS Materials Science and Crystals. Guest editor of three special issues of Crystals (2018, 2019 and 2021), one special issue of Frontiers in Chemistry (2020) and one special issue of Molecules (2021). Author or coauthor of some 130 scientific papers in the field of X-ray crystallography, gas electron diffraction, high-level quantum chemical calculations of molecular interactions and a book of Chemistry at university level. He teaches General and Inorganic Chemistry (bachelor’s degree in chemistry) and Structural Chemistry (master’s degree in Chemistry). The research of Portalone group lies in the field of supramolecular chemistry and focuses on the design (exploiting molecular recognition through hydrogen and halogen bonds), solid-state synthesis and structure determination of binary/ternary cocrystals of canonica
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Supramolecular chemistry, Crystal engineering, Molecular recognition, Halogen bond. Hydrogen bond, Nucleobases, Co-crystals. X-ray diffraction, Theoretical calculations

Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine

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Prof. Kyeong Kyu Kim received his PhD in Chemistry from Seoul National University, Korea, and had postdoctoral training at University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is now a full professor in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea. He has been working on structural elucidation of biological macromolecules by crystallography and their structure-based functional identification by applying multidisciplinary techniques. His research focuses on the regulation mechanism of enzymes involved in protein stability control such as molecular chaperones and proteases. In addition he is also actively working on structural, bioinformatical and functional studies of noncanonical DNA and their interactions with proteins in order to understand their biomedical implication of the noncanonical DNA in the genome.
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noncanonical DNA, antibiotics, crystal, structure, drug development

Department of Chemical, Materials and Production

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Umberto Prisco is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II. Prisco graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1999. In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Napoli Federico II. In 2003, he was research fellow at the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham (UK), where he was assistant professor of the summer courses. His research interests and publications are in the area of continuum mechanics, metal alloys, composite materials, nanotechnology, tolerancing, metrology, conventional and non-conventional machining, and advanced manufacturing technology. In these fields, he authored 58 scientific articles on Scopus indexed Journals.
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metal alloys, microstructure, advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing, welding, machining, inorganic crystalline materials, crystal engineering

The University of Manchester

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Ingo Dierking received his PhD in 1995 from the University of Clausthal in Germany. After an employment at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in the US, working on electronic paper, he joined Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a Humboldt fellow. There he was appointed as docent, before joining the University of Darmstadt in Germany as lecturer for several years and eventually moving to the University of Manchester in 2002 where he is a Senior Lecturer/Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Ingo Dierking has published more than 150 scientific papers, as well as several books on topics of liquid crystal research. He is the 2009 awardee of the Hilsum medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society (BLCS), the 2016 winner of the Samsung Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) and the 2021 awardee of the Gray medal. Ingo Dierking is the editor of Liquid Crystals Today, the current President of the ILCS and a former Chair of the BLCS. His current research interests are broadly focused on soft matter systems with an emphasis on liquid crystals and LC-based composites with polymers and nanoparticles.
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soft matter, liquid crystals, thermotropic and lyotropic phases, phase transitions, polymer modified liquid crystals, liquid crystal-nanoparticle dispersions

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology

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Dr. Zhao Zhang is a professor of Process Mechanics in Dalian University of Technology. He has published more than 140 pre-reviewed journal papers and about 80 conference papers with more than 1500 citations. He has won awards of Most Cited Articles 2005-2010 in Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Most Cited Articles 2009 in Journal of Materials Processing Technology, and Excellent Scientific Paper in China Association for Science and Technology in 2020. In 2012, he obtained the financial support from the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University from Ministry of Education in China government. In 2020, he was elected to be the distinguished teacher in ideological education by Ministry of Education in China government. Now, he serves as editors of Crystals(IF:2.589) and Coatings(IF:2.881), and Youth editor of Journal of Central South University(IF:1.716). His research interests include friction stir welding, additive manufacturing, phononic crystals and design of locomotive and high speed train.
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friction stir welding, additive manufacturing, phononic crystals

Zhejiang University, China

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Dr.Jianrong Qiu received PhD degree from Okayama University, Japan in 1992. From 1994-1999, he was a chief researcher in the Japan Science and Technology Corporation. From 1999 to 2000, he was a research associate of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, USA. He was a research group leader of the Photon Craft Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2000-2004. From 2005, He became a full professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He is now Chair Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars Programme, State Key Laboratory of Optical Instrumentation, Zhejiang University. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Chinese Ceramics Society, Int. J. Applied Glass Science (The American Ceramic Society), Asian J. Ceram. Soc., and Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (Elsevier) etc. He is chair or co-chair of many international conferences or workshops. He has published more than 500 papers in the international peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Photonics, Nature Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater. etc. His paper has been cited more than 25000 times. His h factor is 78. He received several awards including Adachi Award from the Rare-earth Society of Japan (1999), Otto-Schott Research Award from the Ernst Abbe Fund (2005), Germany, Academic Award from the Ceramics Society of Japan (2007) and G. W. Morey Award from the American Ceramic Society (2016). He is fellow of the Optical Society of America and American Ceramic Society.
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Photonic materials, laser interaction with materials

South China University of Technology

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Dr. Huang got Ph.D. degree from the department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron. After finishing his postdoc in the department of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined South China University of Technology from 2019. He is currently a professor in South China Advanced Institute for Soft Matter Science and Technology, and School of Molecular Science and Engineering. His research seeks to understand the fundamental principle of self-assembly in condensed soft matter and develop novel functional materials within the scope of optics, electric, and energy storage. The main research projects involve: 1) Self-assembly study of macromolecules with precise chemical structures in condensed states; 2) Design of functional polymer materials for specific needs in energy storage and optical films; 3) Liquid crystals/liquid crystal polymers with unprecedented structures and properties for applications in optical and electric materials.
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Ferroelectric liquid crystal; energy storage materials; macromolecular self-assembly; optical polymer materials.

Harbin Institute of Technology

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Winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Cheung Kong Scholar Professor. Dean of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology.
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Nonlinear optical crystal, Photoelectric functional crystal, Low-dimensional crystals

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

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Dr. Guanying Chen received his BS in applied physics in 2004 and PhD degree in optics in 2009 from Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China. After obtaining his PhD, he became an assistant professor in 2009, and was then promoted to an associate and full professor in 2012 and 2013, respectively, at Harbin Institute of Technology. He is now the Department Chair of New Energy Materials and Devices at Harbin Institute of technology (since 2021). He did his postdoctoral research (2009–2011), and then held a joint position (2012-1017) as the group leader at the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His interests include lanthanide luminescence, biophotonics, nanostructured solar cells, and nanoparticle-based diagnostics and therapeutics. So far, he has published 125 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals such as Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Nano lett., Small, etc, among which 31 papers are published in journals with impact factor > 10. These papers have resulted in a total citation over 12,000 and an H index of 48 (Google Scholar). He serves as Editorial Board Members for journals such as Scientific Reports, Nanomaterials, Crystals, and Journal of Rare Earths.
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lanthanide luminescence, biophotonics, nanostructured solar cells, and nanoparticle-based diagnostics and therapeutics

Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

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: Dr. Raghvendra Singh Yadav is working as a ‘Senior Scientist/Researcher’ at Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic from 1 October 2017. Dr.Yadav's current scientific activities are focused on ‘‘Lightweight and Flexible Advanced Nanocomposites (MXene, MBene, Graphene, magnetic nanoparticles as nanofillers in a polymer matrix) for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding and Microwave Absorption Application’’. He has about 63 publications (h-index 26 and 1941 citations) in reputed international journals in the field of materials science and nanotechnology. He also published two books and two book chapters. He has been also involved as Editorial Board Member in several journals, namely (1) Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352, I. F. = 2.589, MDPI, Switzerland), (2) International Journal of Molecular Sciences (I.F.=5.923, MDPI, Switzerland), (3) Nanomaterials (I.F. = 5.076, MDPI, Switzerland), (4) Material Sciences and Applications (Scientific Research Publishing, USA), (5) Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology (Scientific Research Publishing, USA), etc. He is also working as a Guest Editor in a Special Issue (i) "Advanced Magnetic Nanocomposites: Structural, Physical Properties and Application" in journal ‘Nanomaterials’ (I.F.=5.076, MDPI); (ii) "Structural, Magnetic, Dielectric, Electrical, Optical and Thermal Properties of Nanocrystalline Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Application" in Crystals (I.F.= 2.589) (ISSN 2073-4352, MDPI), (iii) Multifunctional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (I.F. = 5.923, MDPI, Switzerland), etc. He has also worked as reviewer for several international journals on material science, nanoscience and nanotechnology. He received a reputed project as ‘Principal Investigator’ on ‘‘Investigation of Correlation Among Cation Distribution, Particle Size and Physical Properties (Magnetic, dielectric, electrical, etc.) of Intelligent Spinel Ferrite Nanomaterials’’-[19-23647S] for 3 years (2019-2021) with financial funding from Grant A
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Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Synthesis, Characterizations, Applications

Harbin Institute of Technology

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Prof. Xiaoming Duan received his Bachelor’s and Master degrees in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He earned his Ph. D degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 2012. From April 2012, he worked with the School of Aeronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology. He also worked at the CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA as a visiting scientist in 2018. His current research interests focus on middle infrared laser crystals and its applications.
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middle infrared optical materials; nonlinear optical frequency conversion; solid-state laser technology

Fudan University, China/Hanyang Univerity, Korea

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metamaterials, spin-photonic crystals, and magneto-optical properties

Tianjin Normal University, China

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Since my graduation from Master's degree in July 1987, I have been working in Tianjin Normal University until now. I have experienced assistants, lecturers, associate professors and full professors. I got PhD in 1999 from Tsinghua University. I worked as a postdoctoral follow in Northwestern University of USA from 2001 to 2003, and visited Northwestern University of USA and Western University of Canada as a senior visiting scholar many times. Now, I am full professor in College of Physics and Materials Science, Tianjin Normal University.
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Surface modification of various materials, thin film and coatings, Nanomaterials.

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

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Dr. M.Y. Zheng is currently a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He received his Doctor of Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1999. He has published more than 200 papers in referred journals, and listed as Elsevier's 2019 and 2020 Chinese Most Cited Researchers. He was awarded the International Magnesium Science & Technology Award - Innovative Research & Application Award in 2020. Dr. Zheng serves on the Board of Editors of several international journals on materials sciences. His researches mainly focus on magnesium alloys, metal matrix composites and bulk nano-metals by severe plastic deformation.
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Magnesium alloys, metal matrix composites, Bulk ultrafine-grained metals, texture of metals.

Institute of Solid State Physics RAS

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Vladislav Kharton is the head of the Laboratory of Materials for Electrochemical Technologies, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences. Having received his doctoral degree in physical chemistry from the Belarus State University in 1993, he has published over 360 scientific papers in international SCI journals, including 12 reviews, and coauthored over 50 papers in other refereed journals and volumes, 5 books and 6 patents. He is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of Materials Letters, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Processing and Application of Ceramics, Review Journal of Chemistry, Crystals, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology, and Chimica Techno Acta. In 2004, he was awarded by the Portuguese Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence. In 2013, he received the Grant of the Russian Federation Government for support of research projects implemented under the supervision of world-leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation. In 2017, his laboratory was awarded by the grant of the Russian Science Foundation “Implementation of research by world-level scientific laboratories in the priority areas of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation”, Russian President program of research projects implemented by leading scientists.
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ceramic materials, oxide materials, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic membranes, high-temperature electrochemistry

CMAC Hub, Loughborough University

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Dr. Brahim Benyahia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, and member of the CMAC HUB (Future Manufacturing Hub for Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation), ARTICULAR (ARtificial inTelligence for Integrated ICT-enabled pharmaceUticaL mAnufactuRing) and Made Smarter Innovation - Digital Medicines Manufacturing Research Centre. He played a key role in the development of the world’s first End-to-End Integrated Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Platform at MIT, USA (Novartis-MIT project). He has a well-established expertise in Integrated Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Plant-Wide Modelling Optimisation and Control, Digitalization, and Quality-by-Design. Over the last decade, he focused on the optimal design and operation of crystallization processes, including model-based and model-free strategies to control crystal size, shape and polymorphic purity, and developed novel and effective optimal control and model predictive control strategies.
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continuous crystallization, industrial crystallization, crystal size and shape control, modelling optimization and control, deep reinforcement learning, Quality-by-design.

Technische Universität Dresden & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Faxing Wang received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Technische Universität Dresden. Then he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Technische Universität Dresden for one year. Now he will be a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since September 2021.
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Electrochemical energy storage, rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, electrode materials, electrolytes.

Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

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D. Perahia obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1975 on quantum calculations on proteins and nucleic acids' constituents, studying their conformational properties, their interactions with water and ions. He joined the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 1973. He was a research fellow at Harvard University at the M. Karplus Laboratory in 1980, participating in pioneering studies on Molecular Dynamics and Normal Modes (NM). He has significant contributions to the NM field with a variety of applications to proteins. He has published the first papers on the study of allosteric movements of proteins, and particularly of the Hemoglobin. He has many cutting-edge publications on methodological developments for studying the large scale properties of biological macromolecules.
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Molecular simulations, Molecular Dynamics, Normal Modes, Large scale motions, conformational sampling

Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary

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POSITIONS HELD: - deputy director of SZFI (1997-2010) - director of SZFI (2010-2016) - deputy director-general of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (2012-2016) - scientific adviser (SZFI, 1992-2016) - professor in physics at the Roland Eötvös University, Budapest (ELTE, 1993- ) - research professor emerita (2016- ) DEGREES: - „doctor of natural sciences" at ELTE, Budapest (1975) - „Candidate of physical sciences" at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS, 1984) - „Doctor of physical sciences" at the HAS (1992) - „Habilitation" at ELTE (1997) SPOKEN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: English, German, Russian POSITIONS ABROAD: - University College of Wales, Aberystwyth/Great Britain postdoctoral fellowship, 1977/78, 1 year - Solid State Physics Institute of the University of Groningen/Holland, visiting scientist, 1980/81, 6 months - Physics Department of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada, visiting scientist, 1986/87, 6 months - Department of Phys. Chem. of the University of Paderborn, Germany, A.von Humboldt fellowship, 1988/89, 1 year - Theoretical Physics Dept. of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, A.von Humboldt fellowship, 1989/90, 8 months MEMBERSHIPS, FUNCTIONS: Roland Eötvös Physical Society: - member (1972- ) , Organic Condensed Matter Division's secretary (1984-91), chairman (1991-96) International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS): - member (1980- ), member of the Board of Directors of the ILCS (1994-1998) - chairman of the Hungarian LCS (1994-1998) International Liquid Crystal Conference: member of the International Advisory Board (1994- ), member of the Scientific Committee (2002 ) Member of the Solid State Physics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1992-96, 1999- ) Member of the Qualification (habilitation) Committee of the Solid State Physics Institute (1997-2012) Member of the Board of Professors at the R.Eötvös University (1993-2020 ) Member of the Advisory Board for Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the HAS (1998- 2004, chairman 2000/01) Member of the Board of Rese
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pattern formation, nonlinear phenomena in liquid crystals

Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology

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Ferdinando Costantino received the PhD in Chemistry from University of Perugia in 2005 and in 2006-2007 worked in Rennes as Post-Doc fellow. Then he moved to San Diego (CA) for a short term scholarship at UCSD. From 2010 to 2016 he was associate fellow of ICCOM-CNR institute in Florence. In 2015 he won the Nardelli prize from the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) as young researcher working on crystallographic methods. He is actually associate professor of inorganic chemistry and material sciences at the University of Perugia. He is member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC). His scientific interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials based on layered materials and porous compounds based on metal phosphonates and MOFs for gas adsorption, catalysis and proton conductivity. Co-author of about 100 research papers in international journals (h-index = 30) and three book chapters and of many communications at national and international congresses.
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Metal-Organic frameworks, Layered Compounds, Synthesis, Catalysis

CNR - Institute of Crystallography

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: Rocco Caliandro is senior researcher of the Institute of Crystallography of the National Council of Researchers of Italy (CNR). He graduated in Physics and got a PhD in Physics. Expert in protein crystallization, structure characterization by X-rays, development of phasing methods for crystal structure solution, structural studies by SAXS and XAS measurements, quantitative analysis of powders containing polymorphic mixtures, computational modelling (molecular dynamics, homology modelling, docking).Experienced with X-ray scattering, diffraction and spectroscopy experiments at several synchrotron light sources. Previously he worked for six years in High-Energy Physics, collaborating to the design, setting-up, data taking and data analysis of experiments WA97, NA57 and ALICE, carried out at the SPS synchrotron of CERN (Geneva). Author of 145 papers on peer review journals (H-index: 36 Google Scholar). He was awarded a prize for researchers of the CNR for having achieved excellence and innovation performance of strategic importance in 2005 and won a selective procedure for a salary upgrade for CNR researchers in 2019. He leads a research line of CNR devoted to protein crystallography, has led 4 national and 2 international research projects and has been responsible of the CNR unit in two national projects and in the HORIZON2020 project AMECRYS. He is a member of the Editorial board of the MDPI journals SCI and Crystals.
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Crystal structure solution, structural characterization, protein crystallography, multivariate analysis

Riken Cluster for Pioneering Research, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

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: M. Ajmal Khan was born in Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan, in 1975. He received the M.Sc and M.Phil degrees in Applied Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received his PhD degree in applied physics from graduate school of pure and applied sciences, University of Tsukuba, in 2013. In 2012, during his PhD work, he has discovered the thin film of boron (B) doped p-type BaSi2 layer "p+" along with his PhD supervisor Prof. Takashi Suemasu. After his PhD he joined the team of FUTUTER PV-Innovation, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Fukushima Renewable Energy AIST Institute (FREA), Koriyama. In FREA, he worked on Si NWs, c-SiGe and a-Si/c-Si heterojunction solar cells. In 2017, he moved to Prof. Hideki Hirayama Lab at Riken. He is currently a research scientist at RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research. Since then, he has been doing research on the epitaxial growth, characterization and device applications of group III-nitride semiconductors UV LEDs and UV Laser diodes. He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) and the guest editor of MDPI journal of Crystal.
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SiGe Solar cells, BaSi2 Solar cells, a-Si/c-Si Heterojunction Solar cells, AlGaN UV LEDs and UV Laser, MBE , MOVPE

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim-7491, Norway

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Dr. Suresh Kannan Balasingam is presently working as a Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He has completed his Ph.D. degree from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), followed by the Postdoctoral research experience from the Konkuk University, Republic of Korea. He received his M.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry (specialization in electrochemistry) with a gold medal award from Alagappa University, India, in 2008 and a B.Sc. degree in chemistry from the Madurai Kamaraj University, India, in 2006. Dr. Balasingam obtained two years of research experience at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI-CSIR, Government of India) and one year of research experience at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) before joining UNIST. His current research interests focus on two-dimensional graphene/transition metal dichalcogenide-based materials for supercapacitors and photoelectrochemical energy conversion and storage, encompassing DSSCs, photoelectrochemical water splitting, and CO2 reduction. Dr. Balasingam is the author of more than 30 publications in international refereed journals, and he is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Electrochemical Society (ECS), and the Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST). He acts as a referee for various Nature, ACS, RSC, Springer, IOP, Science direct, and MDPI journals. Dr. Balasingam has received Publons Peer Review Awards for the top 1% reviewer in the field of Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, and Physics for the three consecutive years (2017-2019). He currently serves as an Academic Editor, Topic Editor, Guest Editor, Reviewer board Member of various Hindawi and MDPI Journals. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial board of the MDPI journal Crystals.
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batteries; supercapacitors; electrocatalysis; seawater electrolysis, solar cells; photoelectrochemical water splitting; solar fuels

Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos, IACT, CSIC, Spain

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Duane Choquesillo Lazarte (www.lec.csic.es/duane) received his BSc in Pharmacy from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Perú) in 2000 and obtained his PhD in 2005 from the University of Granada (Summa cum laude and PhD extraordinary prize in Chemistry). During his predoctoral stage, he worked in the synthesis and characterization of first row transition metal coordination complexes, focusing in the crystal structure determination by single crystal X-ray diffraction and the analysis of the interactions involved in molecular recognition processes. Between 2007 and 2009, he joined the Laboratory of Crystallographic Studies (LEC) as a Postdoctoral researcher (IACT-CSIC, CSIC Program I3P-Doctores) under the supervision of Prof. Juan Manuel García Ruiz, where he complement the scope of his crystallographic expertise with the crystallization of organic and metal-organic compounds (in solution as well as in gelled media) and the scientific support during experiments using synchrotron radiation at large facilities (Elettra [Italy], ESRF [France], Diamond [UK] and ALBA [Spain]). Since 2010, he is responsible of the Laboratory of Crystallization of small molecules (Factoría de Cristalización) and the X-ray diffraction unit of LEC. In 2017 he secured a permanent position as Tenured Scientist of CSIC. Duane’s research interests focus on the design and synthesis of new multicomponent molecular materials (i.e. pharmaceutical cocrystals) in order to overcome biopharmaceutical and drug manufacturing constraints. He has also a particular interest in the development of new crystallization methodologies using supramolecular organogels. These research areas stem from a fundamental interest in understanding intermolecular interactions in molecular systems. He acts as a referee for several journals, mainly in the crystallographic area and he is a member of the Editorial board of the MDPI journal Crystals (Crystal Engineering Section).
Research Keywords
Crystallization, Crystallography, Crystal Engineering, Pharmaceutical cocrystals, polymophism, Multicomponent molecular Materials

Institute for Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) and ETSII, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain

DETAILS
Bio
Nikos Ch. Karayiannis received his diploma (1997) and PhD (2002) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras (Greece). After an internship in BP-Amoco (2002, USA) he continued his research activities as a post-doctoral researcher in ICEHT–FORTH (2002–2005, Greece) and ISOM/ETSII (2006–2008, UPM, Spain). In 2009 he received a Ramon y Cajal fellowship from the Spanish ministry of Science. Since 2010 he is professor I3 at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM, Spain). His research interests include multiscale simulation studies of the packing, phase behavior and crystallization of complex, polymer-based systems.
Research Keywords
crystallization, phase transition, polymers, atomistic simulation, packing, jamming, confinement, molecular modeling, Monte Carlo, crystallography

Institute of Crystallography - CNR

DETAILS
Bio
PhD Francesco Capitelli is researcher at Institute of Crystallography – CNR since 2001. His main skills are the structural characterization of novel inorganic compounds with technological interests, such as phosphates, and of minerals as natural counterparts of functional materials employed in industry: apatite, whitlockite, cordierite, borates. He usually works with X-ray diffraction, FTIR, SEM-EDS, ecc. Last, he is author of about 100 papers on international journals (WOS: AAY-2822-2020), with H-index of 20.
Research Keywords
apatite, phosphates, materials, minerals, structural characterization

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

DETAILS
Bio
Dr. Qing Peng is an Associate Professor and K.A.CARE Fellow in Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudia Arabia. He received his PhD of Physics from University of Connecticut. Dr. Peng’s current work in computational materials physics includes strain engineering, radiation damage, multiscale modeling, shock physics, ion-batteries, thermoelectrics, and perovskite solar cells. Dr. Peng is the main developer of the Quasi-Continuum Density Functional Theory (QCDFT), “DFT+q” method, QM-MD-SPH method, and a few others. Dr. Peng has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal papers with an H-index of 30 and over 3500 citations.
Research Keywords
Computational physics mechanics, Radiation damage, Multiscale modeling, Hydrogen embrittlement, Energy storage

CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padova, Italy

DETAILS
Bio
Giacomo Saielli is Senior Researcher (Primo Ricercatore) at the CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padova and contract Professor at the University of Padova (Chemistry and Biotechnology) - Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Padova in 1999, then he spent two years as postdoc at the University of Southampton, UK, and a three-months term JSPS fellowship at AIST-Tsukuba (Japan). He has been a Visiting Researcher at The Scripps Research Institute - CA (2010), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - CA (2013), and a FIPI 2017 Visiting Scientist at the CAS Institute of Theoretical Physics in Beijing. He was twice the recipient of the JGA grant of the RSC-UK. His research is focused on computational studies of ionic liquid phases and computational spectroscopy. He has authored/co-authored more than 110 papers on peer-reviewed journal and two book chapters.
Research Keywords
Ionic Liquid Crystals, Ionic Liquids, Liquid Crystals, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Density Functional Theory, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Institute of Crystallography (IC-CNR), Bari-Italy

DETAILS
Bio
Rosanna Rizzi is currently Researcher at the Institute of Crystallography (IC) of CNR in Bari, Italy. Rosanna Rizzi earned a degree in Physics, from Bari University and at IC she started her scientific career. The scientific interests of Dr Rizzi are mainly focused on the development and implementation, in crystallographic software, of innovative theoretical, methodological and computing algorithms devoted to the best interpretation of the experimental powder diffraction information. Specifically, she is involved in the qualitative analysis of mixtures and in the characterization and crystal structure solution of medium and small organic, inorganic and metal-organic polycrystalline compounds. Dr Rizzi is co-author of three crystallographic software distributed at the international scientific community: 1) QualX for qualitative analysis; 2) EXPO for structure solution and refinement by using powder data; 3) OChemDB the free online Open Chemistry Database portal for searching and analysing crystal structure information. On the experimental side, Dr Rizzi is head of the X-Ray powder diffraction laboratory at the IC, where high-quality data collection at room temperature is performed. Dr Rizzi is the author of more than 100 publications in international refereed journals, book chapters, and she has collaborated in the writing of two chapters of International Tables for Crystallography, Volume H: Powder Diffraction. She is a member of the Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia (AIC) and of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD).She acts as a referee for several international journals and is a member of the Editorial board of the MDPI journal Crystals.
Research Keywords
powder diffraction, methodologies, structure solution

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome ‘‘Tor Vergata’’, Viale del Politecnico 1, Rome 00133,Italy

DETAILS
Bio
Giuseppe Prestopino was awarded his degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome “Roma Tre” in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2009, where he started his academic career. Currently, he has a permanent position at the “Tor Vergata” University, “Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale”. The scientific interests of Giuseppe Prestopino have been mainly focused on the growth and characterization of synthetic single crystal diamond, and on the development of diamond-based devices. In particular, he contributed in developing diamond growth reactors based on microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition for both intrinsic and boron-doped diamond films, and he specialized in numerous characterization techniques like time-resolved photoluminescence, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and many types of electrical measurements. He worked in the design and fabrication of many different diamond-based detectors, e.g., detectors for application in hadrontherapy dosimetry, radiation therapy in vivo dosimeters, diamond-based UV position sensitive detectors, and microDiamond dosimeters for external beam radiotherapy. Recently, Giuseppe Prestopino broadened his research interests to the field of nanostructured materials, and in particular to the synthesis and characterization of layered double hydroxide films and related composites, exploring new intriguing properties and applications of these exciting materials. Giuseppe Prestopino is the author of more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the guest editor of three Special Issues of the Crystals journal by MDPI, namely “Layered Double Hydroxides”, “2D Materials: From Structures to Functions” and "Advances in Diamond Crystals".
Research Keywords
thin film technology; chemical vapor deposition synthesis; synthetic diamond; self-assembled nanomaterials; layered double hydroxides; electrical and optical properties

University of Glasgow

DETAILS
Bio
Prof. Gregory is the WestCHEM chair of Inorganic Materials, University of Glasgow. He was previously an EPSRC Advanced Fellow, Lecturer then Reader in Materials Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Kyushu University and was Vice President of the RSC Materials Chemistry Division Council (2009-2014). His research interests focus on the discovery of new solids including sustainable energy materials (e.g. Li batteries, fuel storage, thermoelectrics), inorganic nanomaterials and the solid state chemistry of non-oxides. His research also embraces the sustainable production of materials including the microwave synthesis and processing of solids.
Research Keywords
Inorganic nanomaterials; energy materials; functional materials; synthesis; structure; nitrides; chalcogenides; hydrides.
Email
Duncan.Gregory@Glasgow.ac.uk

Invited Speakers

Fudan University, China/Hanyang Univerity, Korea

RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan,
Farmroid Co., Ltd., 3-22-4 Funado, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-0041, Japan

CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padova, Italy

Technische Universität Dresden & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

session chair

Prof. Dr. Abel Moreno

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

DETAILS
Session
Biomolecular Crystals
Research Keyword
Protein Crystallization, Protein Crystallography, Crystallochemistry, Biomineralization
Biography
Dr. Abel Moreno was awarded with a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico) in 1990 and his professional title was homologated as the B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Granada in Spain. Dr. Moreno was also awarded with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1995. Currently, Dr. Moreno is a full Professor of Biological and Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He has been distinguished as a member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (SNI) at level 3 (the highest category of Mexican scientists), a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexican Society of Crystallography, Mexican Society of Synchrotron Light, the New York Academy of Sciences, and member of the Mexican and American Chemical Societies. Prof. Moreno has been a visiting professor at the University of California Riverside (USA, 1997), at the Imperial College London (United Kingdom in 1999 and 2000), at the University of Tohoku (Japan, 2003). Dr. Moreno has been a visiting scientist at the University of Lübeck and at the Institute of Crystal Growth (IKZ) Berlin (Germany, 2004), at the University of Strasbourg (France, September 30th 2003– October 31st 2004), at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom, 2009) and at the University of Granada (Spain, November 1st, 2020 up to October 31st 2021). Dr. Abel Moreno has published more than 114 papers in prestigious international journals cited 2500 times having a H-index of 25. He is the author of 15 book chapters and 7 books on his specialties in Biological Crystallogenesis, Crystallochemistry, and Biomineralization processes. Into the Academia he has graduated more than 30 students at all levels from BSc up to the PhDs and postdoctoral fellows. Prof. Moreno was the former President of the International Organization for the Biological Crystallization from September 2010 to September 2012 (IOBCr). He is also member of the international advisory board of the Commission of Crystal Growth and Characteriza

Prof.Dr. Jesús Sanmartín Matalobos

Inorganic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

DETAILS
Session
Macromolecular Crystals
Research Keyword
supramolecular chemistry; polynuclear complexes; coordination polymers; coordination chemistry; single crystal X-ray crystallography; H-bonding; chirality; fluorescence
Biography
Jesús Sanmartín Matalobos is an Editorial Board Member of Crystals, Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Macromolecular Crystals”. Since 1997 to date, he is Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is author of two textbooks for students, and more than 140 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals (with more than 2,500 citations from the Web of Science Core collection, h-index= 31). Likewise, he has submitted more than 150 contributions to Scientific Conferences. He has participated in more than 18 research projects and has supervised a number of graduate projects, master thesis and doctoral thesis. His research is focused on different aspects of Coordination and Supramolecular Chemistry, being most of them related to different properties of compounds and their potential application as biocides, fluorescent probes or magnetic materials, among others. In recognition of the quality of its research activity, he has obtained the favorable evaluation of 4 periods of research activity (1992-1998; 1999-2004, 2005-2010, 2011-2016) by the National Commission for Evaluating Research Activity (ANECA) of Spain. Besides, in the year 2019, he obtained the favorable evaluation of 9 steps of teaching and researcher curricular excellence by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Galicia (ACSUG). He has played the role of evaluator of Scientific and Technological Research Projects (ANPCyT) of Argentina, as well as evaluator of teachers of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) of Spain. Since 2014 to date, he has held the management positions of Academic Secretary and Exchange Student Coordinator (International and National Mobility) of the Faculty of Chemistry

Prof.Dr. Arcady Zhukov

Advanced Polymers and Materials Department, Physics, Chemistry and Technology, Chemistry Faculty, University of Basque Country, Spain

DETAILS
Session
Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
Research Keyword
amorphous and nanostructured (nanocrystalline, granular) ferromagnetic materials, magnetic micro-wires, giant magneto-impedance, giant magnetoresistance, magnetic and magnetooelastic sensors
Biography
Dr. Prof. A.P. Zhukov graduated in 1980 from the Physics-Chemistry Department of the Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute (presently National University of Science and Technology). In 1988 he received Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics (Chernogolovka) of the Russian Academy of Science, in 2010- Doctor of Science (habilitation) in Moscow State “Lomonosov” University. Present employment: Ikerbasque Research professor at the Department of the Materials Physics of the University of Basque Country, Spain. Current fields of interest: amorphous and nanostructured (nanocrystalline, granular) ferromagnetic materials, magnetic micro-wires, giant magneto-impedance, giant magnetoresistance, magnetic and magnetooelastic sensors. He has published more than 550 referred papers in the international journals (total number of citations of A. Zhukov’s papers, updated July 02, 2021: 9727(WOS)/12690(Google Scholar), Citation H-index = 54(WOS)/61(Google Scholar)). Dr. Zhukov is the principle author of more than 80 plenary, keynote and invited talks at International conferences. A. Zhukov, edited conference proceedings, chaired Donostia International Conference on Nanoscaled Magnetism (DICNMA), III Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Donostia International Workshop on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology – DINEMN, 7-th International Workshop on Magnetic Wires (2015), 24th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials (ISMANAM 2017), few sessions at MMM and Intermag Conferences. He is an associate Editor of IEEE Magnetic letters and International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, member of several editorial boards and various committees of International Conferences, guest Editor of Alloys Compound., J. J. Magn. Magn. Mater., Phys. Stat. sol. (A) and (C). A. Zhukov Edited two books: “Novel Functional Magnetic Materials” and “High Performance Soft Magnetic Materials”, wrote two books: “Magnetic properties and applications of ferromagnetic microwires with amorphous and nanocrystalline structure” and “Magnetic sensors based o

Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt

Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA

DETAILS
Session
Liquid Crystals
Research Keyword
liquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
Biography
Professional: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio; 1987 - Present) Professor of Physics and Macromolecular Science & Ohio Eminent Scholar endowed chair Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1980 - 1987) Research Physicist, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory University of California (Berkeley, California; 1978 - 1980) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Education: Ph.D. Harvard University (1978) Applied Physics (Thesis: A Light Scattering Study of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Thin Films) S.M. Harvard University (1976) Applied Physics S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974) Physics

Dr. Gianluca Di Profio

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – Istituto per la Tecnologia delle Membrane (ITM)

DETAILS
Session
Industrial Crystallization
Research Keyword
Membrane science and technology; Separation processes; Crystallization; Biologicals purifications; Energy conversion and recovery; Water treatments
Biography
Master Degree in Physical Chemistry and PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials at the University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy; senior researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology of CNR. Included in the Top Italian Scientists list in the area “Engineering”. Involved in several research projects funded by national and international institutions; awarded of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Fund 2012-2013, for the project “Inhibition of nucleation through surface modification”; coordinator of the FET-OPEN project AMECRYS - Revolutionising Downstream Processing of Monoclonal Antibodies by Continuous Template-Assisted Membrane Crystallization, funded by the EC (2016-2021). Current research topics of interest: development and physical-chemical characterization of customized membranes and membrane-based processes, also integrated, for: (i) advanced crystallization of organic and inorganic materials of scientific or industrial relevance; (ii) downstream processing and bioseparation of active pharmaceutical ingredients and biologic drugs by intensified processes; (iii) mining from seawater brines and other industrially-relevant concentrates for zero-liquid discharge approaches; (iv) water purification and desalination by sustainable strategies; (v) exploitation of salinity gradients for the generation of renewable blue energy.

Younes Hanifehpour

Department of Chemistry, Sayyed Jamaleddin Asadabadi University

DETAILS
Session
Inorganic Crystalline Materials
Research Keyword
Coordination Polymer, Supramolecule, Nanocatalyst, Doped Lumiescent Nanomaterials
Biography
Dr. Younes Hanifehpour received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry-Nanomaterial from University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2012. He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at World Class University Nano Research Center, Yeungnam University, South Korea, from 2012 to 2013. He served as International Foreign Professor at school of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He published more than 130 articles in SCI journals

Ana M. García-Deibe

Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain

DETAILS
Session
Crystal Engineering
Research Keyword
single crystal X-ray diffraction; structure-properties relationship; supramolecular interactions; topological studies, H bonding
Biography
Ana M. García Deibe was awarded a BSc. and Ms. Sc. in Chemistry by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She completed her PhD in 1992 at the same university. During this time, she did several predoctoral stays at University of Manchester (UK). In 1992 was hired for first time by the University of Santiago de Compostela to teach chemistry in Lugo (Spain). She was postdoctoral fellow of the Xunta de Galicia at the University of Manchester in 1993, and at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) 1997, where under the supervision of Prof. E.E. Castellano was working in the field of single crystal X-ray diffraction. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998, and she moved to Faculty of Chemistry in Santiago de Compostela in 2008. Her spanish habilitation to full Professor was obtained in 2015. Since 2016 she is board member of the Specialist Group of Inorganic Chemistry (GEQI) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). She is guest editor of two special issues of the journal Crystals, and member of the Editorial Board since 2018 in the Crystal Engineering Section. She is author of more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Many of them have an impact index that places them in the first quintile for the fields "Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry", "Chemistry, Multidisciplinary" or "Crystallography". More than 2200 citations lead to a h-index of 30. These articles are mostly in the fields of Coordination and Supramolecular Chemistry.

Michele Iafisco

National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC)

DETAILS
Session
Minerals and Biominerals
Research Keyword
Calcium phosphates, Biomineralization, Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery, Bioceramics.
Biography
: Senior researcher at Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC) of the National Research Council (CNR) and founder of the CNR spin-off Recover Ingredients Spa. M. Sc. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Science. His research interests include: biomaterials, nanomedicine, circular economy and nanotechnology in agriculture. Author of more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 19 book chapters and 7 patents. H-index=37, total citation more than 4000 (Google Scholar, October 2021). Member of the editorial boards of international journals and expert evaluator for the EC and other European research agencies. In 2015 he was recipient of the prize “Ricercatamente 2014” in the field “Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology"

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List of accepted submissions (28)

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sciforum-054185 X-Ray diffraction study of fluorine-functionalized thiosemicarbazones and cyclometallated compounds. , , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-054374 High resolution cryo-EM structure of the Methanocaldococcus jannaschii small-heat shock protein

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Submitted: 29 Oct 2021

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sciforum-054440 Effects of co-addition of copper, sodium and ethylammonium to CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite compound

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Submitted: 30 Oct 2021

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sciforum-054560 Obtaining protein crystals with a homogeneous size distribution for industrial applications , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-054606 Technoeconomic evaluation and optimization of batch, fed-batch and multistage continuous crystallization processes

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Submitted: 01 Nov 2021

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Crystals MDPI

crystals MDPI

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Introduction
Crystals is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published monthly online by MDPI, that covers all aspects of Crystallography.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Crystallography) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Chemical Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.589 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.615 (2020)
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crystals@mdpi.com
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