Wolfgang Haase passed away on Tuesday, 11th of December 2018

With sadness I would like to pass on to the liquid crystal community the information that I received yesterday from one of his long time collaborators, Eduardo Soto-Bustamante, that Prof Dr Wolfgang Haase has passed away last Tuesday. An obituary will appear in one of the next issues of LC Today. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Ingo Dierking

Director, Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

New job advertisement:

Director, Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University

December 2018 liquid crystal picture

Image of December "Nematic schlieren type texture" taken by Nazma Begum.

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Open Faculty Positions in Materials Science & Engineering

We have new job advertisements:

Open Faculty Positions in Materials Science & Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

Novemeber 2018 liquid crystal picture

Image of a “Dowser state", by Ingo Dierking, has been selected as the October 2018 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

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New issue of Liquid Crystals Today, 27(3), 2018

New issue of Liquid Crystals Today, 27(3), is now available via the Taylor & Francis website.

Ingo Dierking

New reserch group webiste in Asia

We have added a new research group website in Asia:

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Research Groups around the world

15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals

15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, June 30-July 5, 2019, Wrocław (Poland)

We cordially invite you to attend the 15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, which will be held at the Hotel "Scandic" in Wrocław.

ECLC 2019 is an International Conference organized by Military University of Technology, Warsaw, under the auspices of the Polish Liquid Crystal Society.

The program of ECLC will cover the following topics:

• Novel LC phases Structure and Phase Behaviour.
• Design and Synthesis of LC Materials.
• Photonic, Electro- and Photo-Responsive LC Systems.
• Theory and Simulations of LC Systems.
• LC Polymers, Elastomers, Colloids and Gels.
• Hybrid and Nanostructured LC Systems.
• Biological, Lyotropic and Chromonic LC Systems.
• Ferroelectric LC Systems.
• Confined LC Systems and Defects.
• Hydrodynamics and Microfluids of LC Systems.
• Applications of Liquid Crystals.
• Other Subject Related to LC.

The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry at the Warsaw Military University of Technology.

Please take further information on the conference from the attached flyer and the website http://eclc2019.pl

We are looking forward to seeing you in Wrocław

With best regards,
Chairman: Marzena Tykarska
Co-chairs: Wiktor Piecek, Przemysław Kula
Chairman of the Programme Committee: Janusz Parka
Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Jerzy Zieliński

ECLC 2019

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Optics of Liquid Crystals 2019

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 18th edition of Optics of Liquid Crystals 2019 (OLC-2019)! The symposium will take place during the pleasant month of September at Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, from September 8 to 13, 2019.

Building on the success of past editions, OLC-2019 is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists to share on recent developments in liquid crystal technologies and applications. Industry is more than welcomed to contribute. The conference program will be broad with topics including the discovery, synthesis, modeling and study of new liquid crystalline materials as well as their integration into components and devices with a special focus of biophotonics applications. The primary goal of OLC-2019 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in liquid crystal technologies and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field.

You are warmly invited to mark those dates on your calendar and visit our website to get the list of topics and more information about the event!

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you in Québec City next September.
Tigran Galstian, Université Laval, Québec City and the Organizing Committee


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FLC 2019: Frontiers of Chirality and Polarity in Soft Matter

The Soft Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is delighted to announce the 17th International Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Conference, FLC 2019: Frontiers of Chirality and Polarity in Soft Matter.

The conference will take place
Sunday – Wednesday, August 4 – 7, 2019, on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder. FLC 2019 will feature oral and poster presentations in all areas involving chirality and/or polarity in soft matter. There will also be excursions scheduled for Thursday, August 8, allowing conference participants an opportunity to take advantage of the world class sightseeing and outdoor activities available near Boulder and in the greater Rocky Mountain area.

The conference website:
https://flc2019.colorado.edu will be live within a week (by 9/19/2018).

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for further information!

With best regards,
David M. Walba
Conference Chair


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