June 2021

XXIII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Is it our great pleasure to invite you all to participate in the XXIII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications – CLC 2021 which will be held in the Karkonosze mountains, Poland, from October 18th (Monday) to October 22nd (Friday) 2021.

A long break in the direct personal contacts of the scientific society and the hope for a better pandemic situation encourages us to organize the CLC2021 conference in the stationary form.

The applicable safety rules will be followed during all activities while the conference. In a case of introducing pandemic restrictions which would make the meeting impossible, the conference will be canceled and the conference fee will be paid back (100% - with the reduction of bank transfer costs). We do not plan to organize online version of the conference instead.

The web page for the Conference is already available:


We kindly encourage you to issue a preliminary application available at the conference website (https://clc21.pl/user/register) by the 30th of June 2021. This will help us to arrange an appropriate conference venue in the Karkonosze mountains.

Abstract submission due date is the 31st of August 2021.

We are looking forward to see you in person in Poland.

With best regards,

Local Organizing Committee

STORM-BOTS Second Call

Funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme, the STORM-BOTS network offers thirteen Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions to provide high-level training in the field of liquid crystal based soft robotics.

Twelve positions have already been filled in the first call for applications.

The current call is for the following position:

ESR 12: Electrically driven sensor skins for LCE-based soft robotics.

Recruiting institution: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO (NL).

PhD Programme in Chemical Engineering – Eindhoven University of Technology

Local and network training activities, covering aspects of chemistry, physics, materials science, advanced manufacturing and robotics, as well as transferable skills, will give the researchers the opportunity to participate in pioneering research, acquiring the necessary skills for a future career in this field.

The most talented and motivated students will be selected for advanced multidisciplinary research training, preferably starting on July/October 2021.

More information

New issue of LC Today is online

The new issue of Liquid Crystals Today, Vol 30, issue 1, 2021, is now available online. It should make some interesting reading.

Ingo Dierking