Dec 4, 2017
(Day 1)
Dec 5, 2017 Tuesday
(Day 2)
Dec 6, 2017 Wednesday
(Day 3)
Dec 7, 2017
(Day 4)
AM Session AM Session AM Session Post Conference Event
PM Session PM Session  


December 4, 2017 Monday (Day 1)


Lecture Theatre

07:30 - 08:30 am


Session 1: Ferroelectric Materials

Chair: Hoi Sing Kwok

08:30 - 08:45 am


8:45 - 9:25 am

Plenary Talk:
Prof. Noel A. Clark, University of Colorado, USA

9:25 - 9:55 am De Vries chiral smectics
Prof Jagdish Vij, Trinity College, Dublin

9:55 - 10:25 am

Highly tilted ferroelectic and antiferroelectric materials - molecular design and synthesis
Prof. Kula Przemysław, Warsaw Academy of Science, Poland

10:25 - 10:55 am Ferroelectric liquid crystals: The influence of central aromatic units on mesomorphic properties
Prof. Michal Kohout,  Warsaw Academy of Science, Poland
10:55 - 11:20 am Coffee Break

Session 2:  New Polar and Chiral Mesophases

Chair: David Walba
11:20 - 11:50 am When chiral smectics can choose their shape: tube-shell morphing induced by phase transition
Dr. Rao Jampani, Université du Luxembourg
11:50 - 12:20 pm Polar and conventional mesophases in hockey-stick-shaped molecules
Prof. E-Joon Choi, Korea
12:20 - 12:50 pm Optically isotropic and cubic mesophases formed by chiral thermotropic liquid crystals: new insights from NMR spectroscopy
Prof. Valentina Domenici, Università di Pisa, Italy
12:50 - 2:00 pm Lunch: G/F Chinese Restaurant, HKUST

Session 3: Chirality and Polarity in Liquid Crystals: New Possibilities

Chair: Jagdish Vij

2:00 - 2:40 pm On the structure and alignment of the bent-core helical nanofilament (B4) phase
Prof. David M. Walba, University of Colorado
2:40 - 3:10 pm Liquid Crystals from and with Colloids: from graphene oxide to silicon oxide spheres
Prof. Ingo Dierking, UK

3:10 - 3:40 pm

Gels and Nanofibers of Polar Columnar Liquid Crystals
Prof. Fumito Araoka, Physicochemical Soft Matter Research Unit RIKEN Center for Emergent, Matter Science (CEMS), Japan

3:40 - 4:10 pm   Coffee Break

Session 4: Ferroelectricity, Ferromagnetism, Defects

Chair: Ingo Dierking

4:10 - 4:40 pm Spontaneous symmetry breaking and ferroelectricity in non-chiral LC systems
Prof. Yury Panarin, Trinity College, Dublin
4:40 - 5:10 pm Ferromagnetic liquid crystals: static and dynamic properties
Dr. Nerea Sebastián, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

5:10 - 5:40 pm

Topological defects in polar smectic films and their role in formation of self-organized structures
Prof. Pavel Dolganov, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow region

5:40 - 6:10 pm

Effect of molecular chirality on the nanostructure of the twist-bend nematic phase
Prof. Antal Jakli, Kent State University, USA

6:10 – 8.30 pm

Welcome Reception and Poster Session


December 5, 2017 Monday (Day 2)


Lecture Theatre

8:00 – 9.00 am


Session 5: Optics of polar and ferroelectric liquid crystals

Chair: Vladimir Chigrinov

9.00 - 9:40 am

Nonlinear Optics for Polar Liquid Crystals
Prof . Hideo Takezoe, Japan

9:40 - 10:10 am Electro-optical effects due to distortion of ferroelectric liquid crystals by boundary surfaces
Prof. Eugene Pozhidaev, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

10:10 - 10:40 am

Mueller matrix ellipsometry of ferroelectric liquid crystal cells
Prof. Valyukh, Linkoping U, Sweden

10:40-11:00 am

Electroclinic and Flexoelectric Properties of Side-Chain Smectic-A*Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers Composed of Polysiloxane Backbone
Dr. Kazuyuki Hiraoka

11:00 - 11:20am Coffee Break

Session 6: New ferroelectric liquid crystal materials

Chair: Eugene Pozhidaev

11:20 - 11:50 am New generation of LCD's based on smectic liquid crystals showing uniform and stable orientation
Prof. Valeri Lapanik, Belarusian State University, Minsk
11:50- 12:20 pm Shock-free FLC compounds and materials: An overview of developments
Prof. Vladimir Bezborodov, Belarusian State University, Minsk
12:20 - 12:50 pm A low birefringence ferroelectric liquid crystal
Prof. Valery Vashchenko, Ukraine Academy of Science, Kharkov, Ukraine
12:50 - 2:00 pm Lunch: G/F Chinese Restaurant, HKUST

Session 7: Applications of ferroelectric liquid crystals

Chair: Sin-Doo Lee

2:00 - 2:40 pm Ferroelectric liquid crystal applications: bright future
Prof. Vladimir Chigrinov, SKL, HKUST, HK
2:40 - 3:10 pm Kerr effect in Vertically aligned FLCs and its applications
Prof. Abhishek Srivastava, SKL, HKUST, HK

3:10 - 3:40 pm

Role of quantum dots in ferroelectric Liquid crystals and their applications
Prof. Manohar, University of Lucknow, India

3:40-4:10 pm Self Assembled Nano Particle Doped Ultra Thin Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals Composite Films for Device Applications
Dr. Kuldeep Raina, DIT University, Dehradun
4:10 - 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Session 8
Poster Session
Welcome Reception.


December 6, 2017 Monday (Day 3)


Lecture Theatre

Session 9: Applications of ferroelectric liquid crystals

Chair: Hideo Takezoe

9.00 - 9:40 am

Geometrical Confinement of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Device Applications
Prof. Sin-Doo Lee, Seoul National University

9:40 - 10:20 am Coffee Break

10:20-11:00 am

Closing Ceremony
Best poster Award
Announcement of the new FLC 17 Conference


Social Program

Much attention will be given to encouraging contacts and discussions among the participants. To this aim, a get-together meeting, a conference dinner, and a sightseeing program will be offered as integral parts of the conference.