Invited Speakers

Plenary Talks

  1. Nonlinear Optics for Polar Liquid Crystals
    Prof . Hideo Takezoe
  2. Ferroelectric liquid crystal applications: bright future
    Prof. Vladimir Chigrinov

  3. On the structure and alignment of the bent-core helical nanofilament (B4) phase
    Prof. David M. Walba, University of Colorado

  4. TBA
    Prof. Noel A. Clark, University of Colorado, USA

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

Invited Talks

  1. New generation of LCD's based on smectic liquid crystals showing uniform and stable orientation
    Prof. Valeri Lapanik, Belarusian State University, Minsk

  2. Ferroelectric liquid crystals: The influence of central aromatic units on mesomorphic properties
    Prof. Michal Kohout 

  3. De Vries chiral smectics 
    Prof Jagdish Vij

  4. Spontaneous symmetry breaking and ferroelectricity in non-chiral LC systems
    Prof. Yury Panarin 

  5. Shock-free FLC compounds and materials: An overview of developments
    Prof. Vladimir Bezborodov

  6. Electro-optical effects due to distortion of ferroelectric liquid crystals by boundary surfaces 
    Prof. Eugene Pozhidaev 

  7. Kerr effect in Vertically aligned FLCs and its applications
    Prof. Abhishek Srivastava 

  8. A low birefringence ferroelectric liquid crystal
    Prof. Valery Vashchenko 

  9. When chiral smectics can choose their shape: tube-shell morphing induced by phase transition
    Dr. Rao Jampani, Université du Luxembourg

  10. Liquid Crystals from and with Colloids: from graphene oxide to silicon oxide spheres 
    Prof. Ingo Dierking 

  11. Polar and conventional mesophases in hockey-stick-shaped molecules
    Prof. E-Joon Choi 

  12. Ferromagnetic liquid crystals: static and dynamic properties
    Dr. Nerea Sebastián, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

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

  14. Self Assembled Nano Particle Doped Ultra Thin Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals Composite Films for Device Applications
    Dr. Kuldeep Raina, DIT University, Dehradun

  15. Optically isotropic and cubic mesophases formed by chiral thermotropic liquid crystals: new insights from NMR spectroscopy
    Prof. Valentina Domenici, Università di Pisa, Italy

  16. Topological defects in polar smectic films and their role in formation of self-organized structures
    Prof. Pavel Dolganov

  17. Highly tilted ferroelectic and antiferroelectric materials - molecular design and synthesis
    Prof. Kula Przemysław

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

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

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