29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2024)


The Organizing Committee of the 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2024) invites the worldwide community of liquid crystals to attend the ILCC2024, which will be held for the first time in South America, at the city of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. This traditional forum will be dedicated to recent advances and perspectives in the field of liquid crystals.

Date

21st – 26th July 2024


Local

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Key dates

ILCC 2024 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, in person only. Below are the important dates for registering and abstract submission.

Application of registration fee waivers for students
January 20, 2024
Abstract submission
OPEN until April 30, 2024. POSTER ONLY
Abstract acceptance notification deadline
March 25, 2024
Deadline for early bird registration payment
April 10, 2024
Deadline for regular registration payment
June 20, 2024
Conference
July 21 - July 26, 2024

Local Organizing Committee

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Chair

Hugo Gallardo

Chemistry Department - UFSC

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Chair

Ivan H. Bechtold

Physics Department - UFSC

International Advisory Board

Agnes Buka (Hungarian Academy of Science - Hungary)
Alberta Ferrarini (University of Padua - Italy)
Alexandros Vanakaras (University of Patras - Greece)
Alexei Khokhlov (Lomonosov Moscow State University - Russia)
Andy Fuh (National Cheng Kung University - Taiwan)
Antal Jakli (Kent State University - USA)
Antonio Figueiredo Neto (University of São Paulo - Brazil)
Atsushi Yoshizawa (Hirosaki University - Japan)
Blanca Ros (Universidade de Zaragoza - Spain)
Casten Tschierske (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg - Germany)
Channabasaveshwar Yelamaggad (Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences – India)
Claudio Zannoni (University of Bologna - Italy)
Cliff Jones (University of Leeds - England)
Dirk J. Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology - Netherlands)
Eduardo Soto (University of Chile - Chile)
Emmanuelle Lacaze (CNRS – Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris - France)
Epifanio Virga (Pavia University - Italy)
Ewa Górecka (University of Warsaw - Poland)
Gabriella Cipparrone (University of Calabria - Italy)
Georg Mehl (University of Hull - England)
Giusy Scalia (University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg)
Guoqiang Li (Fudan University – China)
Harald Bock (CRPP, University of Bordeaux - France)
Harald Pleiner (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz - Germany)
Heinz-Siegfried Kitzerow (Paderborn University - Germany)
Helen Gleeson (University of Leeds - England)
Hiroshi Yokoyama (Kent State University - USA)
Ingo Dierking (University of Manchester - England)
Irena Drevensek-Olenik (University of Ljubljana - Slovenia)
Jagdish Vij (Trinity College Dublin - Ireland)
Jan Lagerwall (University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg)
Janusz Parka (Institute of Applied Physics MUT - Poland)
Javier Diez (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires - Argentina)
John Ball (Heriot-Watt University - Scotland)
Jon Fossum (Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Norway)
José Luis Serrano (University of Zaragoza - Spain)
Liang-Chy Chien (Kent State University - USA)
Luis Evangelista (State University of Maringá - Brazil)
Luz J. Martínez-Miranda (University of Maryland, College Park - USA)
Marcelo Leite Lyra (Universidade Federal de Alagoas - Brazil)
Maria Helena Godinho (Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Portugal)
Matthias Lehmann (University of Wurzburg - Germany)
Nathalie Katsonis (Stratingh Institute of Chemistry of the University of Groningen - Netherlands)
Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University - USA)
Oleg V. Yaroshchuk (Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine - Ukraine)
Patrick Davidson (Paris-Sud University - France)
Pawel Pieranski (Paris-Sud University - France)
Peter J. Collings (Swarthmore College - USA)
Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Kent State University - USA)
Robert P. Lemieux (University of Waterloo - Canada)
Robin Selinger (Kent State University - USA)
Rudolf Zentel (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Germany)
Sandeep Kumar (Raman Research Institute - India)
Satyendra Kumar (University at Albany, SUNY - USA)
Shin-Tson Wu (University of Central Florida - USA)
Slobodan Žumer (University of Ljubljana and Jožef Stefan Institute - Slovenia)
(Jan/2024) Sofia Torgova P. N. Lebedev (Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences - Russia) - With deepest sympathies from the ILCC 2024.
Takashi Kato (University of Tokyo - Japan)
Timothy Bunning (US Air Force - USA
Tom Lubensky (University of Pennsylvania - USA)
Tomiki Ikeda (Chuo University - Japan)
Valery P. Shibaev (Moscow State University - Russia)
Vladimir G. Chigrinov (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - China)
Vladimíra Novotná (Institute of Physics of the Czech Acad. of Sciences - Czech Republic)
Wei Lee (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University - Taiwan)
Yanlei Yu (Fudan University - China)
Yuka Tabe (Waseda University - Japan)

Tribute to brazilian women in science


The ILCC2024 local organizing committee is honored to pay tribute to three outstanding scientific women in the field of liquid crystals and crystallography, who vibrate significantly for the study and applications of liquid crystals, boosting the development of their research area in Brazil with international visibility.

Their scientific impact on science inspired researchers in this area having an important role for women in science.

Alaide Pellegrini Mammana
Alaide Pellegrini Mammana
Lia Queiroz do Amaral
Lia Queiroz do Amaral
Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas
Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas

Invited speakers ILCC 2024 (including Plenarists, Tutorials and Keynotes). 31 countries represented

Inviteds

Plenary Speakers

Tutorials

Tutorials


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Luiz Roberto Evangelista
  • Universidade Estadual de Maringá - Brazil
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Sabine Laschat
  • University of Stuttgart - Germany
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Bahman Taheri
  • Alphamicron and Kent State University - USA
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Hiroaki Iino
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan

Keynote speakers

Antônio M Figueiredo Neto
Antônio M Figueiredo Neto

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Channabasaveshwar Yelamaggad
Channabasaveshwar Yelamaggad

Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, India

Danqing Liu
Danqing Liu

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Francesca Serra
Francesca Serra

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Harald Bock
Harald Bock

Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordeaux, France

Hoi Sing Kwok
Hoi Sing Kwok

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Ibrahim Abdulhalim
Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Ben Gurion University, Israel

Jan Lagerwall
Jan Lagerwall

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Katarzyna Merkel
Katarzyna Merkel

University of Silesia, Poland

Liana Lucchetti
Liana Lucchetti

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Linda S. Hirst
Linda S. Hirst

University of California, USA

Malgosia Kaczmarek
Malgosia Kaczmarek

University of Southampton, UK

Maria Helena Godinho
Maria Helena Godinho

NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

Matthias Lehmann
Matthias Lehmann

University of Wurzburg, Germany

Mikhail Osipov
Mikhail Osipov

University of Strathclyde, UK

Per Rudquist
Per Rudquist

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Satyendra Kumar
Satyendra Kumar

University at Albany, USA

Stephen M. Morris
Stephen M. Morris

University of Oxford, UK

Takeo Sasaki
Takeo Sasaki

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Yanlei Yu
Yanlei Yu

Fudan University, China

Invited speakers

Alexander Emelyanenko
Alexander Emelyanenko

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Andreja Lesac
Andreja Lesac

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Dong Ki Yoon
Dong Ki Yoon

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Emre Bukusoglu
Emre Bukusoglu

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Guoqiang Li
Guoqiang Li

Fudan University, China

Inge Nys
Inge Nys

Ghent Unversity, Belgium

Italo Marcos de Oliveira
Italo Marcos de Oliveira

Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Johanna R. Bruckner
Johanna R. Bruckner

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Lia Queiroz do Amaral
Lia Queiroz do Amaral

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Marcel G. Clerc Gavilan
Marcel G. Clerc Gavilan

University of Chile, Chile

Martin Cigl
Martin Cigl

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Michel Mitov
Michel Mitov

CNRS at Institut de Physique de Nice, France

Miha Ravnik
Miha Ravnik

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mingjun Huang
Mingjun Huang

South China University of Technology, China

Mohamed Alaasar
Mohamed Alaasar

Cairo University, Egypt

Philip Bos
Philip Bos

Kent State University, USA

Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker

University of Aberdeen, UK

Rolando Castillo
Rolando Castillo

National University of Mexico, Mexico

Sara Nocentini
Sara Nocentini

National Institute of Metrological Research, Italy

Teresa Sierra Travieso
Teresa Sierra Travieso

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Vance Williams
Vance Williams

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Victor Reshetnyak
Victor Reshetnyak

Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine

Xiang-Kui Ren
Xiang-Kui Ren

Tianjin University, China

Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Yue Zhao
Yue Zhao

Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Yuki Arakawa
Yuki Arakawa

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Venue ILCC 2024

Windsor Convention & Expo Center

Avenida Lúcio Costa, 2630 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ

The Windsor Convention & Expo Center is located at the beach of Barra da Tijuca, in the south part of the Rio de Janeiro city, with a complete infrastructure of hotels, restaurants and shopping area at walking distances and just in front to the sea. More details can be found at: https://windsorexpocenter.com.br/en/.


Rio de Janeiro is easily accessible from different parts of the world, to the International Airport Galeão (GIG), and Rio is a major air traffic hub, so many connections to other parts of Brazil are available. From GIG, the expo center is about 45min with Transfer/Taxi/Uber, for around US$ 20.00.


Visit the website of the official travel agency of the ILCC 2024 Follow Up (https://www.net-expert.com/followuptour/Evento/ILCC2024), which offers options of TRANSFERS, LOCAL TOURS, PRE&POST TOURS and FLIGHTS.


Weather is pleasant year-round and very popular sandy beaches are available at Rio’s coastline. Rio is also well-known for several natural, architectonical and cultural attractions. For touristic information about Rio de Janeiro: https://rcvb.com.br/.

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