Plenary lecturers  
Participant Affiliation
Jan LAGERWALL Physics and Materials Science Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Kristiaan NEYTS Ghent University, Technologiepark, Belgium
Ewa GÓRECKA Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland
Oleg LAVRENTOVICH Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, USA
Participant Affiliation Title Abstract
Victor RESHETNYAK Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine Tuning surface plasmons with liquid crystal layer  
Gaetano ASSANTO University of Rome, Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab, Italy Nematicons: self-confined light beams in nematic liquid crystals, from nonlinear optics to photonics (FILE)
Invited speakers   
Participant Affiliation Title Abstract
Michal KOHOUT University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic Design and Synthesis of Photosensitive Liquid Crystals and their Application in Nanocomposites  
Ingo DIERKING School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK From colloids to liquid crystals and back again (FILE)
Yuki ARAKAWA Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan High birefrigent nematic synthesis  
Zhongwei AN School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, China High birefringence liquid crystals with wide temperature range and low viscosity (FILE)
Fumito ARAOKA RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako, Japan Highly-efficient Lehmann rotation in topological droplets in cholesteric dispersion (FILE)
Jacek SZCZYTKO Physics Department, Warsaw University, Poland Towards Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons at room temperature: tunable liquid crystal microcavities (FILE)
Wojciech ZAJĄC Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland Probing local structure of rod-like liquid crystals in nanosized confinement with small angle neutron scattering (FILE)
Damian POCIECHA Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland Heliconical nematic and smectic phases formed by achiral molecules (FILE)
Corrie IMRIE The University of Aberdeen, UK The Twist-Bend Nematic Phase - Structure- Property - Relationships (FILE)
Jeroen BEECKMAN Ghent University, Technologiepark, Belgium Director fluctuations in nematic LCs: simulations, issues and opportunities (FILE)
Emilia MISZCZYK University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland Study of the dispersion of refractive indexes in the visible, near, short and medium infrared regions of nematic liquid crystal mixtures for high-transmission light modulators with very low reflectivity (FILE)
Antônio NETO Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil Nonlinear optical study of lyotropic-like human Low-Density Lipoproteins in the thermal time-scale regime (FILE)
Maria GODINHO Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal Liquid crystalline cellulose-based responsive materials (FILE)