Topics

A – Liquid Crystals in Biology and Active Matter
A1 – Instabilities, pattern formation and chaos, fibers
A2 – Biological and bio-inspired liquid crystals


B – Macromolecular Liquid Crystals
B1 – Nanostructured systems, supramolecules
B2 – Polymers, elastomers and gels
B3 – Photosensitive liquid crystals


C – Confined Liquid Crystals
C1 – Self-assembly, colloids
C2 – Frustrated phases and complex systems
C3 – Surfaces, confined systems and alignment control
C4 – Surfaces and nanostructures
C5 – Nanomaterials and nano-composites


D – Design of New Materials
D1 – Molecular design, synthesis and materials
D2 – Phases, structure and ordering
D3 – Symmetry, chirality, polarity and bent-core molecules, chromonics
D4 – Hydrogen-bonded systems
D5 – Nanomaterials and nano-composites
D6 – Photosensitive liquid crystals
D7 – Dielectric, ferroelectric and flexoelectric properties
D8 – Ferromagnetic liquid crystals


E – Mathematical Modelling, Symmetry and Topology
E1 – Phase transitions
E2 – Phase structures and defects
E3 – Dynamics and pattern formation
E4 – Theory, simulation and modeling
E5 – Topology
E6 – Hydrodynamics and rheology


F – Novel Applications
F1 – Biomedicine
F2 – Displays and devices
F3 – Optics and photonics
F4 – Electronics, energy and environment
F5 – Functional materials for devices, optical films, optical devices
F6 – Actuators and haptic devices
F7 – Conductive liquid crystals
F8 – LC lasers and nonlinear optical devices
F9 – Smart textiles