Upgraded Invited Talks



The following contributions have been upgraded to invited lectures

Top – Down Chiral Induction
R. Basu,1 J. S. Pendery,1 R.G. Petschek,1 R. P. Lemieux,2 and C. Rosenblatt1,*
1 Dept. of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio USA
2 Dept. of Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada

Nanostars and nanosheets via liquid crystal templating

G. Venkatchalam,1,2 S. Umadevi,1 V. Yathindranath,1 and T. Hegmann1,3,*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
2 Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India
3 Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, USA

Photoconductive Liquid Crystalline Radicals
A. Jankowiak,1 D. Pociecha,2 H. Monobe,3 J. Szczytko,4 P. Kaszynski 1,5,*
1 Organic Materials Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
3 Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
4 Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology, AIST Kansai Centre, Ikeda, Osaka Japan
5 Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Nanoparticles in the Supramolecular Order of Discotic Liquid Crystals
Sandeep Kumar *
Raman Research Institute, C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore, India

First Genuine Ferroelectric Columnar Liquid Crystal with Ising Polarization
D. Miyajima,1 F. Araoka,2 H. Takezoe,2,* J. Kim,3 K. Kato,4 M. Takata,3,4 and T. Aida1
1 Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engin., The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan
2 Dept. of Organic and Polymeric Materials, TIT, O-okayama, Meguro-ku,Tokyo, Japan
3 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan
4 RIKEN SPring-8 Center, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan

Blue Phase Templating
F. Castles,1,* F. V. Day,1 S. M. Morris,1 D.-H. Ko,2 D. J. Gardiner,1 M. M. Qasim,1 S. Nosheen,1 P. J. W. Hands,1 
S. S. Choi,1 and H. J. Coles1
1 Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
2 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, United Kingdom

Nemato-Microfluidics: Interplay between Flow, Confinement and Surface Anchoring on a Microfluidic Platform
A. Sengupta,* Ch. Bahr, and S. Herminghaus
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany

Orientational order and shear alignment of macroscopic rodlike grains
R. Stannarius,1,* S. Wegner,1 B. Szabo,2 and T. Börzsönyi2
1 Dept. of Nonlinear Phenomena, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
2 Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Interaction of carbon nanotubes with a disclination line in a nematic liquid crystal
Hakam Agha * and Yves Galerne
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, France

Orientational and hydrodynamic molecular motions in chiral LC thin films driven by transmembrane gas flow
Y. Tabe *
Physics and Applied Physics Department, Science & Engineering Division, Waseda University, Tokyo Japan

Substrate-induced phases in discotic liquid crystals
Y. H. Geerts *
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratoire de chimie des Polymères, Bruxelles, Belgium

Direct observation of smectic layers in thermotropic liquid crystals
C. Zhang,1 M. Gao,2 N. Diorio,1 W. Weissflog,3 U. Baumeister,3 S. Sprunt,4 J. T. Gleeson,4 A. Jákli1,2,*
1 Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
2 Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
3 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Halle, Germany
4 Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA

Soft matter made of hard spheres. How to control the structure of LC phases by the degree of mesogenic substitution
M. Wójcik,* M. Polowczyk, J. Mieczkowski, E. Gorecka
Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland

Helical Nanofilaments: Chirality-Preserving Growth and Nano Porous Networks
D. Chen,1 J. E. Maclennan.1,* R. Shao,1 D. Ki Yoon,1,2 H. Wang,1,3 M. A. Glaser,1 E. Korblova,4 D. M. Walba,4 
N. A. Clark1
1 Department of Physics and LCMRC, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
2 Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology, World Class University, KAIST, Daejeon , Korea.
3 Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials (MOE) & College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University,
Changchun, China.
4 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and LCMRC, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Amorphous networks and rheological response of blue phases in chiral nematic liquid crystals
O. Henrich,1,* K. Stratford,2 D. Marenduzzo,3 P. V. Coveney,1 and M. E. Cates3
1 Centre for Computational Science, University College London, United Kingdom
2 Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Liquid Crystal Lasers: From Concepts to Realisation
H. J. Coles,* S. M. Morris, P. J. W. Hands, D. J. Gardiner, M. M. Qasim and T. D. Wilkinson,
CMMPE, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

* presenting author (sequence of the contributions according to their submission dates)