Professor Naomi Chayen
Imperial College, London
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Title: "Strategies and techniques for enhancing the success of crystallization"
T1 - Fundamentals
Maurizio Masi - firstname.lastname@example.org
section aims at cover fundamentals of crystal growth: theory, modeling,
and experiments. In particular, we will deal with the nucleation and
growth mechanisms of materials
formed from solution and vapor, by means of experimental observations
and theoretical simulations.
attention will be paid to the role of crystal surfaces into both
formation and growth of strategic materials for the industry,
where the relationship between growth process performances and final
material properties are today the key factor for the profitability.
The structure of the bulk,
and crystal/vapor and crystal/solution interfaces, along with their
relationships, will also be analyzed in order to better understand the
growth processes and the formation of defects in crystals.
Carlo Cavallotti, Politecnico di Milano: "Recent advancements in the
automation of CVD reactors for the epitaxial deposition of Si
and SiC: synergy between modeling and experiments"
Maria Porrini, SunEdison Semiconductor Company, Merano (Bz): "Latest developments in the Industrial growth of
Czochralski Silicon Crystals for the semiconductor industry"
T2 - Low
films, wires, dots
Session Chair: Dr. Silvia Rubini
This session will focus on the
growth of low dimensional crystalline materials, such as quantum dots, quantum
rings, nanowires, 2D materials and epitaxial 2D layers, and on the various
methodologies (including molecular/chemical beam epitaxy, metalorganic vapor
phase epitaxy, chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, but also wet
chemical synthesis) utilized for their self-assembly. Emphasis
will be specially given to the growth mechanisms and to the study/control of
the physical properties of the low-dimensional materials.
Dr. Valentina Zannier, Institute of Nanoscience CNR, Pisa: "Catalyst
composition tuning: the key for the growth of straight axial
T3 - Organic-Based
Session Chair: Prof. Matteo
Masino - email@example.com
This session is devoted to the growth of organic
functional materials, in the form of single crystals, thin films, and
heterostructures, also made by coupling organic and inorganic materials to form
hybrid systems. Within the large variety of organic molecules, the focus will
be on organic semiconductors, in terms of the growth and physical properties
studied in view of applications in organic electronics. In addition, we aim at
including compounds interesting in the field of biotechnology or, simply, whose
affinity with biological systems may be predicted as relevant for the
understanding and exploitation of specific interactions.
T4 - Crystalline
Materials for Energy
Dr. Tommaso Salzillo, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB), Spain: "Bulk and thin film
polymorphs in nature inspired semiconductors by Raman microscopy"
Canossa, Università degli Studi di Parma: "Single-crystal-to-single-crystal
transmetalation enables the formation of a metastable MOF"
Session Chair: Prof. Francesca
Soavi - firstname.lastname@example.org
efforts are being devoted to promote an efficient use of renewable energy
sources and sustainable electric transportation for a fossil fuel-free society.
In such scenario, high efficiency energy conversion and/or storage systems like
solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries are playing a key role. New materials hold
the key to fundamental advances in the development of these devices This
session is devoted to recent progresses in the
synthesis and characterization of crystalline materials and in their use in
energy related technologies.
T5 - Industrial
Prof. Thomas Brown, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata": "Key crystalline components for solar energy conversion"
Dr. Sergio Brutti, Università degli Studi della Basilicata: "Structural properties of inorganic materials for lithium-ion batteries and beyond"
Dr. Cristina Tealdi, Università degli Studi di Pavia: "Lattice strain effects on
defects and transport properties of electrolytes for solid oxides fuel cells"
Session Chair: Dr. Enrico Modena -
symposium’s aim is to provide some example of industrial applications
of crystallization processes with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical
sector. Over recent years, a significant growth of interest in solid
state properties and industrial crystallization was observed, in order
to achieve better control of drugs' characteristics and therefore of
their quality. Research is active on two major
topics: on one hand, it is aimed to design and optimize the
crystallization procedures to control the polymorphism of the APIs (i.e.
to isolate a specific crystalline form): on the other hand, the
control of physical properties of particles (e.g. granulometry,
morphology and rheological) appears more and more crucial.
Dr. Saverio Nanna, Solida Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Bologna: "API polymorphism: problem or opportuinity?”
T6 - Crystallization
Bolognesi - email@example.com
The spectacular progresses of techniques allowing to produce recombinant
proteins, or to isolate ultra-pure biological macromolecules, has
stirred a growing interest for crystal growth particularly in the domain
of proteins. Besides isolated (globular, water soluble) proteins, the
research front line is currently on macromolecular complexes (including
multi-protein adducts and protein/nucleic acid complexes) and on
membrane proteins, whose handling requires specific techniques as well
as new concepts (e.g. cubic phase crystallization). Crystallization
screening and robotic methods allow to increase the chance of success in
protein crystal growth, opening the field to original biological
information (new protein structures), but also to industrial
applications in the search for new drugs binding specific biological
Prof. Ido Braslavsky, The Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
: “IBP interactions with ice crystals”