European School on Crystal Growth

Important date

1 May 2015
registration open
15 July 2015
Early registration
31 July 2015
Late registration
5-8 September 2015
ESCG 2015



In conjunction with the Fifth European Conference on Crystal Growth
9-11 September 2015.


Student AWARD

The council of the German Association of Crystal Growth (DGKK) awards a prize for the best poster of master and PhD students, who attend the school and present a poster at the conference.
The prize will be
250,00 Euro

The Crystal Growth Section of the Italian Association of Crystallography (AIC) and the European Network of Crystal Growth (ENCG) are pleased to announce the First European School on Crystal Growth (ESCG) – Fundamentals of Crystal Growth – which will be held at the CNR Research Area in Bologna on 5-8 September 2015.
The aim of the ESCG School is to bring together PhD students and young researchers from all over Europe and the rest of the world in a warm and stimulating atmosphere to introduce them to the fundamental concepts and mechanisms governing crystal growth processes. Nowadays, many schools, tutorials and brief courses on specific aspects of the growth of advanced materials are being offered to the International Crystal Growth community; however, the importance of raising the new generation of crystal growers with an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts at the basis of crystal growth science is never enough emphasized.
To fill the gap, the ESCG School intends to address the fundamental aspects of the science and technology of crystal growth, with emphasis on the fundamental thermodynamics, fluid-dynamics, kinetics and atomistic mechanisms ruling crystal growth processes; these mechanisms will be presented along with principles of crystallization from the melt, liquid and vapour, for application to the synthesis of bulk, epitaxial, and nanosized crystals. The ambition of the School is to give the attendees a unitary view of the science and technology of crystal growth, despite the many and apparently diverse materials fields it nowadays applies. Selected senior experts in the field will give the lectures, answer your questions and are available for discussions.
ESCG is also the official AIC School 2015. It will take place in conjunction with the Fifth European Conference on Crystal Growth (ECCG5), which will be held also in Bologna in the days after the School.
We cordially invite you to participate in this school and mark the dates in your agenda.
Paola Prete
Elias Vlieg
ESCG 2015 School Chairs