The benefits of disorder are a useful guide in engineering, and in visionary developments of novel advanced materials with unexpected and surprising properties. The general subject of disorder is rapidly emerging into an area of interdisciplinary scientific interest, which is, however, still in its infancy.
To accommodate these developments, the purpose of the inaugural Disordered Materials 2019 conference is to bring together experts from various scientific communities, e.g. the natural science disciplines biology and physics, and material scientists and engineers to advance the field of disorder in material science by combining fundamental and applied research with emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches and processing routes. Contributions from the fields of theoretical, computational, and applied physics, theoretical and experimental biology, and optics and photonics are envisioned to be combined. The development of novel approaches and design routes to realise tailored disorder in materials will be one of the main topics of this conference.
The inauguralDisordered Materials 2019 conference will have a special focus on disordered materials in optics and photonics. It is by now accepted that optical media do not necessarily have to be regular. Quite in contrast, photonic materials with deliberately introduced disorder in their respective geometries and compositions show interesting novel and tuneable unforeseen properties. These aspects shall be showcased at the conference.
International experts will give keynote/invited lectures about applications in nano-optics and -photonics, in biology, and materials science. Thus, the three-day conference comes up as a discussion panel for researchers, manufacturers, and users of materials with interesting novel and tuneable properties. During the conference, the best three posters will be honoured.
The inaugural Disordered Materials 2019 conference will be held from 24. - 26. September 2019 in Potsdam, the city of palaces and gardens, Germany.
We cordially invite you to join the Disordered Materials 2019 conference, to share your experience in disordered materials with your fellow colleagues and to enjoy the very beautiful and special atmosphere during our conference.
The organizers look forward to receiving many contributions. Abstracts are to be submitted by 31. January 2019 at the latest through the conference website.
We are pleased that the conference will be accompanied by the Program Committee and the Advisory Board with the following members:
- Prof. Dr. Kurt Busch, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
- Dr. Helge-Otto Fabritius, Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Georg von Freymann, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
International Advisory Board
- Prof. Dr. Michael H. Bartl, University of California and University of Utah, USA
- Prof. Dr. Hui Cao, Yale University, New Haven, USA
- Prof. Dr. Claudio Conti, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Sushil Mujumdar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
- Prof. Dr. Ullrich Steiner, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland
We look forward to seeing you in Potsdam 2019!
Prof. Dr. Cordt Zollfrank
Technische Universität München, Germany