New issue of Liquid Crystal Today

The latest issue of LC Today has just been published and is freely available on the Taylor&Francis website. This will be the last issue of 2017. All the best for the coming New Year.

Ingo Dierking

December 2017 liquid crystal picture

Congratulations to our December 2017 Artist of the Month, Efi Maria Papia! Her liquid crystal picture Digital art inspired by cellulose nanocrystals can be seen in the ILCS art Gallery

German LC conference in Luxembourg

45th German Liquid Crystal Conference, will be held in Luxembourg from 21st to 23rd of March 2018. The conference website is

November 2017 liquid crystal picture

Image of the discontinuous anchoring transition in a nematic liquid crystal, by Satoshi Aya, has been selected as the November 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.


New postdoctoral researcher position available

Postdoctoral Researcher

The State Key Laboratory on Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies (SKL) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of photo-alignment of the liquid crystals and nano-crystals composites. The SKL carries out research in many areas of display and photonics. The Oxide thin film transistors (TFT) array technology; third generation organic LED (OLED) devices; liquid crystal display (LCD) devices; video signal processing; IC design; and frontier technologies are key research direction at SKL. The major task for the SKL is to develop energy-saving green displays.
This postdoctoral researcher will work with a multidisciplinary team of experimental and theoretical material scientists in the area of liquid crystal, photoalignment, and nano-materials. He will be involved in developing novel devices and test methods for testing new advanced materials for energy efficient displays and photonic applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research, writing scientific publications, and technical reports. The candidate is expected to have the basic understanding of the photo-luminescence and film passivation. The successful candidate should also have the basic understanding of the liquid crystals, the photo-alignment materials, and process for the liquid crystals. The candidate should have their Ph.D. at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments.
Application procedure: The application should be sent electronically and should include PDF files listed below.
1. Cover letter including the statement of interest and suitability
2. CV including educational and research accomplishments with the complete list of publications
3. Two references letters.

Applications via the following email address: to Abhishek Srivastava.

Deadline: 2017-11-30

Soft Matter and Nanomaterials Lab

We have added a new research group website: Soft Matter and Nanomaterials Lab, U.S. Naval Academy, USA.

Research Groups

October 2017 liquid crystal picture

The image of the smectic I phase of a hockey stick-shape mesogen, by Dorota Węgłowska, was selected as the October 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

New Event: Coherent SAXS

02 - 04 October 2017: Coherent SAXS workshop at ALS User meeting 2017, Berkeley, California, USA

September 2017 liquid crystal picture

Image of a chiral nematic planar texture with unusual Grandjean-Cano lines, by Przemysław Wasiński, has been selected as the September 2017 ILCS liquid crystal picture.

Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Cladis (1937 - 2017)

On July 3, 2017 the international liquid crystal community lost one of its pioneers, Patricia E. Cladis, who was also an Honored Member of the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS).

Obituary of Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Cladis (1937 - 2017)