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13th International Symposium on Colloidal and Molecular Electrooptics

September 2nd-5th 2012 in Gent (Belgium)

In 2012 the ELOPTO symposium is returning to Belgium, where the series started in 1974. The research field of electro-optics has expanded due to new developments both in material systems and in electro-optical techniques. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists working in the domain and to promote the exchange of new ideas and the interaction between researchers that are active in related domains.

The symposium is organized in a former monastery, called "Het Pand" that was purchased and renovated by Ghent University and is located along a channel in the medievel center of Ghent. Ghent is a charming city that featured in the Lonely Planet's top 10 cities. The symposium will have plenary, invited and contributed talks and two poster sessions. The format is aiming at maximizing interactions between the participants.

Topics Addressed in this conference:

Electro-optic effects
Electro-optical manipulation
Electric field-induced optical effects
Optically induced currents
Opto-mechanical effects
Optical tweezing-based techniques

Molecular systems
Polymeric systems
Liquid crystals
Colloidal particles
Colloidal crystals
Living cells


  • There are construction works at the train station in Ghent (the Sint-Pieters station). To take tram 1 from the station to the center, you have to go to platform 18. More info can be found under Travel Info

  • The preliminary program is now online. The pdf file is available under the program tab. The final program including poster presentations will be available soon.

  • The deadline for early bird registration has been extended to July 15 2012! Please note that registration on the website alone is not enough, we also need to receive the fax with your credit card number by the 15th of July.

  • The notification of acceptance for the abstracts has been delayed. We will notify about the acceptance and we will put the program online by June 15.

  • May 20-24, 2012 is the 10th International Symposium on Electrokinetic Phenomena (ELKIN 10th): http://www.envr.tsukuba.ac.jp/~elkin12/

Conference poster:

Conference poster

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