The 2022 British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Training Workshop

Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre
Wednesday 15 June (12:00) - Friday 17 June 2022 (17:00)

For further information, please contact Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti on

We are pleased to announce that the next edition of the British Liquid Crystal Society (BLCS) Annual Training Workshops will be held at the University of Birmingham from 15th to 17th June 2022.The workshop, being funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is intended to provide education and training for the next generation of researchers in the highly interdisciplinary area of liquid-crystal research, highlighting its recent advances in the wider context of soft and biological matter.

The BLCS Winter Workshops were held annually at the University of Hull since 1994 before it moved to Birmingham in 2020. The 2021 edition was held online, forced by the pandemic. The 2022 event will be held as a physical event in the summer. The three-day event will start at noon on the 15th June and finish in the late afternoon of the 17th, and will include lectures, practical training sessions and a mini-symposium “Liquid-Crystal Research in the 2020s”; the mini-symposium will discuss emerging questions and open problems in liquid-crystals research and at its interfaces. The workshop is intended for early-stage researchers (primarily PhD students, but also post-doctoral research associates and researchers in industry, who are relatively new to the field of liquid-crystal research, irrespective of their academic disciplines) and can offer limited number of places.


Confirmed speakers include:

  1. Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti
  2. Prof. Cliff Jones
  3. Dr Mamatha Nagaraj
  4. Prof. Apala Majumdar
  5. Prof. Georg Mehl
  6. Prof. Nigel Mottram
  7. Prof. Jon Preece
  8. Prof. Mark R. Wilson
  9. Prof. Julia Yeomans


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