Conference organizers
Jovana Milic
Soft Matter Physics
University of Fribourg, Adolphe Merkle Institute, CH
Simon Krause
Nanochemistry Department
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, DE
Keynote Speakers
Andrew Goodwin
University of Oxford, GB
Stephen Loeb
University of Windsor, CA
Monique van der Veen
Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology Van der Maasweg, NL
Invited Speakers
Tessel Bouwens
University of Cambridge, GB
Stefano Canossa
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, DE
Angiolina Comotti
University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
Jack D. Evans
University of Adelaide, AU
Nicolas Giuseppone
University of Strasbourg, France., FR
Sebastian Henke
Technische Universität Dortmund, GE
Claire Hobday
School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, GB
Susumu Kitagawa
Kyoto University, Japan, JP
Dominik Kubicki
University of Birmingham, GB
Veronique Van Speybroeck
Ghent University, BE
Omer Yaffe
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Local Coordinators

Jessica M. Clough, Assistant Professor, Polymer Chemistry & Materials Group, Adolphe Merkle Institute                          

  José Augusto Berrocal, Group leader, Polymer Chemistry & Materials, Adolphe Merkle Institute


🏅 Best Presentation Award valued at 150€ (cash) + certificate from Journal of Materials Chemistry C

🏅 Best Presentation Award valued at 150€ (cash) + certificate from Materials Horizons

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🏅 Best Contributing Presentation valued at 500€ (cash)

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#DynaMIC23 Presentation

The Dynamic Materials, Crystals and Phenomena conference took place in Fribourg, Switzerland from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2023.

Amphidynamic materials have emerged as a unique category of condensed phase matter that combine crystalline lattice formation with the components that display dynamic behavior in the solid state. This has so far involved a range of materials incorporating dynamic functional units in the form of stimuli-responsive molecular switches and machines with functionalities that are preserved in the solid state. In particular, this has been possible by relying on porous framework materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs), as well as other hybrid and bio-inspired materials that have demonstrated potential for serving as dynamic scaffolds. While these unique properties of dynamic materials often inspired by nature increase the level of complexity in understanding their properties and functions, they also open the way for innovative applications.

The aim of this symposium was to bring together experts from different disciplines and provide an unprecedented forum for open discussion towards deepening the understanding of dynamic materials across different material classes and length scales, including responsive molecular switches and machines, porous dynamic materials (MOFs, COFs), as well as emerging hybrid dynamic materials, such as hybrid perovskites and others. Beyond materials design and synthesis, the discussion addressed critical experimental and theoretical techniques for assessing structural and in particular dynamic properties of this unique class of materials on a spatial-temporal level.


Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

"We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the organisation of this conference and we hope to contribute to increasing the diversity in our research community at all levels and create an inclusive environment. We welcome recommendations on improving these efforts and encourage our colleagues from the underrepresented groups to join us."  – Dr. Jovana Milic and Dr. Simon Krause

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