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
Invited Speakers


  Stephen J. Loeb

  University of Windsor



  Nicolas Giuseppone

  University of Strasbourg


Monique van der Veen     

TU Delft
The Netherlands


Susumu Kitagawa

Kyoto University



Sebastian Henke

TU Dortmund


Loreta A. Muscarella

Utrecht University
The Netherlands


Claire Hobday     

University of Edinburgh


Veronique Van Speybroeck

Ghent University



Stefano Canossa

Max Planck Institute
for Solid State Research


  François-Xavier Coudert

  CNRS & Chimie ParisTech


  Angiolina Comotti

  University of Milano-Bicocca   


Dominik Kubicki

University of Warkick


Jack D. Evans

University of Adelaide


Omer Yaffe

Weizmann Institute
of Science


  Andrew Goodwin

  University of Oxford

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#DynaMIC23 Presentation

The Dynamic Materials, Crystals and Phenomena conference will take 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 is 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 will address critical experimental and theoretical techniques for assessing structural and in particular dynamic properties of this unique class of materials on a spatial-temporal level.


The number of attendees on-site is limited to 100 while other participants will attend online.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Molecular switches and machines
  • Porous and hybrid dynamic materials
  • Advanced caractherization of dynamic behavior
Important Dates
Early registration deadline: 7th December 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 7th December 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 14th February 2023
Scientific program: 19th December 2022
Social dinner: 1st March 2023
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

COVID-19 Measures

Safety is a core value at nanoGe. With that purpose in mind, nanoGe is taking proactive steps to minimize the exposure to COVID-19 of our participants and staff during our Conferences.

Attending this conference in person requires:

  • Negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test prior travelling
  • Facial Masks will be mandatory during the conference.

Measures may be reviewed closer to the conference.

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