• 13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry (SSC 2018)
    September 16 – 21, 2018,
    Pardubice, Czech Republic
    University of Pardubice
    Organized by
    Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies
    Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry
    Faculty of Chemical Technology
    University of Pardubice
    Czech Republic
    in cooperation with
    Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Rež u Prahy
    Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Czech Chemical Society, Prague

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Application opens on September 1, 2017.

13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry

It is with pleasure that we can introduce to you the 13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry (SSC) that follows those held in Karlovy Vary (1986), Pardubice (1989), Bratislava (1996), Prague (2000), Bratislava (2002), Prague (2004), Pardubice (2006), Bratislava (2008), Prague (2010), Pardubice (2012), Trenčianske Teplice (2014) and Prague (2016).

The conference series was founded by Prof. Frumar as a symposium for scientists working in the field of solid state chemistry, chemistry and physics of novel inorganic materials. New concepts, approaches, fundamental understanding, as well as the application aspects of inorganic materials have been discussed. The conference has become a truly international event with a worldwide geographical distribution of the participants.

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The SSC2018 will be a forum for the presentation of new research results in the area of solid state chemistry and also bridge the gap between scientific understanding and technical requirements and application, so that the enormous future potential of solid state chemistry, materials and technologies, is realized effectively.

The SSC2018 also encompasses different fields of solid state chemistry and physics, which is reflected in the conference aim of being a forum for discussion of all types of inorganic solids.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Pardubice in September 2018.

Tomáš Wágner
Chair of the SSC 2018 conference

Previous years: 2016 2014 2012


Final Programme, download here.
Preliminary Programme, download here.
Selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry will be published in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
More information in CALL FOR PAPERS.
The Preliminary Programme has been published, download here.
The deadline for abstracts submission has been extended till March 15, 2018.
Registration and accommodation booking have been opened. 
Make your registration and accommodation reservation via your user account.
The 1st Announcement of the Solid State Chemistry 20186 conference has been published. Download here.


Chalcogenide glass fibers for infrared photonics

Dr. Jean-Luc Adam

Université de Rennes 1, France

Atomic switch and related ionic devices

Dr. Kazuya Terabe

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Chalcogenide glass-ceramics: a review

Dr. Laurent Calvez

Université de Rennes 1, France

Shining a light on disease with mid-infrared fibreoptics
(Lecture dedication  to Prof. Miloslav Frumar)

Angela B. Seddon

University of Nottingham, UK

Strategies for developing strong, tough and stable hard materials, a case study on hard coatings

Paul H. Mayrhofer

Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Chemistry with earth abundant elements of aluminum and silicon

Dr. Herbert W. Roesky

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, DE

High-temperature Raman spectroscopy

Armenak A. Osipov

Institute of Mineralogy UB RAS, Miass, Russian Federation

Structure and bonding in phase-change memory materials

Stephen Elliott

University of Cambridge, UK

Dispersion management and several octaves supercontinuum generation in crystals, bulk glasses or infrared non linear optical fibers

Frederic Smektala

University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

The role of point defects in stabilising metastable phases: an ab initio insight

David Holec

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Beyond graphene – layered pnictogens and transition metal chalcogenides

doc. Ing. Zdeněk Sofer, Ph.D.

University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic

Complex Hydrides as Potential Electrolytes for Lithium-ion Batteries

Duncan Gregory

School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK

Unravelling diffraction pattern of glass, liquids, and amorphous materials

Dr. Shinji Kohara

NIMS Tsukuba, Japan

Simulations and theory of conducting bridge computer memory materials

D. A. Drabold

Ohio University, Athens, USA

Design strategies for sulphide thermoelectrics

Anthony V. Powell

University of Reading, UK

Density functional simulations of liquid and amorphous chalcogens, pnictogens and chalcogenides

Jaakko Akola

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Bonding character and ionic conductivity in solid electrolytes

Masaru Aniya

Kumamoto University, Japan

Crystallization of molecular glasses:
A central role for surface diffusion

Lian Yu

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Chalcogenide glasses with high chemical and phase purity

Mikhail Fedorovich Churbanov

Academician of RAS, Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances of RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian federation

Magnetic frustration, ion conduction and lithium intercalation battery materials from cation-ordering in perovskites

Dr. Edmund Cussen

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Characteristics of amorphous
In-Zn-Sn-O thin film transistors

Hee Young Lee

Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea

Frequency and time domain photoelectronic studies of a-Se

Richard J. Curry

University of Manchester, UK

2-D transition metal dichalcogenides for energy conversion applications

Dr. Spyros Yannopoulos

FORTH/ICE-HT, Rio-Patras, Greece

Single crystal architecture in glass: Fabrication and unique characteristics

Prof. Himanshu Jain

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA

Fast and slow ionic transport in chalcogenide glasses: structural description, spectroscopic and diffusion evidence

Prof. Eugene Bychkov

Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France

Van der Waals chalcogenide superlattices for advanced applications.

Dr. Alexander Kolobov

AIST, Nanoelectronic Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
Herzen University, St Petersburg, Russia

Functionalization of nanostructured titania electrodes for Li-ion microbatteries

Prof. Djenizian Thierry

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France


The conference will be held in the historical buildings of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, situated in the vicinity of hotels and student's dormitories and within a walking distance from the city centre.

The city of Pardubice is located about 100 km east of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic and Kutná Hora. Both places are listed on UNESCO heritage.


University of Pardubice
(building “UNIT”)
Cs. Legii sq. 565
53210 Pardubice
Czech Republic

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More information about UPCE


Final Programme, download here.

The conference will provide a framework for presentation and discussion of ideas and information in the developing and inspiring area of solid state chemistry in the following fields:

  • Advances in solid state materials synthesis, new solids and compounds
  • Solid thin films deposition by physical and chemical techniques, ALD technique
  • Advanced characterisation techniques
  • Atomic and electronic structure of solids
  • Photonic and optical properties of solids
  • Electrochemistry
  • Physical chemistry of solids
  • Computation and theoretical aspects
  • Advanced glasses, ceramics and polymeric materials and nano materials
  • Microporous/mesoporous materials
  • Chalcogenide, oxide, hydride materials
  • 2D materials, surfaces, interfaces, hybrid- and nanostructured solids
  • Functional materials
  • Materials and processes of data storage
  • Materials for renewable energy production and storage

This conference is also opened to other relevant and perspective topics.


15:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:30
Welcome drink
9:00 - 9:15
Conference Opening
9:15 - 10:05
Plenary Lecture 1
10:05 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30
Lectures Session 1
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Lectures Session 2
16:00 - 18:00
Poster Session 1 with Walking Dinner
9:00 - 9:50
Plenary Lecture 2
9:50 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30
Lectures Session 3
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Lectures Session 4
16:00 – 18:00
Poster Session 2 with Walking Dinner
9:00 - 9:50
Plenary Lecture 3
09:50 – 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30
Lectures Session 5
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Lectures Session 6
18:00 - 23:00
Conference dinner
09:00 – 09:50
Plenary Lecture 4
9:50 - 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:00
Lectures Session 7
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 18:30
Excursion to Škoda Auto Production, Mladá Boleslav
9:00 - 9:50
Plenary Lecture 5
9:50 - 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:00
Lectures Session 8
12:00 – 12:30
Closing Ceremony
12:30 - 14:00

Join the conference now

Application opens on September 1, 2017.

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Conference Language – English

Talks (incl. discussion):

Plenary talk – 50 minutes

Keynote talk – 40 minutes

Invited talk – 30 minutes

Contributed paper - 20 minutes


Size - max. 841 x 1189 mm (A0), portrait orientation

 instruction (download here)

Abstract template (download here: *doc., *pdf.)

Publication policy

All abstracts received before February 28, 2018 will appear in printed Book of Abstracts.

Publication in Pure and Applied Chemistry

We will be delighted to publish selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry in Pure and Applied Chemistry. This continues the tradition of publishing in the journal work presented at SSC conferences.

Pure and Applied Chemistry usually publishes the Plenary, Invited Lectures from IUPAC endorsed conferences, but is happy to consider selected contributions from other participants. There is no strict limit on the number of articles, but this is typically in the region of 10 - 20. Similarly, we do not restrict the number of pages for each paper, but this is normally around 10 - 15 published pages. Further details can be found at the website


PAC will handle all the administrative tasks. The conference PAC issue editor is prof. Tomas Wagner.

Since the SSC 2918 will be held September 16-21, a deadline for manuscript submission is on November 25, 2018.


Students Award

All students' contributions, talks and posters, are automatically included in the Students Award contest. The best students contribution will be awarded by a valuable price.

Students not wishing to participate are kindly asked to inform the Organising Committee at the registration desk on arrival.


First announcement July, 2017
Preliminary on-line registration (application) opened September 1, 2017
Call for papers December 20, 2017
Abstracts submission deadline February 28, 2018
extended till March 15, 2018
Confirmation of acceptance April 30, 2018
Early-bird registration deadline May 31, 2018
Preliminary programme May 31, 2018
Final programme August 15, 2018



Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

The participants are kindly asked to make their reservation via their personal user account (login).

Please be aware of the limited pre-booked accommodation capacity and book your room as soon as possible.

Participants are also free to find accommodation by themselves.

Hotel EURO ****Pardubice (https://www.hoteleuro.czshow on the map)
Single-bedded room: 2 000 CZK/night
Double-bedded room: 2 300 CZK/night

Hotel Zlatá štika ***
Pardubice (http://www.zlatastika.cz/cs/show on the map)
Single-bedded room: 1 200 CZK/night
Double-bedded room: 1 400 CZK/night
Three-bedded room: 1 700 CZK/night
Suite: 2 400 CZK/night (up to 5 persons, 1 suite available only)

Hotel Atrium ***Pardubice (http://www.hotelatrium.cz/en/show on the map)
Double-bedded room: 1 900 CZK/night

Hotel TRIMPardubice (http://hoteltrim.cz/show on the map)
Double-bedded room: 950 CZK/night
Double-bedded room, single use: 700 CZK/night

Combined double and triple rooms (4-5 persons): 2 500 CZK/night
Combined two double rooms (3-4 persons): 2 000 CZK/night

In case you are interested in accommodation in Hotel TRIM, please contact info@ssc-conference.com.

All prices include breakfast.


before May 30, 2018

95% refund

before June 30, 2018

75% refund

before July 31, 2018

50% refund

before August 31, 2018

25% refund

from September 1, 2018

no refund

Participants are also free to find accommodation by themselves.




International Advisory Board

J.-L. Adam | University of Rennes I | France

S. L. Bernasek | Princeton University | USA

M. Boča Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences | Slovak Republic

E. Bychkov University Littoral (ULCO) Dunkerque | France 

M. Churbanov | Institute of Chemistry of High Purity Substances,  RAS | Russia

R. J. Curry University of Manchester United Kingdom

D. Drabold University of Ohio | USA

G. Frischat | Technical University Clausthal | Germany

N. Koga | Hiroshima University | Japan

J. Holecek |  University of Pardubice | Czech Republic

J. C. Jumas | University of Montpellier II | France

M. Liska | University of Trencin | Slovak Republic

J. Lucas | University of Rennes | France

J. Maier | Max-Planck-Institute of Solid State, Stuttgart | Germany

J. Malek | University of Pardubice | Czech Republic

S .E. Martin | Iowa State University | USA

P. Mayrhofer  | Technical University Vienna | Austria

M. Pemble University of Cork | Ireland

L. A. Pérez-Maqueda | Institute of Materials Science, C.S.I.C., Sevilla | Spain

A. V. Powell Heriot-Watt University, Scotland | United Kingdom

M. Ribes | University of Montpellier | France

R. Riedel | Technical University Darmstadt | Germany

H. W. Roesky| University of Göttingen | Germany

D. Sedmidubský Institute of Chemistry and Technology in Prague | Czech Republic 

M. Senna | Keiko University, Yokohama | Japan

F. Smektala University of Burgundy | France

J. Subrt | Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences | Czech Republic

M. Vlcek | University of Pardubice | Czech Republic

A. R. West | University of Sheffield | United Kingdom

International Program Committee

G. Chen | East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai | China

M. Drabik | Comenius University, Bratislava | Slovak Republic

S. R. Elliott | University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

H. Jain | Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University | USA

R. O. Jones | Forschungszentrum Jülich, IFF | Germany

I. Kaban Institute for Complex Materials, IFW Dresden Germany

S. O. Kasap | University of Saskatchewan | Canada

A. V. Kolobov | National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba | Japan

K. Lang | Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences | Czech Republic

M. Mitkova | Boise State University | USA

P. Mosner | University of Pardubice | Czech Republic

P. Sajgalik | Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences | Slovak Republic

K. Shimakawa | Gifu University | Japan

K. Tanaka | Hokkaido University, Sapporo | Japan

T. Wagner | University of Pardubice | Czech Republic

S. N. Yannopoulos | Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, Patras | Greece

V. Zima Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences | Czech Republic

Organizing Committee

T. Wagner, P. Nemec, M. Vlcek, Z. Cernosek,  
R. Svoboda, B. Frumarova, V. Zima,  P. Sulcova,
L. Benes, M. Krbal, J. Gutwirth, J. Orava,
L. Hromadko, P. Kostal, L. Strizík, V. Podzemna,
J. Macak, R. Priklopilova, D. Bouzkova
K. Palka, S. Slang

Conference Chairman
Prof. Tomas Wagner

Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies
University of Pardubice

Cs. Legii sq. 565,
532 10 Pardubice,
Czech Republic

phone +(420) 466 037 144, fax +(420) 466 037 311
e-mail: chair@ssc-conference.com



Application opens on September 1, 2017.

The conference fee includes access to the scientific sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks and participation at all social events.

Early-bird registration
(before May 31, 2018)
Late registration
(after May 31, 2018)
Full registration fee (5 days) 13 000 16 000
Students fee (incl. PhD. students, age limitation 35 years) 9 000 12 000
Accompanying person* 4 000 5 000

∗ The conference fee includes participation at all social events
Fees include 21% VAT
Approximate exchange rate 1 EUR = 26 CZK

Cancellations and refunds

The registration fee will be refunded (with a deduction of 10 % to cover the handling costs) when participation is withdrawn
in a written form and received before August 1, 2018. No refunds are granted after this date.

Visa invitation letter request

If you would like to receive a letter of invitation, please contact us at info@ssc-conference.com.
You must take the letter of invitation to your nearest consulate or embassy to apply for visa.