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Co-organised Solvay Workshop "From 2D to 3D Crystals: A Multi-Scale, Multi-Technique and Multi-System Approach of the Crystallization of Organic Molecules on Tailored Carbon Surfaces"

Brussels, 21 - 23 March 2022 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)

An international workshop, which will put together experts on crystal growth, polymorphism, epitaxy, surface modifications, and characterization methods. Participants and speakers are welcome to attend in person or remotely. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the latest results of the 2Dto3D project in an international context.


Invited Speakers 

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David Amabilino (Nottingham U., UK)
Cinzia Casiraghi (Manchester U., UK)
Neil Champness (Birmingham U., UK)
Shelley Claridge (Purdue U., USA)
Steven De Feyter (KULeuven, Belgium)
Roman Forker (Friedrich Schiller U., Germany)
Jean Gillet (ULB, Belgium)
Andreas Hirsch (FAU, Germany)
Stefan Kowarik (U. of Graz, Germany)
Markus Lackinger (TUM, Germany)

Tom Leyssens (UCLouvain, Belgium)

Jim Lusko (ULB, Belgium)
Andrea Minoia (UMONS, Belgium)
Klaus Müllen (Max Planck, Germany)
Josep Puigmarti-Luis (UB, Spain)
Roland Resel (U. of Graz, Germany)
Francesco Tassinari (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Sandra Van Aert (U. of Antwerp, Belgium)
Omer Yaffe (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Scientific and Organising Committee

Steven De Feyter (KULeuven, Belgium)

Yves Geerts (ULB, Belgium)

Roberto Lazzaroni (UMons, Belgium)

Roland Resel (U. of Graz, Germany)

Sandra Van Aert (U. of Antwerp, Belgium)

Practical information for attendees

Regulations related to the Covid-19

- Traveling to Belgium is allowed provided the following rules apply (see the official website).

- You have to fill in the Passenger Location Form (PLF) before your arrival in Belgium, even if you are fully vaccinated. 

- For hotels, restaurants, bars, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres etc.), proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) / recovery is mandatory.

During the workshop

- Please wear a mask where necessary, wash hands frequently or use hydroalcoholic gel, do not shake hands and respect social distancing when possible.

- Every participant will be requested to provide a digital or printed “covid safe pass” (i.e., “proof of 2 vaccinations”) upon their arrival.

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).

To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage.
!!March 16, 2022 is the deadline for registration.


After registering you should receive an automatic response confirming that your registration has been submitted.

This message is then followed by an email confirming your participation.

Name badges will be distributed on site on Monday 21 March 2022 from 09:30 a.m.

Poster session

A poster session will be organized on Monday 21 March, poster presentation from attendees is strongly encouraged.


If you wish to apply, please send a title and a short abstract (maximum 500 words including references)
to Isabelle Van Geet by email at, by 16 March 2022.

Notifications regarding the status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete. 

Please use a Word document format using the template below

Word template: abstract.doc


Size of poster board: 114cm x114cm (suitable for A0 and A1 portrait poster)


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Tuesday 22 March at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

An email with the banquet registration details will be sent to all participants in March.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels.


Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel


Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.2 km (12 minutes walk - tram number 25: 8 minutes)

Hotel Brussels: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 3,8 km (28 minutes walk - tram number 8: 21 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 3.3 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 8: 16 minutes)



For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (