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Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure that we invite you for the 18 th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry (ECSSC 2021) to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 15 – 20, 2021.

Solid state research and topic of the (ECSSC 2021) are a combination of chemistry, physics, crystallography and engineering that aims at synthesis, design and evolution of solid functional materials with extended structures and interesting chemical or physical properties. As systems, this includes ceramics, heterogeneous catalysts, electrode and battery materials, semi- and superconductors, photocatalysts, sensors, pigments, luminescent substances and much more. Recently, especially materials for better energy efficiency are amongst the most investigated systems. Also, the question of resources and renewables has become prominent for materials research.

Solid materials are often inorganic chemicals (like oxides, chalcogenides, silicates, halides, borides, intermetallics), but the methods and models that are used for characterization, analysis and description of the substances come from physical chemistry, physics or crystallography. Synthetic methods include molecular and ceramic routes. An increasing role is attributed to theory both for prediction and understanding as well as for modelling and tuning of materials.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Prague in August 2021

Barbara Albert - chairperson (Technical University Darmstadt)
Tomas Wagner - organizer of 18 th ECSSC2021 (University of Pardubice)
David Sedmidubský - co-organizer (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)


1st Announcement ECSSC 2021, download here.



The conference will take place in The National Library of Technology and The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.

The National Library of Technology (NTK)  is the largest and the oldest library of technical literature in the Czech Republic. Housed in a modern, ecological building situated in the heart of the Dejvice engineering and technology campus, NTK serves as a social and cultural centre, with frequent lectures, educational tours, events, and exhibitions.
UCT Prague is a natural centre of first-rate study and research in the area of chemistry in Czechia and is one of the country's largest educational and research institutions focused on technical chemistry, chemical and biochemical technologies, material and chemical engineering, food chemistry, and environmental studies.


Technická 5, 6,
160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice


More information NTK
More information UCT Prague


The conference 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 18th ECSSC 2021 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.

  • advances in solid state materials synthesis
  • functional materials
  • crystalline and disordered compounds, glasses
  • materials design
  • electrochemistry, energy 
  • nanomaterials and thin films
  • quantum materials 
  • hybrids, micro/mesoporous materials
  • nitride, chalcogenides and mixed anion compounds 
  • advanced characterisation techniques

This conference is also opened to other relevant and perspective topics


15:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 21:30
Plenary Talk, Welcome drink
9:00 - 9:20
Conference Opening
9:20 - 10:00
Plenary Talk 2
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:20
Lectures Session I, II
12:20 - 13:20
13:20 - 16:20
Lectures Session I, II
16:30 - 18:30
Poster Session I with refreshment
9:00 - 9:40
Plenary Talk 3
9:40 - 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 12:20
Lectures Session I, II
12:20 - 13:20
13:20 - 16:10
Lectures Session I, II
16:30 – 18:30
Poster Session II with refreshment
9:00 - 9:40
Plenary Talk 4
09:40 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:30
Lectures Session I, II
12:30 - 13:20
13:20 - 17:00
Lectures Session I, II
19:00 - 22:00
Conference dinner
09:00 – 09:40
Plenary Talk 5
9:40 - 10:10
Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:50
Lectures Session I, II
11:50 - 12:10
Meeting for excursion
12:10 - 18:30
Excursion to Škoda Auto Production, Mladá Boleslav
9:00 - 9:40
Plenary Talk6
9:40 - 10:10
Coffee Break
10:10 - 11:50
Lectures Session I, II
11:50 – 12:20
Closing Ceremony
12:20 - 13:40

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Conference Language – English

Talks (incl. discussion):

Plenary talk – 40 minutes

Invited talk – 30 minutes

Contributed talk - 20 minutes


Size - max. 841 x 1189 mm, vertical orientation

 instruction (download here)

Abstract template (download here: *doc.)

Publication policy

All abstracts of lectures and posters received before April 30, 2021 will appear in printed Book of Abstracts.


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.


On-line application opened January, 2020
Call for papers September, 2020
On-line registration opened January 1, 2021
Abstracts submission deadline January 31, 2021
Confirmation of acceptance March 31, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline April 30, 2021
Preliminary programme April 30, 2021
Final programme July 1, 2021
Conference August 15-20, 2021


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee
The participants are kindly asked to make their reservation on their own.

We recommend in the vicinity of conference venue:

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague

Hotel International Prague

Hotel DAP


International Advisory Board:

Antoine Maignan (Lab. CRISMAT, Caen, France) Chair

Sylvie Begin-Collin (University of Strasbourg, France)

Evgeny V. Antipov (Moscow State Univ. Russia)

José M. Gonzales-Calbet (University Complutense, Madrid, Spain)

Helmer Fjellvag (University of Oslo, Norway)

Sven Lidin (University of Lund, Sweden)

Jürg Hulliger (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Matthew Rosseinsky (University of Liverpool, UK)

Tony West (University of Sheffield, UK)

Barbara Albert (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Wolfgang Schnick (LMU Muenchen, Germany)

Stafvan Tendeloo (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Tomas Wagner (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)


EuChemS Solid State Chemistry Division delegates:

Hubert Huppertz (Innsbruck, Austria)

Tomas Wagner (Pardubice, Czech Republic)

Antoine Maignan (Caen, France)

Olivier Mentré (Lille, France)

Claus Feldmann (Karlsruhe, France)

Martin Jansen (Stuttgart, Germany)

Miklós Zrinyi (Budapest, Hungary)

Meital Reches (Jerusalem, Israel)

Salvatore Coluccia (Torino, Italy)

Filipe Alexandre Almeida Paz (Aviero, Portugal)

Andrei Shevelkov (Moscow, Russia)

Milan Drabik (Dubravska, Slovakia)

Barbara Malic (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Flaviano Garcia-Alvarado (Madrid, Spain)

Sven Lidin (Lund, Sweden)

Greta Patzke (Zurich, Switzerland)

John Paul Attfield (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Organising Committee:

Barbara Albert - chair (Technical University Darmstadt) 

Tomas Wagner - organizer (University of Pardubice) 

David Sedmidubský - co-organizer (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)

M. Vlček, B. Frumarová, M. Krbal, J. Orava, 
L. Střižík, M. Fraenkl, V. Prokop, T. Netolický,
R. Přiklopilová, D. Bouzkov


Conference Chairman (organizer)
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



Application for pre-registration and abstract submission opens on February 1, 2020.

Registration opens on January 1, 2021.

The registration must be performed only 
via the personal user account
(button: create an account/login, item "Registration").

The registration fee can be paid by bank transfer or on-line by credit card.
Both options (terms of payment in form of pro-forma invoice and/or payment gateway)
are in user account available, after completing the registration.

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


Early registration

 (before May 1, 2021)

Late registration

 (after May 1, 2021)



 Full registration fee (6 days)

16 000

20 000

 Student fee (incl. PhD. students, age limitation 35 years)

10 000

13 000

 Accompanying person*

4 000

5 000

 The conference fee includes participation at all social events (except for the scientific programme)

Fees include 21% VAT

Approximate exchange rate: 1 EUR ≅ 25 CZK (100 CZK  ≅ 4 EUR)

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 before
July 1, 2021.
No refund will be granted after this date.

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