Program

November 29, 2014 Saturday (Day 1)

Time

Lecture Theatre J

Lecture Theatre K 

07:30 - 08:30 am

Registration

08:30 - 08:45 am

 

Welcome

08:45 - 10:45 am

 

Session 1
Photoalignment of
azo-structures

10:45 - 11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:45 am

Session 1
Photoalignment of discotic
materials and polymers 

Session 2
Liquid crystal devices
based on photoalignment

12:45 - 02:00 pm

Lunch: G/F Chinese Restaurant, HKUST 

02:00 - 03:30 pm

Session 2
Photopatterning devices

Session 3
Photoalignment in
azobenzene materials

03:30 - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 - 06:00 pm

Session 3
Photopatterning devices:
optical vortices and non-linearity

Session 4
Photodeformation:
theory and experiment

06:00 - 08:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Poster Session 

 
November 30, 2014 Sunday (Day 2)
Time Lecture Theatre J Lecture Theatre K 
08:30 - 09:00 am Registration
09:00 - 10:30 am   Session 5
Photoalignment:
materials and applications
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 pm Session 4
New LC Photoalignment:
ferroelectric LC, fibers
and optical gratings
Session 6
Photoalignment:
surface configurations
12:30 - 02:00 pm Lunch: UC-Bistro, HKUST
02:00 - 04:00 pm Session 5
Various mechanisms of
photoalignment: vapor treatment,
polymer brush and realignment, 
E/Z isomerisation
Session 7
Polymer photoalignment:
basics and applications
04:00 - 04:30 pm Coffee Break
04:30 - 06:00 pm Session 6
Special types of photoalignment:
LC fibers, white OLED and
electrical conductors 
Session 8
Photoalignment:
physics and applications
06:00 - 07:00 pm Poster Session
07:00 - 10:00 pm VIP Dinner in Sai Kung
 
December 01, 2014 Monday (Day 3)
Time Lecture Theatre J Lecture Theatre K 
08:00 - 08:30 am Registration
08:30 - 10:30 am   Session 9
Photoalignment methods
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 - 01:00 pm   Session 10
Molecular photomechanics
01:00 - 02:30 pm Lunch: G/F Chinese Restaurant, HKUST
02:30 - 04:00 pm   Session 11
New photoalignment materials
04:00 - 05:00 pm Coffee Break / Laboratory visit
06:00 - 09:30 pm *Meet at 5:30pm outside Lecture Theater K to take shuttle bus together*
Dinner Banquet at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
 
December 02, 2014 Tuesday (Day 4)
Time Lecture Theatre J Lecture Theatre K
09:00 - 10:00 am   Closing & Best Poster
Awards Ceremony
10:00 am - 06:00 pm   *Bus departs to TST
Public Pier at 10:00 am*
Boat trip


LTK Session 1:
Photoalignment of azo-structures
Chair: Hoi Sing Kwok

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome by Prof. Joseph Lee, Vice-President for Research & Graduate Studies, HKUST

8:45 - 9:15 am

"Photofluidization in azobenzene materials: myth or reality?"
Prof. Marina Saphiannikova, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

9:15 - 9:45 am

"Modeling the light-induced surface patterning of azopolymer films: recent advances and open problems"
Prof Lorenzo Marrucci, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy

9:45 - 10:15 am

"Photoinduced surface patterning in azopolymers: how can non-covalent intermolecular interactions serve us?"
Prof. Arri Priimagi, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

10:15 - 10:45 am "Azo Dye Photoalignment Layers for Liquid Crystals Using a Thin Surface-Localized Polymer-Stabilization Layer"
Prof. Philip Bos, Kent State University, USA

LTK Session 2: Liquid crystal devices based on photoalignment
Chair: Vladimir Chigrinov

11:15 - 11:45 pm

"Field-induced Bragg diffraction in polymer-stabilized liquid crystals with vertical alignment"
Prof. Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State University, USA

11:45 - 12:15 pm

"Liquid crystal diffractive optical elements utilized photoalignment"
Prof. Sergiy Valyukh, Linkoping University, Sweden

12:15 - 12:45 pm

“Liquid crystal patterns originating from structured alignment"
Prof. Kristiaan Neyts, Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group, Ghent University, Belgium

LTK Session 3: Photoalignment in azobenzene materials
Chair: Yanqing Lu

2:00 - 2:30 pm

"Wavelength dependent photoalignment in azobenzene polymers"
Prof. P.S. Ramanujam, Technical University Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark

2:30 - 3:00 pm

"Light-induced complex surface patterning of azobenzene-containing polymers" Prof. Antonio Ambrosio, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy

3:00 - 3:30 pm

"Light-induced reordering in azo-dye films: models and mechanisms behind photoalignment" Prof. Alexei D. Kiselev, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

LTK Session 4: Photodeformation: theory and experiment
Chair: Arri Priimagi

4:00 - 4:30 pm

"Photothermal effect can work for light-controlled complex deformation and motion of polymers"
Prof. Yue Zhao, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

4:30 - 5:00 pm

"Fine structure of Surface Relief Gratings: experiment, Monte-Carlo simulations and stochastic modeling"
Prof Antoni Mitus, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

5:00 - 5:30 pm

"Light-induced reorientation of azobenzene chromophores as a driving force of material deformation"
Prof. Vladimir Toshchevikov, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

5:30 - 6:00 pm

"Large amplitude photo-induced molecular migration in azo-materials"
Prof Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

LTK Session 5: Photoalignment: materials and applications
Chair: Kristiaan Neyts

9:00 - 9:45 am

"LC photoalignment and photopatterning: past present and future"
Prof. Vlaimir Chigrinov, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

9:45 - 10:30 am

"Liquid crystal devices for THz applications based on photoalignment technology"
Prof. Yanqing Lu, Nanjing University, China

LTK Session 6: Photoalignment: surface configurations
Chair: Marina Saphiannikova

11:00 - 11:30 am

"The role of surface morphology in photo-alignment of liquid crystal on polymer and chalcogenide glass films"
Prof. Satyendra Kumar, Kent State University, USA

11:30 - 12:00 pm

"Modeling of the light beam induced patterning of a nematic disclination profile" Prof. Slobodan Zumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

12:00 - 12:30 pm

"Computer Simulation of Liquid Crystals close to a Surface"
Prof. Claudio Zannoni, Universita' di Bologna, Italy


LTK Session 7:
Polymer photoalignment: basics and applications
Chair: Lachezar Komitov

2:00 - 2:30 pm

"Polarization Elements due to Bulk Photo-Alignment of LC Polymers"
Prof Joachim Stumpe, Fraunhofer Inst Appl Polymer Res IAP, Golm, Germany

2:30 - 3:00 pm

"Photoalignment of liquid crystalline polymer films with mesoscopic architectures" Prof Takahiro Seki, Nagoya University, Japan

3:00 - 3:30 pm

"Liquid crystal photoalignment: from discovery to first industrial products"
Prof. Oleg Yaroshchuk, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

3:30 - 4:00 pm "Dimerization behavior of new photo-alignment materials having cinnamate moiety"
Prof. Hiroshi Hasebe, Liquid Crystal Materials Technical Dept., DIC Corp., Japan

LTK Session 8: Photoalignment: physics and applications
Chair: Claudio Zannoni

4:30 - 5:00 pm

"Phase transition between helical and spatially homogeneous states of a ferroelectric liquid crystal caused by change of the order parameter of photo-anisotropic boundary surfaces"
Prof. Evgeny Pozhidaev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

5:00 - 5:30 pm

"Cis-trans photoisomerization in nematic and cholesteric mesophases: physical chemistry, molecular models and novel implications"
Prof. Longin Lisetski, Institute for Scintillation Materials of STC, "Institute for Single Crystals", National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

5:30 - 6:00 pm

"Electro-photo-rheology of liquid crystals"
Prof. Sergey Pasechnik, Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science, Russia

LTK Session 9: Photoalignment methods
Chair: Lorenzo Marucci

8:30 - 9:00 am

"Photophysical and photo-physicochemical molecular alignment methods"
Prof. Atsushi Shishido, Tokyo Institute of Technology

9:00 - 9:30 am

"Directional Photofluidization and Micro/Nanostructural Evolution"
Prof. Seungwoo Lee, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Republic of Korea

9:30 - 10:00 am

"Self-assembled photoalignment layer for LCD"
Prof. Li Xuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

10:00 - 10:30 am

"Plastic Photonic Memories"
Prof. Riccardo Castagna, NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze CNR, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

LTK Session 10: Molecular photomechanics
Chair: Slobodan Zumer

11:00 - 11:40 am

"Advances in Experimental Methods to Probe Surface Relief Grating Formation Mechanism in Photosensitive Materials"
Prof Svetlana Santer, University of Potsdam, Germany

11:40 - 12:20 pm

"Multiscale Optical Imaging of Complex Fields Based on the Use of Azobenzene Nanomotors"
Prof Jerome Plain, Univ Technol Troyes, CNRS, France

12:20 - 1:00 pm

"Photomolecular motions on azopolymer nano-objects: Toward new applications for photonics and biology"
Prof. Régis Barillé , University of Angers, France

LTK Session 11: New photoalignment materials
Chair: Joachim Stumpe

2:30 - 3:00 pm

"Photochromic molecules for all-optical switching"
Prof Jarosław Myśliwiec, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

3:00 - 3:30 pm

"A new class of photoalignment materials"
Prof. Lachezar Komitov, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

3:30 - 4:00 pm

"Photo-aligned Ferroelectric liquid crystals: a tool for modern photonics and displays"
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

LTJ Session 1: Photoalignment of discotic materials and polymers
Chair: Phil Bos

11:15 - 11:35 am

 

"Alignment Control of the Hydrophilic-Hydrophobic Lamellar Structure of Liquid Crystalline Random Copolymer"
Mr. Daisuke Tanaka, Nagoya University, Japan

11:35 - 11:55 am

"Orienting passive polymer chains by light via supramolecular interactions"
Dr. Jaana Vapaavuori, University of Montreal, Canada

LTJ Session 2: Photopatterning devices
Chair: Liang-Chy Chien

2:00 - 2:20 pm

"Photo-patterned liquid crystals for optical field control"
Prof. Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China

2:20 - 2:40 pm

"An Optically Writtable and Electrically Switchable Liquid Crystal Lens"
Mr. Hung-Shan Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

2:40 - 3:00 pm

"A bistable negative lens by integrating a polarization switch of ferroelectric liquid crystals with a passively anisotropic focusing element"
Mr. Chia-Ming Chang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

3:00 - 3:20 pm "Bridge from volume to surface: A novel method for preparing patterned photoalignment devices"
Dr. Fan Fan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
3:20 - 3:40 pm "Light-Emitting Liquid Crystal Displays Based on an AIE Luminogen"
Dr. Dongyu Zhao, Beihang University, China

LTJ Session 3: Photopatterning devices: optical vortices and non-linearity
Chair: Abhishek Srivastava

4:00 - 4:20 pm

"Generating Optical Vortices and Airy beams via Liquid Crystal Photoalignment Technology"
Miss Bingyan Wei, Nanjing University, China

4:20 - 4:40 pm

"Fast switchable and polarization independent optical vortex generated via blue phase liquid crystal fork gratings"
Mr. Shijun Ge, Nanjing University, China

4:40 - 5:00 pm

"Optical vortices generation and complex wavefronts control via photo-patterning of liquid crystals"
Miss Wei Ji, Nanjing University, China

5:00 - 5:20 pm "Generating polarization selective complex optical vortices via director variant liquid crystals fork gratings"
Mr. Peng Chen, Nanjing University, China
5:20 - 5:40 pm

"Halogen-bonded Polymers for Photoinduced Optical Nonlinearity"
Mr. Matti Virkki, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

LTJ Session 4: New LC Photoalignment: ferroelectric LC, fibers and optical gratings
Chair: Evgeny Pozhidaev

11:00 - 11:30 pm

"Photo-aligned photonic ferroelectric liquid crystal fibers"
Dr. Daniel Budaszewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

11:30 - 12:00 pm

"Design, synthesis of new azo-based liquid crystals with “de Vries-like” phase transition"
Dr. Michal Kohout, ICT Prague, Czech Republic

12:00 - 12:30 pm

"Unusual optical-field-induced gratings in doped liquid crystals"
Prof. Ying Xiang, Guangdong University of Technology, China

LTJ Session 5: Various mechanisms of photoalignment: vapor treatment, polymer brush and realignment,  E/Z isomerisation
Chair: Satyendra Kumar

2:00 - 2:20 pm

"Significant Improvement in Pretilt Angle Controllability by Polyimide Photo-alignment Layers by Alkyl-amine Vapor Treatment"
Dr. Kenji Sakamoto, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

2:20 - 2:40 pm

"Relationship between Pretilt Angle and Molecular Orientation of Azo-PI Photo-alignment Layers Treated with Alkyl-amine Vapor"
Dr. Kiyoaki Usami, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan

2:40 - 3:00 pm

"Pathways toward the Photoinduced Realignment System in Liquid Crystalline Azobenzene Block Copolymer Thin Films"
Ms. Masami Sano, Nagoya University, Japan

3:00 - 3:20 pm

"Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brush via Surface Segregation of Side-chain Azobenzene Block Copolymer"
Mr. Koji Mukai, Nagoya University, Japan

3:20 - 3:40 pm

"Changing E/Z isomerisation properties of azo-based liquid crystals"
Mr. Martin Cigl, ICT Prague, Czech Republic

3:40 - 4:00 pm

"The Role of Domain Structure Rearrangement in Photo-Orientation of Liquid-Crystalline Azobenzene Materials"
Dr. Alexey Bogdanov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


LTJ Session 6:
Special types of photoalignment: LC fibers, white OLED and electrical conductors
Chair: Sergiy Valyukh

4:30 - 4.50 pm

"Microstructured liquid crystal optical fiber with hollow core"
Dr. Denis Bogdanovich, ISTU, Russia

4:50 - 5:10 pm

"Light-Powered Healing of an Electrical Conductor: A Fast, Noninvasive, and On-Demand Approach for Wearable Devices"
Mr. Hong Suk Kang, KAIST, South Korea

 

Social Program

Much attention will be given to encouraging contacts and discussions among the participants. To this aim, a get-together meeting, a conference dinner, and a sightseeing program will be offered as integral parts of the conference.