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National Institute of Technology Rourkela

International Union of Crystallography
Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

International School on Fundamental Crystallography and Workshop on Structural Phase Transitions
A Satellite Event of 24th IUCr Congress, 2017

30 August - 4 September 2017


Department of Physics & Astronomy, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha-769008, INDIA.

About the School/Workshop

The main focus of the event is the symmetry analysis of structural phase transitions in functional materials like ferroics and multiferroics. The first four days would cover fundamental crystallographic topics related to space group symmetry and its representation in International Tables for Crystallography, symmetry relations between space groups including group-subgroup and group-supergroup relationships, structure descriptions and comparison, crystal structure relationships. The last two days would be devoted to brief introduction to space group representations and their application in the analysis of structural phase transitions. The lecture sessions will be accompanied by hands on practical sessions on description of space groups in International Tables for Crystallography, Vol. A and online training for determination of subgroups of space groups, crystal structure relations and pseudosymmetry, representations of space groups and symmetry mode analysis using Bilbao Crystallographic Server.



International Program Committee


Local Organizing Committe


Target Participants

Ph. D. scholars, Postdoctoral researchers, young faculty and R & D scientist s with a strong interest in the crystallography of structural phase transitions should plan to participate in the workshop. We are expecting nearly 50 participants for this workshop, out of which about 40 per cent of the participants will be from outside India. Some elementary background in Vector algebra, Matrix, Fundamental crystallography, Solid state physics and Group theory would be highly desirable prerequisite before moving to advanced topic planned for this workshop. Prospective participants are encouraged to make poster presentation in the workshop

Application Procedure

The application form duly filled by the participants, and after forwarded through current research adviser/supervisor/employer should be sent through e-mail (scanned copy) as well as post to the workshop coordinator. The application must be accompanied by a letter of support from the current research advisor/supervisor/employer. The letter of support should mention the potential benefit by attending the workshop, and the sources of funding available to the applicant to attend this workshop.

Registration Fee

* Registration fee includes Conference Kit, Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the workshop days. The registration fee is non-refundable.
** Attempt will be made for partial waiver of registration fee for selected research scholars subject to availability of funds from sponsoring agencies.

Bursary Award

Travel and housing scholarships for students and young scientists (e.g. Ph. D. scholars, Postdoctoral researchers and recent graduates who have not yet secured permanent employment), preferably below the age of 30 years but in no case above 35 years, will be eligible to apply for bursary awards from IUCr to support their attendance at the school. In order to be eligible for the IUCr bursary awards, the applicant has to register, if not already registered, in the World Database of Crystallographers(WDC - registration is free of charge).

Registration and accommodation

Information about regisrration and accommodation are available at the local website.


For inquiries about the scientific program, please contact . For all inquiries about the organisation, please contact:
Dr. Dillip K. Pradhan
Coordinator, Satellite School of 24th IUCr Congress, 2017
Department of Physics & Astronomy
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha-769008, INDIA
Phone: +91-661-2462729, +91- 9437170561 (Cell Phone)
Email: .

The Organizers of the MaThCryst I}UCr 2015 Satellite will observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as citizenship, religion, creed, political stance, ethnic origin, race, colour, language, age or sex, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this school workshop barriers exist which could prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

Last updated: 12 January 2017
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