EURODIM 2018 - Poland

15:00 Sunday 8 July 2018
16:30 Friday 13 July 2018
Holiday Inn Bydgoszcz, Grodzka 36, 85-109 Bydgoszcz, Poland
The 2018 Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 2018) will be held at the University of Bydgoszcz, Poland, from 8-13 July 2018. Europhysical conferences (EURODIM) take place every four years and are alternated with International conferences (ICDIM).

General information

About EURODIM'18

The 2018 Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 2018) will be held at the University of Bydgoszcz, Poland,

from 8-13 July 2018. Europhysical conferences (EURODIM) take place every four years and are alternated with International conferences (ICDIM). EURODIM 2018 followed other conferences in the series, held in Kent, UK (2014), Pecs, Hungary (2010), Milan, Italy (2006) and Wroclaw, Poland (2002), as well as the related ICDIM conferences held in Lyon, France (2016), Santa Fe, USA (2012), Aracaju, Brazil (2008), Riga, Latvia (2004) and Johannesburg, South Africa (2000). These series of conferences are broad international forums on the science and technology of defect-related phenomena in crystalline and amorphous wide band-gap materials and bringing together scientists to discuss the chemistry and physics of defects in solids, and their role in determining material properties.

The 13 edition of EURODIM will be hosted by the Institute of Physic Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (UKW). The chairman is prof. dr hab. Yuriy Zorenko and the vice-chairs are prof. dr. hab. Andrzej Suchocki and prof. dr. hab. Kazimierz Fabisiak, all from Institute of Physics UKW.

Applications are now accepted for hosting EURODIM 2022. The applications should be sent by email to prof. dr. hab. Yuriy Zorenko indicating potential chairman and location/institution and containing the information on the conference plans/logistics. The applicant will have to prepare a presentation to report the proposal to the international advisory committee during EURODIM 2018.

Note that after the conference EURODIM 2018, LUMDETR 2018, the 10th conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation will be held in Prague.


The scope of the Conference is the presentation of the latest investigations on point and extended defects in bulk materials, thin films and nano-structures. Technological applications will be presented together with fundamental investigations and theories. The EURODIM 2018 brings together scientists from universities, academic institutions and industry. The meeting aim is a free exchange of new results and ideas for advancing the development of the fields of defect-related phenomena in wide band-gap materials. The main scientific areas EURODIM 2018 include:
▪ Fundamental physical phenomena
▪ Point and extended defects in wide band-gap systems
▪ Defects at surfaces and interfaces
▪ Thin films and low-dimensional systems
▪ Nanocrystals, colloids and aggregates
▪ Defects and material preparation technology
▪ Defects modeling and computational methods
▪ Radiation effects, radiation induced defects, colour centers
▪ Luminescence spectroscopy of excitons, impurities, and defects, including using of synchrotron radiation
▪ Electronic excitations, excited state dynamics, radiative and non-radiative relaxations
▪ Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena
▪ Laser active centers
▪ Defect related non-linear optical phenomena
▪ Phonons and defects, electron-phonon interactions
▪ Defect diffusion, ionic relaxations, ionic transport
▪ Technological applications:
- detection by scintillators and dosimeters and microimaging with traditional sources and synchrotron radiation
- lasers and optical fibers
- materials for optoelectronics, photonics and microelectronics
- other advanced optical devices
- other applications

Important dates

Conference: 08-13.07.2018

Registration at the conference – from 01.11.2017 to 30.06.2018
Abstract submission open - 01.12.2017
Abstract submission closed - 28.02.2018
Acceptance announcement * – 15.04.2018
Early birds conference fee payment – 31.05.2018
Reduced price for hotel reservation – 31.05.2018
Regular conference fee payment – 06.07.2018
Paper submission open - 01.09.2017
Paper submission closed – 30.10.2017

*including sending invitation letters if necessary



▪ Chair: Prof. dr hab. Yuriy Zorenko, IP UKW
▪ Vice-Chair: Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Suchocki, IP UKW/IP PAS
▪ Vice-Chair: Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Fabisiak, IP UKW
▪ Yaroslav Zhydachevskyy, IP PAS
▪ Pawel Szroeder, IP UKW
▪ Piotr Malinowski, IP UKW
▪ Vitaliy Gorbenko, IP UKW
▪ Pawel Popielarski, IP UKW
▪ Kazimierz Paprocki, IP UKW
▪ Lidia Mosińska, IP UKW
▪ Tetiana Zorenko, IP UKW

▪ Sandra Witkiewicz, IP UKW


▪ Christophe Dujardin (France)
▪ Martin Nikl (Czech Republik)
▪ Anna Vedda (Italy)
▪ László Kovács (Hungary)
▪ Mikhail Brik (Estonia)
▪ Yuriy Zorenko (Poland)
▪ Andrzej Suchocki (Poland)

▪ Kazimierz Fabisiak (Poland)


* Marie-Geneviève Blanchin (France)
* Frank Bridges (USA)
* Henk Vrielinck (Belgium)
* Alan Chadwick (UK)
* Darrell Comins (South Africa)
* Volkmar Dierolf (USA)
* Christophe Dujardin (France)
* Sergey Feofilov (Russia)
* Juan Maria García Lastra (Spain/Denmark)
* Siegmund Greulich-Weber (Germany)
* Marek Grinberg (Poland)
* Rob Jackson (UK)
* László Kovács (Hungary)
* Aleksandr Lushchik (Estonia)
* Joachim Maier (Germany)
* Rosa Maria Montereali (Italy)
* Phuti Ngoepe (South Africa)
* Martin Nikl (Czech Republic)
* Sergiu Nistor (Romania)
* Chris Stanek (USA)
* Ivars Tale (Latvia)
* Mario Valerio (Brazil)
* Anna Vedda (Italy)
* Graeme Watson (Ireland)
* Richard Williams (USA)
* Akira Yoshikawa (Japan)


Sunday, 08.07.2018 - Sunday


Monday, 09.07.2018 - Monday

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Tuesday, 10.07.2018 - Tuesday

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Wednesday, 11.07.2018 - Wednesday

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Thursday, 12.07.2018 - Thursday

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Friday, 13.07.2018 - Friday

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Venue information

Holiday Inn Bydgoszcz 4****

Grodzka 36, 85-109 Bydgoszcz, Poland

The upcoming meeting will be hosted at the modernly designed 4**** hotel Holiday Inn situated in a green area of Bydgoszcz near River Brda. The city’s historic Old Town is a 5-minute walk from the property, as is the modern-day city centre. The Opera Nova Conference Centre is 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. In the summer, the hotel offers an outdoor terrace.

Holiday inn


Registration fees

Early fee until 31.05.2018

500€ standard

350€ reduced for students

Regular fee until 30.06.2018

550€ standard

375€ reduced for students

Late & on-site fee after 30.06.2018

610€ standard

400€ reduced for students

Standard fee includes

  • 5-day-pass (public transport in Bydgoszcz)
  • Lunches: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Poster session / Cocktail party incl. Snacks and Fingerfood (Tuesday, July 10)
  • Coffee breaks (July 9,10,11, 12, 13)
  • Welcome dinner (Monday, July 9)
  • Social trip (Wednesday, July, 11)
  • Gala dinner (Wednesday, July, 11)
  • Poster session / beer evening incl. Snacks and Fingerfood (Thursday, July,12)
  • Conference papers publication

The conference materials will be published in the special issue of "Optical Materials", Elsevier, ISSN: 0925-3467


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