13th International Symposium on Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids

September 24, 2024 - September 27, 2024

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orleans


The 13th International Symposium on Cryztallisation in Glasses and Liquids is the continuation of a series of successful meetings organized by the TC7 of the International Commission on Glass (ICG), with the previous one supervised by Pr. M. Pascual in Segovia, Spain in 2017.
Continuing the tradition, the 13th edition will be held in Orléans and will provide an international forum for the most recent developments of crystallization in glasses and liquids.
The conference will maintain the quality of the previous congresses while featuring new topics to learn about the latest developments in glass technology.

This international conference is organised in the framework of the MATEX ARD CVL Programme.



Dr Mathieu Allix & Dr Michael J. Pitcher  
Extreme Conditions and Materials: High Temperature and Irradiation (CEMHTI) / CNRS - FR

Dr Laurent Cormier
Institute of Mineralogy, Physics of Materials and Cosmochemistry - FR

Dr Alberto José Fernández Carrión
FROM Inorganic Chemistry Department and Materials Sciences Institute, University of Seville-CSIC - ES  
IN RESIDENCE AT Extreme Conditions and Materials: High Temperature and Irradiation (CEMHTI) / CNRS - FR



•    Fundamental approaches to nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids (interaction between theory, modelling and experiment) - Simulations, modelling, theory, contribution of artificial intelligence
•    Developments and novel nucleation/crystallization processes (spray melting, photo-, laser-induced crystallization, sol-gel, magnetic field induced nucleation) - Crystallisation phenomena in natural glasses/melts and amorphous materials (polymers, sol-gel, metallic glasses, thin films)
•    Relationships between glass structure and nucleation - Liquid phase separation, heterogeneities - Role of nucleating agents
•    Advanced characterisation methods, techniques and characterization tools (in situ, high spatial and temporal resolution, detection sensitivity) 
•    Relationships between microstructures and properties of glass-ceramics (mechanical strength, transparency, chemical/thermal resistance, magnetic, electrical properties)
•    New glass-ceramics and applications - Environmentally-friendly glass-ceramics.


Hotel Dupanloup


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

General Information

Congress Venue

 Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup

45000 Orléans, France


Tuesday, 24 September - Friday, 27 September  2024


The official language of the Congress is English

Welcome pack and Name Badge

 Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack that includes the printed material of the Conference and your name badge will be given to you at the reception . Please wear your name badge at all times during the Conference and to all official Conference events.

Invitation Letters
Invitation Letters

 An official letter of invitation facilitating the obtention of an entry visa can be sent upon request . In order to receive an invitation letter for visa purposes, send an email to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr. Please note that : 
- we only issue an official letter once the payment of the registration fee has been validated.
- such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organisers to provide any financial assistance.

Certificate of attendance

 After the conference, in order to receive a certficate of participation, send an email to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr


List of recommended Hotels in Orléans


List of recommended Restaurants in Orléans

How to get there ?

By train: 

* Orléans centre station
 1.5 hour trip from Paris (Austerlitz)

 * Les Aubrais station (4km from Orleans town centre)
Tramway A, 10 minutes trip to Orléans centre station

> Plan your trip by train: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

By car:

GPS: 47.90243, 1.91179
Please note that you can't park in the courtyard in front of the Hotel Dupanloup.
Paid car parks nearby : 
Parking Cathédrale, Rue Saint-Pierre Lentin, 45000 Orléans
Parking Hôtel de Ville, 4 Rue Fernand Rabier, 45000 Orléans

 By plane:
*Arrival at Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport
Take RER B in direction to Saint Rémy Les Chevreuse, step out at Gare du Nord Stop
Take Metro 5 in direction to Place d'Italie, step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop 
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)
*Arrival at Paris-Orly (ORY) airport: 
Take RER C from Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly in direction to Pontoise.
Step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)  


(Including four lunches, a wine & cheese cocktail, the social dinner and the coffee breaks)

Public institutions 480 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 250 EUR


Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Registration Department
Up to 30 days prior to conference start – Full refund less €50 handling fee
Less than 30 days prior to conference start – No refund

Oral presentations & posters

Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Monday 17th June 2024.

Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr.

The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation few days later.

Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format.

Glass Europe

After the conference, speakers will have the opportunity to submit a peer-reviewed article to the Glass Europe journal:


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