Lectures, reports, workshops, practicums 

Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science organizes regular public lectures of the world’s leading experts in chemistry and materials science.

Past lectures, reports, workshops, practicums


21 November 2017 Ekaterina Bartashevich lecture “Non-covalent interactions with predominant electrostatic component: halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen, tetrel bonds. Searching for electronic criteria of pnictogen bonds in nitro compounds”.

9 November 2017 The report of Sergei Sobalev “Pnictogen bonds in crystals of organic nitro compounds”.

14, 19, 21 July 2017 Open lectures of Pavlo Solokha “Synthesis, structure and functional properties of intermetallic compounds” and “Symmetry principle in crystallography: crystallochemical studies in R-M-Ge (R-rare earth, M-other metal) ternary systems; synthesis and characterisation of ternary R-M-Mg ternary systems, structural peculiarities of numerous LPSO (long period stacking ordered) compounds”.

11 July 2017 The report of D. Sineglazov “Modelling of magnetoelastic effect in copper beryllium alloys”.

22 May 2017 Workshop “Computer topological analysis in crystal chemistry – theory and practice”.

17-19 May 2017 Workshop “Periodic Structures and Crystal Chemistry”.


21 October 2016 Tilmann Leisegang lecture «Identification and assessment of Na+ solid electrolytes»

12 October 2016 Giuseppe Fadda lecture «Computations of electronic properties of solids using DFT»

18-19 и 23-24 August 2016 Tilmann Leisegang and Falk Meutzner lectures «An introduction to crystallography: Through the diverse world of crystalline matter towards solid electrolytes»

1-2 July 2016 Workshop “Applications of topological methods in materials science”.

11 May 2016 George Kostakis lecture “3d/4f polynuclear coordination clusters in catalysis”.

4 May 2016 Victor Yushankhai lecture “Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites for next generation solar cells”.

21 April 2016 Giuseppe Fadda lecture “Ab initio computation of elastic properties of crystalline solids: theory and practice”.

26 February 2016 Giuseppe Fadda lecture “Evolutionary algorithms for the prediction of crystalline structures: an overview”.

10 February 2016 Tilmann Leisegang lecture “Electrochemical energy storage in the context of the energy transition – Contributions of crystallography to resource-efficient new all-solid-state batteries”.

9 and 11 February 2016 Workshop “Quantum-mechanical calculations of crystal properties applying the VASP package”.


15 December 2015 George Kostakis lecture “Modern perspectives in 3d/4f coordination chemistry”.

14 October 2015 Giuseppe Fadda lecture “Symmetry in materials science: informal discussion”.