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17th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films

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July 23, 2018

ICOMF17 is going to be an amazing conference

Do not miss it!

The 17th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (ICOMF) in Brooklyn, NY, USA, during 23th – 27th July 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for chemists, physicists, biologists, material scientists, polymer scientists, chemical engineers and researchers in related fields to gather and discuss their latest results in the field of molecular thin films, colloids, nanoparticles, nanostructures, nanoobjects, and bio-inspired systems, and to develop and extend international collaborations.

This conference started as a small and focused symposium in 1983 in Durham, UK as the Conference on Langmuir-Blodgett Films (LB Conference), motivated by groundbreaking studies on monomolecular films and was focused solely on Langmuir-Blodgett Films. It was soon transformed into a broad international forum covering the entire field of organized films, and was renamed later the ‘International Conference on Organized Molecular Films’ (ICOMF).

As with all scientific fields, research on organized molecular films advances fast, and with the help of new fundamental knowledge, advance characterization, and powerful theoretical insight and computational techniques, the science has continuously developed and produced new applications and innovations. Thus, organized molecular films have become one of the cornerstones in many research fields, such as fundamental chemistry and physics, nanoscience and technology, and biomimicking systems, to mention just a few.

The multi-disciplinary nature of studies of organized molecular films requires scientists from various fields to collaborate in ways rarely found in other fields. To this end, the ICOMF conference serves as a unique and excellent forum, where chemists, physicists, biologists, material scientists, polymer scientists, chemical engineers, and researchers from academy, national research institutes and industry gather and discuss their latest results. This combination of cutting edge science and a hub for exchanging ideas, and forging collaborations has made this conference a highly successful biennial conference series.

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Conference Plan

Competitions at the Conference

1. Oral Presentation Competition
ICOMF17 is announcing an oral presentation competition, The prizes will be $1000 for the first place, $750 for the second place, and $500 for the third.
Prizes are supported by the ACS journal Langmuir. Prof. Françoise Winnik, Chief Editor of Langmuir will award the certificates.
2. Poster presentation Competition
ICOMF17 is announcing a poster presentation competition, The prizes will be $1000 for the first place, $600 for the second place, and $400 for the third.
Prizes are supported by Springer Global Publishing Company.

Keynote Speaker

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Eray Aydil

University of Minnesota

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Plenary Speakers

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Jacob Sagiv

Weizmann Institute

David Pine

New York University

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Columbia University

Stephen Evans

University of Leeds

Oleg Gang

Columbia University

Christof Wöll

KIT Karlsruhe

Xinliang Feng

Technische Universität Dresden — TU Dresden

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Invited Speakers

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Stefano Sacanna

New York University

Nikhil Gupta

New York University

Ryan Hartman

New York University

Rainer Jordan

Technische Universität Dresden — TU Dresden

Jin Montclare

New York University

Michael Zharnikov

Heidelberg University

Joachim Kohn

Rutgers University

Katja Loos

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen)

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Accommodation and Dinner

  1. We have reserved 50 rooms in Sheraton hotel which is a few minutes’ walk from the conference site. The rate is $229.00 per night not including taxes. This is a very reasonable deal for New York in July. Kindly reserve a room by going to the hotel’s web site here. If we need more rooms, we shall reserve. Those who want to stay for the weekend will indicate it when reserving.
  2. To learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from February 6, 2018 to July 29, 2018 click here.
  3. NYU dormitory has reserved 40 rooms for students and postdocs for the price of $65 per night in shared rooms. Those who wish to reserve a room should send an email to Rohin Mehta (, and use the same process of paying for attendance (separate payment please), and indicate in the note that the payment is for dormitory.
  4. Conference dinner is not included in the registration fee. We are subsidizing it and charge a flat fee of $75 which includes wine and beer, service and taxes.

Submit an Abstract

The date to submit the Abstract has been extended to 30th April, 2018 !!

Speaker Instructions

  • Speakers are requested to bring their own laptops.
  • Backup in a removable memory stick is advisable.

Registration Payment Options

Conference Registration:

$600 for attendee
$300 for student

Payment can be made in the following ways:

1. Payment by money transfer should be done to

Bank Name: JCMorgan Chase
FED ABA#: 021000021
Swift: CHASUS33 (For money coming from outside the US)

Account Number: 134692365
Account Name: New York University Bill Account
Address: 105 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Reference: Please write: For ICOMF17. To be deposited in Chart Field WSQ01-20-63260-WSQPG-MB300.
Add if the payment is for:

Bank Address: JPMorgan Chase
1 Chase Plaza
New York, NY 10005

Credit card payments should be done to the NYU link

Reference: Please write WSQ01-20-63260-WSQPG-MB300
and note if the payment is for