The International Joint School “Smart Nanomaterials and X-ray Optics 2016: Modeling, Synthesis and Diagnostics” and The International Workshop “20 years of X-ray refractive optics: Status and Perspectives”


   The International Joint School “Smart Nanomaterials and X-ray Optics 2016: Modeling, Synthesis and Diagnostics” and The International Workshop “20 years of X-ray refractive optics: Status and Perspectives” for young researchers are proposed to be held in October 12-16, 2016 in Kalinigrad, Russia at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in cooperation with Southern Federal University.

    The aim of this school is to bring the fields of chemistry, physics, and computer science together, where state-of-the-art research in the field of both theoretical and experimental design of nanostructures is discussed. Emphasis of this workshop are methods of computer simulations, synthesis and “in-situ” study of nanostructures.



    The school is motivated to bring outstanding graduate students, where they will present and discuss their own research in the presence of experienced researchers. Experience researches will provide tutorial key-note lectures, which are important for participants from the different disciplines to follow the progress made in each specific field. The school will also leave sufficient time for “round-table” scientific discussions and planning of future activities, oral presentations and an on-site visit of the experimental facilities.

Registration deadline: July 31, 2016

Deadline for abstract submission: August 10, 2016.




Dr. Alexander  Goikhman
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia

Professor Carlo Lamberti
University of Turin, Italy

Professor Anatoly Snigirev
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia
Dr. Irina Snigireva
ESRF, France
Professor Alexander V. Soldatov
Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Preliminary list of invited speakers.

Professor Antonio Bianconi, Rome University, Italy
Professor Vladimir Blank, TISNCM, Moscow, Russia
Professor Silvia Bordiga, Turin University, Italy
Professor Frank de Groot, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Dr. Marco Di Michiel, ESRF, Grenoble, France
Dr. Yury Dudchik, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belorussia
Professor Hubert Ebert, Munich University, Germany
Professor Anatoly Frenkel, Yeshiva University, USA
Dr. Maya Kiskinova, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
Dr. Oleg Konovalov, ESRF, Grenoble, France
Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov, IMT Chernogolovka, Russia
Dr. Kristina Kvashnina, ESRF/Dresden university, Germany
Professor Calogero Natoli, LNF, Italy
Dr. Dmitri Novikov, HASYLAB/DESY, Hamburg, Germany
Professor Andrei Petoukhov, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Professor John Rehr, Wasington University, USA
Dr. Emanuel Schneck, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam, Germany
Professor Christian Schroer, HASYLAB/DESY, Hamburg, Germany
Professor Tsun-Kong Sham, Western Ontario University, Canada
Dr. Yuri Shvyd’ko, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Dr. Vyacheslav Yunkin, IMT Chernogolovka, Russia


July 31, 2016:                     Registration deadline.

August 10, 2016:                Abstract submission deadline.

October 12, 2016:              Arrival of participants. Welcome party.

October 12-15, 2016:         Registration of the participants. Opening ceremony. Plenary sessions. Oral sessions. Poster sessions.

October 15, 2016:              Closing ceremony. Conference dinner. 

October 16, 2016:              Departure of participants.


     The Organizing Committee will publish the Abstract book before the school. You can download the abstract template and prepare your abstract in this format. Please submit your abstract as MS Word DOC or RTF (preferable) file to the Organizing Committee by e-mail ( before August 10, 2016 using this abstract template.

     The size of abstract must be no more than two standard A5 pages with a 2 cm margin on the left, above and below and a 1,5 cm margin on the right. Please use the Times New Roman font with 1 line spacing. Print the title in a 10 pt font, centered, bold and capitals. Everything else shall be in a 10 pt font. The name of the corresponding author shall be underlined. Please indicate the corresponding author name, postal address and E-mail address at the bottom of the page.

    The figures (if any) should be inserted into the text and will be produced in color or in black and white. Your abstract will be published without editing as a “camera-ready” publication.


Contact information:

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia:


Contact person: Olga Toropova – Chair of the Organizing Committee


phone:+7-4012-595-595, extention numbers: 7105.




Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia


Contact person: Mikhail Soldatov – co-Chair of the Organizing Committee

phone:+7 863 218 40 00,extention number: 11078


Место проведения: October 12-16, 2016 in Kalinigrad, Russia