Many thanks to all participants of this inspiring workshop!


Oxford University, UK

The 3rd workshop “Floating Zone Technique” took place from 16th to 18th September 2019 at Oxford University, UK. This workshop connected researchers in the field of crystal growth who use the floating zone technique and offered a platform for discussing ongoing activities, current research results and engineering developments.

After two events 2013 and 2016 at IFW Dresden the last workshop venue was the Oriel College in the heart of Oxford. The programme included invited and contributing talks providing a picture of the latest developments in the field of floating zone crystal growth and beyond, and plenty of possibilities for individual conversations.

Invited speakers in alphabetical order:

  • Auckett, Josie E.; Durham University, UK
  • Bauer, Andreas; Technische Universität München, DE
  • Ciomaga Hatnean, Monica; University of Warwick, UK
  • Dabkowska, Hanna; McMaster University, CA
  • Dossa, Scott; University of Minnesota, US
  • Erb, Andreas; Walther-Meißner-Institut Garching, DE
  • Gardner, Jason S.; Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, CN
  • Guguschev, Christo; IKZ Berlin, DE
  • Jin, Rongying; Louisiana State University, US
  • Perry, Robin, University College London, UK
  • Phelan, Adam W.; Johns Hopkins University, US
  • Pomjakushina, Ekaterina; Paul Scherrer Institute, CH
  • Puphal, Pascal; Paul Scherrer Institute, CH
  • Sass, Paul; Scientific Instruments Dresden GmbH, DE
  • Sivaperumal, Uthay; Royal Holloway University London, UK
  • Uthayakumar, S.; University of London, UK
  • Wilson, Stephen, University of California Santa Barbara, US

Organizing committee:

  • Dharmalingam Prabhakaran, Oxford University
  • Andrew Boothroyd, Oxford University
  • Robert Schöndube, ScIDre GmbH, Dresden
  • Paul Sass, ScIDre GmbH, Dresden