Detailed program is available here!

The bus to Tomaszowice will depart on 9.09.2018 at 16:00 from the central bus station (Dworzec MDA), which is located close to the main railway station (Kraków Główny). One of the organizers with the sign "Workshop on Layered Materials" will be waiting for you on the UPPER LEVEL of the station.

If you expect to arrive to Kraków later so that you will not be able to catch this bus, please let us know.

7th International Workshop on Layered Materials
Kraków-Tomaszowice, 9-13 September 2018

Wawel z mostu Debnickiego (2007)

2nd Circular

It is our pleasure and honour to invite you to participate in the 7th International Workshop on Layered Materials in Kraków, Poland at the Tomaszowice Manor, Cracow Conference Centre located 15 km from the Main Market Square.

This conference is a continuation of a series of Workshops on Layered Materials organized every two years (2006 Alessandria Italy, 2008 Vercelli Italy, 2010 Bochum Germany, 2012 Campinas Brazil, 2014 Mulhouse France, 2016 Kutna Hora, Czech Republic).

The Conference welcomes contributions from all types of layered materials compositions including silicates and 2D zeolites, phosphates/phosphonates, layered double hydroxides (LDH), clays, transition metal oxides, organic-inorganic hybrids/MOFs. The coverage includes synthesis, characterization, modification, adsorption, catalysis, intercalation chemistry.

The following plenary lecture speakers have been invited:
  • Jocelyne Brendle, Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, France
    Last trends in the synthesis and applications of organic-inorganic hybrids having a talc-like structure

  • Jeffrey Kenvin, Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, Norcross, GA, USA
    Surface Area and Porosity of Zeolites

  • Bernd Marler, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Hydrous Layered Silicates

  • Takayoshi Sasaki National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
    Swelling to Delamination Process of Layered Metal Oxides

The conference will be held in Tomaszowice Manor - the place of lectures, poster sessions and accommodation, 15 km from the City Centre and 11 km from the Balice Airport.

In addition to the scientific program some social events are planned: the conference dinner, a barbecue party and an excursion to a chosen place. Depending on participant preferences the following excursions will be organized:
  1. Kraków: The Royal Road, Main Square and the Wawel Castle

  2. Kraków: City Game

  3. Wieliczka: Salt Mine (UNESCO list of the World Heritage)

  4. Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum

  5. Wadowice: Birthplace of Pope John Paul II

The conference fee covering the proceedings, accomodation in double room, board and all social events is 2200 PLN (ca 500 Euro). The registration fees displayed in Polish Currency (PLN) should be fully transferred to our bank account. All the necessary details of the bank transfer are given in the table below (as well as in the document):

Bank Address:ul. Kasprzaka 10/16
01-211 Warszawa
IBAN Code:PL16160014621813783500000001
Name of Account Owner:Polish Zeolite Association
Address of Account Owner:ul. Niezapominajek 8
30-239 Kraków
Payment Method:Bank transfer ONLY in Polish currency (PLN)
Payment Details Example:John Smith 7IWLM

Persons willing to attend the IWLM-VII, are kindly requested to submit the registration form, as an e-mail attatchment, to:, before April 30, 2018. It requires the data for the invoice, name of a roommate, request of transport form Kraków Railway Station to the Conference place and the list of the excursion preference.

A one page abstract should be prepared according to the template and submitted by email.

Important dates - extended deadlines:
May 31, 2018 - deadline for abstracts
May 31, 2018 - deadline for payment
September 9, 2018 - the Conference opening with the first plenary lecture

Scientific Committee:
Barbara Gil, Wieslaw J. Roth, Wacław Makowski

Organizing Committee:
Dorota Majda, Paweł Kozyra, Agnieszka Węgrzyn
phone: +48 12 686 23 37