Dutch Association for Crystal Growth (DACG)
Spring meeting | Wednesday 25 May 2022


On 25 May the Dutch Association for Crystal Growth organizes its spring symposium, hosted by AMOLF in Amsterdam. This is our first ‘live’ event after 2 years of online symposia. Next to a broad range of crystallization- and nucleation-related topics, also the award ceremony of the KNCV Piet Bennema Crystal Growth Award 2021 is scheduled.

The meeting will be held at AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam.



  • Antoine van der Heijden (TU Delft)
  • Wim Noorduin (AMOLF)
  • Marloes Bistervels (AMOLF)


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and introduction
Carmen Guguta (DACG) / Wim Noorduin (host)

10:15 – 10:45 Light-directed crystallization
Marloes Bistervels (AMOLF)

10:45 – 11:15 Elucidating the effect of hyaluronic acid on the structure and morphology of calcium oxalate crystals
Sevgi Polat (Delft University of Technology)

11:15 – 11:45 Floppy hydrated microcrystals
Rozeline Wijnhorst (University of Amsterdam)

11:45 – 12:15 Dendritic growth of nanoislands on Pt(111)
Francesc Valls Mascaro (Leiden University)

12:15 – 14:00 Speed-dating, lunch + posters

14:00 – 14:30 The asymmetrical dependence on {Ba2+}:{SO42-} of BaSO4 crystal nucleation and growth in aqueous solutions: a dynamic light scattering study
Sergej Seepma (Utrecht University)

14:30 – 15:00 Probing the dynamic nature of calcite-electrolyte interface using atomic force microscopy
Saravana Kumar (University of Twente)

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 15:30 KNCV Piet Bennema Award for Crystal Growth 2021
Announcement prize winner by Rob Geertman (on behalf of jury); “honorable mention” for other 2 PhD students nominated for this award

15:30 – 16:15 Anaerobic calcium phosphate granulation
Ricardo Cunha (Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Duisburg, Germany), prize winner of the KNCV Piet Bennema Award for Crystal Growth 2021

16:15 – 17:30 Drinks / nibble