The Czechoslovak Association for Crystal Growth (CSACG)


The Czechoslovak Association for Crystal Growth (CSACG) was established in 1990 by transformation of the Expert Group of Crystal Chemistry and Physics performed under leadership of Karel Nitsch, who became its first Chairman and managed it until 2012.

The main purpose of the CSACG is to bring together Czech and Slovak experts (scientists, teachers, and students) engaged in theory of crystal and layer growth, preparation, characterization, and applications of materials in bulk, thin film, nano-crystalline and glassy states.

Its regular activites (organization of scientific meetings, seminars, summer schools and lectures) are aimed to stimulate meetings of experts, exchange of information and further training of students and young scientists.

The current Chairman of the Association is Zdeněk Kožíšek from the Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha. The Vice-chairman is Marián Koman from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

The members of CSACG come from the scientific and research institutions such as the Czech Academy of Sciences, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, University of Pardubice, Czech Technical University in Prague, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava and producing home companies e.g. Crytur Turnov, ON Semiconductor Czech Republic, s.r.o. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Nuvia CZ Kralupy nad Vltavou, and BBT Prague.

CSACG is the full member of the International Organization for Crystal Growth from 1993.

Election: conducted by mail ballot for a three-year term.