The 2nd European Conference on Silicon and Silica Based Materials



We are pleased to announce the organization of the


2nd European Conference on Silicon and Silica Based Materials


which will be held in Hungary in the wonderful natural environment of the Beech Mountains in Miskolc-Lillafüred
in palace Hotel Palota in October 5-9, 2020.


In our days the silicon (Si), silica (SiO2) and other silicon content materials are wide range used and have appearances including nanoscale, liquid, melt, solid, powder, crystal and amorphous structures. In 2019 in the previous conference on Silicon and Silica Based Materials (ec-siliconf1) had participated scientists from 21 countries of Asia, Europe, North- and South America and Africa. The aims of the conference EC-SILICONF2 are the creation of an interdisciplinary world forum on the silicon and silica content materials and fostering of collaboration among scientists, researchers, PhD students, engineers as well as universities, research institutions and industries.

The 2nd European Conference on Silicon and Silica Based Materials provides a platform for leading material scientists, metallurgists, ceramists, physicists, chemists, pharmacists, doctors and physicians, researchers, PhD students and engineers for discussing recent achievements in development, production, application, characterization, measurement and modeling of silicon, silica and silicon content materials and composites.

The peer reviewed and accepted papers of the EC-SILICONF2 conference will be published in the periodical of IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). Participants also have opportunities to publish their original papers free of charge in a special issue of scientific journal Építőanyag-JSBCM ( ) Both journals are OPEN ACCESS, referred by WoS, SJR, Index Copernicus, ... and have good citations (IF).



As organizers we invite you to participate in the conference and submit abstract into ec-siliconf2.
We hope to welcome you in Hungary at Miskolc-Lillafüred in October 5-9th, 2020.




Event EC-SILICONF2 is supported by several scientific societies, universities, organizations and journals from Europe and around the World. The International Organizing Committee of conference should like to express its thanks to all these organizations and societies. Especially many thanks to IGREX Engineering Service Ltd and to our sponsors below for their significant support.






Please, be so kind and keep the following important dates of deadlines during your registration, abstract submission, payment and manuscript submission.


  Extended early registration:  

March 20th, 2020  

  Extended early abstract submission:  

March 20th, 2020  

  Notification of early abstract acceptance:  

March 30th, 2020  

  Early registration fee payment deadline:  

April 15th, 2020  

  ORAL abstract submission closing date:  

June 20th, 2020  

  Regular registration deadline:  

June 30th, 2020  

  Notification of REGULAR registration acceptance:  

July 10th, 2020  

  Regular registration fee payment deadline:  

July 15th, 2020  

  Late registration (only posters for short orals):  

from June 30th, 2020  

  Late abstract submission closing date:  

August 15th, 2020  

  Notification of late abstract acceptance:  

August 20th, 2020  

  Late registration fee payment deadline:  

August 30th, 2020  

  Manuscript submission to special issue of OPEN ACCESS sci. journal Építőanyag-JSBCM:  

June 30th, 2020  

  Manuscript submission to OPEN ACCESS of IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series: (JPCS):  

October 31st, 2020  






The Tokaj Wine
Tokaji Aszú, the wine of kings and the king of wines as declared by Louis XIV, king of the French.

Conference participants are invited to take part in the visit of World Heritage Tokaj Wine Region and historical town of Sárospatak and Szerencs.

Tokaj Cellar

Short program:
- Short visit to "Rákóczi" Castle of Szerencs
- Visit to castle of Sárospatak
- Visit a wine cellar: wine tasting

Szerencs  Csatle Tokaj  Csatle
Sarospatak  Csatle




SESSION 1: Silicon and silica in inorganic and molecular chemistry
SESSION 2: Metallic silicon and silicon as an alloying agent
SESSION 3: Silicon (Si) and silica (SiO2) in medicine, therapy and health
SESSION 4: Silicon in micro and nanoelectronics and devices
SESSION 5: Silicon and silica in functional materials
SESSION 6: Silicon and Silica in Polymers
SESSION 7: Silicon and silica in ceramics and composites
SESSION 8: Silicon and silica in construction materials and glass
SESSION 9: Silicon and silica in biological systems and technologies
SESSION 10: Silicon and silica in smart materials and technologies
SESSION 11: Silicon and silica in minerals and rocks
SESSION 12: Testing and characterization methods, tools and errors
SESSION 13: Other results in research and development of silicon and silica and materials contain of them
SESSION 14: Other results in processing and application of silicon and silica and materials contain of them
SESSION 15: Miscellaneous in silicon and silica materials science


Book of Abstracts ec-siliconf1.pdf

The International Scientific Advisory Board

Academ. Prof. Vladimir SHEVCHENKO
Institute of Silicate Chemistry of RAS
Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA
Prof. László A. GÖMZE
University of Miskolciskolc
Miskolc, HUNGARY
Prof. Tsutomu IWAYAMA
Aichi University of Education
Kanya, Aichi, JAPAN

The International Organizing Committee

Prof. Tsutomu IWAYAMA
Aichi University of Education
Kanya, Aichi, JAPAN
Dr. Ludmila Gömze
IGREX Engineering Service Ltd
Igrici and Miskolc, HUNGARY
Prof. Alexander SLOBODOV
ITMO University
Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA
Dr. Ludmila Mahnicka-GOREMIKINA
Riga Technical University
Dr. Judit SVIDRO
Jönköping University School of Engineering
Jönköping, SWEDEN
Dr. Jeong-Ho CHANG
Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology
Cheongju-Si, KOREA
Dr. Zdzislaw PYTEL
AGH University of Science and Technology
Cracow, POLAND
University of Miskolc, Institute of Ceramics and Polymer Engineering
Miskolc, HUNGARY
Dr. Bartlomiej GAWEL
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, NORWAY
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, ESTONIA
University of Miskolc, Institute of Ceramics and Polymer Engineering
Miskolc, HUNGARY
Dr. Rosaria D AMATO
Frascati (Roma), ITALY
John von Neumann University
Kecskemet, HUNGARY
Prof. Leonid KOTOV
Syktyvkar State University, Dep. of Radio Physics and Electronics
Syktyvkar, RUSSIA
Prof. Amirullah M. MAMEDOV
Bilkent University
Bilkent, TURKEY
Dr. Martin LEDERER
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Lifetime and Reliability of Interfaces in Complex Multi-Material Electronics, CTA, TU Wien,
PhD stud. Jamal Eldin F. M. IBRAHIM
University of Miskolc, Institute of Ceramics and Polymer Engineering
Miskolc, HUNGARY
Prof. Gundars MEZINSKIS
Riga Technical University, Institut of Silicate Materials


Academician Professor Vladimir Ya. SHEVCHENKO
Academician Professor Vladimir Ya. SHEVCHENKO

Memfber of Russian Academy of Science, director of Institute of Silicate Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science
Professor Vladimir Ya. Shevchenko obtained pioneering results in the field of chemistry and technology of semiconductor compounds AIIBV, which laid the foundation for their introduction into new technology. Vladimir Ya. Shevchenko was the author of the discovery in USSR 196 of the structural dependence of semiconductor-metal transitions, which allowed predicting new semiconductor materials. He formulated and experimentally confirmed the fundamentals of the dissociative theory of fracture under extreme stresses, which made it possible to create products of special techniques widely used in practice. Currently Vladimir Ya. Shevchenko develops the physicochemical basis of the reaction-diffusion processes of morphogenesis, which determine the topochemical processes of the formation of triple periodic surfaces of minimal energy, which makes it possible to create "physical" cellular structures. Scientific interests: structural chemistry of nanostate, new biomaterials, nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanocomposites; physicochemistry and technology of technical ceramics.

Professor Irina HUSSAINOVA
Professor Irina HUSSAINOVA

Professor of Tallinn University of Technology
Professor Irina Hussainova graduated from Saint Petersburg State University and received her PhD degree from Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in 1999. She is a highly experienced researcher in tribology and materials science including but not limited to ceramic-based composites, bio-, nano- and multi-functional materials, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, high temperature materials as well as materials design and multi-scale characterization. Prof. Hussainova has been twice a laureate of the most prestigious award of the Republic of Estonia for achievements in natural and technical sciences (2005 and 2018 years). She was 7 times recognized as the Researcher of the Year at TalTech. She was awarded by Fulbright scholarship (USA), DAAD scholarship (Germany), BAFF scholarship (USA), etc. She is an author or co-author of more than 200 research papers (H-index = 23) and 11 patents. Her current research interests include additive manufacturing of ceramic-based composites and materials design. The title of her plenary lecture ““Selective laser melting of Mo-Si-Al alloy and MoSi2-Al alloy systems”

Professor Paul D. LICKISS
Professor Paul D. LICKISS

Professor of Organometallic Chemistry, Imperial College London,
Paul Lickiss obtained both his BSc. (1980) and DPhil. (1983) from the University of Sussex, where his DPhil. was supervised by Professor C. Eaborn, FRS. He left Sussex to work as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor A. G. Brook in Toronto where he prepared some of the first compounds to contain silicon to carbon double bonds. He returned to Sussex and was awarded one of the newly set up Royal Society 1983 University Research Fellowships. He resigned this Fellowship in 1989 to take up a lectureship at the University of Salford. After four years at Salford Professor Lickiss moved to London to take up a lectureship at Imperial College where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999, to Reader in Organometallic Chemistry in 2001 and to Professor of Organometallic Chemistry in 2015. The Lickiss research group has a range of interests in the field of main-group chemistry, particularly organosilicon chemistry. The general areas of interest have been the chemistry of bulky organosilicon compounds and reactive intermediates derived from them such as silyl cations. Silanols, siloxanes and silsesquioxanes have also been continuing areas of interest. More recently, the chemistry of metal-organic frameworks as materials for hydrogen storage, carbon capture and drug delivery has been a focus in the group. This work has concentrated on the use of main group elements such as magnesium as nodes in the frameworks, and on organosilicon linkers.

Professor Gundars MEZINSKIS
Professor Gundars MEZINSKIS

Director of Institute of Silicate Materials in Riga Technical University
Professor Gundars MEZINSKIS obtained his MSc in Chemical Techbology in 1976 and PhD degree in 1980 from Riga Polytechnic Institute. He has successfully completed his Dr.habil from the Riga Technical University in 1998 and since 1999 he is professor of the Riga technical University (RTU). At present he is director of Institute of Silicate Materials and head of the Department of Silicate, High Temperature and Inorganic Nanomaterials Technology at the Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry in the Riga Technical University. His research interests are chemistry and technology of glasslike and ceramic materials, sol-gel chemistry and technology, synthesis of nanomaterials by chemical methods and industry impact onto environment. Professor Mezinskis is author or co-author of more than 100 research papers (H-index = 16) and several patents. The title of his plenary lecture ““.....”

Professor Tsutomu IWAYAMA
Professor Tsutomu IWAYAMA

Professor of Physics and Vice-President, Aichi University of Education
Tsutomu Iwayama obtained BSc at Waseda University, Tokyo and PhD degree at Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan. In 1990, he became an Assistant Professor of Physics at Aichi University of Education, Aichi, where he promoted to an Associate Professor (1993). Since 2007, he is a Professor of Physics at Aichi University of Education and Vice-President (since 2015). He was also a research fellow at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (collaborated with Prof. P.D.Townsend) from 1996-1997 and at University College London, London, UK (collaborated with Prof. I.W.Boyd) from 1998-1999. He has contributed significantly to research at international level and published papers in the field of semiconductor nanocrystals, formation process of nanostructures by ion implantation and optical characterization of nano-materials. Some of his research papers are cited more than 300 by other researchers. At ec-siliconf2, Professor Iwayama will give a Plenary talk on “Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in SiO2 Matrix Fabricated by Ion Implantation and Reactive PLD”.

Academician Professor Deren YANG
Academician Professor Deren YANG

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Lab of Silicon Materials and School of Material Science and Engineering
Prof, Dr. Deren Yang is an academician of Chinese Academy of Science, and a Cheung Kong Professor at Zhejiang University in China. He is the dean of Faculty of Engineering and the director of the State Key Lab of Silicon Materials at Zhejiang University. He received his bachelor in 1985 and his Ph. D. degree in 1991 from Zhejiang University, and then has worked there. In 1990’s, he worked in Japan in 1993, Germany in 1995-1997 and Sweden in 1999 as a visiting researcher. He has engaged in the research of silicon materials used for microelectronic devices, solar cells, opto-electric and nano-devices. He has authored 14 books as an author or co-authors including 6 books in English, and edited 6 proceedings of the international conference. He has published over 780 research papers in international peer reviewed journals with the total number of over 14200 citations by SCI cited papers published by other groups. His h index is 63. He also holds 152 patents. In the past, he chaired or co-chaired 18 international conferences/symposia and was appointed as the member of international committee of more than 50 international conferences. He also presented more than 53 invited talks in international conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of Superlattices and Microstructures, and also the editor of 8 journals including 3 international journals, such as PSS, Silicon et al. The title of his lecture is_

Cast Mono Crystalline Silicon


Dr. Ekta RANI
Dr. Ekta RANI

Researcher in NANOMO, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu;
Ekta Rani is currently working in Finland as a researcher in NANOMO, Faculty of Science in University of Oulu. Her research interests include soft lithography, spectroscopy, and microscopy for nanofabrication and associated applications. She completed her BSc and MSc degrees at Panjab University, India in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Subsequently, she joined the Raja Ramanna Centre, India for Advanced technology to carry out studies on semiconductor nanocomposites for her PhD with Prof. Alka A. Ingale. In 2016 she joined the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK as a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Lu Shin Wong and Prof. Royston Goodacre, researching the development of scanning probe lithography-based biosensors. In 2019, she joined the Department of Physics, Central University of Punjab, India as an assistant professor for few months.

Prof. Laszlo A. GOMZE
Prof. Laszlo A. GOMZE

Head of Division of Materials Research and Development at IGREX Engineering Service Ltd, Igrici
Professor of the University of Miskolc, establisher of the Department of Ceramics and Silicate Engineering in 1999
Prior to joining University of Miskolc in 1993, Laszlo A. GOMZE has spent 20 years in industry. In 1973 he has started as young engineer and continued as head of Department of Special Machines and Equipment in a design institute and finally as managing director of company (1986-1993). In 1977 he was honored with award of “Best young Engineer of Hungary” and in 1989 with award of “World Selection Trophy for Quality and Export Merit” in the United States. In 1991 he was awarded with “Gold Medal for Silicate Industry” and in 2006 with “Merit of Medal for Hungarian Industry and Economy” In 1999 he was the establisher and first chair of the Department of Ceramics and Silicate Engineering at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering in University of Miskolc. In 2002 he was the organizer and one of the establishers of the Association of Hungarian Ceramic Industry and its first president from 2002 to 2004. He was also one of the establishers and professors of the Institute of Ceramics and Polymer Engineering in 2012. At present he is member of several Hungarian and European Scientific Societies and Industrial Associations and parallel to this he is the chair of Materials Research and Development division of IGREX Engineering Service Ltd. He is author or coauthor of several patents, 5 books and more than 300 scientific papers. Most of these papers (before 2008) are written in Hungarian or Russian languages.

Role of silica fume in hydration and solidification of fresh concrete - the chemical reactions



The 2nd European Conferenceon Silicon and Silica Based Materials will be held in one of the most beautiful region of Central Europe and Hungary at wonderful place of Lillafüred in the Beech Mountains near to city Miskolc at the castle of Hotel Palota.



Hotel Palota




Travel by car


City Miskolc is located near the motorway M30. From Budapest you must drive on motorway M3 and after 150 km turn on the motorway M30, where you must drive 24 km and exit to city Miskolc. From this place the travel to Hotel Palota in Miskolc-Lillafüred takes about 25-30 km depending on you will travel through the city Miskolc or not.


Travel by train


Please, take the Inter City (IC) in the railway station Budapest Keleti (East) and leave it at the station of Miskolc Tiszai. If you first time in Hungary and in Miskolc please take a taxi to travel to the Hotel Palota - or to any other hotels in city Miskolc or in Miskolc - Lillafüred.


Travel by plane


Please order by internet and take the "door to door" Airport shuttle bus service of AGORA Ltd from Liszt Ferenc Airport, Budapest to Hotel Palota in Miskolc-Lillafüred and back on the following website: and by e-mail:


If you'd like to have the "door to door" service on discount price as our conference delegates and participants please use the Airport Shuttle Order Form attached bellow

Download the Airport Shuttle Order form



In the castle hotel Hotel Palota From October 4th to October 10st of 2020 the delegates and participants of the EC-SILICONF2 conference can get single rooms double rooms on very competitive discount prices. For this please turn direct to thesales manager of the Hotel Palota Ms. Zsuzsa SZAVA by e-mail: or call by phone to +36-46-331-411 or send a fax to +36-46-533-203
Please do not forget inform her that you are ATTENDEE of the EC-SILICONF2 conference.
Address: Erzsébet sétány 1, Lillafüred, Hungary. More informations about the Hotel Palota you can get on website of:


The organizers invite prospective authors to submit an abstract related to the conference symposia and topics. The abstracts should be prepared in accordance to Template of Abstract and does not exceed 350 words in length and/or 3.500 characters and should only be written in DOC or DOCx files and submitted online through the conference website. Please indicate whether an oral, short oral or poster presentation is preferred. Time for PLENARY presentation will be 50 minutes including a 10 minutes discussion, for KEYNOTE presentation 30 minutes including 7 minutes discussion, for ORAL presentation 20 minutes including a 5 minutes discussion and for SHORT ORAL 6 minutes including 1 minute discussion.

For 1 paid Registration Fee authors can submit only 1 Abstract. Extra fee of additional Abstract is 150 Euro each, with opportunity to publish additional paper in the OPEN ACCESS periodical of IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).

Abstract submission is available only after registration.
During your registration please mark the SESSION in which you'd like to present your work.

Order of abstract submission

1. Registration

2. Login (e-mail, password)

3. Submit abstract (next button)

4. Save (after modification)

5. Logout

Registration Fees

Please, be so kind and keep the following dates of payment:

Before 15.04.20
Before 15.07.20
After 15.07.20
Delegates € 600 € 700 € 800
Attendees in ic-cmtp5 or ec-siliconf1 € 500 € 600 € 700
Phd students and participants up to 30 years € 300 € 400 € 450
Accompanying Persons* € 200 € 200 € 200
Cultural Program on Wednesday (07.10.20) - € 100
Additional abstract #2 - € 150
Additional abstract #3 - € 150

* The Accompanying Persons can not upload abstracts and can not participate in conference except coffee breaks, lunches and Conference dinner.
** Early registration fees are applicable only if the payment has been done not later than February 25th, 2020.

Registration and Cancellation Conditions

After registration the participants will receive the confirmation email together with a proforma invoice that must be settled within 2 weeks after receipt. (If your employer does not accept the proforma and you need the original invoice for payment, please inform about it the conference organizers by e-mail through ) With the submission of an abstract and the immediate acknowledgement of receipt by the conference office, the participants will be registered as presenting author for the conference. The abstracts will be evaluated and confirmed within 30 days and the presenting authors will receive the confirmation email about it. For the second and further abstracts, the author is charged an extra fee of 150 EUR for each. Change of presenting author is free of charge up to 31th of July, 2020. The author, however, may be the co-author of any number of abstracts if he/she is not the presenting author. After registration, each delegate and participant will receive an invoice that must be settled within 2 weeks after receipt. In case of cancellation a 50 EUR cancellation fee will be invoiced.


Hungary is member of the European Union. Therefor residents of certain countries must take "Schengen Visa" to travel to Hungary and to Miskolc-Lillafüred. If you need our assistance to get "Schengen Visa" please, indicate it to the organizers in an email to after you have paid the Registration fee. Please, take into consideration that to get Schengen Visa you need more than 3 months!


If you have some Questions or need Help! Please Contact Us!

Local Organizing Committee
IGRICI, Rákóczi utca 2.