DKT2024 - jDGKK

12th Annual Meeting of the Young Crystal Growers (jDGKK)

We are pleased to invite you to our 12th annual meeting of the jDGKK, which takes place in Erlangen in advance of the DKT2024 conference on March, 5th 2024.

Tuesday, March 5th at Fraunhofer IISB
(Schottkystraße 10, 91058 Erlangen)

  • Present your own research with a 5-minute Lightning Talk and a corresponding Scientific Poster!
  • Meet peers from the most diverse fields of crystal growth and epitaxy!
  • Explore career possibilities in Industry and Academia!

The seminar attendance is free of charge!

After our last annual jDGKK meeting in Augsburg 2023, we will proceed with the established timing and encourage our young peers to stay also for the main conference after practicing presenting their work on the jDGKK seminar in an informal and relaxed environment.

We hope to meet you in Erlangen on March 5th!

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Danilewsky, retired; ex-Uni Freiburg
  • Dr. Christo Guguschev, Leibniz IKZ, Berlin
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  • Prof. Dr. M. Heuken, AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath
  • Dr. Justus Tonn, Siemens Healthineers AG, Forchheim
  • Dr. Mahmoud Al Humaidi, Azur Space Solar Power GmbH, Heilbronn

Preliminary Timetable

08:00  Welcome

08:30  Academic Talk I

09:30  Industry Talk I

10:00  Coffee Break

10:30  Academic Talk II

11:30  Lightning Talks

12:30  Lunch Break

13:00  Poster Session

14:30  Industry Talk II

15:00  Coffee Break

15:30  Industry Talk III

16:00  Academic Talk III

17:00  Lab Tour

18:30  Poster Price + Closing Remarks

19:00  Transfer to Dinner

19:30  Dinner


Registration Start: January 8th 2024

Abstract Deadline: February 12th 2024

To participate at the 12th annual meeting of the young crystal growers (jDGKK), please fill out both the registration form and your poster abstract and send them via email to

Since the meeting is meant to practice and train your skills, all participants are kindly requested to attend actively by giving both a 5-minute Lightning Talk and present a Scientific Poster. Lecture-like passive attendance is usually not accepted.

Organizers and Helpers

  • Sebastian Gruner, FCM GmbH, Freiberg
  • Dr. Saskia Schimmel, FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Dr. Johannes Steiner, FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Dr. Merve Pinar Kabukcuoglu, KIT, Karlsruhe
  • Aravind Subramanian, Leibniz IKZ, Berlin


In case of questions or uncertainties, please don’t hesitate to contact us: Sebastian Gruner, Dr. Saskia Schimmel via