The American Crystallographic Association Presents:

3.2.2: Crystallization on the International Space Station

Organizers: Ken Savin & Marc Giulianotti

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2M9

Before the meeting check out the Space Station Explorers and Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition

At the meeting, the first part of the session will have several speakers whose talks are designed to target the students and provide excitement for STEM, the ISS and crystallography.  The first half of this session ends with some hands-on time for students to engage with folks from the ISS and other supporting vendors who are bringing activities.  

This session is open to the public and free to students but preregistration for is required for those who are not registered to attend the entire meeting.  Please email Kristin Stevens for further information about attending the session and to make a reservation.  

The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is to maximize the utilization of the International Space Station U. S. National Laboratory (ISS National Lab) for research and technology development aimed at benefitting humankind. CASIS supports collaboration with NASA, other government agencies, not for profit institutions, industry partners, and commercial entities committed to exploring the intellectual, technological and economic opportunities offered by space.


CASIS is actively engaged in supporting projects utilizing the ISS National Lab for a variety of life and physical sciences crystallization experiments - organic and inorganic molecules. In addition to supporting current flight projects CASIS is working with the user community to outline the basic science requirements for a long-term crystallization program aboard the ISS National Lab.


This session will provide a forum for the following topics.  How to access the ISS National Laboratory platform for all types of crystal growth. Hardware, methodologies, capabilities for microgravity crystallization - organic and inorganic.  Physics and chemistry of microgravity crystallography. Results from recent (2015-2018) crystallography experiments aboard the ISS National Laboratory.  STEM Outreach Programs for space/ground crystallography. 

Also, before the meeting check out the Space Crystallization Workshop at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (700 Ellicott St., Buffalo, New York 14203) on July 19th.  Please email  Ken Savin and/or Marc Giulianotti for registration info.