Commission on Crystallographic Teaching


Professor Katherine Kantardijeff
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Craven Hall 6211
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, USA
Tel: 1(760)750-7204; Skype/Voicemail: 1(949)273-0463


Joint Teaching Commission Newsletter No 3 / Computing Commission No 10, Nov 2009, with the theme of 'Age Concern".

Upcoming Schools

ECRISLA 2015. Module I: Crystallization Brazil 7th Dec 2015 - 11th Dec 2015
ECRISLA 2015. Module II: Crystallography Brazil 14th Dec 2015 - 18th Dec 2015
Australasian Crystallography School 2016 Australia 31st Jan 2016 - 5th Feb 2016
Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2016 Germany 22nd Feb 2016 - 25th Feb 2016
36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering Germany 25th Feb 2016 - 4th Mar 2016
Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement School United Kingdom 10th Apr 2016 - 14th Apr 2016
3rd International School on Aperiodic Crystals Belgium 4th Jul 2016 - 8th Jul 2016
3rd European Crystallography School (ECS3) Croatia 25th Sep 2016 - 2nd Oct 2016
16th BCA/CCG Intensive Teaching School in X-Ray Structure Analysis United Kingdom 25th Mar 2017 - 2nd Apr 2017


The IUCr Crystallographic Teaching Commission is one of several International Union of Crystallography Commissions and is responsible for supporting activities relating to teaching crystallography. It was established at the Third General Assembly this Commission with the object of exchanging information on an international scale on the subject of teaching crystallography, of promoting publication of articles on teaching, and of arranging discussions.

Teaching Pamphlets

The Teaching Pamphlets are the result of a long term aim of the Commission on Crystallographic Teaching to produce a large collection of short statements each dealing with a specific topic at a specific level. The emphasis is on a particular teaching approach. It is not the function of the Commission to decide on the "best" approach but to make all available so that teachers can make their own selection.