Symposia Structure

Area A: Functional Materials
Area Coordinator: Emmanouel Giannelis

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)

Carbon-based nanomaterials

A.1 programme planning (oral)

Eric Anglaret
Vladimir Falko
Costas Galiotis
Maurizio Prato

Innovations in Functional Nanomagnets

A.2 programme planning (oral)

Makis Angelakeris
Michael Farle
Panagiotis Poulopoulos
Radek Zboril 

Functional Polymers and Related (Nano)Composites

A.3 programme planning (oral)

Jean-François Gerard
Philippe Dubois
Ton Peijs

Colloidal Nanoparticles: Synthesis, functionalization and applications

A.5 programme planning (oral)

Antonios G. Kanaras 
Wolfgang Parak
Liberato Manna
Catherine Dendrinou Samara

Advanced Materials for Space Exploration

A.6 programme planning (oral)

George Vekinis
Barrie Dunn

Functional Nanomaterials for Novel Applications

A.7 programme planning (oral) 

Paloma Fernández
Ana Cremades
Oliver Rader
Peter Schaaf

Materials by Design

A.8 programme planning (oral)

Julien Varignon
Nicholas C. Bristowe

Functional Membranes

A.9 programme planning (oral)

Volker Abetz
Katja Loos

Area B: Structural Materials
Area Coordinators: Hans-Jürgen Christ &
Gregory Haidemenopoulos

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Advanced High Strength Steels

B.1 programme planning (oral)

Wolfgang Bleck
Francisca Caballero
Ronald Schnitzer
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Light Weight Metals

B.2 programme planning (oral)

Michele V. Manuel
Norbert Hort
Alan Luo
Eric Nyberg
Mathieu Brochu
Frank Monheillet

High-temperature alloys

B.3 programme planning (oral) 

Srdjan Milenkovic
Shigehisa Naka

Advanced properties of SPD-processed
metallic materials

B.4 programme planning (oral) 

Heinz Werner Höppel
Andrea Bachmaier
Anton Hohenwarter

Advanced Ceramics

B.5 programme planning (oral) 

Thomas Graule
Jerzy Tadeusz Lis
Athena Tsetsekou
Dariusz Kata

Advanced Composites

B.6 programme planning (oral)

Aravind Dasari
Bodo Fiedler

Hybrid and Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Materials 

B.7 programme planning (oral) 

Bartolomeo Civalleri
Jin-Chong Tan

High Entropy Alloys and Compositionally Complex Alloys

B.8 programme planning (oral) 

Glatzel Uwe
Easo George

Bulk Metallic Glasses

B.9 programme planning (oral)

Jürgen Eckert
Jörg F. Löffler

Fatigue, Wear and Corrosion of Materials and Structures

B.10 programme planning (oral)

Georgios Savaidis
Michael Vormwald
Wolfram Fürbeth

Mechanical Properties and Microstructure

B.11 programme planning (oral)

Tilmann Beck
Frank Walther

Area C: Processing
Area Coordinators: Nikolaos Michailidis & Ke Lu

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)

Coatings and Surface Modification Techniques

C.1 programme planning (oral)

Elias Aperathitis
Albano Cavaleiro
Rainer Cremer
Ru Lin Peng

Laser-based processing and manufacturing

C.2 programme planning (oral) 

Robert Eason
Andrés F. Lasagni
Römer Gert-willem
Ioanna Zergioti

Powder routes: from synthesis to processing

C.3 programme planning (oral)

Claude  Estournès
Christophe  L. Martin

Additive Manufacturing

C.4 programme planning (oral)

Ugo Lafont
Alberto Molinari
Sebastian Piegert
Eduard Hryha

Interface Design and Modelling, Wetting and High-Temperature Capillarity

C.5 programme planning (oral)

Simeon Agathopoulos
Fabrizio Valenza 


C.6 programme planning (oral) 

Ivan Kaban
Christof Sommitsch

Steel Making

C.7 programme planning (oral) 

Johannes Schenk
Spyros Papaeftymiou 

Solidification, Casting, Foundry and Liquid Metal processing

C.8 programme planning (oral)

Alexandros Karantzalis
Andrew Kennedy

Manufacturing Processes

C.9 programme planning (oral)

K.D. Bouzakis
Luca Settineri

Thermomechanical Processing, Severe Plastic Deformation and Nano-structuring

C.10 programme planning (oral)

G. Angella
T. Grosdidier
J. Ivanisenko
M. Krzyzanowski

Processes and Materials for Nanoelectronics

C.11 programme planning (oral) 

Dimitris Tsoukalas
Marco Fanciulli
Alain Claverie

Area D: Characterization and Modelling
Area Coordinators: Eric Le Bourhis & Sotirios Ves

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)

Materials Science with Synchrotron Radiation X-rays

D.1 programme planning (oral)

Federico Boscherini
Maria Katsikini
Peter D. Lee

Nanoscale Materials Characterization and Modeling by Advanced Microscopy Methods


D.2 programme planning (oral) 

Thomas Walther 
Georgios Dimitrakopulos
Sławomir Kret
Georgios Fourlaris

Materials at extreme conditions: static or dynamic compression combined or not with low or high temperatures

D.3 programme planning (oral)


Jean Paul Itié
John Arvanitidis
Ilias Zouboulis

Small scale mechanics, fracture,
interface, experiments and modeling

D.4 programme planning (oral)

Christophe Pinna
Eric Le Bourhis

Application of ICME principles in the design of structural materials

D.5 programme planning (oral) 

Ulrich Prahl
Ernst Kozeschnik
Javier Llorca
Yu Zhong
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Multi-Length-Scale Innovations in Damage Evolution in Materials: Characterization, Modeling, and Validation

D.6 programme planning (oral)

 Bernard Normand
Ellen Cerreta
George T Gray III
Damien Féron

Ab initio models for thermodynamic and elastic properties of advanced materials

D.8 programme planning (oral)

Sergei Dudarev
Martin Friak

Qualification and modelling of structural and fuel materials for sustainable nuclear reactors

D.9 programme planning (oral)

Lorenzo Malerba
Marjorie Bertolus
Jana Kalivodová

Multiscale Modeling of Materials

D.10 programme planning (oral) 

Karakasidis Theodoros
Kalliadasis Serafim
Koumoutsakos Petros
Tserpes Konstantinos
Schmauder Siegfried

Area E: Energy and Environment
Area Coordinators: Maria Luisa Di Vona &
Emmanuel Giannelis

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)

Hydrogen production, conversion, and storage

E.1 programme planning (oral)

Maria Luisa Di Vona
Bogdan Kuchta
Ioannis Kallitsis
Toshiyuki Mori

Batteries and Supercapacitors

E.2 programme planning (oral)

Philippe Knauth
Isabella Nicotera
Alan V. Chadwick
Jean Scoyer
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Materials for Energy harvesting

E.3 programme planning (oral) 

Spyros Diplas
Theodora Kyratsi
Truls Norby
Paul R. Ohodnicki
Amit Pandey
Monica Della Pirriera
Susan Schorr
João Manuel de Almeida Serra
Jianwu Sun

Materials for Nuclear Energy (fusion, fission)

E.4 programme planning (oral)

Thierry Angot
Christian Grisolia
Dirk Engelberg

Advanced Materials for Transport Applications

E.6 programme planning (oral)

Dirk Lehmhus
Axel von Hehl
Rene Alderliesten
Kambiz Kayvantash
Jörg Hohe
Joachim Hausmann

Area F: Biomaterials and Healthcare
Area Coordinators: Jérôme Chevalier &
María Vallet-Regí

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)

Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

F.1 programme planning (oral)

Antonio Salinas
Aldo Boccaccini
Chiara Vitale-Brovarone
Katharina SchmidtBleek
Didier Letourneur


Biomaterials for therapeutic delivery

F.2 programme planning (oral)

Miguel Manzano
Joao Mano
María Vallet-Regí

Nanobiomaterials and nanotechnology for implants, devices and theranostics 

F.3 programme planning (oral)

Alejandro Baeza
Daniel Ruiz-Molina
María Vallet-Regí

The Next Generation of Implants with Multi-functional Properties: Advanced Synthesis, Processing and Surface Modification Methods for Biomaterials

F.4 programme planning (oral)

Aldo Boccaccini
Pieter Cools
Laurent Gremillard
Paola Palmero

Translation of biomaterials research towards innovation and product development: from concepts to clinic

F.5 programme planning (oral)

Jérôme Chevalier
Hakan Engqvist
Tobias Fuederer
Christophe Marquette
Corrado Piconi

Bio-Inspired Materials: From structural materials towards multi-functional biomaterials

F.6 programme planning (oral)

Peter Fratzl
Julian Jones
Sylvain Meille
Eduardo Saiz
Authors presenting at the symposia of Area F: "Biomaterials and Healthcare" will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue to be published in the Open Access journal "Materials". Guest editors: A. R. Boccaccini, J. Chevalier, M. Vallet-Regi

Area G: Education and Technology Transfer
Area Coordinator: Heinrich Hofmann

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)
G1 Competences and basic knowledge in the
Paloma Fernández
G2 Key material fields for modern curricula H.M. Polatoglou
Mébarek Alouani
Michael Finnis
G3 Critical Materials in Design, Manufacturing and Recycling Margarethe Hofmann
G4 Transferable skills for Masters and PhD’s in Material science Heinrich Hofmann
Emmanuel Giannelis

Area H: Raw Materials
Area Coordinators: Bart Blanpain & Patrice Turchi

  Title of Area / Symposium Organizer(s)
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Critical Materials: Impact on Near-term Advanced Energy Technologies

H.1 programme planning (oral)

Orlando Rios
P. E. A. Turchi
Iver Anderson
Steve Constantinides
Roderick Eggert

Sustainable Production of (Critical) Materials

H.2 programme planning (oral)

Dimitrios Panias
Mishra Brajendra
Guo Muxing

Materials Life Cycle Approach and Flow Analysis

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H.3 programme planning (oral)
Margarethe Hofmann-Amtenbrink
Alessandra Hool
Roland Gauß
Guido Sonnemann