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Optimized light management: Fraunhofer CSP develops new test to reduce optical losses in solar module

The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP and the companies f solar GmbH, KURARAY Europe GmbH and SCHLENK AG are working together to increase solar panel energy efficiency: The three companies are combining their respective products into test panels and research is underway to determine the best possible combination. Fraunhofer CSP is contributing to the project with the development of an innovative method of characterization that examines and evaluates each individual component. The exact calibration of each individual component leads to an overall increase in efficiency of the newly created system of more than 5%.

The goal of the three companies was to reduce optical losses in solar panels and, in the process, maximize overall yield. For this purpose, for example, 2 mm thin solar glass with an anti-reflection coating (ARC) from f solar, plus special UV-permeable polyvinyl butyral (PVB) plastic film from Kuraray and Light Harvesting Strings (LHS) from Schlenk, a surface-finished cell connector equipped with longitudinal grooves, were combined in a single solar panel. The independent research institution Fraunhofer CSP investigated the improvements that resulted from each combination. For this task, electrical and optical methods of characterization were used to analyze, determine and verify the effect and reciprocal effect of each individual component in the “total system panel”.

The solar panels were manufactured and electrically and optically measured at Fraunhofer CSP. In doing so, a number of single-cell mini-panels of varying material combinations and then optimized 54-cell panels were initially manufactured and compared with standard panels: “We were able to show that the optical losses in the combined (glass-glass) panels, with 2 mm anti-reflection coated glass, special UV-permeable PVB and LHS connectors were able to be reduced by nearly 40 percent in comparison with a standard panel”, explains Dr. Jens Schneider, Director of the Panel Technology Center at the Fraunhofer CSP. The power gain resulting from each approach to reducing optical losses was measured on 54-cell panels. In comparison with a conventional panel, power and efficiency increased by more than 5 percent, relatively.

For more information, please contact: Jasmine Ait-Djoudi, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM, Walter-Hülse-Str. 1, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany, Tel.: +49 345 5589-213, Fax: +49 345 5589-101, jasmine.ait-djoudi@iwmh.,


Intelligent Protective Clothing for High-Output Lasers

In an EU project under the leadership of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), passive and active protective systems for jackets, trousers, aprons and gloves are being developed. This clothing offers effective protection against laser radiation with output densities of up to 20 Megawatts per square meter.

Protective professional clothing for firefighters, for welders or for chemists is readily available on the market. Despite the wide use of lasers in industry and research, there is currently no suitable protective clothing for the user, and when it comes to hazards from intensive laser radiation, only suitable protective laser eyewear has been classified and certified.

It is also important to have safety clothing to protect the skin, especially for the increasing number of cutting and welding applications with hand-guided laser systems. Operators are often in the directly next to the interaction zone between the laser beam and the materials to be processed, and often high-power lasers are in use. Under unfavorable conditions, for example when highly reflective surfaces are being processsed, the laser beam may be quickly deflected towards the user, causing severe skin burns. Also, near infrared laser radiation may penetrate into deeper tissue, and damage blood vessels and other biological tissue.

Therefore, the laser protective clothing developed within the framework of the EU “PROSYS” project is pursuing two strategies. First, researchers have designed a passive system with multi-layer technical textiles. The top layer has a special coating which diffusely reflects the laser radiation as much as possible. Radiation which may penetrate this first layer is then evenly spread out by the middle layer. Any residual heat, at least for a limited amount of time, which enters the energy barrier of the inner layer, may trigger a pain sensation. “This is intentional. Users should notice that they are being exposed to hazardous radiation, so they have the chance to withdraw their hand or arm,” explains Michael Hustedt, Head of the Safety Group at the LZH, and coordinator of the PROSYS project. Normal reaction time is up to 4 seconds, and the passive system can protect users for output densities up to 900 kW/m2, making this protective clothing 20 times more effective than what is presently available on the market.

The effectivity of the protective clothing can be even further improved by integrating an active system, which uses sensors embedded in the different layers. If the sensors are damaged by radiation, they send an electrical signal to the laser in less than 100 ms, and the laser is automatically shut off. The operators' movement is not impaired, since the active system uses a wireless communication system between the safety transmitter and the receiver for the laser. Since the complete shut-down of the laser may take approximately 80 milliseconds, a combination of the active sensors and the passive protection layers makes sense. This system offers protection against output densities of up to 20 MW/m2.

The international consortium, which is composed of three research institutes, nine SMEs and one large enterprise, has developed prototypes of the protective clothing, which have been presented at different industrial fairs this year (e.g. Hannover Messe, LASER World of Photonics). Plans are being made for launching the products on the market soon.

Further developmental work will be, above all, concerned with improving the active systems, making them even more robust and flexible, without losing their protective functions. Practical tests in an industrial setting should provide further information for improving ergonomics and wearing comfort of the protective clothing, in order to achieve high user acceptance. The focus of this work is, for example, on reducing the weight of the material and improving the haptic characteristics of the gloves.

The research project PROSYS-Laser was supported by the European Union within the 7th Research Framework Programme (project number NMP2-SE-2009-229165). The partners of the LZH are the Centre Suisse d´Electronique et de Microtechnique SA and the Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V., as well as the enterprises CIM-mes Projekt sp. z o.o., Trans-Textil GmbH, TTI Technische Textilien International GmbH, JUTEC GmbH, Grado Zero Espace S.r.l., Smartex S.r.l., TDV Industries, Promat International NV, Laser on demand GmbH and Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH.

For more information, please contact: Business Development & Communications Department, Michael Botts, Public Relations, Tel.: +49 511 2788-151, Fax: +49 511 2788-100,,



Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers - Relevance to Adhesion, Edited by Michael Thomas and K.L. Mittal, Series: Adhesion and Adhesives: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, Copyright: 2013, 415 pages, 178 illustrations, Wiley-VCH, 195 USD, ISBN: 9781118596210

The information provided in this book should be of great interest and value to surface and chemical engineers as well as R&D, manufacturing, and quality control personnel in a host of industries and technological areas such as printing, textile, adhesive bonding, packaging, automotive, aerospace, composites, microfluidics, biomedical, paint, microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

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Polymers are used in a wide variety of industries to fabricate legions of products because of their manydesirable traits. However, polymers in general (and polyolefins, in particular) are innately not very adhesionable because of the absence of polar or reactive groups on their surfaces and concomitant low surface energy. Surface treatment of polymers, however, is essential to impart reactive chemical groups on their surfaces to enhance their adhesion characteristic. Proper surface treatment can endow polymers with improved adhesion without affecting the bulk properties.

A plethora of techniques (ranging from wet to dry, simple to sophisticated, vacuum to non-vacuum) for polymer surface modification have been documented in the literature but the Atmospheric Pressure Plasma(APP) treatment has attracted much attention because it offers many advantages vis-a-vis other techniques, namely uniform treatment, continuous operation, no need for vacuum, simplicity, low cost, no environmental or disposal concern, and applicability to large area samples.

Although the emphasis in this book is on the utility of APP treatment for enhancement of polymer adhesion, APP is also applicable and effective to modulate many other surface properties of polymers: superhydrophilicity, superhydrophobicity, anti-fouling, anti-fogging, anti-icing, cell adhesion, biocompatibility, tribological behavior, etc.

The key features of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers:

  • Address design and functions of various types of reactors

  • Bring out current and potential applications of APP treatment

  • Represent the cumulative wisdom of many key academic and industry researchers actively engaged in this key and enabling technology.


Press release


The Max Planck Society's Senate appointed Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann as the future President of the Max Planck Society for the 2014 to 2020 term of office at its meeting during this year's General Meeting on June 6 in Potsdam. The 59-year-old chemist is Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf and is to take over the position from Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss at the 65th General Meeting of the Max Planck Society in Munich in June 2014. Gruss has been President of the Max Planck Society for 11 years.

Martin Stratmann has worked very closely with leading industrialists for many years in his position as Director. The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung is a company (GmbH) jointly financed by the Max Planck Society and the German Steel Institute (VDEh). “Establishing a first-rate scientific environment in which industrial research can also flourish was our top priority. We have always perceived ourselves as an initiator of innovation and have succeeded in transferring our exploratory vision to industry,” remarked Stratmann. Half of the institute's budget is provided by industry via the VDEh – with funding of over €100 million, this has been one of Germany's biggest public private partnerships in the past ten years.

Stratmann initially studied chemistry at the Ruhr University in Bochum in 1974 for which he received a fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation. He graduated in 1979. He then obtained his doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung with an electrochemical study of phase transitions in rust layers. He undertook research at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA) from 1983 to 1984 as a Max Planck Society fellowship holder. Returning to the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, he was initially employed as a member of the academic staff in the corrosion research group until 1987. He was then appointed leader of this research group in 1987. In 1994, Stratmann moved to the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen- Nuremburg where he was appointed Chair for Surface Science and Corrosion. He returned to the Max Planck Society six years later as a Director and Scientific Member in Düsseldorf.

Today Stratmann not only leads the “Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering” department at the Max Planck institute but he also collaborates closely with his old alma mater, the Ruhr University in Bochum, where he is a member of the Materials Research Department. Thanks to his efforts the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and industry have taken over the financing of three endowed chairs at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) in which the MPI für Eisenforschung is also involved. “The combination of research, lecturing, support of junior scientists and industrial relevance will enhance Bochum's attractiveness as a location,” explained the chemist.

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Figure: Martin Stratmann will become the head of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in June 2014. (© MPG/Axel Griesch).

Martin Stratmann has already gained considerable experience of research policy in his positions as Chairperson of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section from 2006 to 2008 and as Vice President of the Max Planck Society from 2008. Being used to building bridges between knowledge-driven and needs-oriented research, he worked intensively on the structural cooperation with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft established in 2004. He also made a major contribution to the Max Planck Center concept as part of the internationalization strategy initiated by the President.

He also played a key role in the substantive and administrative reorganization of the Minerva Foundation as its Managing Director. The Minerva Foundation was founded in the 1960s as a subsidiary of the Max Planck Society and is the flagship organization of German- Israeli academic cooperation. At the Minerva German-Israeli Science Festival at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in November 2012, Stratmann - together with the Federal Minister of Research at the time - presented the new Minerva research centers, identified as part of a competitive selection procedure, which will constitute the cornerstone of academic cooperation between Germany and Israel over the coming years. “I envisage the Minerva centers of the future as “hotspots in science” – outstanding, high-profile, with an interdisciplinary structure and focussing on the scientific topics of the future but not constrained to the mainstream of the research landscape,” explained Stratmann.

Martin Stratmann is a fellow of the Electrochemical Society and a member of Acatech and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences.

For more information: Dr. Christina Beck, Head of Science and Corporate Communication, Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society, München, Tel.: +4989 2108-1275, Fax: +4989 2108-1207,,



Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks

June 15 – 19, 2014, Braunschweig (Germany),

The 2014 motto is “Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together” - Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications.

Highly efficient materials such as high strength steels are needed for safety, comfort and efficiency in cars and trucks. Lightweight construction and electromobility contributes strongly to the sustainability of the vehicles. The steel industry offers many steel grades with excellent mechanical and processing properties. The automotive industry, the supplier industry and the steel industry will promote the efficiency of these steels in continual collaborative work.

Accompanying this letter please find the Call for Papers for the conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to present your newest technological developments and research results at one of the most important steel conferences. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2013.

In addition we are offering you some attractive Sponsor and Exhibitor Packages. At our homepage you can find an overview, but individual packages are welcome as well.

The first Platinum Sponsors for SCT 2014 are SALZGITTER AG and VOLKSWAGEN AG and the first Gold Sponsor is Georgsmarienhütte GmbH. It is not too late for you to get involved.

For more information, please contact: Steel Institute VDEh, Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V., Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Wieland, Sohnstraße 65 - 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany,


Call for papers: Concrete Innovation Conference (CIC 2014)

June 11 – 13, 2014, Oslo (Norway)

Basic knowledge of challenges for building industry is obviously useful to bring the concrete industry forward.

The future needs expressed by the industry and the society, such as energy saving, reduced CO2-emission and resources use, efficient construction and higher performance to lower cost, are innovation drivers. The conference themes will be based on this.

To underline the importance of innovation, a contest will be organized to highlight the best innovation. Innovation is more, however, than knowledge about specific subjects. Innovation is a way of thinking, a way of collaborating, and a way of putting knowledge and competence in new contexts to arrive at new products and new services, to the benefit of the industry and the society. This has been exercised in the unique program Concrete Innovation Centre, “COIN” Within COIN the concrete industry, research institutes and the Norwegian government have focused their efforts on achieving innovation through joint research.

And now, the next step is to clearly demonstrate the results for everyone, to inform, inspire and achieve further development.

Conference Topics:

In line with the social and industrial demands addressed in the introduction the themes for the conference are innovation in the following areas with some key words, but not limited to:

  1. Environmentally friendly concrete structures Binders and concrete with low CO2-emission and low embedded energy Utilisation of and improvement of the thermal properties of concrete Use of concrete in low energy building concepts

  2. Efficient construction Construction techniques, including casting and formwork Reinforcement concepts Materials concepts Aesthetics

  3. Structural design and structural performance Efficient and conceptual design Reduced use of resources Utilisation of high performance concretes Performance based specification

  4. Prolongation of service life Reliable service life design Deterioration preventing measures

Abstracts: Maximum an A4 page and it should address the following questions:

  1. What is the new technology/process/product?

  2. What is the innovation and its relation to the areas addressed?

  3. What challenge does it solve?

  4. Who needs it?

  5. How big is the potential market?


Abstracts: 15th of September 2013 - Answer by 15th of October 2013

Draft paper (electronic): 15th of December 2013 - Answer by 15th of February 2014

For more information, please contact: Tor Arne Martius-Hammer, Chair of the Organising Committee CIC2014,,


LightMAT2013–Aluminium, Magnesium, Titanium

September 3 – 5, 2013, Bremen (Germany)

The conference combines the three most important light metals Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium and their (suitable) combinations, giving a broad overview of actual use in light-weight design and advanced modern transport systems and structural applications. It includes a deep insight into the basics, the specific product requirements and how they are met by each of these conventional light-weight materials, or by their combination in advanced multi-materials design, including specific joining and corrosion issues.

The conference provides a platform for academic and industrial researchers, scientists and engineers to present and discuss the recent development and progress made in the scientific field of Aluminium, Magnesium, Titanium and their Alloys. The sessions are organized in main applications, intended to provide optimum comparison and a broad overview of specific advances, problems and high-lights, covering:

  • Conventional and advanced light-weight applications and products in automobiles, aerospace and other relevant transport and building systems

  • Fundamental aspects of the 3-light-weight-alloys and their (physical) metallurgy

  • Microstructure evolution, related properties and advanced simulation

  • Industrial fabrication, processing and joining issues

The conference addresses industry as well as academia especially emphasizing the strong connection between the two. It also encourages young engineers and students to participate and network.

Keynote and overview presentations are planed on the following topics by:

  • Academics on the frontiers of fundamental and applied science, such as alloy design and advanced processing including computational modeling.

  • Industrials on technology-based issues and processing, including applied simulation along the entire process chain

  • Customers on recent application and markets issues, such as transport and building.

For more information, please contact: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM), Anja Mangold, Senckenberganlage 10, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany, Tel: +4969-75306 747, Fax: +4969-75306 733,, www.dgm. de/lightMAT2013



September 8 – 13, 2013, Sevilla (Spain)

Held every two years since 1989, the Euromat conferences gather academics and researchers from the industry with a large scope on materials science and technology and their application. The extraordinary positive evolution of the conferences in the recent editions is indicative of the materials scientist community's excellent health.

We have been working hard for the past two years to make EUROMAT 2013 as successful as previous editions. Now the Conference date is approaching and the result of this work will be evaluated. Our prize is that you enjoy the Conference.

Of course many people have been involved, Scientific and Managing Committees have a greater visibility, however Topic Coordinators and Symposium Organizers should be acknowledged. Without their work, Conference would not be possible.

Finally, all the work done would not have any sense without you, the delegates coming to Sevilla.

For more information, please contact: Technical Secretariat EUROMAT 2013,,


Calendar of Events

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September 2013  
1. – 5.9. inline imageEstoril (Portugal)EUROCORR 2013 Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa Portugal
2. – 5.9. inline imageRiva del Garda (Italy)International Conference on Diamond and Carbon MaterialsElsevier
3. – 5.9. inline imageBremen (Germany)LightMAT2013– Aluminium, Magnesium, TitaniumDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
4. – 6.9. inline imagePortoroz (Slowenia)12th International Conference “Application of Contemporary Non-Destructive Testing in Engineering”Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Asst. Prof. Tomaž Kek Ljubljana Slovenia
4. – 6.9. inline imageYork (UK)12th International Triennial Conference on The Science and Technology of Adhesion and AdhesivesDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London Professor A. J. Kinloch London UK
8. – 13.9. inline imageSantiago de Querétaro (Mexico)64th Annual Meeting of the ISEInternational Society of Electrochemistry Lausanne Switzerland
8. – 13.9. inline imageSevilla (Spain)EUROMAT 2013Vibo congresos Sevilla Spain Tomas Polcar University of Southampton, UK
9. – 11.9. inline imageAachen (Germany)7th International Conference on Low Cycle FatigueGerman Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V. (DVM) Berlin
16. – 19.9. inline imageQueretaro (Mexico)New Processes and Materials Based on Electrochemical Concepts at the Microscopic LevelInternational Society of Electrochemistry Lausanne Switzerland Carlos Frontana
16. – 19.9. inline imageCracow (Poland)6th Kurt Schwabe Symposium “Surface analysis and material engineering in corrosion science and electrochemical technologies”Dept. of Chemistry & Corrosion of Metals AGH-University of Science & Technology Prof. Jack Banas Cracow Poland∼schwabe
16. – 19.9. inline imageÇeşme (Turkey)Advanced Materials World Congress (AMWC)International Association of Advanced Materials
16. – 20.9. inline imageEdinburgh (UK)Metal 2013The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining London UK
17. – 20.9. inline imageTara Mountains (Serbia)YUCORR 2013 - The 15th Annual YUCORRInstitute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy Belgrade Serbia
19. – 20.9. inline imageHerrsching (Germany)6th utg - Forming Technology Forum 2013 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany,
22. – 26.9. inline imageVancouver (Canada)Corrosion Technology WeekNACE International Houston, TX USA
23. – 25.9. inline imageNanjing (China)7th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading CONSEC13Southeast University The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
25. – 27.9. inline imageKiel (Germany)Intelligent MaterialsDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
29.9. – 4.10. inline imageLa Marana (France)THEMACORR 2013 - Thematic Summer School on Corrosion Testing, Methods and Monitoring (EFC Event no. 367)Bernard Normand INSA de Lyon France
30.9. – 3.10. inline imageNew Delhi (India)CORCON 2013NACE Gateway India Section
30.9. – 4.10. Kloster Banz inline image(Germany)Conference Intermetallics 2013Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Dr.-Ing. Frank O.R. Fischer Frankfurt Germany
30.9. – 4.10. Udine (Italy) inline imageFailure and Damage Analysis of Advanced MaterialsCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Udine Italy
October 2013  
7. – 8.10. inline imageDresden (Germany)7th International Workshop NDT in ProgressFraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, Dresden Branch IZFP-D Dresden Germany
7. – 10.10. inline imageBerlin (Germany)5th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDEGerman Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) Steffi Schäske Berlin Germany
7. – 10.10. inline imageAsahikawa (Japan)LongTermCor2013 5th International Workshop on Long Term Prediction of Corrosion Damage in Nuclear Waste Systems EFC Event No. 360CEA Director of research Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives Damien Feron Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex France
8. – 9.10. inline imageAlbany, NY (USA)Reliability, Durability and Performance Assessment of Thermal Spray Coatings ConferenceASM International Customer Service Center Ohio USA
inline image 27. – 28.10. Kuala inline imageLumpur (Malaysia)ICMSME 2013 2013 International Conference on Materials Science and Mechanical EngineeringConference secretary ICMSME 2013 Tim Zhang
27. – 31.10. Montreal inline image(Canada) inline imageMaterials Science & Technology 2013 Conference & ExhibitionASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
November 2013  
3. – 7.11. inline imageSan Jose, CA (USA)39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA)ASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
4. – 7.11. inline imageChongqing (China)8th International Conference on High-Performance CeramicsDr. Jianghong Gong Secretary General, CICC-8 Department of Materials Science & Engineering Tsinghua University Beijing P.R. China
10. – 13.11. inline imageBrisbane (Australia)Australasian Corrosion Association 2013The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. Victoria Australia
12. – 13.11. inline imageChemnitz (Germany)International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining TechnologyFraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU Matthias Hackert-Oschätzchen Chemnitz Germany
13. – 15.11. inline imageSan Diego, CA (USA) inline image 9th Annual Lithium Battery Power 2013 and 4th Annual Battery Safety 2013Knowledge Foundation Boston USA
27. – 28.11. inline imageStuttgart inline image(Germany)STUVA-Expo 2013deltacom projektmanagement GmbH Hamburg Germany
February 2014  
16. – 20.2. inline imageSan Diego, California (USA) inline imageTMS 2014TMS Meetings Department The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Warrendale USA
25. – 28.2. inline image Wels (Austria)Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography 2014University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Wels Austria
March 2014  
9. – 14.3. inline imageSan Antonio, inline imageTX (USA)CORROSION 2014NACE International Houston, TX USA
April 2014  
inline image 10. – 11.4. inline image Stade (Germany)Euro Hybrid 2014Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e. V. Frankfurt am Main Germany
May 2014  
6. – 8.5. inline imageKarlsruhe (Germany)European Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear ProtectionDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
7. – 9.5. inline imageMilan (Italy) inline image 2nd ICRFAssociazione Italiana di Metallurgia Milan Italy
19. – 22.5. inline imageBeijing (China)SINOCORR 2014Nace Beijing China Section
June 2014
inline image 11. – 13.6. inline imageZagreb (Croatia)International workshop on performance-based specification and control of concrete durabilityUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering Prof. Dubravka Bjegović Zagreb Croatia
inline image 11. – 13.6. inline image Oslo (Norway)Concrete Innovation ConferenceTor Arne Martius-Hammer Chair of the Organising Committee CIC2014
inline image 15. – 19.6. inline imageBraunschweig (Germany)International Conference on Steels in Cars and TrucksSteel Institute VDEh Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Wieland Düsseldorf Germany
16. – 19.6. inline image Orlando, inline image Florida (USA)AeroMat Conference and Exposition 2014ASM International Member Service Center Ohio USA
24. – 26.6. inline imageJuan-Les-Pins (France)6th Cathodic Protection Days Cathodic Protection and Associated Coatings (EFC Event no.363)CEFRACOR Paris France
September 2014  
8. – 12.9. inline imagePisa (Italy)EUROCORR 2014European Federation of Corrosion c/o DECHEMA e.V. Frankfurt am Main Germany e-mail:
inline image 10. – 12.9. inline imageNapoly (Italy)EuroSteel 2014Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture of the University of Naples Napoly Italy
23. – 25.9. inline imageDarmstadt (Germany)MSE 2014 - Materials Science and EngineeringDeutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) Frankfurt Germany
November 2014  
2. – 6.11. inline imageJeju (Korea)19th International Corrosion CongressThe Corrosion Science Society of Korea
March 2015  
15. – 19.3. inline imageDallas, TX inline image(USA)CORROSION 2015NACE International Houston, TX USA
September 2015  
6. – 10.9. inline imageGraz (Austria)EUROCORR 2015European Federation of Corrosion c/o DECHEMA e.V. Frankfurt am Main Germany
October 2015  
4. – 9.10. inline imageTaipei (Taiwan)66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of ElectrochemistryInternational Society of Electrochemistry Bing Joe Hwang
March 2016  
6. – 10.3. inline imageVancouver (Canada) inline imageCORROSION 2016NACE International Houston, TX USA