Mini-conference "Functional Materials Engineering"

From materials deposition and application towards detailed characterization

30 September 2024 - 03 October 2024
09:00 - 17:00
Algemeen Beeld FME Conferentie Algemeen Beeld FME Conferentie

In this mini-conference we will focus on the complete value chain of functional materials engineering. We will dive into the deposition and application of functional materials as well as its characterization.

Registrations will start in June

Generic program

During this mini-conference, masterclasses and key-note presentations from experts in the field will be combined with training of researchers on valorization and IP. As a participant you can also submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.

Masterclasses (Monday)

Prof. Rosaria Vetrano (KU Leuven)
Prof. Herman Terryn (VUB)
Prof. Rene Janssen (TU/e)
Prof. Tim Claypole (Swansea University)

Keynotes (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Prof. Joël De Coninck (UMons – ULB)
Dr. Mathis Fricke (TU Darmstadt)
Prof. Yannick Coffinier (Université de Lille)
Prof. Benjamin Gorissen (KU Leuven)
Prof. Koen Vandewal (UHasselt)
Prof. Francisco Molina-Lopez (KU Leuven)
Dr. Jasper Michels (MPI Mainz)
Prof. Matti Mantysalo (Tampere University)
Prof. Frederick Bossuyt (UGent - IMEC)
Prof. Karolien De Wael (UAntwerp)
Prof. Jürgen Kosel (Silicon Austria Labs)

Industrial Valorisation (Thursday)

Rene Bottcher (Airbus)
Wim Christiaens (QUAD Industries)
Hugo Loosvelt (VUB)
Sam Baeten (KU Leuven)
Lien Geunis and Veronique Vermeeren (UHasselt)

Organised by

David Seveno (KU Leuven), Tom Hauffman (VUB) and Wim Deferme (UHasselt)

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