High-performance products with lightweight materials
27 May 2014, Helmond, The Netherlands

The goal of this one-day meeting is to discuss the latest developments in high-performance products with lightweight materials. Both industrial experts as well as leading academics will present their findings and products.

Meeting Materials will bring together people from the field of materials in an informal atmosphere. Young materials scientists will have the opportunity to participate in this informative networking event that combines oral presentations and face-to-face interactions.

Practical information
Meeting Materials will be held on 27 May 2014 from 14.00h to 20.00h at the Automotive Campus, Steenovenweg 1 in Helmond, The Netherlands.

13.30-14.00: Doors open

14.00: Opening of Meeting Materials 2014

14.00-16.00: Four presentations:
Tim van Kampen, Technical Director at Ceratec Technical Ceramics on
Technical ceramics, extreme performance
Jos Brouwers, Professor at Eindhoven Technical University on
Functional concrete
Stijn Donders, Research Project Manager at LMS, A Siemens Business on
Addressing industrial lightweight design challenges with advanced predictive modeling & simulation
Joris Degrieck, Professor Composite Materials at Ghent University on
Smart combinations of metals, ceramics and polymers

16.00-16.30: Coffee/tea break with sufficient time for face-to-face interactions

16.30-18.30: Four presentations:
Laurent Morel, Technical Specialist Composite Structures at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding on
Composite experience of a shipyard
Arjan Steketee, Product designer at Steketee design, on
Lightweigth through design
Bas Slootweg, TenCate Automotive Composites, on
Thermoplastic automotive composites
Koen Lau, HAN Automotive, on

18.30-19.30: Buffet with sufficient time for face-to-face interactions

19.30: Dessert presentation by Arnt Offringa, Director Research at Fokker, on
Innovative aerospace products through lightweight materials technology

20.00: Closure of Meeting Materials 2014

Registration in advance will be necessary, and is possible by filling out the digital registration form.

Participation costs
  • For MSc and PhD students: 25,00 euro plus 21% VAT per person
  • For members of Bond voor Materialenkennis and AutomotiveNL: 75,00 euro plus 21% VAT per person
  • For other people: 150,00 euro plus 21% VAT per person
Please pay the participation costs due within 8 days after digital registration to bank account NL65RABO0172011507 of Bond voor Materialenkennis with 'MM14 / your name' as reference.

Meeting Materials “High-performance products with lightweight materials" is organized by the Bond voor Materialenkennis (including the Section Kunststoffen, Nederlandse Keramische Vereniging and Vereniging Metalen) and AutomotiveNL in association with Materials innovation institute (M2i) and SIM.

See you at Meeting Materials!

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