International symposium on Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals

Scope: The international symposium on Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals is organised to share and discuss state-of-the art knowledge on the damage phenomena at micro and nano-scale responsible for initiating failure. Topics include both experimental and modelling work on (i) hot tearing of metals, (ii) damage formation during fatigue, (iii) anisotropic damage formation, (iv) multi scale damage modelling, and (v) formability of advanced high strength steels.
The symposium will include key note presentations by international authorities in the above mentioned fields and we hereby invite people to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
The initiative for this symposium originates from two running research collaborations: the FOM Industrial Partnership Program ‘Physics of Failure’, and the RFCS project ‘BaseForm’, in which universities and industry join forces to better understand the origins of damage and failure in steels.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Wolfgang Bleck (RWTH Aachen University)
Prof. Paul Van Houtte (KU Leuven)
PD Dr. rer. Nat. Franz Roters (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung)
Prof. Dr. Jean-Bernard Vogt (Université de Lille)
Prof. Dr. Ir. Roumen H. Petrov (Ghent University)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Rethmeier (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany) R.H. Vegter (SKF, the Netherlands)

Organising committee: Leo Kestens (Ghent University)
Jilt Sietsma (TU Delft)
Viktoria Savran (M2i)
Bram Borkent (FOM)
Astrid Elzas (TU Delft)
Piet Kok (Tata Steel)
Ellen van der Aa (Tata Steel)
Prisca Koelman (secretary TU Delft)
Saskia Brandt Corstius (secretary TU Delft)
Mohamed Mbarki (web developer)

Read more about this symposium here.