1101, 2021

Interview Albert Polman at the M2i Conference 2020

During the M2i Conference Meeting Materials of 15 December 2020, chair man Rob Boom interviewed Albert Polman (Amolf) and Bert van Haastrecht (M2i) about the National Materials Report and the MaterialenNL platform. Did you miss it? Watch the interview here.

1612, 2020

Smart*light: Interview with Dr. Hessel Castricum

Dr. Hessel Castricum, working at 3mE at the TU Delft, was interviewed about his work as project leader for the Interreg project Smart*Light by an advisor of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. In the interview he explains the new technology being developed, how it can be applied in different fields, the initial project results and the objectives for the future.

1512, 2020

Looking back at Meeting Materials 15 December 2020

We look back at a successful online conference with a total of 380 participants on both days. Different than other years, this years conference was online due to COVID-19. This year the program consists of interesting workshops and presentations.

212, 2020

New M2i initiatives – call for participants

M2i’s core mission is: To support both industry and society in finding solutions for materials-related questions in product development and production processes. We are currently preparing initiatives on a range of different materials-related subjects. Interested partners are invited to contact us with their ideas, and more specifically on the following subjects.

112, 2020

M2i collects material knowledge for reuse and recycling of solar panels

M2i has been asked by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Province of South Holland (PSH) to conduct a study with the aim of mapping existing material knowledge for the reuse and recycling of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and foils. In the coming decades, a fast growing number of PV products will be discarded after the first use phase. At the same time, the PV value chain will have to be fully circular by 2050. This requires solutions for circular design, reuse and recycling.

112, 2020

QUALIFY project results at Meeting Materials, M2i Conference, 15th December 2020

The project QUALIFY (Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport), co-funded by the INTERREG 2SeasMers Zeeën Programme, aims to remove the technological and regulatory barriers that currently prevent the widespread application of hybrid primary structures (metal/composite) in the maritime industry.

3011, 2020

PhD defense Camila Gomez: cum laude!

M2i is proud to announce that on November 25th, 2020, Camila Gomez defended her PhD thesis “Heat transfer and boiling phenomena during quenching by water jet impingement”. The project was a collaboration between M2i, NWO-I, TATA Steel, and TU Eindhoven. Camila obtained her PhD cum laude, making her the first woman to ever receive a Mechanical Engineering cum laude PhD in TU/e.

210, 2020


During the annual conference Meeting Materials, organized by M2i, the Grade2XL project will organize an open Additive Manufacturing Design Contest for young engineers as part of the Grade2XL project. We therefore challenge all young engineers and researchers to design a novel product, to be printed with wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM).

909, 2020


ENGAGE-in-AM is an M2i-initiative in collaboration with TU Delft and the University of Twente and is preselected for HTSM-fundig. This is one of the M2i initiatives that go to the 2nd round of the HitMaT Call.

2505, 2020

Final event ASPECT at ESAFORM 2020

From 4 to 6 May 2020, the ESAFORM Conference was organised for the first time as on-line conference. In its frame, the ASPECT consortium held a mini-symposium “Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming Processes” as final event. The mini-symposium was organised by Twente University.  The ASPECT partners M2i, Philips, Opel, ESI-Group, Tata Steel, TriboForm, Filzek Tribotech, Zeller&Gmelin and inspire all presented their papers. All papers are published in Procedia Manufacturing Vol. 47.

1703, 2020

Kick-off new Horizon 2020 project Grade2xl

On 11-12 March, the kick-off meeting of Grade2XL took place at the Science centrum in Delft, followed by a visit to RAMLAB in Rotterdam. Due to current travel restrictions related to coronavirus pandemie not all project partners could travel to Delft and Webex on-line participation was organized for non-travelers.

2002, 2020

Course on tribological influences in sheet metal forming

On 18-19 February 2020, the University of Twente organised the course “Fundamentals of Tribology in Sheet metal forming”, a dedicated training for engineers and researchers interested in the prediction and control of tribological effects in sheet metal forming processes. The course was organised free-of-charge, in the framework of the INTERREG project ASPECT coordinated by M2i.