Colloquium of Honour - Program online

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 9:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

S2|08 Physik Bibliothek (Uhrturm), Hochschulstraße 1, 64289 Darmstadt

How materials serve in innovations for the human health and wealth

This colloquium, hosted by DGM in honour of Professor Wolfgang Kaysser will give an overview on materials innovation in various applications serving mankind for a better life and wealth.  The Helmholtz Center Geesthacht´s mission “Science creates benefits – from basic research to application” is also the motto of this colloquium. The topics of the four sessions cover light weight structures for modern mobility and materials for improving the quality of life in the same way as the more theoretical, physical and chemical aspects of materials. The variety of topics shows the contemporary state in the development of Professor Kaysser’s broad spectrum of activities during his professional career. Starting with a deep insight in powder technology at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart it was followed by his work at the national aeronautics and space research centre DLR.

Since 2003 he is Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht where he manages a team of about thousand scientists and technicians dealing with materials from metals to polymers and from fundamental science towards solutions applied in German and international companies beside coastal research as well. The colloquium comprises four sessions starting with "Light weight structures, joining, local engineering" followed by presentations related to "In situ and in operandum". Two further sessions in the afternoon relate to "Biomaterials for medical applications: magnesium, polymers" and "Polymer materials: membranes". A detailed programme will be available soon.


Program Colloquium of Honour

08:30 - 09:00



09:15 - 10:45

Block 1: Light weight structures, joining, local engineering



09:15 - 09:35

Dr. Tommaso  Ghidini,
European  Space Agency 


Materials Technology for Space and in-Space Applications

09:35 - 09:55

Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl,
IWT Bremen


Failure behaviour of hybrid laminate transition structures
under quasi-static and cyclic loading conditions

09:55 - 10:15

Dr. Martin Hillebrecht,
EDAG Engineering


Lightweight Design 2.0 - Evolutionalry or revolutionary Paths


Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Kainer,                                 Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Implementation of Magnesium Alloys into Application
From Laboratory into Service

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break



11:15 - 12:45

Block 2: Biomaterials for regeneration: Magnesium, polymers (stents, eyes)



11:15 - 11:35

Prof. Dr. Elazar Gutmanas,
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


Bioresorbable  Ca-Phosphate-polymer/metal and Fe-based Nanocomposites for Load-Bearing Implants  with Tunable Degradation and Drug Release

11:35 - 11:55

Prof. Dr. Regine Willumeit-Römer,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Magnesium implants - on the way to become a standard application?

11:55 - 12:15

Prof. Dr. Dominique Pioletti,
EPFL Lausanne


Is dissipation only a "energy lost" for biomaterials?

12:45 - 14:00




14:00 - 14:30




14:45 - 16:15

Block 3: In situ and in operandum



14:45 - 15:05

Prof. Dr. Martin Müller,                                       Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Perspectives for in situ studies of engineering materials and processes using high-energy X-rays and neutrons

15:05 - 15:25

Dr. Jürg Schefer,
Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen


Oxygen Diffusion and Structural Disorder in Perovskites

15:25 - 15:45

Prof. Dr. Eva Olsson,
Chalmers Univ., Gothenburg


In Situ Electron Microscopy Studies of Functional Materials-Linking atomic structure to properties

15:45 - 16:05

Prof. Dr. Jeroen Anton van Bokhoven,
ETH Zürich and PSI Villigen


From spectator species to active site in heterogenous catalysts

16:15 - 16:45

Coffee Break



16:45 - 18:00

Block 4: Polymer materials: membranes



16:45 - 17:05

Dr. Martin Weber,
BASF, Ludwigshafen


Polyarylethers as Membrane Materials -  Established Procucts and new Developments

17:05 - 17:25

Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Development Of Polymer Membranes In Geesthacht: A Contribution To A Sustainable Society

17:25 - 17:45

Prof. Dr. Katja Loos,
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


From metallic gyroid structures to piezoelectric nanoporous networks

17:45 - 18:00

closing words


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