The following topics will be discussed at LightMAT 2021:

A - Processing and Additive Manufacturing

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Joseph Robson

The University of Manchester
School of Materials
United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden

B - Applications and Performance

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Philip Prangnell

University of Manchester
Department of Materials
United Kingdom

Dr. Joao Quinta da Fonseca

University of Manchester
Department of Materials // FSE Research Institutes
United Kingdom

C - Alloy Development

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Marina Galano

University of Oxford
Department of Materials
United Kingdom

Dr. Hajo Dieringa

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Head of Department "Hybrid Materials and Processes"
Institute of Materials and Process Design

D – Joining and Multi-Material Designs

Topic Coordinators

Assoc. Prof. Ida Westermann

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Physical Metallurgy Group
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl 

University of Siegen 
Lehrstuhl für Materialkunde und Werkstoffprüfung

E - Characterization and Testing

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Nikhil Gupta

New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, RH 502

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Witulski

Leiter Werkstoffe & Prozesse 

F - Computational Materials Design and Engineering

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Kaan Inal

University of Waterloo
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Cross-Appointed to the Department of Systems Design Engineering

Dr. Trond Furu

Norsk Hydro ASA
Corporate Technology Office

ST – Special Topic – Eco Efficiency in Materials and Processes

The worldwide consumption of materials such as biomass, fuel, metals, and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years (Source: OECD/2018: Global Material Resources Outlook to 2050), while the annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050 (Source: World Bank/2018: What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050). Innovative material-based and material-focused business models are required that accelerate material circularity, sustainability and dematerialization and meet industrial needs.

Topic Coordinators

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Balle

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Nachhaltige Technische Systeme (INATECH)
Walter und Ingeborg Herrmann Professur für Leistungsultraschall und Technische Funktionswerkstoffe (EFM)

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Stefan Pogatscher

Montanuniversität Leoben
Metallurgie von nachhaltigen Leichtmetalllegierungen -
Stiftungsprofessur für Werkstofftechnik von Aluminium
Lehrstuhl für Nichteisenmetallurgie

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