08. Nov 2023 - 10. Nov 2023, "Aula" of the Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Advanced materials are key to the creation of innovative products and technologies ranging from catalysis, green hydrogen generation, energy storage to biomedical applications. Advanced materials combine nanoscopic and/or microscopic building blocks, e.g. doped and core-shell nanoparticles and high-performance fibres, into hierarchical hybrid materials. This combination of micro- and nanosized building blocks as well as the compositional material heterogeneity can impose new risks during their life cycle, e.g., by decomposition into different nanoparticles, microplastic or hybrid components and subsequent release of harmful constituents. To ensure safe and sustainable innovations, the potential risks imposed by such complex materials need to be identified and understood timely and over their entire life cycle. The conference Advanced Materials Safety 2023 provides a highly interdisciplinary forum for sharing recent advances and discussing current and future challenges in the field of advanced materials safety. It will bring together leading scientists to discuss scientific, regulatory, and application-oriented aspects of advanced materials safety in depth and from different viewpoints, with the aim to design safe and sustainable, functional, and accepted advanced materials.  
30. Nov 2021, 08:50 - 14:00 : Virtual Conference
The Particle-Based Materials Symposium is a small workshop that has, in the last 5 years, brought together (mainly) young scientists and engineers from different communities that all share the goal of creating functionality in materials using particles. As in 2020, the PBM Symposium will be organized virtually. It will take place as a zoom meeting on November 30, 2021, between 8:50 am and 2:00 pm CET. Participation is free of charge.


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08:50 Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:00 “Building Soft Plasmonics with Monodispersed Nanocrystals” Wenlong Cheng Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 09:35 "Electrochemical Investigation of Particle-Based Catalysts for Energy Conversion" Anna Mechler RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 10:10 "Crossing the Valley of Death: From Fundamental to Applied Research in Electrolysis" Ulf-Peter Apfel Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 10:45 "From Supracolloidal Structures to Optical and Electronic Devices" Andreas Fery Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
  • 10:55     Bring-your-own-coffee break
  • 11:10 "Polymer ligand stabilized nanoparticles: From absorption kinetics to tunable aspect ratio particles" Matthias Karg Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 11:45 "Active matter – using photochemistry to create motion on the microscale" Juliane Simmchen Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 12:20 Valeria Nicolosi Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • 12:55 "Laser as a tool for synthesis of metal and hybrid metal-carbon functional  nanomaterials" Alina Manshina Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
13:30 Conclusion
04. May 2021 - 07. May 2021, Virtual (Central European Summer Time CEST)
A new paradigm in material synthesis is emerging, in which living cells are incorporated into non-living matter to augment it with programmable, life-like capabilities. This results from the integration of synthetic biology tools in materials research and promises to deliver a whole new generation of high-performance material systems. Engineered Living Materials open new avenues for more sustainable material production and advanced property combinations like integrated multifunctionality, adaptability, resilience, or evolvability. The Second International Conference Engineered Living Materials 2021 will bridge materials science with the synthetic biology, biotechnology, and biophysics communities to discuss the compositional and technical challenges for a functional marriage of non-living matter and living components, and the experimental and computational solutions to realize them. Due to the pandemic situation, the conference will take place in a virtual format with a reduced program. We will organize some life and some recorded sessions to keep discussion possibilities in spite of the time differences across the continents. The number of participants is limited to 200.
05. Oct 2020 - 07. Oct 2020, virtuell
The conference will focus on three highly relevant aspects of nanosafety research: "Development of safe nanomaterials", "Toxicological aspects - from molecular mechanisms to prediction", and "Nanomaterials and the environment".Details…
30. Sep 2020 - 06. Oct 2020, Webinars
Speakers: Kaspar Althoefer - Queen Mary University of London, UK Bas Overvelde - AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL Janos Vörös - ETH Zürich, CH Matteo Cianchetti - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, IT Please click for further information! Details…
22. Sep 2020 - 25. Sep 2020,
On 24 September, the Improve-stem consortium, of which INM is a member, is organizing a virtual symposium on the occasion of the MSE congress (Darmstadt) entitled: “B04: Cell culture substrates: new surfaces for stem cell proliferation (B: Biomaterials)” Details…
16. Jun 2020 - 24. Jun 2020, Webinar
The lectures will take place as webinars on five days at 5 p.m. Registration is not required! Please log in via the respective invitation link! Details…