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MAPEX Symposium 2019

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

  • MAPEX Symposium 2019

    Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

Excited Materials – field-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena

‘Excited Materials’ were in the focus of the MAPEX Symposium 2019, touching topics from electronic structure modelling to electrical power devices. Over the two days, more than 50 MAPEX members and guests excitedly followed the 26 contributions on ‘field induced phenomena’ in 2D semiconductors, in electrical power devices, in organic functional materials as well as during electron induced reactions or laser-induced thermomechanical surface smoothing.

In the opening lecture, David Field from Aarhus University reported on his idea of THz emission from spontaneously electrical solids. How to use two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy to probe ultrafast nonadiabatic dynamics in organic photovoltaic materials was demonstrated by Antonietta de Sio from the University of Oldenburg. During the first day’s flashlight session early career researchers from the research training group QM³ - Quantum Mechanical Materials Modelling presented their projects, giving short presentations that were discussed in depth during the subsequent poster session. After contributions from Nando Kaminski and Fabio La Mantia, the first day closed with an inspiring talk by Georg Pesch, who exploits dielectrophoretic forces for material-selective particle separation with the final aim of detecting cancer cells in human blood.

The second day started with a lecture on electronic and optical properties of atomically thin semiconductors by Frank Jahnke and was followed by six keynote talks as well a poster session with corresponding flashlight presentations. Special highlights were the talks of Andreas Rosenauer, who showed how to measure electrical polarization on the atomic scale using STEM. Furthermore, Ruchira Pereira impressively demonstrated how self-reporting micro-fibers can be produced by centrifugal force spinning. The programme was rounded off by the welcome address of Nicola Marzari, the new U Bremen Excellence Chair from EPFL in Lausanne.

Further keynote speakers were: Petra Swiderek ("Electron-induced chemistry - Versatile reactions beyond ground state equilibria"), Alexander Kothe ("Lasing in II-VI semiconductor quantum structures"), Mathias Schulz (Otto-Diels-Institute, University of Kiel, "Photoswitchable Silicones: Effects of Azobenzene Isomerization in Solution and in a Free-Standing Film"), Sandro Eckert (BIAS, "Mechanisms of laser-induced thermochemical surface smoothing").
Complete programme (online or pdf).

MAPEX Symposium 2018

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

  • MAPEX Symposium 2018

    - Process Monitoring

Process Monitoring

18 - 19 June 2018

Process monitoring was in the focus of this year’s MAPEX Symposium, taking place on 18 and 19 June 2018 in the Haus der Wissenschaft in the city centre. More than 60 participants closely followed the manifold scientific programme. With Sybrand van der Zwaag (TU Delft), Erica Lilleodden (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht), Raimund Horn (Hamburg University of Technology), and Jörn Viell (RWTH Aachen University) four external experts followed our invitation. Inspiring talks by Erica Lilleodden on “in situ mircomechanical testing” and Andreas Fischer on “speckle-based in-process measurements” were the highlights of the first day with monitoring of manufacturing processes as the main topic. The contributions on the second day were mostly related to catalysis and spectroscopy as a tool for process monitoring. Besides the invited talks, 16 early-career researchers presented a brief overview of their work during the flashlight sessions, inviting the audience for in depth discussion during the subsequent poster exhibition. Two special sessions were dedicated to interdisciplinary research projects that received an “impulse funding” from MAPEX in order to establish and foster new internal cooperation within the MAPEX community. After two days and more than 30 contributions, Kirsten Tracht closed the event with the final talk on “Monitoring of Trends”.

Detailed programme of the Symposium.

MAPEX Symposium 2017 - Materials Informatics

MATERIALS INFORMATICS - An emerging research field at the University of Bremen

On 15 September 2017 MAPEX had the honour to host three internationally leading scientists from the still young research field 'materials informatics', attracting more than 50 scientist from the University of Bremen.

The invited talks:

"Computational design and discovery of novel materials"
Nicola Marzari, National Centre for Competence in Research, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.

"Discovering the science of materials through Informatics"
Krishna Rajan, Department of Materials Design and Innovation, University at Buffalo, USA.

"Materials informatics and big data: realization of 'fourth paradigm' of science in materials science"
Ankit Agrawal, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, USA.

The programme was completed by three keynote talks from the University of Bremen, and by 10 flaslight and poster presentations by Early Career Reserachers from the MAPEX community.

Detailed programme of the symposium.

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    MAPEX speaker Lucio Colombi Ciacchi. "The urgent need for metals engineering ontologies"

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Nicola Marzari (EPFL Lausanne, CH) "Computational design and discovery of novel Materials"

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Krishna Rajan (University at Buffalo, USA) "Discovering the science of materials through informatics"

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Timo Kohorst (University of Bremen), flaslight presentation

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Carsten Lutz, Mareike Picklum, Stefan Bosse (all University of Bremen) discussion during the poster session

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Andreas Rosenauer (University of Bremen), Krishna Rajan (University at Buffalo, USA)

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Daniel Otero Baguer (University of Bremen) discussion his poster with Sybrand van der Zwaag (TU Delft, Netherlands, member of the MAPEX International Advisory Board)

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Ankit Agrawal (Northwestern University, USA) "Materials informatics and big data: realization of 'fourth paradigm' of science in materials science"

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Carsten Lutz (University of Bremen) "Ontology Engineering on Ontological Data Access"

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Participants of the MAPEX Symposium 2017 in the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen.

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Andrea Miene (Faserinstitut Bremen e.V.), flaslight presentation

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Mojtaba Mirdrikvand (University of Bremen), flaslight presentation

  • MAPEX Symposium - Materials Informatics

    Mareike Picklum (University of Bremen) giving her flashlight presentation

MAPEX Symposium 2016

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    Vice Rector for Research and Young Academics Andreas Breiter welcomes participants

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    Introduction to MAPEX by MAPEX speaker Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    speaker Marcus Bäumer

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    speaker Dorothea Brüggemann

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    speaker Frieder Lucklum

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    speaker Daniel Meyer

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    IAB member Sybrand van der Zwaag and MAPEX speaker Lucio Colombi Ciacchi at the MAPEX post box

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    International Advisory Board, MAPEX speaker and scientific manager visiting Bremen Town Musicans

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    Guided City Tour

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    Welcome speech of Lucio Colombi Ciacchi during social dinner

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 6 June 2016

    International Advisory Board. From left to right: Mike W. Finnis, Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Stacey F. Bent, Hani Henein, Sybrand van der Zwaag.

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Transfer – Projects in cooperation with industry

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Vice Rector for Research Uta Bohnebeck

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Ralf B. Bergmann (center) moderating the tendem lecture of Axel Herrmann, FIBRE (left) and Andre Walter, Head of Site and Plant Bremen at Airbus Operations (right)

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    speaker Axel Herrmann

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Ralf B. Bergmann (center) moderating the tendem lecture of Hans-Werner Zoch, IWT (left) and Winfried Gräfen, Hanomag Lohnhärterei GmbH (right)

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Visit of LFM

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Visit of LFM

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Visit of ZARM

  • MAPEX SYMPOSIUM 7 June 2016

    Visit of ZARM

With a fantastic early summer evening at the promenade of the river Weser “Schlachte”, the members of the International Advisory Board and the organizing committee had a perfect kick-off for the first MAPEX Symposium that took place on June 6th and 7th 2016.

The first day was dedicated to the three major fields of the MAPEX research landscape – Materials – Technologies – Methods. Nine MAPEX scientists from all career stages presented their research projects in front of the interdisciplinary audience in the well-filled Olbers-Saal in the “Haus der Wissenschaft”. After the guided city-tour had to be interrupted due to a heavy thunderstorm, a nice dinner at the Restaurant Jürgenshof rounded off the day.

Cooperation projects with the industry were in the focus on the second event day, with two tandem talks given by the MAPEX Principal Investigators Prof. H.-W. Zoch (IWT) and Prof. A. Hermann (FIBRE) together with their cooperation partners Winfried Gräfen (Hanomag Lohnhärterei GmbH, Hannover) and Andre Walter (Airbus Operations, Head of Site and Plant Bremen), respectively. Before the panel meetings took place in the afternoon, a tour through the Laboratory for Precision Machining was scheduled and as another highlight the board members enjoyed a lunch buffet with the nice panorama on the top of the Fallturm.

Detailed programme of the symposium.

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