LightMAT – Magnesium, Aluminium and Titanium

Karl Ulrich Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Jürgen Hirsch, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Bonn, Christoph Leyens, Technische Universität Dresden

In search of a sustainable future, interdisziliparity in research and development is indispensable. The German Society for Materials (DGM) sets up a new conference on the three most important light metals magnesium, aluminium and titanium. For the first time, academic and industrial researchers, scientists and engineers will find a platform to discuss the recent development and progress made in this scientific field.

So far, more than 200 abstracts have been submitted. Deadline for the submission of abstracts was in March, however, it is still possible to submit a poster presentation.

The conference will give a broad overview of actual use in light-weight design and advanced modern transport systems and structural applications. It includes a deep insight into the basics, the specific product requirements and how they are met by each of these conventional light-weight materials, or by their combination in advanced multi-materials design, including specific joining and corrosion issues.

The conference addresses industry as well as academia especially emphasizing the strong connection between the two. It also encourages young engineers and students to participate and network.

Keynote and overview presentations are planed on the following topics by:

  • Academics on the frontiers of fundamental and applied science, such as alloy design and advanced processing including computational modeling.
  • Industrials on technology-based issues and processing, including applied simulation along the entire process chain
  • Customers on recent application and markets issues, such as transport and building. 

Conference location

The conference takes place at the Maritim Hotel & Congress Centrum in the Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany. With its historical old city and several traditional industrial facilities nearby Bremen provides an ideal venue for this meeting. The conference dinner will take place at the historical townhall that was built between 1405 and 1410 and has gained UNESCO world heritage status in 2004. Technical visits to several industrials sites are planned for Friday afternoon.

The Euro LightMat 2013 will be accompanied by an extensive, specialised industrial exhibition.?Coffee breaks and poster sessions will be held close to the exhibition area.?Are you interested in supporting the Euro LightMat 2013 conference and in presenting your company/institute??Please feel free to contact us for any questions or proposals regarding your company’s presentation (


We're looking forward to seeing you in September in Bremen!

Karl Ulrich Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Magnesium 2009)?
Jürgen Hirsch, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Bonn (ECAA 2011)?
Christoph Leyens, Technische Universität Dresden (Ti-2003)



Conference Office:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.?
Anja Mangold?
Senckenberganlage 10?
60325 Frankfurt?
Tel: +49 (0)69-75306 747?


Contact Details for Exhibition and Sponsoring?
INVENTUM GmbH?Alexia Ploetz?
Hensstraße 3?
53173 Bonn