e-CellMAT 2020: Last chance to submit your abstract

Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the SARS-CoV-2, the DGM and the CellMAT Programme Committee made the joined decision to switch from a conference with your physical presence to an online conference; the CellMAT 2020 is now e-CellMAT (Oct., 7th - 9th)!


This is, however, not a real substitute for private communication and confidential discussions aside the talks or poster sessions, during the coffee breaks or while having the conference dinner or a beer, but it gives all of us the opportunity for late results discussions, idea exchange, and may be a chance to participate for those who would not have additional time for travel. In addition, DGM has created a platform for an excellent dialogue forum, which you can use after your presentation to exchange information with the participants who would like to ask more detailed questions.

We are pleased that there are already about 80 lecture contributions land poster presentations. The conference will be enriched by various keynote and invited presentations.

Here you will find information about our plenary, keynote and invited speakers.

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you, despite of present (and may be coming) restrictions, in our virtual conference.

To download the flyer of the call for abstracts please click here.

To submit your abstract please click here.

Information about the webinar “Specific methods of cellular materials characterization":

  • Our young researchers are welcome to join the webinar „Specific methods of cellular materials characterization “, given as a webinar on Tue, October 06, 2020. During this webinar, an overview of characterization techniques for cellular materials will be given including hands-on examples. In the first part several characterization methods will be introduced and assessed, among them micro computed tomography, and guidelines for an optimized measurement and data processing will be derived. A second part will focus on complementary experimental and simulation-based techniques for pore analysis and structure property-modelling based on the micro computed tomography data.

Another issue is, that we have three special sessions included in the e-CellMat:

  • First, the DFG-funded research and training group GRK 1860 Micro-, meso- and macroporous nonmetallic materials (MIMENIMA), University of Bremen, focuses on the conditioning of novel porous ceramic structures and their surfaces for applications in energy, environmental, chemical processing and space technology. Thus, their contributions to be given in this special session will deal with aspects on materials engineering, structure and process analysis, fundamental investigations of fluid transport through porous media, modelling and simulation, and special applications, e. g. under extreme conditions will be reported.
  • In a second special session major results of the joint research project InSeL, hosted at the University of Applied Science, Pforzheim, will report novel results with respect to design, manufacturing, simulation and characterization of metal. This R & D joint project is now in its second phase, and an outlook to a transfer to industrial applications will be given.
  • And, in a our third special session scientists from TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the SFB CRC 920 will report novel strategies of molten metal filtration with a completely new generation of ceramic filters. Those filters, up to now utilized for more than 30 years in iron and aluminum filtration, have not yet reached their maximum potential. With the new and reactive approach steel and aluminum recycling becomes highly efficient, contributes to energy saving and gathers significantly higher product qualities due to higher purities.

For this year´s e-CellMat, we decided not to publish in conference proceedings since distinguished publishers have given us the opportunity to publish in Advanced Engineering Materials, in the Journal of Cellular Plastics and in Materials; we are grateful to this.

To summarize: Stay healthy and be part of the first e-CellMAT (October 07-09, 2020).

Conference Chair
Michael Scheffler
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)

Dirk Enke
Universität Leipzig (Germany)

Tobias Fey
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) (Germany)

Peter Quadbeck
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Dresden (Germany)

Conference Organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (German Materials Society)
c/o DGM-Inventum GmbH
Alexia Ploetz
Marie-Curie-Straße 11 - 17
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany

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