Euro Hybrid Materials and Structures 2014 – Deadline for the Submisson of Abstracts: 11 November 2013

Performance, energy efficiency and the sparing use of natural resources are playing an ever bigger role in the development of modern systems. This applies to vehicles of any type as well as to industrial machinery and buildings. Often, innovative materials act as trailblazers for the implementation of new technologies. In many cases, high-performance components can no longer be designed by using just one single material or material class. In order to fully utilize the specific properties of the materials used, several different materials are usually mixed in one component, especially in the field of lightweight design. If these combinations of materials are insoluble compounds, they are called multi material design products or hybrid structures. The term "hybrid" is of Greek origin and means "mixed, of mixed origin". These place special requirements on joining technology, design methods and manufacturing and are challenging in other aspects, too.

This conference covers the full range of hybrid design aspects, from materials to design, manufacturing and application. An effective, resource-conserving use of materials as well as knowledge about how a material or component behaves are absolutely required if you want to implement technologically demanding solutions not just for moved systems.

The goal of the conference is the exchange of information both among the disciplines involved and between the scientific community and industrial users. The new conference format with its lively mix of presentations with a practical bias and talks focusing more on scientific aspects is supposed to help achieve that objective.

We are inviting proposals for oral and poster presentations dealing with hybrid materials and design. Depending on their focus, these will be assigned to sessions covering their specific thematic area.

An exhibition will be run throughout the whole conference. Are you interested in supporting  the conference and in presenting your company/institute?  Please feel free to contact  the Conference and Exhibition Office, Alexia Ploetz (INVENTUM GmbH,  Phone: +49 (0) 151 2122 7448,  e-Mail: for any questions or proposals regarding your company’s presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you in Stade,

Dr.-Ing. Joachim M. Hausmann,
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Köln

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Siebert,
PFH – Private Hochschule Göttingen - Campus Stade, Stade

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