FEMS 2019 Materials Day, Dresden

On Wednesday 22 May, the FEMS Executive Committee and General Assembly members attended the Materials Day, organised by DGM at Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden. Professor Ehrenfried Zschech (pictured left) welcomed everyone to the event entitled Materials Research and Innovation in the Central European Triangle Germany-Poland-Czech Republic which gave the opportunity for attendees to enjoy a series of presentations from Institutes and Universities from Dresden, Krakow and Brno. The presentations covered a series of topics from additive manufacturing of superalloys, titanium alloys and titanium aluminides made by selective electron beam melting to new challenges on phase transformations at moving grain boundaries, x-ray microscopy applications in materials science and microelectrics, and growth characterisation of 1D nanostructures. During their closing remarks, Professors Zschech and Leyens from Fraunhofer and IWS thanked everyone for attending the event and looked forward to welcoming future events.