MSE-DGM-Tag & Nachwuchsforum - 8 HIGHLIGHTS

The congress “Materials Science and Engineering” ( including the “DGM-Tag“ (annual assembly and Award Ceremony of DGM) and the “Nachwuchsforum” for young researchers ( will open its doors in Darmstadt, Germany from 22nd-25th September 2014. 

This year’s programme features
This year’s programme features top conferences, lectures & poster shows in Material Science as well as the opportunity for contact with young talents, professors and industries. The exhibition will introduce fascinating companies and the recruiting event shows career opportunities in the world of materials science to young researchers. Plus, the MSE Party and the Football final match Germany-Brazil. Do not miss this event! 

Highlight lecture by Prof. Martin Winterkorn 
We look forward to the highlight lecture on 22 September held by Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, about the importance of materials for the wealth of the German industry.

Opening Lecture
The Opening lecture will be held by Prof. Hans-Jürgen Christ from University of Siegen and DGM Chairman followed by a welcoming lecture by Prof. Oliver Kraft, from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) and President of the Materials Research Society (MRS), one of the leading organizations for materials research worldwide.

Plenary Lectures by international speakers
The MSE Conference will host plenary lectures with top international speakers as for example from the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and the United States. For more information about the conference, see:

Colloquium of Honour: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Schultz
This year’s Colloquium of Honour will be presented by Prof. Dr. Ludwig Schultz from Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden. In the presentation “High Temperature Superconductors for Superconducting Leviation” he will demonstrate the ability to freeze in a magnetic field for completely new applications.

Brazilian-German Symposium
During the MSE Congress 2014 five Brazilian-German symposiums will present topics such as: innovative ceramic processing and polymeric and composite materials from renewable sources, amongst others.

Student Session with short lectures, poster show and a “MatWerk-Slam”
During the Student Session, selected students will present through short lectures abstracts from their final thesis projects. The poster show will present posters related to original work in the field of materials science and engineering. Finally, the MatWerk-Slam is a platform where you can improve your soft skills and learn to present yourself in front of an audience. It will host creative and inspiring presentations. The “Nachwuchskarriereworkshop”, shows students and PhD students the career options and the opportunities and perspectives they have in industry and science.

Exciting Side Events by DGM, BMBF, DFG and acatech
Next to the conferences, the exciting side events will also take part in the MSE 2014 congress: The discussed topics will point out the relevance of materials for the society (acatech), highlight the efficiency of resources (BMBF Forum-Matressource), and demonstrate the diverse funding options (DFG). BMBF invites “KMU innovation” to bring SME together and strengthen their part in society. One of the highlights will be the DGM panel discussion which will deal about the political and economic significance of materials science in Germany. For specific information about each event, see

Football Final Germany-Brazil
In connection to the Brazilian-German symposium and due to the upcoming World Cup, we have decided to organise our very own MSE football final Germany vs. Brazil. The teams will be composed of participants to the MSE Congress 2014. The Chancellor of the “Technische Universität Darmstadt” Dr. Manfred Efinger will play football for the German team and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Habil. Hans-Jürgen Christ, Chairman of the German Materials Society (DGM), will train them. Get ready and cheer up for your team in this football final!

MSE Party
This year the MSE party will have as guests stars the musical talent of the kings of soul: Waymond Harding & Smiley Garfield. The night will continue with the soul funk pop of White Chocolate, nine talented musicians that will blend well-known soul classics and contemporary pop songs.  The party will be on Tuesday 23rd from 18:30 to 23:00.


MSE and DGM team

MSE - Congress Office

Anja Mangold

P +49 -69-75306 747



Beate Tölle-Kortmann

T +49 -69-75306 751



Dipl.-Ing. Fahima Fischer

T +49-170-4159816