Materials Congress 2008 – Materials for the Future

Materials Congress 2008 was held in Grantham, Lincolnshire on 13-15 May 2008. It was the sixth in a series of major materials conferences organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The first Congress was held in 1998.

Congress once again brought together materials scientists and engineers, representatives from industry, government and the media to update and debate the science, design, engineering and technology of materials, minerals and mining and their practical applications.

The event was based in the new IOM3 Regional Centre in the East Midlands of England.

Report on Materials Congress 2008

Programme Overview

A stimulating programme included:

Plenary lectures - Materials for the Future

A European Perspective
A Singaporean and East Asian Perspective
A UK Perspective

Focussed symposia

Eco-Design: Materials for a Sustainable Society
Construction Materials for a Changing World
Young Surface Engineer's Workshop and Young Researchers' Lecture Competition
Materials Technologies for End of Life Vehicles
Modern Products and Processes in the Steel Industry

Special events

Industry masterclasses
Teacher’s experience
Technical poster displays
Informal networking opportunities
Scientific and industrial exhibits


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Materials Congress 2006

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Webcasts from Congress 2006

Official Opening by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Presidential Address - Joining Matters by Dr Richard Dolby OBE FREng FIMMM HonFWeldI
Metals and Alloys: Exploiting the Gaps between Mathematical Models by Harry Bhadeshia FRS FREng FIMMM
The Materials Innovation and Growth Team by Mr Wyn Jones OBE BA FCMA
Exploring the Nanoworld with Electron Microscopy by Professor David Cockayne FRS
Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Materials: the Fe-C synergy by Professor Alan Windle FRS
Nanotechnology: Friend or Foe? By Professor George Smith FRS
Railways and Materials: Progress Through Failures by Professor Roderick A Smith FREng ScD FIMechE FIMMM

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