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E-Mail-circular 03 | December 2017

10th International | 10th German-Japanese
Symposium on Nanostructures
March 4-6, 2018, Wenden, Germany

OZ-website       send poster-abstract     register online     still at virtually zero cost

We wish you All a Merry Merry Christmas, sending greatest Seasons Greetings and All The BEST for 2018.

Thank You very much and we hope to SEE YOU next March in Germany.
Monte Cassim, Sebastian Diaz de La Torre, Henning Zoz & J. S. Lee

Please refer to the OZ-website, send your poster abstract and register online for attending and/or exhibiting still at virtually zero cost.

[OZ-18: addresses, opening, ceremonial lecture & serendipity presentation]

Greetings from Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economics & Energy

On society & political support from Germany & Europe we are very much honored to announce addresses from Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy [click for video] as well as Günther Oettinger, Commissioner of the European Union [click for PDF] for Budget & HR and former State Prime Minister of Baden-Wuertenberg.


On industrial and hightech support we are very proud to announce the address from Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Chairman of OttoBock Group, the global technology leader in health care products as well as on academic support, the address from Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, the 10th President of Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest research organization.


The political opening onsite at Wenden we have invited H. E. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan in Germany, however, final confirmation is expected not before December 2017. For an outstanding ceremonial lecture, we are very proud to announce Prof. Dr. Bernd Wielage, laureate of the Heyn-Denkmünze, the highest award of the German Materials Society (DGM) in 2015.


Same honored we are, since Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer is going to join us for the "Serendipity Presentation". Being the Federal Environmental Minister in the Kohl-cabinet, Under Secretary General of the United Nations, General director of the UNO office Nairobi and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, he is the founding director (BMBF) of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) at Potsdam, Germany, has been on the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction and is an important protagonist for a good relationship between Germany and Russia.

Scientific highlights are expected e. g. within the global strategic activities in ODS and ODS-NFA materials including the revitalization of PM2000 and lightweight-strengthening, also addressing additive manufacturing routes and MIM. In this context we are happy to announce relevant activities around OZ-18 already now:

On Sunday March 4, 2018 upfront the welcoming reception of OZ-18, both, the EUREKA-cluster Metallurgy Europe and the association Nano-In-Germany will hold a board-meeting at the Zoz Technology Center (ZTC) at Olpe. A limited number of OZ-18 attendees may find access to both and right after join the welcoming reception of OZ-18 at the Wenden Townhouse nearby.

On Wednesday, March 7, right after OZ-18 and also at ZTC, the Nanotun3D-day will represent an important step in the dissemination of PM2019, the novel dispersion strengthened Ti-6Al-4V-0,5dps powder/bulk where the nanostructured powder composites are "pre-consolidated" by HIP and HP and subsequently atomized by EIGA to be commercialized in SLM and EBM processing. The consortiums target are commercial powder products particularly for Additive Manufacturing processing.

PM2019 is resulting from the ongoing Nanotun3D EU-H2020 funded undertaking (grant agreement 685952), dispersoids (dps) are Y2O3, SiC and core-shell SiC@TiO2. This special interest program including some online processing demonstrations powder (HKP) and bulk (HIC) addresses not only the Nanotun3D industrial advisory board but also all OZ-18 attendees, pre-registry requested.

OZ-18 will be held from March 04-06, 2016 at Wenden/Olpe in Germany at the same location where OZ-16, OZ-14, OZ-12, OZ-10 and OZ-08 have been organised.

OZ-Symposium is held annually since 2008 alternating between Germany and Japan. The first session-day is always the first Monday in the month of March. The Sunday before is for arrival, registration and get-together and insofar is listed in the schedule. The conference dinner / party [meet'n'greet] will always be on Monday evening. Since OZ-17 in Japan has been skipped, OZ-18 is the 10th meeting. After OZ-18, the symposium is planned to alternate annually between Germany and other strategic countries such as Korea, Mexico, Russia, USA, China, and others.

Please block also your calendar for OZ-18 and please consider that also and even a small table top expo from your company/from your organization does stimulate discussion and interaction very much !

Once you browse the OZ-website you will find out, that we are working hard to make your trip to and in Germany very easy and also and again very cost effective which shall be a good platform for a good successful meeting.

Further announcements will be given by frequent updates of this website and also by email-circulars. If you are not already but want to be on the emailing-list, please click here.

Thank You very much and we hope to SEE YOU next March in Germany.

Monte Cassim, Sebastian Diaz de La Torre, Henning Zoz & J. S. Lee

Second Announcement & Call for Papers

abstract submission until November 30, 2017
acceptance of papers by December 24, 2017 or earlier

Technical Program:

OZ-symposia do provide a small but first-class technical program to cover aspects in the growing niche and at the same time super important field of nanostructured materials in applied science and technology - to make more with less - more benefit to mankind, with less material:

- High Kinetic Processing (MA, HEM, RM)
- Severe Plastic Deformation, BioProcessing
- Microstructural Design, Nano-Meso-Hybride Structures
- Sintered Metal/Ceramic & Compaction
- MIM, CIM, Spark Plasma Sintering
- Plasma Coating Techniques
- Additive Manufacturing

in “nanostructure” applications such as
- Nanocrystalline & Amorphous Materials
- Carbon Nanotube utilization
- M/C-Polymer compounds & WPC
- Solid State Chemistry
- Construction Materials Cement/Concrete
- Fabrication of FuelCell, H2-Tank & Battery

in the field of advanced materials for industry, life, energy and nature-saving.

Symposium Organizers:

The OZ-18 chief-organizers are Prof. Monte Cassim / Ritsumeikan, Prof. Sebastian Diaz /CIITEC, Prof. Henning Zoz / Zoz and Prof. J. S. Lee / Hanyang.

For detailed information about location, venue, accommodation, general schedule, registration, proper abstract submission, manuscripts & posters, exhibition, conference guide advertisement, social/cultural program, travel, history review and downloads, please refer to the website.

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More information please find here OZ-website or call us at +49-2762-97560 and refer to OZ-18


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