European Ceramics Society
Our 4M Association colleagues at SwereaIVF in Gothenburg are co-organisers of the 12th conference of the European Ceramics Society (ECerS), which takes place in Stockholm in 2011, from June 19th to 23rd. The abstract deadline is 15th December. Further details on the ECerS2011 website.
4M2010, thanks to the excellent organisation by Plastipolis and PEP, was considered a success by all those who attended. With over 110 attendees from 23 countries, 60 papers presented, 15 exhibiting sponsors and with four EC-funded projects hosting Special Sessions it was also a very effective form of knowledge exchange. The Proceedings from 4M2010 can now be accessed online at the RPS website.
4M 2011 - Dates and venue announced
We were pleased that Prof. Heinz Kück of Stuttgart University and the HSG-IMAT Institute, was able to attend 4M2010 and to announce the dates and venue for 4M2011, which will take place from 8th - 10th November 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany. The first Call for Papers will be made in the new year.
Laser Micromachining of Polymers
A chapter with the above title appears in a new book entitled Generating Micro- and nanopatterns on Polymeric Materials, published by Wiley-VCH. The Chapter, which is credited to the 4M Network, was authored by Chantal Khan-Malek, Wilhelm Pfleging, and Stephan Roth. Further details on the Wiley-VCH website.
The dates and first call for papers for IPAS 2012 has been issued. See event page for details.
Training Courses in Microsystems
fsrm (Fondation suisse pour la recherche en microtechnique) offers a comprehensive range of training courses, in a number of languages (English, French, German). They are pleased to offer members of the 4M Association a 10% discount on course fees. More information here.