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Topics and Program

Haus der Kirche- Bad Herrenalb


  • Capillarity induced microstructural evolution in metals, glasses and ceramics
  • Surfaces of liquid metals, glasses and ceramics; surface energy and adsorption
  • Metal-metal, metal-ceramic, metal-glass and ceramic interfaces: wettability, adhesion, interfacial reactions, segregation, grain boundary, wetting and intergranular films
  • Capillarity in microgravity
  • Marangoni phenomena
  • Corrosion and embrittlement by liquid metals
  • Advances in measurement techniques
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Materials processing: crystal growth, heterogeneous nucleation, fundamentals of vapor phase deposition
  • Joining of metals and ceramics
  • Processing of composite materials



For details on the schedule, activities, presentations and posters, please download the program (PDF).


Social Activity

On the final day of the conference, Thursday the 21st of May at 3pm, there will be a 3-4 hour historical tour along a path from Bad Herrenalb to Kloster Frauenalb. A tourguide will share information in English on the local monasteries, revealing the "world of the monks and nuns," with details about Romanesque through Romantic architecture and herbal lore. For further information see the Bad Herrenalb website (German).

Please register on the sign-up sheet at the conference by Monday the 18th of May. If you have further questions, please contact Heidi Hagel.

Invited Speakers

  • "The role of capillarity in the processing of photovoltaic silicon"
    Prof. Denis Camel
    CEA, Institut National de l’Energie Solaire, France
  • "Electrocapillary phenomena and chemical reaction at the ionic solution /liquid metal interface"
    Prof. Eiichi Takeuchi
    Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • "High Temperature Capillarity in Hardmetal Surface Layers:  Theory and Practice"
    Dr. Igor Konyashin
    Element Six GmbH, Burghaun, Germany
  • "Fabrication of ordered arrays of micro- and nanoscale features via templated solid-state dewetting of single-crystal films"
    Prof. Jongpil Ye
    Inha University, Incheon, Korea
  • "Capillary effects on nanowire growth"
    Prof. Timofei Frolov

    University of California Berkeley, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • "The wetting phenomena in micro- and nanojoining technologies"
    Prof. Jolanta Janczak-Rusch

    EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • "Modelling of thermophysical properties of metallic melts"
    Dr. Rada Novakovic

    IENI-CNR, Genoa, Italy
  • "Influence of External Electric Field and Magnesium Aluminate Spinel Stoichiometry on Cation Distribution and Surface Properties"
    Dr. Shmuel Hayun

    Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel