Gender mainstreaming in material science

European Integrated Center RAD GM

Effective attraction and retention of women in materials science is a key to the development of talent in the field.  As an integral part of the European Integrated Center, RAD GM aims to promote excellence through gender mainstreaming, improve gender balance in materials science, and create an equal-opportunity basis for female scientists inside the consortium.

RAD-GM continues the successful activity of the Virtual Integrated Unit on Gender Mainstreaming (VIU-GM) of the CMA-Network of Excellence.  In May 2011 RAD-GM organized a Promotional Lecture that took place during C-MAC EUROSCHOOL in Toulouse, France.  The awarded female scientist was Dr. Manjusha Inamdar of the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

The Promotional Lecture 2012 was awarded to two young female scientists. Dr. Anja Waske of IFW Dresden, Germany, delivered her Promotional Lecture on December 11th, 2012 during the C-MAC Days in Krakow, Poland. Dr. Waske discussed the “In‐situ X‐ray diffraction experiments on magnetocaloric materials.” The second awardee, Dr. Marta Lipinska-Chwalek of the FZJ, Germany, presented her achievements on determination of the microstructure and deformation mechanisms of CMAs during her mission to the University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland on October 7-10th, 2012.


EU Prize for Women Innovators 2014


The European Commission has launched the 2nd edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators (download document). The competition is open until 15 October 2013!

The EU Prize for Women Innovators aims to raise public awareness about the need for more innovation and more women innovators. It will reward three women who have developed outstanding innovations and brought them to market.


Promotional Lecture 2013 Announcement

The European Integrated Center RAD-GM would like to announce the opening of the Call for Promotional Lecture 2013. The Promotional Lectures are part of the Gender Equality Action Plan, which foresees the promotion of female scientists in the field of research via financial support for young PhDs in promoting their lectures in top-level institutions of their choice. 
The RAD-GM financially supports their travel and stay so that successful nominees may present their achievements.
The applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2013.

For information please refer to the Promotional Lecture 2013 information sheet.

Documents to download:

RAD-GM activities:

  • · Promotional lectures
  • · Short-term missions and laboratory vivits
  • · Mentoring programme
  • · Integration and networking


RAD-GM Facts and Data

RAD-GM Integration, Networking and Mobility




ACF  RAD-GM Director:
Prof. Aleksandra Czyrska-Filemonowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
ASN GM Officer:
Dr. Agnieszka Snyder
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland



Download : Website June2011 Facts and Data
Download : Website June2011 Integration Networking Mobility