Forthcoming Events

18 Sep


13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ13)

Location : Kathmandu

The 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ13) will be held on 18-23 September 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal

The 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ13) will be held on 18-23 September 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is one of the series following the 1st workshop in Les Houches, France, the 2nd in Beijing, China, the 3rd Meeting in Vista-Hermosa, Mexico, the 4th Conference in St. Louis, USA, the 5th in Avignon, France, the 6th in Tokyo, Japan, the 7th in Stuttgart, Germany, the 8th in Bangalore, India, the 9th in Ames, USA, the 10th in Zürich, Switzerland, the 11th in Sapporo, Japan, the 12th in Cracow, Poland.

The ICQ13 offers an opportunity for researchers working on quasicrystals and related topics to exchange ideas and encourage collaborations with other research groups, hence promoting material science and engineering. It brings all the best scientists in the world to talk about the recent developments in the field.  Abstracts are invited in all areas of research including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Formation, growth and phase stability
  • Structure and modeling
  • Mathematics of quasiperiodic and aperiodic structures
  • Physical properties : transport, magnetic, dynamical, mechanical etc.
  • Surfaces and overlayers
  • Applications and New Frontiers
  • Metamaterials: polymer, macro molecules, photonic/phononic crystals, oxide etc.
  • Related topics: incommensurate/modulated structures, metallic glass, complex metallic alloys, clathrate compound, clusters etc.
Kathmadu is the capital city of the beautiful Himalayan country Nepal. Nepal is a popular tourist destination for a wide range of interests, including trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, jungle safari etc.  Eight of ten highest mountains in the world are located in Nepal, which include the world’s highest, Mt Everest (SAGARMATHA). Nepal is also famous for cultural heritages. It houses ten UNESCO world heritage sites, including the birth place of the Lord Buddha, Lumbini. Seven of the sites are located in Kathmandu valley itself. The participants will have opportunity to explore this small but diverse country. Visit the website of the Nepal Tourism Board for further information about Kathmandu Valley and Nepal.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kathmandu,

Dr. Hem Raj Sharma and Prof. An Pang Tsai

16 Sep


C-MAC Workshop on “Mechanical properties of CMA and related composites”

Location : Aachen

“Mechanical properties of CMA and related composites”

C-MAC Workshop Aachen 16-17 september 2014

A workshop will be organized by the RAD "Mechanical properties of CMA and related composites" in Aachen on 16-17 september 2014.

This workshop will be centred on defect structures, mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of CMA phase. We wish that this meeting will be an opportunity for very open discussion including comparison with other types of complex materials even non metallic.

All members of the CMac network interested by the topic are encouraged to join for discussion and to inform the organizers as soon as possible if they wish to present a talk.

For more information, you can contact directly:

Sandra Korte-Kerzel, IMM Aachen, local organizer:>

Michael Feuerbacher, FZ Julich, local organizer:

Patricia Donnadieu CNRS Grenoble France :



Meeting location: Guest House of RWTH Aachen University / Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics

Meeting date: 16. & 17. 09.2014

Suggested hotel: Ibis am Marschiertor

Travel directions:

Aachen is well connected by plane and train with Thalys/ICE via Brussels, offering fast connections to both TGV and Eurostar lines. There are regular offers available on the websites ( , ).

If you are planning to fly, we have listed some approximate times for onward travel to Aachen:

Köln-Bonn - approx. 1.5 hour by train or car

Düsseldorf - approx. 1,5 hours by train or car

Maastricht - Aachen - approx. 40 minutes by bus

Frankfurt - approx. 2,5 hours by train

Bruxelles - approx. 2,5 hours by train

Amsterdam-Shiphol - approx. 3 hours by train

Google Map with the locations in Aachen:



16 Jun


Euroschool 2014

Location : Liverpool

Link to the Euroschool2014 website

See  Euroschool 2014  website

01 Sep


12th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ12)

Location : AGH University, Krakow, Poland


We invite you to Cracow!

The 12th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ12)
will be held on September 1 - 6, 2013, at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University, Krakow, Poland.

ICQ12 provides an excellent opportunity to learn about new results in the field of quasicrystals and related topics. The ICQ12 follows the Nobel Prize given to Dan Shechtman in 2011 for the discovery of quasicrystals. Professor Shechtman will be an honourable guest of the Conference.

ICQ12 also offers an opportunity for researchers working on quasicrystals and related topics to exchange ideas and encourage collaborations with other research groups, hence promoting material science and engineering.

For more information, please visit ICQ12

01 Feb


2013 edition of the Promotional Lecture

Location : C-MAC

Promotional Lectures and Gender Equality Action Plan

RAD-GM has the pleasure to announce the opening of the 2013 edition of the Promotional Lecture. 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 deadline for submitting applications is April 30th, 2013.
For more information please refer to Research and Activity Domains/Gender Mainstreaming in material science.

10 Dec


C-MAC Days: 10th December 2012

Location : Krakow

Following the second C-MAC days organised in Liverpool in 2011, the next event will be take place in Krakow in December 2012.

Details are available at the CMAC Days 2012 web site

25 Nov


MRS Fall Meeting

Location : Boston

The next MRS Fall Meeting will take place in Boston November 25 - 30, 2012. We would like to draw your attention to Symposium KK "Complex Metallic Alloys", which we organized as a forum for current reasearch in the field of CMAs. Abstracts dealing with experimental and theoretical work on CMAs and on Quasicrystals are welcome.

The call for papers is available on the MRS website at

Abstract submission is open from May 19 until June 19, 2012.

We have an attractive lineup of invited speakers, which will ensure an exciting and up-to-date symposium.

Marc Armbruester (Max Planck Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany)
Silke Buehler-Paschen (Technical Univ. Vienna, Austria)
Julia Dshemuchadse (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Holger Euchner (Univ. Stuttgart, Germany)
Emilie Gaudry (Institut Jean Lamour, CNRS, Nancy, France)
Marc Heggen (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
Do Hyang Kim (Yonsei Univ., Seoul, Korea)
Kaoru Kimura (Tokyo Univ., Japan)
Julian Ledieu (Institut Jean Lamour, CNRS, Nancy, France)
Gordon Miller (Ames Laboratory and Iowa State Univ., Ames, USA)
Sergio Scudino (IFW Dresden, Germany)
Ryuji Tamura (Science Univ. Tokyo, Japan).

As a colleague working in this field you are cordially encouraged to attend the symposium and to submit an abstract about your current work. Our experience with the three previous MRS symposia organized in the field (Fall 1998, Fall 2000, and Fall 2003) is that these meetings are highly fruitful and exciting, and also give us the chance to introduce our research to a wider audience from other fields in Materials Science.

The organizers M. Feuerbacher, V. Fournee, Y. Ishii, and C. Jenks.

02 Sep



Location : Cairns, Australia

The Commission on aperiodic Crystals of the International Union of Crystallography is organizing the 7th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals to be hosted in Cairns, Australia, September 2-7, 2012.

The conference will celebrate the 2011 Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman.
The submission for abstract is open and covers the following topoics:
Crystallographic and structural studies of aperiodic crystals . Mathematics of aperiodic order. Metallurgy, synthesis, growth and stability of aperiodic crystals and related complex metallic alloys. Frustration, defects, partial order, correlated disorder, and structured diffuse scattering. Electronic, magnetic and other physical properties of aperiodic crystals. Dynamics of aperiodic crystals. Aperiodic surfaces, thin films and adsorbates. Quasiperiodic soft matter and biomolecular aperiodic ordering. Applications of aperiodic crystals, including metamaterials and photonic quasicrystals 

Information on the web site:

24 May


Workshop on the surface structure determination using X-ray synchrotron radiation.

Location : Grenoble

The purpose of the workshop is to bring along specialists of the surface structure determination and researchers in the field of complex metallic alloys (CMA) in particular for the structure determination of CMA (bulk or surface). The workshop will focus on the technique of surface diffraction, its application on simple systems and its generalization for complex metallic alloys. Whereas the technique is widely used for ‘simple’ surfaces it has rarely been used for the study of the surface of complex metallic alloys. Recent measurements will be discussed and analyzed, and compared to what can be obtained by other techniques. This will be complemented by a comparison of what is achieved for the bulk structure determination.

13 Dec


Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 2011

Location : Manchester

CMMP11, with a wide range of symposia will reflect the breadth of condensed matter and materials physics - this series of conferences attracts the highest quality invited and plenary talks, and offers a forum for student presentations. (

A symposium entitled “Intermetallic alloys and their surfaces: structure, properties and applications” will be organised by Prof. R. McGrath and Dr. J. Ledieu.

08 Nov


C-MAC days : 8th November 2011

Location : Liverpool

Following the first C-MAC days organised in Dresden in 2010, the next event will be take place in Liverpool in November 2011.

Details are available at the CMAC Days 2011 website.