Lecture Series on Space Materials for High Temperature Applications

A series of lectures and discussions on the subject of “Space Materials for High Temperature Applications” will be taking place from 26. to 27. June 2007, at the “Politecnico di Torino” in Turin, Italy. The Extremat Consortium, together with the Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Department BayTech, would like to invite interested scientists to this event, as well as manufacturers and users of extreme materials.

For this purpose, the state of the art will be presented by material producers, researchers and end users, with particular reference to thermal protection systems of re-entry vehicles. The utilization of specific techniques will be discussed, together with facilities for testing materials under conditions simulating the extreme environment of space. This event will offer the opportunity of debating the most recent advancements in space materials and the prospects for the future.

This workshop is being organized in conjunction with the Extremat Consortium as a training activity within the framework of the Integrated European Project “ExtreMat”, with financial support from the European Community.

ExtreMat - New Materials for Extreme Environments The ExtreMat Integrated Project targets the creation of new multifunctional materials which are beyond the scope of conventional incremental materials. The objective is to provide and industrialize new knowledge-based materials and compounds for new top-end applications in extreme environments. 37 renowned institutions throughout Europe are collaborating in the ExtreMat project.

The workshop aims to provide an overview of space materials for high temperature applications. For this purpose, the state of the art will be presented by material producers, researchers and end users, with particular reference to thermal protection systems of re-entry vehicles. The lecturers are renowned researchers from the field of material research in air and space travel. In all, 9 leading scientists from Europe and the USA will be reporting on current research findings and their spheres of application.

Discussion will also take place on the utilization of specific techniques and facilities for testing materials under conditions simulating the extreme environment of space. This event will offer the opportunity of debating the most recent advancements in space materials and the prospects for the future.

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