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Successful 5th International Conference on EPD held in Austria

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The 5th International conference on EPD was held on 6-10 October 2014 in Schloss Hernstein, Austria. More than 85 participants, including senior researchers from academia and industry as well as students coming from more than 24 counties attended the conference, including 6 Keynote speakers, presenting their latest results and discussing the basics and fundamentals of EPD and its applications in a wide range of technology fields, including energy materials, nanomaterials, ceramic composites, biomaterials and functional coatings. The program of the conference can be seen here. This 5th edition of the EPD conferences series sponsored by Engineering Conferences International was endorsed by the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society and the European Ceramic Society. A student contest took place sponsored by the Journal of the European Ceramic Society Trust in which15 PhD students participated. The conference chairman was Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), conference co-chairs were Prof. J. Dickerson (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), Prof. O. van der Biest (Kath. University of Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. T. Uchikoshi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) (in the photograph). Our Institute had a strong representation with Dr Sandra Cabanas-Polo, Luis Cordero, Qiang Chen, Namir Raddhaa (PhD students) and Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (pictured). (Click images to enlarge)

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