About Metfoam


About Metfoam

Porous metals and Metallic foams are exceptional lightweight materials that possess a unique combination of properties, such as impact energy absorption capacity, good stiffness and strength to weight ratio, air and water permeability, unusual acoustic properties and low thermal conductivity. Their applications include shock and impact absorbers, stiff-lightweight panels, dust and fluid filters, engine exhaust mufflers, porous electrodes, heat exchangers, sensors and catalyst substrates, etc . These are very promising materials that could contribute in solving some of the main issues of our century such as environmental protection and rational use of energy. Therefore, the scientists and industries related to porous metals and metallic foams should devote themselves to their studies to improve and adapt these materials to current needs of our society.

Fifteen years ago the scientific community and industry working on these materials realized that organizing a series of conferences about these materials could be very helpful to disseminate the progress in this area in a quick and very efficient way. Due to this the Metfoam conferences were born. Within the past eight international conferences on porous metals and metallic foams (MetFoam), we have contributed to the spectacular progress of these materials. The previous conferences of the MetFoam series were held at Bremen (1999, 2001) and Berlin (2003) in Germany, Kyoto in Japan(2005), Montreal in Canada, (2007) Bratislava in Slovakia(2009), Busan in Korea (2011) and in Rayleigh in USA(2013). The 9th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams will be held in Barcelona , Spain in August 31st-September 2nd 2015. Recent achievements in porous metals and metallic foams will be extensively discussed at MetFoam 2015.

As in the previous Metfoam conferences, the main purpose of this conference is to provide a state-of-the-art review of porous metals and metallic foams and a forum for discussions and networking for scientist working on this field. This will be achieved by encompassing papers dealing with basic fundamentals, fabrication, morphological and microstructural characterization, property profiles, second operation and various applications of porous metals and metallic foams .These papers will presented by a broad group of researchers and scientists representing universities, research centers and industries.

Steering Committee

John Banhart

John Banhart
Institute of Applied Materials
Germany
David Dunand

David Dunand
Northwestern University
USA
Bo-Young Hur

Bo-Young Hur
Gyeongsang National University
Korea
Louis-Philippe Lefebvre

Louis-Philippe Lefebvre
National Research Council
Canada
Hideo Nakajima

Hideo Nakajima
Osaka University
Japan
Afsaneh Rabiei

Afsaneh Rabiei
North Carolina State University
USA
Franticek Simancík

Franticek Simancík
Institute of Materials & Machine Mechanics SAS
Slovakia
Günter Stephani

Günter Stephani
IFAM Dresden
Germany
Miguel Angel Rodríguez Pérez

Miguel-Angel Rodríguez-Pérez
University of Valladolid
Spain

Metfoam Conference Series

1999
Bremen
Germany

2001
Bremen
Germany

2003
Berlin
Germany

2005
Kyoto
Japan

2007
Montreal
Canada

2009
Bratislava
Slovakia

2011
Busan
Korea

2013
Raleigh, NC
USA

2015
Barcelona
Spain

International Advisory Board

Olaf Andersen IFAM Dresden, Germany
Norbert Babcsán Aluinvent, Hungary
Joachim Baumeister IFAM Bremen, Germany
Nihad Dukhan University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Francisco García-Moreno Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Thomas Hipke Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz, Germany
Naoyuki Kanetake Nagoya University, Japan
Andrew Kennedy University of Nottingham, UK
Caroline Körner University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Eric Maire INSA, France
Manas Mukherjee Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
René Poss Alantum, Germany
Frederic Topin Aix Marseille Université, France
Vladimir I. Shapovalov MER Corp. Tucson, USA
Jerome Vicente Aix Marseille Université, France
Jörg Weisse IFAM Bremen, Germany
Donghui Yang HoHai University, China

Organizing Committee

Catalina Jiménez Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Francisco García Moreno Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Jose Manuel Torralba University Carlos III, Spain
Francesc Xavier Gil Catalonia Polytechnical University, Spain
Yadir Torres University of Sevilla, Spain

Team from the University of Valladolid

Judith Martín
Victoria Bernardo
Saul Pérez-Tamarit
Eusebio Solórzano
Miguel Angel Rodríguez-Pérez