PM magnets, bulk metallic glasses, and extreme application materials

22-23 February 2022 - San Sebastian


The 2022 Functional Materials Seminar will be devoted to some important families of materials and applications, namely “PM magnets, bulk metallic glasses, and extreme application materials”. Three families that have some overlaps and are very central in the quest towards efficient production, transportation and use of energy that is and will be the challenge for Europe to support the EU Green Deal. 

Magnets are increasingly important as they are a key part of the electrical revolution, and they are to a great extent (almost all hard magnets, and a fraction of the soft magnets) produced with powder metallurgical processes. Furthermore, the attention also from the institutional stakeholders in Europe is nowadays very strong as the supply chain is critically dependent on supply from China. 

Metallic glasses are a class of materials that exhibit surprising properties, both mechanical (e.g. elasticity) and physical (e.g. magnetic characteristics). They are also suitable to be shaped by PM and show great potential of application. 

PM can also obtain other special materials (and shapes) for challenging environments like in nuclear plants or high temperature/corrosion processes, for instance oxidation resistant alloys, radiation shields, etc. 

In addition to the lectures, the seminar will also feature an interactive part, where all participants will share their view in a brainstorming session that will be focused on “Functional Materials and Sustainability”. This will be a very useful activity, that will give everyone the opportunity to contribute to highlight priorities, possible developments and applications, etc., also in view of the upcoming funding opportunities. 

The seminar will be held on 22-23 February 2022 with the support of CEIT, one of the main Spanish research centres, in San Sebastian. Located in the Basque Country, the city will be a perfect venue for the first in-person event for Functional Materials after many months of virtual interactions! Please note that Covid-compliance rules will be applied, if the sanitary authorities will require them at the dates of the event. Nevertheless, participation from remote will be possible, although not optimal for the full experience. 

If you are interested in speaking at the seminar, click here, and deliver your title and abstract for evaluation! The deadline for speakers application is 30 November 2021, 23:59 CET. 


  • Non-Members: €700 
  • Members, End-users, Universities: €500 
  • Speakers, Unemployed: €300 

The event fee includes coffee breaks, lunches and a workshop dinner (for the participants in San Sebastian), and access to the presentations after the event for all. 

Accommodation is not included; participants should book their own accommodation. 

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