The conference will take place at the University of Salzburg in Itzling, in the Techno Z campus. The registration will open at 11:00 at room HS UG.69 in the conference building at Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2.

The conference building (Chemistry and Physics of Materials) is right across the street from the bus stop Science City Itzling, reachable with bus 6 from the main train station or Mirabellplatz. Tickets are available at the train station and online with ÖBB or Salzburg Verkehr, you can’t buy tickets on the bus. Check Location & Venue for info about the conference venue and how to get there, and City Surroundings for tips on what to see in Salzburg and the surrounding area.

On Monday at 18:30, we will have beer and pretzels at the conference site and on Tuesday, we will get together at the restaurant and brewery Sternbräu for the conference dinner starting at 19:00. The restaurant is located in the old town at Griesgasse 23. You can reach it via buses 6 or 3 stopping at Markatplatz or walking along the very much pedestrian-friendly river walk for about 35 min. Either by bus or foot, you will have to cross to the other side of the river at Marko-Feingold-Steg (bridge with the locks).

MONDAY, 12.09
TUESDAY, 13.09
Keynote speakers
Prof. Dr. Kaspar M. B. Jansen
TU Delft

Mon 12.09 12:15 | Room HS UG.70

Kaspar M. B. Jansen is professor of Emerging Materials at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. As expert in the field of polymer material properties and polymer processing, Prof. Jansen investigated versatile features of smart materials, electronic textiles, shape morphing materials, and electroluminescence. His main research focuses on the implementation of smart materials in product design, for instance smart clothing that can actively control body temperature.

Prof. Dr. Stéphanie P. Lacour

Mon 12.09 13:00 | Room HS UG.70

Stéphanie P. Lacour holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetics at EPFL’s School of Engineering and heads the Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces Laboratory. As an expert in the field of bioelectronics, she and her team are committed to designing electronic devices with mechanical properties matching those found in nature, so that long-term reliability and minimal perturbation are achieved in vivo and/or true wearable systems become possible. The fabrication methods for this purpose are based on those used in microelectronics industry, adapting them to elastomers to create characterization tools for mechaically compliant bioelectronic circuits.

Prof. Dr. Ingo Burgert
ETH Zurich

WEd 14.09 09:00 | Room HS UG.70

Ingo Burgert is professor for Wood Materials Science at ETH Zurich in the Institute for Building Materials and group leader of the WoodTec group in the Cellulose and Wood Materials Laboratory at Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland. His research group’s main research objectives are to expand the utilization of wood by tailoring performance of wood materials to specific applications. This includes modification and functionalization of wood and cellulose scaffolds for improved properties and the development of novel smart wood materials with versatile and new functionalities.