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Essential Details (Abstract Submission & Registration)

Call for Abstracts: Until August 14, 2024
Abstract Template: Download Template
Registration: Until September 14, 2024
Price: Regular Attendee (550 EUR), Student – including bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students in all forms (400 EUR)
Publishing: We invite you to submit your scientific article for potential publication in the journal Archives of Metallurgy and Materials. The call for papers will be announced from October to November. Selected papers will be published in early 2025.
Presentation Form: The topic of the abstract will be presented as a poster or an oral presentation (17 + 3 minutes). The author will choose the presentation form in the submission form. However, the organizers retain the authority to determine the final format of the presentation.


The International Conference on the Physical Properties and Application of Advanced Materials (ICPMAT) is an annual conference founded by Shanghai University, University of Toyama and Japan Institute of Metals, and is organized by a selected host country. The conference focuses on fundamental and applied researches and current developments in physics and materials science, including raw materials, structural materials, functional materials, advanced characterization techniques and computational materials science. The conference aims to further explore the topics, bring the community closer together, and foster discerning discussions and new collaborations.

  • Light metals and alloys
  • Advanced functional materials, magnetic materials and steels, and their properties
  • Computational materials science, modeling and simulation of materials’ behavior
  • Additive and innovative manufacturing processes
  • Powder metallurgy: raw material characterization and advanced manufacturing routes
  • Thermal and thermochemical treatments
  • Surface modification of material properties
  • Artificial intelligence in materials science and data-driven approaches
  • 2D materials, thin films, and coatings
  • Advanced material characterization: microscopy, spectroscopy, and instrumentation
  • Advanced techniques in material sample preparation

Previous Events

September, 2019

Daegu, Korea

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September, 2019
October, 2021

Brno, Czech Republic (online)

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October, 2021


Chair and Co-Chair


Vice President and member of the Academy Council Presidium, Czech Academy of Sciences
Former Director of the Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)


Microscopy for Materials Science group, Department of Electron Microscopy,
Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS (Czech Republic)


Assist. Prof. Dr. Chaiyasith BANJONGPRASERT
Head of Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science,
Chiang Mai University (Thailand)


Prof. Tetsuya Aida
Vice-Dept Chair of Materials Design and Engineering, School of Sustainable Design,
University of Toyama (Japan)

International Advisory Board

Prof. Hideki ONO – University of Toyama (Japan)

Prof. Tetsuo AIDA – University of Toyama
Prof. Umberto ANSELMI-TAMBURINI – Università di Pavia (Italy)
Prof. Chaiyasit BANJONGPRASE – Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
Prof. Jana BIDULSKA – Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia)
Dr. Robert BIDULSKY – Bodva Industry and Innovation Cluster (Slovakia)
Prof. Tomasz BRYLEWSKI – AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)
Prof. Leando BOLZONI – Waikato University (New Zealand)
Prof. Zbigniew BRYTAN – Silesian University of Technology (Poland)
Prof. Shixun CAO – Shanghai University (China)
Prof. Torranin CHAIRUANGSRI – Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
Prof. Renchao CHE – Fudan University – Zhejiang Laboratory (China)
Prof. Luca FERRARIS – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Dr. Kenneth FRIESTAD – Elkem (Norway)
Prof. Jun-Yi GE – Shanghai University (China)
Prof. Marco Actis GRANDE – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Prof. Randi HOLMESTAD – Norwegian Un. of Science and Techn. (Norway)
Prof. Wayne D. HUTCHINSON – University of New South Wales (Australia)
Prof. Takuya ISHIMOTO – University of Toyama (Japan)
Prof. Davide JANNER – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Prof. Lubos KASCAK – Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia)
Prof. Dang Quoc KHANH – Hanoi Un. of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
Prof. Pham Mai KHANH – Hanoi Un. of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
Prof. Tibor KVACKAJ – Bodva Industry and Innovation Cluster (Slovakia)
Prof. Malgorzata LEWANDOWSKA – Warsaw University of Techn. (Poland)
Prof. Zhe LI – Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Prof. Diego MANFREDI – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Prof. Knut MARTHINSEN – Norwegian Un. of Science and Techn. (Norway)
Dr. Calin D. MARIOARA – SINTEF (Norway)
Prof. Kenji MATSUDA– University of Toyama (Japan)
Dr. Sarka MIKMEKOVA – Institute of Scientific Instrument of Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
Prof. Daniel MILANESE – Università di Parma (Italy)
Prof. Mitsuhiro MURAYAMA – Virginia Tech (USA)
Prof. Lucia NICOLA – Università di Padova (Italy)
Prof. Katsuhiko NISHIMURA – University of Toyama (Japan)
Prof. Hideki ONO – University of Toyama (Japan)
Dr. Jan OVE ODDEN – Elkem (Norway)
Prof. Ildiko PETER – G. Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (Romania)
Prof. Paolo PICCARDO – Università di Genova (Italy)
Prof. Kedsarin PIMRAKSA – Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
Prof. Wei REN – Shanhai University (China)
Prof. Seiji SAIKAWA – University of Toyama (Japan)
Prof. Atsushi SAIKI – University of Toyama (Japan)
Ing. Leonardo Daniele SCINTILLA – Fontana Group (Italy)
Prof. Toshiya SHIBAYANAGI – University of Toyama (Japan)
Prof. Gary J. SHIFLET – University of Virginia (USA)
Prof. Donato SORGENTE – Università degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Prof. Emil SPISAK – Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia)
Prof. Miroslaw STYGAR – AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)
Prof. Yutaka TAKAGUCHI – University of Toyama (Japan)
Prof. Le VAN LICH – Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
Prof. Zou YONG – Shandong University (China)
Prof. Jincang ZHANG – Shanghai University and Zhejiang Laboratory (China)
Steering Committee Japan
Prof Tetsuo AIDA – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Takashi HASHIZUME – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Masahiko HATAKEYAMA – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Kengo KATO – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Seungwon LEE – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Takahiro NAMIKI – University of Toyama
Prof. Hideki ONO – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Taiki TSUCHIYA – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Tadayoshi TSUKEDA – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Takeshi YAMANE – University of Toyama
Ass. Prof. Masamichi YOSHIDA – University of Toyama
Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Ilona MÜLLEROVÁ – Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, v.v.i., Czech Republic
Dr. Ivo KONVALINA – Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, v.v.i., Czech Republic
Dr. Šárka MIKMEKOVÁ – Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, v.v.i., Czech Republic
MSc. Jan ČERMÁK – Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, v.v.i., Czech Republic

Conference Center

The conference will be held in the mezzanine of the Hotel Continental, located at Kounicova 6, Brno, 602 00.


Accommodation is available directly at the conference venue in the Hotel Continental (★★★★). Alternatively, here are a few tips for hotels nearby: Hotel Passage (★★★★), Hotel Pegas (★★★★), Hotel International (★★★★) EFI SPA Hotel Superior (★★★★). Or feel free to find your own accommodation that suits you best on

Note: Accommodation in the Czech Republic is quite affordable compared to global standards, so don’t hesitate to consider staying in three and four-star hotels.

Getting around Brno

Brno – such a small city, yet there’s so much to see and do!

Just 300 years ago, Brno was a small, picturesque town surrounded by vineyards. Then 100 years later, the town transformed into an industrial metropolis and the flourishing industry made it possible to turn Brno into a real suburb of Vienna with a similar ring road and all the proper cultural amenities. It’s the city of Janáček, Mendel, Mahen, Těsnohlídek, Lev and Ivan Blatný, the Haas brothers, Kurt Gödel, Ernst Mach, and Robert Musil and is connected to many other interesting people.

Brno is a place that will satisfy your soul and your body. There are countless ways to enjoy it. Whether you come for a weekend or longer, every second will be filled with something. There’s no chance to get bored. What can you expect? Rich and varied cultural life, operas, a philharmonic, dozens of galleries, new trends in contemporary art, alternative music clubs. Something for every taste. Prefer not to plan and instead be carried away by the spirit of the city? Walk through the bustling centre and calm periphery to the forests surrounding the city. In Brno, superb art nouveau architecture meets airy functionalism. There are parks everywhere – oases of calm, comfortable places to relax. Have an active lifestyle? Love to move? Swimming, running, cycling, and exercising in parks are all currently popular in Brno.

Cosy cafes where no one will even bat an eye at your offspring. Speaking of cafes, the food and drink in Brno is another excellent reason to come. Hundreds of restaurants and bistros, from traditional Czech cuisine to current global trends. Fresh local ingredients, inventive interiors, alternative cafes, beer tasting pubs, top cocktail bars, and restaurants – that’s the local food scene, which has helped to place Brno among the top cites for quality of life. Don’t miss out on the colourful nightlife, whether in sophisticated bars or alternative clubs. What should you take home with you? Hard to say. For shopaholics, Brno is paradise. It’s full of markets, bazaars, antique stores, and shopping centres as well as creative souvenirs and the work of local fashion designers.

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Brno, the City of Electron Microscopy

Research institutes led by the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the scientific centre of CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology and three major manufacturers such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, TESCAN and Delong Instruments form the backbone of a unique ecosystem of Electron Microscopy in Brno. The functionality of the ecosystem is demonstrated by regular events directed at students and the whole public, where
representatives of business, academic science-popularization institutions (Star Room and Planetarium Brno, VIDA! Science Center, The Technical Museum in Brno) and local and regional authorities jointly implement the Electron Microscopy Days, the School of Electron Microscopy and several activities within Science and Technology Week. The number of partners involved is growing gradually.

The fifth greatest global producer of electron microscopes.

The greatest producer of electron microscopes worldwide.

The cradle of Electron Microscopy in Brno and the former workplace of the legendary electron microscopy expert, Prof. Armin Delong.

Company active in electron optics, micro and nanotechnology since 1992. Producer of low voltage TEM and Schottky electron guns DIGUN.

Central European Institute of Technology is a young and dynamic interdisciplinary research centre that is focused on life sciences, advanced materials, and nanotechnologies.

Conference program

At this moment, we are diligently working on the conference program. As soon as everything is finalized, we will publish all the necessary details here. If you want to ensure that you don’t miss any updates, please subscribe to our newsletter at the top of the website.

Becoming a Sponsor

Join us as a sponsor for the International Conference on the Physical Properties and Application of Advanced Materials (ICPMAT) 2024, hosted in Brno, the City of Electron Microscopy. This conference, founded by Shanghai University, University of Toyama, and the Japan Institute of Metals, focuses on the latest developments in physics and materials science. Brno, with its rich ecosystem of leading institutes and major manufacturers like Thermo Fisher Scientific, TESCAN, and Delong Instruments, represents the pinnacle of innovation in electron microscopy. By sponsoring ICPMAT 2024, your organization will gain exposure to a global audience of top researchers and industry leaders, showcasing your commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. Moreover, your support will contribute to Brno’s vibrant community engagement through events like Electron Microscopy Days and the School of Electron Microscopy. This is a unique opportunity to align with an event that not only fosters groundbreaking scientific discussions but also inspires the next generation of scientists and researchers. Join us in shaping a future where science and community converge.


Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS
Ústav přístrojové techniky AV ČR, v. v. i.
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