On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate at the 14th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (IMEC-14), to be held at Tel-Aviv University on December 13-14, 2009.
The conference website is now officially launched at http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/imec14 . You may add this link to your favorites.
This is the central conference of the materials community in Israel, combining fundamental and applied research. It brings together academia, research institutes, industry, investors, non-government organizations and government representatives to exchange information, consolidate joint research programs and discuss commercial endeavors and future opportunities.
The conference will attempt to reflect the recent breakthroughs in the field. It will cover a broad range of topics, including nanomaterials, biomaterials, materials for energy systems and cleantech, advanced characterization techniques, etc. New topical sessions, such as materials for aerospace applications and archaeomaterials, are included in the program.
The broad coverage by IMEC-14 should provide scientific inspiration and stimulation to an interdisciplinary audience, including materials, mechanical, electrical, chemical, aeronautical, biomedical, environment and nuclear engineers, chemists and physicists, professionals in life sciences and medicine, archaeologists, etc.
Each day, four plenary presentations will be given by internationally renowned scientists discussing novel classes of materials and advanced characterization techniques, with emphasis on their role in global development. We are both honored and proud of the distinguished guest speakers from abroad that have confirmed their participation at IMEC-14! The conference will also include specialized topical sessions, poster sessions, commercial exhibition and conference banquet. The best student presentations will receive awards from the Israeli Materials and Processes Society. Selected manuscripts will be published in international refereed journals.
The commercial exhibition will demonstrate the latest equipment, materials and services available in Israel. The Local Organizing Committee paid much attention to enable a large exhibition with modern facilities and sufficient interaction time. We also decided to subsidize the registration fees for students, making it easier for them to attend. Exhibitors and Sponsors are invited to contact me or the conference secretariat in order to learn more about possible contributions to the conference.
We are delighted that Tel-Aviv University has the privilege of hosting an IMEC conference, for the first time in the history of this series. We will do our utmost to make this conference interesting, fruitful and enjoyable for all attendees.
I invite you to join us in this important scientific event, near the beautiful Mediterranean beaches of Tel-Aviv. I hope to have the honor of welcoming you at Tel-Aviv University.
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