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10th European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations (ESOMAT) meeting in 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Today the martensite community in Europe is very active with several large networks and specialised research groups focusing on various matters concerning the fundamental scientific questions and potential technological applications of martensitic and related transformations. It is the aim of the organizers to continue the tradition of a well-focused meeting, a tradition which started in 1989 in Bochum, Germany, with the most recent event of the series having been organized in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the same time, with the field maturing some new activities are planned to allow the symposium to cover more aspects of these special systems. Aside from the expected focus on the fundamentals of martensitic transformations and their applications in shape memory and superelasticity, sessions dealing with various characterisation methods, modelling approaches and testing techniques will be organized.

We look forward to seeing you in Antwerp from 14 till 18 September, 2015.

Nick Schryvers and Jan Van Humbeeck
Conference chairs


Dominique (Nick) Schryvers
University of Antwerp, CGB
Groenenborgerlaan 171
B-2020 Antwerp
Tel. +32 (0)3 2653 247
Fax +32 (0)3 2653 381


Jan Van Humbeeck
Catholic University of Leuven
Campus Arenberg
B-3001 Heverlee
Tel. +32 (0)16 321 281