ESOMAT 2015 - 10th European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations (ESOMAT)
Antwerp, Belgium, September 14-18, 2015

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 was 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 were 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 have been organized.

Nick Schryvers and Jan Van Humbeeck
Conference chairs and Scientific Editors of the proceedings


Local Organizing Committee


Dominique (Nick) Schryvers, EMAT, University of Antwerp
Jan Van Humbeeck, MTM, Catholic University of Leuven


Pascal Jacques, IMAP, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Stéphane Godet, 4MAT, Free University of Bruxelles
Hosni Idrissi, EMAT, University of Antwerp, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Xiebin Wang, MTM, Catholic University of Leuven
Behnam Amin-Ahmadi, EMAT, University of Antwerp
Xiayang Yao, EMAT, University of Antwerp
Bolu Liu, MTM, Catholic University of Leuven


Gert Beyers, secretary, University of Antwerp
Els Maldoy, liaison officer, University of Antwerp

International Advisory Committee

S. Besseghini, Lecco, Italy
H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia, Cambridge, UK
E. Cesari, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
G. Eggeler, Bochum, Germany
N. Glavatska, Kiev, Ukraine
Ch. Lexcellent, Besançon, France
S. Müller, Bonn, Germany
A. Planes, Barcelona, Spain
S. Prokoshkin, Moscow, Russia
D. Schryvers, Antwerp, Belgium
P. Sittner, Prague, Czech Republic
D. Stroz, Katowice, Poland
J. Van Humbeeck, Leuven, Belgium
T. Waitz, Vienna, Austria

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Exhibitors and Sponsors

ESOMAT 2015 Exhibitors and Sponsors