2009 Photo Gallery


The E-MRS Fall Meeting has been organised since 2002 as a twin conference to the Spring Meeting held every year in Strasbourg. During that time the Fall Meeting has grew from 3 symposia and about 200 participants in 2002 to 12 symposia and around 750 participants in 2008. What is also important the conference became multi-national and has representatives from all over the world.

The Fall Meeting organizers follow the procedures developed over the years by the Society to host wide ranging multi-disciplinary conference to bring established scientists with a world reputation together to share their state-of-the-art knowledge and experience. The most important philosophy of E-MRS is to facilitate scientific and social contacts between established researchers, young scientists and Ph.D. students and promote technology transfer from public institutions to industry.


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The 2009 E-MRS Fall Meeting consists of Plenary Session, 9 Parallel Symposia, Poster Session and Exhibition.

The Conference Frame Programme: please download TIMETABLE  in pdf format

The Symposia Programme: please consult on-line journal

Plenary Session:

Parallel Symposia:

Symposium A: InN material and alloys

Symposium C: Wide band gap II-VI and III-V semiconductors

Symposium D: IR and THz electronics: from materials to devices

Symposium E: New materials for spintronics

Symposium F: Novel bio&chemosensing materials for health, safety and security applications

Symposium G: Materials for membranes in energy applications

Symposium H: Bulk amorphous and nanocrystalline materials

Symposium I: Multifunctional advanced composite materials: manufacturing, structure, properties, characterization

Poster Sessions:

Monday afternoon, 14 th September
Wednesday afternoon, 16 th September

E-MRS Fall Exhibit:

The 2009 E-MRS Fall Exhibit is scheduled to coincide with the Conference programme and will provide exhibitors with ample opportunity for in depth discussion with participants.



Conference Organisers:

Organising Committee:

  • J. Franc (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • K. Kurzydłowski (*)
  • M. Lewandowska (*)
  • A. Mycielski (**)
  • P. Siffert (***)
  • F. Tuomisto (Helsinki, Finland)

Conference Chairpersons:

  • Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski
  • Małgorzata Lewandowska
  • Giuseppina Padeletti
  • Abdelilah Slaoui

The European Materials Research Society ( E-MRS) a non profit scientific association founded in 1983 focuses on creating the synergy between interdisciplinary, innovative technologies, spreading and exchanging information and promoting technology transfer from public institutions to industry. The primary objective of E-MRS is to promote and enhance the efficiency of research in Europe in the field of Advanced Materials. E-MRS seeks to quickly inform researchers of the scientific and technological developments in their field of interest from the rest of the world through the society's links with other MRS societies belonging to the International Union (IUMRS). In 2002 E-MRS decided to launch in parallel to the well established spring meetings in Strasburg also the fall meetings in Warsaw. Already 6 fall meetings have taken place, in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

logo_1.jpg The Polish Materials Science Society

The Polish Materials Science Society (PMSS) was founded in December 2004. PMSS promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists working in different scientific areas - materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine etc.

PMSS works in close collaboration with E-MRS.
The main aims of the PMSS are:
- provide a platform facilitating interdisciplinary cooperation between materials scientists from different fields
- strengthening the interdisciplinary meetings, conferences, workshops and schools important for the PMSS members
- distribution of information among scientists working in the field of materials research


DSCN6634_1.JPG The Czochralski Award

Professor Jan Czochralski is one of the most famous Polish scientists. He was born in Kcynia in Western Poland, which was then under the Prussian rule, on 23 October 1885 and was the eighth child of Franciszek and Marta Czochralski.
His initial interests were in Chemistry. One of his most important discoveries was the technology for growing single crystals, now known as the Czochraski Method. It was discovered in 1916 when he found that after dipping a pen into a small crucible of molten aluminium and withdrawing it, a thread of aluminium hangs from the nib. Careful investigations had shown that this was a single crystal and so the Czochralski Method for single crystal growth was born. The method is used for example for the growth of the single crystals of Germanium and Silicon which are the basis of a vast range of modern electronic equipment and devices.
Czochralski spent the early years of the 20 th century in Germany. Although he had reached an eminent position in German industry, he was invited to return to Poland by the President, Ignacy Moscicki. In 1929 Czochralski accepted a professorship in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He organised his scientific work through the: Department of Metallurgy and Metals Science in the Warsaw University of Technology and the Institute of Metallurgy and Metal Science.

Much of the later work of Professor Czochralski was related to the properties of metals. He studied the anisotropy of the elastic and plastic properties of metals, their corrosion resistance as well as thermal effects related to the annealing of heavily deformed metals. Professor Czochralski was a leading pioneer of X-ray diffraction in studies of the processes taking place in metals and in what is now described as technology transfer.

Taking into account the mertits of Czochralski for materials science, technology transfer to industry, and international colaboration, E-MRS established an award in the name of Jan Czochralski. The Society formally legalised the Czochralski Award for Achievements in Materials Science. In 2006 the Polish Materials Science Society, the Polish Society for Crystal Growth and the Polish Academy of Sciences joined with the European Materials Research Society to establish the International Chapter of the Jan Czochralski Award. For many years of communist rule, the achievements of Prof. Czochralski could not be adequately acknowledged in Poland. It is important to make the wide public aware of his tremendous contributions to Materials Science and to European collaboration in this field. It is therefore most appropriate that E-MRS decided to present the award in Warsaw University of Technology, where Professor Czochralski held a professorial position.

To date five recipients have been honoured: Professor Dr Walter Heywang, formerly Director of Research of Siemens, Professor Dr Boris Paton, the long term President of the Ukraine National Academy of Science, Prof. Thaddeus B. Massalski from Carnegie Mellon University, Prof. Shuji Nakamura from University of California and Prof. Kurt Heinz Juergen Buschow from University of Amsterdam. The year 2009 receipient will be Prof. Hermann Grimmeiss from University of Lund .

The Best Poster Award

The best Ph.D. student's poster from each Symposium is selected by Symposia Chairpersons and honoured with an award for the best poster.

The first authors (presenting persons) of the best posters of E-MRS 2009 Fall Meeting will receive:

  • a diploma
  • free registration for E-MRS 2010 Fall Meeting

The Poster Award Ceremony is on Wednesday, 16th September at Poster Session 2.

To see the list of E-MRS 2008 Fall Meeting winners, please consult PDF.



Abstract should clearly describe the most important results and conclusions of the problems being solved. Contributions will be accepted for presentations based on quality of the submitted abstracts.

The following instructions of the abstract preparation apply:

  • abstract must be composed and submitted on-line (copy/paste from your word processor is available)
  • length of the abstract body is limited to 2000 characters, including spaces and formattings
  • only Latin and Greek letters are recommended (special characters are also available)
  • simple equations can be inlined
  • give no heading information (title, authors, affiliations) in the abstract body
  • abstract is displayed in the final form in the browser ( WYSIWYG ) and must be verified/corrected by the author on-line as it will be published as is without any further edition by the organisers.

Please, consult abstract composition manual for more details. You can correct your abstract on-line at any time. Please consult abstract composition manual for more details.


Duration of oral presentation, including discussion , depends on a Symposium Organisers but reccomended to be:

  • 45 minutes for plenary talks,
  • 30 minutes for invited talks,
  • 15 minutes for contributed talks.

For the oral presentations - the following equipment will be present:

  • laptops with XP or Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office Power Point and we prefer presentations on CD or USB flash memory, if presenting author require something else please contact organisers
  • digital projector
  • an overhead projector for transparencies only upon a request.


The maximum size for a poster is format A0 according to the ISO 216 (814mm x 1189mm). The poster board will be full white board.

The posters should be displayed during the whole conference. It is expected the discussion at the posters will take part during the coffee and lunch breaks. This is why we ask you kindly to be in proximity of your posters during two Poster Sessions and the most of breaks. It is mandatory that one of the authors is present at the both poster sessions (Monday & Wednesday) to ensure that discussions about the presentation can be held with other participants.

You are asked:

·  to paste your poster sheets to the allotted board immediately after you arrive to the conference. In the first conference day (September, 14) you can paste them during between 8:00-9:30 - during the time of conference registration, the best (or immediately after your arrival, if you are delayed). A group of organisers will provide help you in any matter and means. Bring your own materials that may be helpful while arranging your poster. Please note that duct tape is the proper thing when push-pins are not allowed!!!

·  to vacate your poster board to the end of conference (or prior our earlier departure you are asked vacate your poster board or you can leave the material there and it will be removed by the organisers after closing the conference. The poster sheets will be not returned and they can be damaged in this case.

The posters should be removed by Friday morning, 18 th September, 2009.


The decision of the deadline and procedure of delivering full papers as well as as the choice of journal for the publication is made by the organisers of each symposium.


We cordially invite you to visit companies at the  E-MRS Fall Exhibit , that will be held from 14th -17th  Sept. Exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the Conference programme and will provide exhibitors with ample opportunity for in depth discussion with participants. Please check the lay-out of the Main Hall FLOORPLAN .


For better exhibitors recognition, you are pleased to DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS .



The Official Sponsor of 2009 E-MRS Fall Meeting


Deadlines and fees


On-line Registration is obligatory!


  • Enter your login and password using registration and abstract submission button (account from previous E-MRS conference is still active) or create your new account.
  • Choose your principal even - the main symposium that you are going to attend


  • Submit your abstract.
  • The abstract is submitted as soon as it is listed in "Abstracts" section under your account.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection / Request to rewrite will be sent to your e-mail.
  • Fill in the Fee and Services Form available under your account in "Registration: Fee and Services" section
  • Make payment by a bank transfer / a credit card on-line
  • Received payment will be confirmed under your account in "Registration: Payments" section (as soon as the money reach organisers account) and the invoice will be sent by regular mail


  • Abstract deadline: MAY 11
  • Notification of acceptance and mode of presentation: JUNE 15
  • Symposia Programmes: MID-JULY
  • Application for exhibitors: AUG 21
  • Advert & Sponsorship: AUG 21
  • Deadline for registration at lower fee: JULY 31 (please notice that the discount rate is only applicable for FEE AND SERVICES FORM and PAYMENT received by JULY 31). After additional charge for registration fees.

Fees for the whole conference:

Early registration fees (before JULY 31):

  • Regular fee:  430 Euro
  • Student fee:  280 * Euro (further reduction possible after individual agreement with Symposium Organiser)

Late registration fees (after JULY 31):

  • Regular fee:  480 Euro
  • Student fee:  330* Euro

The registration fee for Regular Participant includes:

  1. Admission to the Plenary Sessions, all parallel symposia, poster session and exhibition
  2. Programme and Book of Abstracts
  3. One copy of the proceedings of a symposium that is chosen as a principal event (this does not apply for students)
  4. Conference Badge
  5. Refreshments during breaks
  6. Lunches on each day of the Conference
  7. Welcome Reception on 13 th September
  • Each additional copy of the proceedings (and of the other symposia) can be ordered at a price of  50Euro
  • Conference Dinner by additional charge of 50Euro

The registration fee for a Student includes the items listed above, except the proceedings

* - Students may be asked to present evidence of their status




Foreign particpants: Payments must be made in Euro.

Partipants from Poland: Payments must be made in Polish Złotys (PLN) - the equivalent in at the day of payment according to the NBP mid- rate of exchange)

When paying please indicate:your name and address
  • If you pay by a bank transfer

- ensure that the bank charges are borne by the participant

- make sure that your name appears on the payment

- send the copy of bank transfer receipt to "Scientific Secretariat" either by fax or regular mail (fax no. +48 22 234 85 14)

  • Payments by credit cards are available on-line


Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellation before August 31, 2009- a refund of 75% will be made. Cancellation after August 31, 2009 - no refund. The refund will be made after the Conference.


Arriving by plane:

The Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is approximately 11 km from the city centre (15-20 minutes by car, but during the rush hours it can take up to an hour). Bus No.175 runs from the airport to the city centre.

Taxi service is also available. Avoid accepting a taxi offered in the arrival area of the airport or you are likely to be seriously overcharged! Follow TAXI signs outside the building. There are three taxi corporations (MPT, SAWA, MERC) eligible at the airport and taxi stop is just in front of the building (arrivals) . The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city centre is around 30-40 Polish zlotys (10 EUR).

By train:

All international trains to Warsaw arrive at the Central Railway Station - Warszawa Centralna (in front of Marriott Hotel and Palace of Culture and Science). Taxi services are available outside the station or you can call for a taxi by dialing e.g: (+48 22) 9622 (Super Taxi), (+48 22) 9191 (MPT Taxi), (+48 22) 644 4444 (Sawa Taxi) or (+48 22) 677 7777 (Taxi Merc).

  • Timetable information and train tickets prices, phone +48 22 9436, +48 22 5116003
  • On-line timetable (polish language version only) www.pkp.pl

By car:

Those participants who are planning to drive should take note that there is not a comprehensive freeway system in Poland so journeys may take longer than one might anticipate. The Fall Meeting venue is located in the very heart of the City and there is no free parking in the area.

Visa assistance:

All visitors from non UE countries must have passports valid for at least 6 months. Some participants may require visas in order to enter Poland. Please check with your local Polish Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements.

Upon request, the Scientific Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate (indicate your address, date and place of birth, your passport number and date of expiration). This invitation is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

All letters of invitation will be sent by regular mail and by PDF e-mail attachment. Organisers are not able to contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the meeting.


The event will be hosted at WarsawUniversity of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska), which is in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference and Exhibition will take place in the main Warsaw University of Technology building located at pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 

  awl_419.jpg Please consult Google Maps

The historical Main Building is the symbol of Warsaw University of Technology. It was the venue of many important historical events: rallies, sessions, meetings and ceremonies. Here marches and demonstrations were organised. Today, the famous University Audience Hall is a representative place for Warsaw. Balls are held here in which the Prime Minister, the Marshalls of Parliament and Senate and many other eminent guests participate. The social, political, cultural and scientific elite meets every year at Carnival balls: the Alliance Ball and the Journalists' Ball.

awl_420.jpg The Main Hall of conference venue.

How to reach the Conference Venue

Many hotels are located within walking distance of the Conference venue, which is also very close to "Metro Politechnika" underground station (one stop from "Centrum" station). You can also take buses No.117, 131, 515, 522, 524, 525 or trams No. 2, 15, 19, 36.

Registration and information during the Conference

Delegates are kindly requested to register at the Main Reception located in the Conference venue (main building of the Warsaw University of Technology), at the beginning of the Conference. Pre-registration is recommended to avoid long queue. Participants will be able to collect their badge and Conference documentation.

Please note the Main Reception will be open according to the hours given below:






September 13 th




September 14 th




September 15 th




September 16 th




September 17 th




September 18 th




The conference language is English.


All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the Organisers reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to Conference, for any reasons beyond their reasonable control.

The Local Arrangement and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to the private property of participants, either during, or directly arising from, the E-MRS 2007 Fall Meeting. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health, travel and property insurance before leaving for the conference.Participants who are citizens of an European Union member state may obtain an European Health Insurance Card which gives some entitlement to medical treatment whilst in Poland.



Nobell Congressing has a pleasure to offer you accommodation during E-MRS2009 Fall Conference. Though deadline for reservations was July 31 st, but we continue to offer the rooms at 3 hotels located in a very close proximity to the conference venue. To check it, please look at the table below.

To encourage you to take advantage of booking your accommodation with us, we offer an even DISCOUNTED RATE FOR HOTEL NOVOTEL CENTRUM****!

To book your accommodation go to www.nobell.pl/emrs2009fall


Single room

Double room

Distance from the Conference Venue



Novotel Centrum ****

94/98 Marszałkowska Str.

414,00 PLN

(97,00 €)*

462,00 PLN

(110,00 €)*

5 min by underground

City Centre

8 km from the airport

Book now!

Hotel Polonia ****

45 Aleje Jerozolimskie

430,00 PLN

(95,00 €)*

450,00 PLN

(99,00 €)*

5 min by underground

City Centre

8 km from the airport

Book now!

Hotel Metropol ***

99a Marszałkowska Str.

360,00 PLN

(79,00 €)*

390,00 PLN

(86,00 €)*

5 min by underground

City Centre

8 km from the airport

Book now!

*Approximate EURO equivalent – EURO Exchange rate dated 8 June 2009


Rates are quoted per room per night, include all taxes and breakfast.


Important information:

  • Rooms were guaranteed until 31 July 2009. At a present moment rooms are confirmed due to availability.
  • Payment should be finalized within 7 days from the booking.
  • Cancellation notification received until 31 July 2009 will be refunded less 10% administration fee. Cancellation received after this date will not be refunded.
  • Cancellations received between 31 July and 28 August 2009 will be refunded less first night deposit.
  • Cancellations received after 28 August 2009 will not be refunded.



For any queries regarding accommodation, please contact


Katarzyna Wejsis, CMP

Nobell Congressing

Ph.: +48 22 621 67 37

Mobile: +48 502 056 900

Fax.: +48 22 628 21 53

e-mail: kasia@nobell.pl


Social Programme

  • Sunday evening, September 13th, 2009, at 7 p.m. (19:00) A chance to meet old friends and make new ones at the WELCOME RECEPTION at the conference venue, Warsaw University of Technology, Central Campus, 1 Politechniki Place.
  • Thuesday evening, September 15th, 2009, at 8 p.m. (20:00), "Galeria Porczyńskich", Plac Bankowy 1, CONFERENCE DINNER.  Price: 50 Euro per person. Please indicate your choice in the on-line Fee & Services Form.
  • Wednesday evening, September 16th, 2009, EMRS-AFTER HOURS to be completed........

Local Information


You can use public telephones with phone cards which can be obtained at the post offices, airport, railway stations, newsagents and in some hotels. From a Warsaw local stationary phone - use (0 22) before the remaining part of the number. When calling from your mobile to a stationary phone in Warsaw use the prefix "+4822".

Emergency telephone numbers

- Police 997; when calling from a mobile phone: 112
for foreigners: 0800200300; from mobile phone: +48608599999
- Ambulance service 999

Currency and credit cards

The currency unit in Poland is the Polish złoty (zł) which is subdivided into 100 grosze (gr). The current exchange rate to Euro and US dollar can be checked at http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic (choose PLN as the Polish currency code). Participants may change foreign currency and travellers cheques at several banks located in the centre of the city as well as in many exchange bureaus, known as Kantors, located at the at the railway station, at the airport or in many others places.Frequently the rates at the airport and the station are lower than those obtainable elsewhere in the city. International credit cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants, and cash machines.

Public transport

Public transport in Warsaw: trams, buses and undergraund. The same tickets, with the inscription "ZTM Warszawa" are valid for all the means of municipal transport. Tickets can be bought at newsagents or from the driver (subject to an additional fee).

Ticket tariffs can be checked under http://www.ztm.waw.pl/taryfa/en/tar.php

Tickets must be punched in special machines inside buses and trams, immediately after entering. In underground, before getting on the platform. The ticket is valid from the moment of punching.


Electricity supply is 230V.

Climate and clothing

The weather in September in Warsaw is usually warm and pleasant, however the evenings might be sometimes quite cold. The daytime temperature varies from 15 degrees to 18 degress of Celsius. There is the possibility of rain, so an umbrella and light coat are advisable.

What to see when in Warsaw

  • The Old Town (Stare Miasto) is for those who enjoy museums, art, and historical architecture away from the bustle of everyday city life. It is closed to traffic, and in its narrow streets you can relax and leave the 21st century behind for a while. Everything here is within easy walking distance. The Old Town is especially beautiful in the evening when its floodlit walls, houses and monuments begin to live a life of their own. An absolute must for all visitors of Warsaw.
  • Old Town Square This is the hub of the life in Warsaw's Old Town.
  • The Royal Route The Royal Route connects the Royal Castle with the other two royal residences: in the Lazienki Park and the Palace of Wilanow. Especially its northern part between the Old Town and Charles de Gaulle Roundabout is worth seeing, comprising Krakowskie Przedmiescie, with its many palaces and churches, and the beautiful campus of Warsaw University, and Warsaw's most elegant shopping street, Nowy Swiat. These two streets, carefully reconstructed after the war, are one of the few places that retain the atmosphere of pre-war Warsaw.
  • The Jewish Warsaw The Warsaw Ghetto, where during World War II the Nazis imprisoned over 400 000 Jews, comprises monuments commemorating the place from where Jews were sent to death in the concentration camps. Apart from the monuments, today there is little left that would remind of those days, as the ghetto was completely leveled during the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. The terror of those days, however, can be sensed at two small museums, the Pawiak Prison Museum and the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom, situated in the cellars of the former Gestapo headquarters at 25 Szucha Avenue (today the Ministry of Education). The huge area of Jewish cemetery in Okopowa street can impress any visitor.
  • The Palace of Culture and Science The Stalinesque skyscraper over the city centre is probably the most impressive example of this style of architecture outside the former Soviet Union. At the multimedia information centre on the 30th floor visitors can get an overview of Warsaw and its history as well as breathtaking views of the whole city.

For further information please see:


Scientific issues please contact:

Conference Secretary: Agnieszka Rytel
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
141 Wołoska Street
02-507 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: (+48 22) 234 87 94

Fax: (+48 22) 234 85 14
e-mail: emrs@inmat.pw.edu.pl or office@e-mrs.org

Issues related to the exhibition please contact:

Exhibition Coordinator: Grzegorz Wojas
Registration via fax or post is unavailable !! You are pleased to use ONLY e-mails in case of questions, information and details requirement as well as sending registration forms. Please use following e-mails to contact: grzewo@gmail.com or exhibition@e-mrs.org