MAPP’s First International Conference is already attracting a great deal of interest from both industry and academic sectors.

Running over two days, on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January 2018, we are delighted to be welcoming such eminent keynote speakers.

For example, opening with the first keynote ‘3D Analysis of structure and defects at the scale of the melt pool’ is Professor Tresa Pollock from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Professor Pollock is a world-renowned expert in advanced structural alloys, with particular application in the aerospace, energy and automotive industries.

Other keynotes include Professor Barbara Previtali from the Polytechnic of Milan talking on ‘In-situ monitoring of laser additive processes with off-axis and in axis sensors’ and Professor Fabrice Rossignol at the French National Centre for Scientific Research on ‘Additive manufacturing of complex micro-reactors for intensified catalytic processes: the case of H2 production by steam methane reforming.'

Professor Jin Ooi from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Javier Llorca from the IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid and Professor Carolin Korner from the Friedrich-Alexander Universtat, Erlangen-Nurnberg are also presenting keynotes –details are updated regularly on the conference webpage.
In additional to our invited speakers we have also received many abstracts for short presentations and posters, and those successful will be notified after Friday 17th November 2017. We aim to be able to announce our final programme by mid-December and registration closes on Friday 19th January 2018. Click here to register.

There will be plenty of opportunity for networking including an evening drinks poster reception. 

There will be a conference dinner on the evening of Tuesday 30th January 2018 and delegates can secure a preferential room rate at the venue hotel – The Royal Victoria Holiday Inn – by quoting ‘MAPP conference’ on booking.

We are accepting applications for short presentations and posters under one of the following three themes: in-situ process and performance characterisation, advanced characterisation and modelling optimisation and control. Click here to download the application form. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 20th October 2017 and we would especially welcome submissions in the areas of modelling, optimisation and control and in-situ process and performance characterisation.

Bursaries are available for early career researchers, which will cover the full cost of the conference, dinner and accommodation. To download a bursary application form please click here. The deadline for applications has been extended to 20th October 2017.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please click here for more information.

Draft agenda (subject to change): 

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