International Conference on

MATERIALS STRUCTURE & MICROMECHANICS OF FRACTURE

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regularly helds in Brno, Czech Republic
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Brief overview of MSMF conferences

MSMF1 - 1995

The basic idea of the MSMF-1 was to get together particularly the Czech and Slovak scientists working in the fields of physics and mechanics of fracture as well as of the materials structure modelling. Nearly 40 leading Czech and Slovak experts and some internationally recognised scientists from USA and Austria (e.g., V. Vitek, H. P. Stüwe, M. Zehetbauer) took part in 5 sessions of this colloquium. This national colloquium on Spatial Models of the Microstructure & Micromechanics of Fracture took place in Brno, Czech Republic, September 7- 8. The contributions were published in the scientific journal Metallic Materials (Kovové mater).

MSMF2 - 1998

The basic idea of the MSMF-2 was to get together an international society of materials scientists dealing with the advanced theoretical and experimental methods applied to modelling and investigation of materials structure and fracture. Therefore, appropriate sections and sessions were arranged according to the research approaches in contrast to the classical manner according to either material- or fracture classes. Thus, sections like Atomistic Models, Models Based on Crystal Defects, Numerical and Statistical Models, Advanced Experimental Methods and Relationships between Structure and Mechanical Properties appeared. The 2nd International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture took place in Brno, Czech Republic, July 1- 3, 1998.

Nearly 100 scientists from 11 countries participated in the MSMF-2 meeting. Two plenary lectures were given by V. Vitek and C. Laird from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Moreover, J. Petit (ENSMA, France), A. Krasowski (UAS, Ukraine), G. E. Beltz (Santa Barbara, California), M. Zehetbauer (Vienna Univ., Austria), R. Pippan (NAS, Austria) and R. de los Rios (SIRIUS, Univ. of Sheffield, U.K.) appeared among keynote lecturers. A complete stuff of leading Czech experts was present (P. Lukáč from the Charles Univ. in Prague, P. Lukáš and J. Polák from Inst. of Physics of Materials in Brno, I. Saxl from the Inst. of Mathematics in Prague, etc.). Proceedings of the MSMF-2 consisted of the 4 special issues of scientific journals Metallic Materials (Kovové mater.) and Engineering Mechanics (Inž. mechanika). More than 90 oral and poster contributions were presented and discussed during the conference. Participants enjoyed also the accompanied social programme.

MSMF3 - 2001

The basic idea of the MSMF-3 was to offer a view of the current power and ability of atomistic and mesoscopic approaches in fracture. The 3rd International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture took place in Brno, Czech Republic, June 27-29, 2001.

Nearly 120 scientists from 24 countries participated in the MSMF-3 meeting. Three plenary lectures were given by C. H. Woo (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SAR China), Y. Murakami (Kyushu University, Japan) and M. Yamaguchi (Kyoto University, Japan). Moreover, V. Vitek (University of Pennsylvania, USA), O. Kolednik (Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austria) V. Pontikis (Centre d'Etudes de Chimie Métallurgique, France), W. Brocks (GKSS Research Centre, Germany), V. Panasyuk (Karpenko Physico- Mechanical Institute, Ukraine), F. Kroupa (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czechia), V. Paidar (Institute of Physics, Czechia), J. Matějíček (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czechia), A. Shaniavski (State Centre of Flight Safety of Civil Aviation, Russia), V. Troshchenko (Institute for Problems of Strength, Ukraine), J. Zuidema (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and M. Loretto (University of Birmingham, UK) appeared among keynote lecturers. Special COST section devoted to the Action 517 ”Cleaner Metals for Industrial Exploitation” was organised during the Conference. A complete stuff of leading Czech experts was present. Proceedings of the MSMF-3 consisted of the printed Abstract Booklet and CD ROM which content more than 100 oral and poster contributions (800 pages) presented and discussed during the conference. Participants enjoyed also the accompanied social programme.

MSMF4 - 2004

The basic idea of the MSMF-4 was to offer a view of multiscale approaches in modeling deformation and fracture. The 4th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture was held in Brno, Czech Republic, June 23-25, 2004.

Nearly 140 scientists from 19 countries participated in the MSMF-4 meeting. Five plenary lectures were given by Arthur J. McEvily (University of Connecticut, USA), Yuri Estrin (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany), Wolfgang Dietzel (GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Germany), Takayuki Kitamura (Kyoto University, Japan) and Glenn E. Beltz (University of California, USA). Moreover, M. Šob (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), Y. Katz (Negba, Israel), Z. Xiao Guo (University of London, GB), M. Toyosada (Kyushu University, Japan), A. E. Romanov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia), E. Macha (Technical University of Opole, Poland), Y. Champion (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), V. Sklenička (Institute of Physics of Materials, Czech Republic), Yu. V. Milman (Institute for Problems of Materials Science, Ukraine), T. Watanabe (Tohoku University, Japan), V. Paidar (Institute of Physics, Czech Republic), M. J. Hytch (Centre d’Etude de Chimie Métallurgique, France), Y. Kondo (Kyushu University, Japan), J. Polák (Institute of Physics of Materials, Czech Republic), P. Lukáč (Charles University, Czech Republic) and I. Dlouhý (Institute of Physics of Materials, Czech Republic) appeared among keynote lecturers. Proceedings of the MSMF-4 consisted of the printed Abstract Booklet and special issues of journals Materials Science Forum (410 pages) and Engineering Mechanics (80 pages) which content more than 120 oral and poster contributions presented and discussed during the conference. Participants enjoyed also the accompanied social programme.

MSMF5 - 2007

The outline of the MSMF-5 was a multilevel approach to deformation and fracture of materials, components and structures. The 5th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture was held of June 27-29, 2007 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Nearly 170 scientists from 28 countries participated in the MSMF-5 meeting. Six plenary lectures were given by Prof. Yoshiyuki Kondo (Kyushu University, Japan), Dr. Petr Lukáš (Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR, Czech Republic), Prof. John Morris (University of California, USA), Prof. Haël Mughrabi (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Prof. Reinhard Pippan (Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, AAS, Austria) and Prof. Václav Vitek (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Moreover, Dr. Hubert Bomas (Foundation Institute for Materials Science, Germany), Dr. Carlos Caceres (University of Queensland, Australia), Prof. Andrea Carpinteri (University of Parma, Italy), Dr. Yannick Champion (National Center of Scientic Rechearch, France), Prof. Gour Prasad Das (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India), Prof. Dietmar Eifler (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Dr. Alexander Hartmaier (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Dr. Jozef Janovec (Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia), Prof. Hyoung Seop Kim (Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea), Prof. Michal Kotoul (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic), Prof. Waldemar Macedo (Development Center of Nuclear Technology, Brazil), Prof. Shigenobu Ogata (Osaka University, Japan), Dr. Petr Šittner (Institute of Physics, AS CR, Czech Republic), Prof. David Taylor (Trinity College, Ireland), Dr. William Tyson (Natural Resources, Canada) and Prof. Yoshitaka Umeno (The University of Tokyo, Japan) appeared among keynote lecturers. Proceedings of the MSMF-5 consisted of the printed Abstract Booklet and special issues of journals Materials Science Forum (102 papers) and Strength of Materials (41 papers) which content almost all oral and poster contributions presented and discussed during the conference. Participants enjoyed also the accompanied social programme.

MSMF6 - 2010

The MSMF-6 conference was focused on the atomistic modeling and multi-scale approaches to deformation and fracture of materials, components and structures. The 6th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture was held of June 28-30, 2010 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Nearly 180 scientists from 32 countries participated in the MSMF-6 meeting. Five plenary lectures were given by Prof. Ole Krogh Andersen (Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany), Prof. John L. Bassani (University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), Prof. Yuan Ping Feng (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Prof. Neil James (University of Plymouth, U.K.) and Prof. Václav Vitek (University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.). Moreover, Prof. Stephen D. Antolovich (School of MSE Georgia Tech, U.S.A.), Dr. Raúl Bermejo (Institut für Struktur- und Funtionkskeramik, Austria), Dr. Bernard Fedelich (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany), Prof. Haruyuki Inui (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. Ulrich Krupp (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany), Prof. Ju Li (University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), Prof. John W. Morris (University of California, U.S.A.), Dr. Matouš Mrovec (Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Germany), Prof. Duc Nguyen-Manh (Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, U.K.), Prof. David Pettifor (University of Oxford, U.K.), Dr. Maxime Sauzay (CEA, France), Prof. Stefanie E. Stanzl-Tschegg (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria), Prof. Stan Veprek (Technical University Munich, Germany) and Prof. Zhefeng Zhang (Institute of Metal Research CAS, P.R. China) appeared among keynote lecturers.
Proceedings of the MSMF-6 consisted of the printed Abstract Booklet and special issue of journal Key Engineering Materials which contents almost all oral and poster contributions presented and discussed during the conference (137 papers). The conference proceedings is indexed by Thomson Reuters in Web of Science. Participants enjoyed also the accompanied social programme.

MSMF7 - 2013

7th international conference on Materials Structure and Micromechanics of Fracture was held in July 1 - 3, 2013. For the first time it was organized together with the Central European Institute of Technology. Distinguished guests of the conference were Dr. Marcus Dettenhofer, director of the Central European Institute of Technology in Brno, Professor Ehrenfried Zschech, President of the Federation of European Materials Societies, Professor Stefano Beretta, Vice-president of the European Structural Integrity Society and Professor Miroslav Doupovec, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. As much as 263 participants from 34 countries came to Brno which represented the highest numbers in the history of MSMF conferences. Six plenary lectures were given by Prof. Yukitaka Murakami (Kyushu University, Japan), Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu (University of Illinois, U.S.A.), Prof. James Marrow (University of Oxford, U.K.), Prof. Jean Petit (ENSMA, France), Prof. Stefano Beretta (Technical University Milano, Italy) and Prof. Otmar Kolednik (E. Schmid Institute AAS, Austria). Keynote speakers: Prof. Guang-Hong Lu (Beihang University, China), Dr. Maxime Sauzay (CEA, France), Dr. Hynek Lauschmann (Czech Technical University, Czechia), Prof. Andrea Carpinteri (University of Parma, Italy), Prof. Reinhard Pippan (E. Schmid Institute AAS, Austria), Prof. Sergiy Kotrechko (G.V.Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics NASU, Ukraine), Dr. Martin Friák (Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany), Dr. Masanori Kohyama (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan), Prof. Lucjan Swadźba (Silesian University of Technology, Poland), Prof. Jozef Janovec (Slovak Technical University, Slovakia), Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech (Fraunhofer IZFP, Germany), Prof. Haruyuki Inui (Kyoto University, Japan), Prof. Nenad Gubeljak (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Prof. Andrey Shanyavskiy (State Center for Flights Safety, Russia) and Prof. Haël Mughrabi (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany).
The Proceedings of MSMF7 traditionally appeared as a special issue of the journal Key Engineering Materials.
Besides the scientific program, a rich social program was arranged for all participants and especially for the accompanying persons. Many sightseeing of Brno and South Moravia could be visited as for example, the villa Tugendhat, a pioneering prototype of modern architecture in Europe protected by UNESCO.

MSMF8 - 2016

8th international conference on Materials Structure and Micromechanics of Fracture was held in June 27 - 29, 2016 and was organized together with the Central European Institute of Technology. Two subconferences were held as parts of MSMF-8: The third International Symposium on Atomistic Modeling for Mechanics and Multiphysics of Materials (ISAM4) and the eleventh Meeting of the Technical Committee on Micromechanisms of the ESIS (TC2). As much as 209 participants from 29 countries came to Brno.
Three plenary lectures were given by Prof. Alexander Hartmaier (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), Prof. Takayuki Kitamura (Kyoto University, Japan) and Prof. Zhiliang Zhang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway). Keynote speakers: Prof. Matthew R Barnett (Deakin University, Geelong, Australia), Prof. Stefano Beretta (Technical University, Milano, Italy), Prof. Angelika Brueckner-Foit (University of Kassel, Germany), Prof. Guocai Chai (Sandvik Material AB, Sandviken, Sweden), Prof. Radim Chmelík (Brno University of Technology, Czechia), Prof. Antonín Dlouhý (Institute of Physics of Materials ASCR, Brno, Czechia), Dr. Véronique Doquet (CNRS, LMS, Palaiseau cedex, France), Dr. Martin Friák (Institute of Physics of Materials ASCR, Brno, Czechia), Dr. Roman Gröger (Institute of Physics of Materials ASCR, Brno, Czechia), Dr. Petr Haušild (Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechia), Dr. Anton Hohenwarter (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria), Dr. David Holec (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria), Prof. Haruyuki Inui (Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Japan), Prof. Hajime Kimizuka (Osaka University, Japan) Prof. Tomáš Kruml (Institute of Physics of Materials ASCR, Brno, Czechia), Prof. Ulrich Krupp (FH Osnabrück University of Applied Science, Germany), Dr. Alexander I Landa (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA), Dr. Kristián Máthis (Charles University in Prague, Czechia), Prof. Shigenobu Ogata (Osaka University, Toyonaka, Japan), Prof. Andrey A Shanyavskiy (State Center for Flights Safety, Moscow, Russia), Prof. Yoji Shibutani (Osaka University, Japan), Prof. Setsuo Takaki (Kyushu university, Fukuoka, Japan), Prof. Václav Vitek (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA), Prof. Junichiro Yamabe (Kyushu university, Fukuoka, Japan) and Prof. Kisaragi Yashiro (Gifu University, Japan).
The Proceedings of MSMF8 appeared as a special issue of the journal Solid State Phenomena.
Besides the scientific program, a rich social program was arranged for all participants and especially for the accompanying persons. Many sightseeings of Brno and South Moravia were visited, as, for example, St. Peters and Pauls Cathedral, Denis Park, Cabbage Market with baroque fountain Parnas, Capuchin Crypt, Brno's dragon, the villa Tugendhat, etc. The tour to the Moravian Karst with the Macocha Abyss and the conference dinner near the Brno damm were also highly appreciated.

MSMF9 - 2019

The 9th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture, Brno, Czech Republic, June 26 - 28, 2019 continues the tradition of previous conferences. It would be our pleasure to meet you again.


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