In the past years we have organized the following international workshops and seminars


Printable, Flexible and Wearable Electronic Materials and Mechanics

– SANKEN Core2Core satellite symposium

The purpose of the symposium is to present the state-of-the-art of the characterization, modification and modeling of the printable, flexible and wearable electronic materials and their mechanical properties required for future wearable devices to improve the understanding of such materials towards to the industrial and commercialization. The symposium is associated with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core Program “International Networking for Sensing Device Development for Healthier, Safer and Securer Society (SANKEN)”; and sponsored by the NTNU Likestilling Startpakker and the NTNU Stjerneprogrammet.

A delegation from Japan and experts from Belgium, UK, Norwegian industry and NTNU attended the symposium. The symposium program 


20th European Conference on Fracture (ECF20)

Structural integrity of all engineered structures is of vital importance to prevent catastrophic failure and ensure continuous profitable operation. It is no doubt that the high quality education and research in the field of fracture mechanics and fatigue at IVT has contributed to a great extent to the structural integrity of the offshore structures and pipelines. Because of this, Norway was voted by the Council of European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) in 2010 and given the honor to hold the 20th European Conference on Fracture (ECF20) at NTNU, the first week of July 2014. It is the first time for Norway to hold this kind of conference!

We received more than 700 abstracts for the ECF20!


2011-08-31 Trondheim

Norway-China Workshop on Nanotechnology for Energy Materials

With the support of the Norwegian Research Council via the RENERGI program, Norwegian Academy of Technological Science, NTNU Nanolab and NTNU Strategic Areas Materials, we are going to hold the first  Norway‐China workshop on nanotechnology for (renewable) energy materials, Trondheim, Norway. In this workshop we  invite  a  group  of  experts  in the thematic fields from  Tsinghua University, China; National center for Nanoscience and Technology, China; Beijing University of Science and Technology as well as the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF to present their latest research. Getting acquainted with each other and seeking long term cooperation between China and Norway form the motivation behind this key event. It aims to build Chinese‐Norwegian network, foster  knowledge of nanotechnology and materials for energy applications, promote bilateral research projects, and increase international student recruitment.

2010-09-09 Trondheim

International Seminar on Metallization of Polymer Surfaces

Metal – polymer interfaces are of major interest for the Microelectronics and Photovoltaics industry. The continuous miniaturization implies that interfacial properties are critical on the micrometer and sub-micrometer scale. There is a need for new and improved models as well as characterization techniques to investigate and understand these phenomena. The purpose of the seminar is to present the state-of-the-art of the characterization, modification and modeling of the metallization of polymer surfaces and to improve the fundamental understanding of the metal-polymer interface failure mechanisms towards to the application in photovoltaics for solar energy technology.
The seminar is sponsored by NTNU Strategic Research Area Materials, the Norwegian Research Council via the NANOMAT project "From Molecular Structures to Mechanical Properties: Multiscale Modelling for Ugelstad Particles (MS2MP)" and Conpart AS.


International Seminar on Multiscale Modelling of Polymer Materials

Polymer materials ranging from polymer particles to nanocomposites find novel applications in electronics, MEMS as well as in oil and gas industry. One of the important objectives in material research is to engineer the microscale and nanoscale molecular characteristics in order to obtain designed mechanical and physical properties of the material. Fundamental understanding of their hierarchical structures and behavior requires multiscale modeling and simulation strategies to provide seamless coupling among various length and time scales.  Multiscale modeling is a new research area at NTNU as well as in Norway. The purpose of the seminar is twofold: to present the novel applications of polymer particles and to demonstrate the state-of-the-art multi-scale modeling techniques capable of bridging different physical scales for polymer particles from molecular structures to mechanical properties.

2007-09-19 Trondheim

International Seminar on Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering

The purpose of the seminar is to present recent advances in multiscale modeling and computations in mechanics and applied mathematics. The seminar will address both the theoretical bases for multiscale computational methods and the numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust computer implementation. Significant advances have  recently been made in the formulation and implementation of algorithms for solving multiphysical problems involving multiscale effects. The ability to provide numerical simulations for increasingly complex problems is advancing rapidly due to the remarkable strides in computer hardware development and the improved maturity of computational procedures for multiscale modeling. The aim of the seminar is to give an overview of recent advances and identify future research directions in the field of multiscale modeling


NTNU Nanomechanical Lab opening seminar