6th RUHR-Symposium "Functional Magnetic Materials: Performance Enhancements for Electric Drives and Thermal Management"

Date2019-10-09   08:15 - 17:30
Registration open until2019-10-07
OrganiserCENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen
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Whether in motor vehicles or wind power generators – Permanent magnets are of enormous global importance for efficient energy conversion. Especially when the use of rare earths can be dispensed with. What is driven must also be cooled: Magnetocaloric materials and processes enable energy-efficient and environmentally responsible cooling technologies. 

Industry's top managers and developers will meet top researchers and discuss current facets of functional materials from the material level to the application. 

At the 6th Ruhr-Symposium on October 9th, 2019, in Duisburg, scientists and industry experts from 

  • Audi
  • Daimler
  • Schaeffler
  • Bosch
  • Magnetfabrik Bonn
  • Vacuumschmelze
  • U.S. Department of Energy by Iowa State University
  • CUNY City University of New York
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • TU Darmstadt
  • Aalen University
  • Danube University Krems
  • Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum

will discuss the latest results of new materials for better electric drives and thermal management.

Target groups: Board members, managing directors, senior executives, developers, researchers in the field of Functional Materials


The Nano-Research Center NETZ/CENIDE of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the CAR-Center Automotive Research and D+S Automotive are jointly organizing the annual RUHR Symposium. With the RUHR Symposium we want to deepen the cooperation between industry and research and create a exchange forum for ideas and innovations in the field of functional materials. The industry and its top managers/developers will meet top researchers and discuss current facets of functional materials from the material level to the application.


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