On behalf of the organizing committee we would like to invite you to the 6th of biennial MetFoam conference series on cellular metals and metallic foams, which will now be held in Bratislava (Slovakia) on September 1-4, 2009.

MetFoam 2009 will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, engineers and product designers to present and discuss their recent research results in this rapidly developing field with colleagues from the whole world.
The conference will cover all topics concerning cellular metals, their manufacturing, properties and applications. Contributions are invited on:
  • Physics of foaming, pore nucleation, pore growth and coalescence, foam stabilisation
  • Techniques for making foams and other cellular metals, effect of processing parameters on the structure and properties
  • Morphological and microstructural characterization at different size scales
  • Property profiles in relation with porous structure
  • Modelling of structure, structure development and related properties
  • Secondary operations (joining, coating, machining, shaping, etc.)
  • Challenging applications and case studies incl. component design criteria
Contributions for oral and poster presentations are welcome. Please use template for the preparation of abstracts. Papers (both oral and poster) presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings after a peer-review process in early 2010. Selected high-level presentations will be published in a special issue of Advanced Engineering Materials.

Metfoam 2009 is conveniently planned to be held between two premier European conferences aimed at the research on advanced materials (Thermec 2009, August 25 - 29, 2009, Berlin, Germany and Euromat 2009, September 7 - 9, 2009, Glasgow, United Kingdom), which may be interesting especially for potential overseas participants planning their journey to Europe.

Bratislava Castle             View from Bratislava Castle


Conference location: 

The 6th International conference MetFoam 2009 will be held in Park Inn Hotel Danube, Bratislava, which is a four-star hotel located in the historical centre of the city right on the Danube river bank and bellow Bratislava castle.

For registration please click here ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM