EPMA’s Functional Materials Seminar to identify PM applications in next generation electric vehicles

January 22, 2018

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) is to hold a Functional Materials Seminar in Jülich, Germany, April 16-17, 2018. The seminar will be on the topic of ‘Functional PM Components in Next Generation Electric Cars’ and will discuss the range of functional materials that can be produced by Powder Metallurgy such as SMC, thermo-electric materials, porous heat pipes, permanent magnets, hydrogen carriers and fuel cell plates, among many others.

During the seminar a number of industry experts will present the potential uses of these materials in cars, followed up by a workshop preparing a consortium for a Horizon2020 application under the umbrella of the EPMA.


Seminar programme

Monday, April 16

  • Hotel check-in
  • 6:30PM – Seminar Dinner


Tuesday, April 17

  • 8:00 – 8:30AM – Registration, coffee
  • 8:30 – 8:45AM – Welcome Address, Professor Dr Olivier Guillon, Forschungzentrum Jülich GmbH
  • 8:45 – 9:00AM – EPMA Presentation, Dr Lionel Aboussouan, European Powder Metallurgy Association
  • 9:00 – 9:15AM – Introduction to Functional Materials, Dr Peter Kjeldsteen, Sintex a/s
  • 9:15 – 9:45AM – Participant introductions
  • 9:45AM – 10:10AM – The battery as a key component of e-mobility, Peter Lamp, BMW Group
  • 10:10 – 10:35AM – The Powertrain of the Future – The Challenge of CO2 and Emission Compliance!, Jürgen Rechberger, AVL List GmbH
  • 10:35 – 11:05AM – Coffee break, networking
  • 11:05 – 11:30AM – Powder Metallurgy for lower vehicle emissions, Simon Steigert, HJS Emission Technology GmbH
  • 11:30 – 11:55AM – Potential of PM gears in conventional and electrified transmissions, Dr Gerd Kotthoff, GKN Sinter Metals
  • 11:55 – 12:20PM – Powder technology for e-mobility, Dr Timo Bernthaler, Aalen University
  • 12:20 – 1:30PM – Lunch, networking
  • 1:30 – 1:55PM – Battery Technology Development – A Joint Venture Between Chemistry and Engineering, Dr Falko Schappacher, MEET Battery Research Center, University of Münster
  • 1:55 – 2:20PM – Process induced component design for current and next generation BEV and PHEV batteries – How production processes influence their physical and electrochemical properties, Linus Froböse, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 2:20 – 2:45PM – Key to mass-production of thermoelectric with environmental friendly materials, Hao YIN, TEGnology
  • 2:45 – 3:10PM – Capillary wick materials in loop heat pipe application for electric vehicle, Dr Tobias Düpmeier, Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
  • 3:10 – 3:40PM – Coffee, networking
  • 3:40 – 4:05PM – Permanent magnets in future cars, Dr Bernd Grieb, Magnequench GmbH
  • 4:05 – 4:30PM – SMC materials in future cars, Dr Lars-Olov Pennander, Höganäs AB
  • 4:30 – 5:00PM – General discussion


The seminar is set to be held at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, a research centre specialising in the development of secure, affordable and environmentally friendly energy. Accommodation will be provided close to the centre.

Registration for the seminar will close on March 14, 2018, but early booking is encouraged due to the limited number of places available. For more information, attendees should email Rhianna Jones, Event and Project Co-ordinator, EPMA.

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