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3rd World Materials Research Institute Forum & Energy Symposium


NIST will host the 3rd World Materials Research Institute Forum (WMRIF) and Energy Symposium. 

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The Energy Symposium will examine current and emerging challenges to sustainable energy related to the need for new and improved materials, and materials measurements and standards. Lectures will be given by leading international scientists from university, industrial, and government laboratories.

The WMRIF was formed to bring together executives from the world's leading materials research institutes to exchange information on current national policies and research management strategies and to discuss future directions of materials research and possible international cooperation.


Sunday , June 21, 2009

Welcome Reception

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 1 Symposium on Materials Challenges for Clean Energy (1)


Welcome Addresses NIST & L. Horton (ORNL)
Session 1: Energy/Materials policy H.Kung (DOE), R.Tomellini (EC), M.Kitagawa (NIMS)
Session 2: Materials Technologies for Solar Energy
Session 3: Hydrogen and Biofuels : Materials from start to Finish Reception + Poster Session

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 2 Symposium on Materials Challenges for Clean Energy (2)


Session 4: Energy Storage and Conversion Materials
Session 5: Materials for Energy Efficiency
Session 6: Nuclear Energy
Session 7: Summary and Conclusions: Priorities and Challenges

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 3, General Assembly (1)


Welcome Addresses P. Gallagher, E. Amis (NIST), T. Kishi (NIMS)
Report of Secretariat M. Kitagawa (NIMS)
Working Group Report

  • WG 3 T. Bollinghaus
  • WG 4 G. Sims
  • WG 5 L. Horton
  • WG 6 A. Ritschkoff

Report from Material Research Institute Directors 
Summary Symposium on Materials Challenges for Clean Energy M. Simonson
Breakout on 5 Energy Topics 
Reception at Crown Plaza Suites Hotel
“The Collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers - A Metallurgist’s View”  Dr. Frank Gayle

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 4, General Assembly (2)


Presentations on Special Topics:

  • Nano EHS   
 Dr. Kamal Hossain (NPL), Dr. Debra Kaiser (NIST)
  • Synchrotron 
Prof. A. Pyzalla (Helmholtz Inst.), Dr. K.Kobayashi (NIMS)
  • Sustainability
Dr.D. L. Greene (ORNL), Dr.I. Daigo (Univ. of Tokyo)
  • Summary and Resolution of 3rd WMRIF T. Kishi
  • NIST Lab Tours



Start Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
End Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Location: Gaithersburg
Format: Symposium


Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis
National Institute of  Standards and Technology
Telephone:  (301) 975-3881





Crown Plaza Hotel at 3 Research Court,
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Rate: $149.00/night plus 13% tax

Please contact the hotel directly at 301-840-0200 or 1-800-227-6963

To make your reservation, mention that you are attending the "NIST/Third World Materials Research Institute Forum and/or the Energy Workshop". 

Reservations must be received by June 7, 2009.After that date, rooms will be released for general sale at the prevailing rates of the hotel.


Roundtrip transportation will be provided between the hotel and NIST each day in the morning and evening. Attendees are encouraged to use this service.

Technical Contact:

Stephen Freiman
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Telephone:  (301) 975-5310