The 19th Israel Materials Engineering Conference postponed to 2021

Central conference of the materials community in Israel, combining fundamental and applied research,

The 19th Israel Materials Engineering Conference

In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19 and the strong recommendations against non-essential travel and attendance at large gatherings, the IMEC committee has decided to postpone the 2020 conference to 2021.
​Details on the new date will be announced soon... 


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 19th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (IMEC-19), to be held in Tel-Aviv on December 14–15,2020. In addition, a one-day tutorial session will be held on December 13th at Tel Aviv University focusing on in-situ electron microscopy. This internationally recognized vibrant conference is part of an ongoing series, first held in 1981. It is the central conference of the materials community in Israel, combining fundamental and applied research. It brings together academia, research institutes, industry, investors, non-government organizations and government representatives to exchange information, consolidate joint research programs and discuss commercial endeavors and future opportunities.


The conference will attempt to reflect the recent breakthroughs in the field. It will cover a broad range of topics, including nanomaterials, biomaterials, materials for energy systems and cleantech, advanced characterization techniques, etc.


The broad coverage by IMEC-19 should provide scientific inspiration and stimulation to an interdisciplinary audience, including materials, mechanical, electrical, chemical, aeronautical, biomedical, environment and nuclear engineers, chemists and physicists, professionals in life sciences and medicine, archaeologists, etc. Each day, several plenary presentations will be given by internationally renowned scientists discussing novel classes of materials and advanced characterization techniques, with emphasis on their role in global development. We are both honored and proud of the distinguished guest speakers from abroad that have confirmed their participation in IMEC-19! The conference will also include specialized topical sessions, poster sessions, commercial exhibition and banquet.


The commercial exhibition will feature the latest equipment, materials, and services available in Israel. The Local Organizing Committee paid made sure to enable a large exhibition venue with modern facilities and sufficient opportunities for interaction. We also decided to subsidize the registration fees for students, making it easier for them to attend. Exhibitors and sponsors are invited to contact me or the conference secretariat in order to learn more about possible contributions to the conference.


I invite you to join us in this important scientific event, near the beautiful mediterranean beaches of Tel-Aviv. I hope to have the honor of welcoming you to IMEC-19.

Sincerely yours,

Professor Shachar Richter     


Dr. Noa Lachaman, Dr. Brian Rosen, Professor Yosi Shacham

Local Organizing Committee

Chair  : Shachar Richter
Scientific committee
Lioz Etgar - Hebrew University 
Ulyana Shimanovich- Weizmann Institute of Science
Boaz Porkoy- Technion
Guy Makov- Ben Gurion University
Ilan Goldfarb- Tel Aviv University
Doron Naveh- Bar Ilan University 
Anatoly Agulyansky- Intel 
Rakefet Ofek Almog- Azrieli College
Mirit Sharabi- Ariel University 
Shmuel Kenig- Shenkar College
Eitan Tiferet, NRCN, Rotem Ind​
Amnon Shirizly-Rafael
Rami Cohen-ELBIT/ElOP
Local organizing committee
Noa Lachman
Yossi Shacham
Brian Rosen​

Tentative Sessions:

  • Materials for energy
  • Soft matter, and biomaterials
  • Low dimensional materials
  • Materials for optics
  • Magnetic and electronic materials
  • Metallurgy and processing 
  • Computational materials
  • Analytical techniques
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Ceramics and oxides
  • Polymers and composites
  • Mechanical and structural materials
  • Corrosion and coatings


Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Christopher M Wolverton

Northwestern University

About Christopher M Wolverton


John Rogers

Northwestern University

About Rogers Research Group


Peter W Voorhees

Northwestern University

About Peter W Voorhees


David Seidman

Northwestern University

About David Seidman


Ronald M. Latanision

Exponent/ MIT

About Ronald M. Latanision


More details soon...


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