Dear DGM members, 

Dear Readers,


As the year comes to an end, we look back on a very eventful 2021 for the DGM with numerous successful events. 


Thanks to our in-house virtual and hybrid meetings platform, the DGM presented exciting new formats this year. For example, participants of the Expert-Days for Composites and Material Composites had the opportunity to exchange ideas and network virtually with national and international experts. The metallography conference also provided an opportunity to think outside the box. A highlight of the meeting was the first joint session with the American sister organization, the International Metallographic Society (IMS). The high-caliber lectures offered an appealing program, and discussions with the authors continued until late evening German time. The virtual MaterialsWeek in September 2021 offered a wide range of topics - "Additive Manufacturing - Innovative Materials", "Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science", "Circular Materials", "Hydrogen - Challenges for Materials", "Lightweight Design With Advanced Materials", and "Materials for Electromobility". All topics addressed the relevant future topics in materials science and engineering, focusing on sustainability. 


Two new committees, the Circular Materials Expert Committee and the Steel Materials Technology Joint Committee, were constituted this year. Since fall 2020, the work of the technical committees has picked up significantly again and works very well virtually. We will maintain the uncomplicated possibility of online participation in the future and offer hybrid meetings where possible and desired.


We thank everyone who attended our DGM events and welcomed the digital alternative event formats in large numbers. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteer organizers. Only through their support the events' planning and implementation were possible.


We would also like to express our gratitude to our members. Through their loyalty and solidarity, they make our work in the field of materials science possible for the benefit of our community.


We would also like to thank our young talents, who offered a very diverse and creative program this year, including highlights such as virtual lab tours, scientific talks, workshops, and much more. Be sure to visit the jDGM Advent Calendar as well.


We want to thank the DGM team for their resourcefulness, dedication, and flexibility in the face of ever-changing challenges. You can see the current team above in the cover photo of this newsletter.


Looking ahead to 2022, we would like to draw your attention to next year's exciting events. The meetings will take place in a hybrid form. You can decide whether you want to participate on-site or online from home. We are hopeful, however, that after almost two years we will meet again in person and look forward to seeing you at DGM events again.


We wish you and your families a thoughtful and relaxing holiday season and a good and healthy start to the New Year.


Stay healthy and connected to the DGM. 



 Yours sincerley,

Martina Zimmermann

Gerhard Schneider

Birgit Skrotzki

Martin Heilmaier

MSE 2022

Materials Science Engineering Congress

The submission of contributions is now possible


From September 27-29, 2022, the Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) will be held as a hybrid event in Darmstadt, Germany.


Submission of contributions (oral & poster) to the 7 Topics with a total of 60 Symposia is now open. For more information, please visit


Submit contribution
Deadline: 28 February 2022

3. Fachtagung Werkstoffe & Additive Fertigung 2022 

Submit your contribution now


The plenary and keynote speakers for the 3rd symposium have already been selected and are available on the conference homepage. Nationally and internationally renowned experts have been recruited. Make a note of the conference date - May 11-13, 2022 - and submit your contribution. The conference will take place in hybrid form - in Dresden and online.

Submit contribution
Deadline: 31 January 2022

Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM) 2022

Submit your contribution now

The symposium "Laser Precision Microfabrication" will take place from 07 to 10 June 2022 in Dresden, Germany. Submit your contribution (talk & poster) on one of the 30 topics by January 14, 2022. 


All authors will also have the opportunity to participate in the proceedings of the Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering (JLMN). All information can be found at

Submit contribution
Deadline: 14 January 2022

23rd Symposium on Composites and Composite Materials

Deadline extended! Submissions possible until January 23, 2022


From July 20-22, 2022, the 23rd Symposium on Composites and Material Composites will take place as a hybrid event in Leoben. 

Don't miss your chance and submit your contribution on one of the 12 topics until January 23, 2022.


The prices have been published on the event homepage and can be booked at the beginning of the new year.

Submit contribution
Deadline: 23 January 2022

5th International Conference Hybrid 2022 Materials and Structures

Submission deadline extended until January 23, 2022

The 5th International Conference Hybrid 2022 Materials and Structures will take place in Leoben from July 20-22, 2022. Participation is possible on-site and online. 

Submit your contribution to one of the following topics:


A   Basics

B   Characterization

C   Production

D   Design

E   Operation


Ticket prices have been published on the event homepage. Secure your ticket for the conference with the beginning of the new year!

Submit contribution
Deadline: 23 January 2022

56. Metallographie-Tagung

Mark date & submit contribution by March 15, 2022


The 56th Metallography Meeting will be held as a hybrid event in Saarbrücken. In addition to the traditional focus on preparation and microscopic microstructure imaging, microstructure analysis and metallographic damage analysis, the topics will primarily be in two promising areas for which the Saarbrücken campus, with its expertise and technical equipment, stands like no other in Germany. These are, on the one hand, the further development and application of all tomography methods from the micro to the nano to the atomic scale and, on the other hand, the application of state-of-the-art computer science expertise and artificial intelligence to the urgent systematic and efficient digitization.

Submit contribution
Deadline: 15 March 2022

EuroSuperalloys 2022

Save the Date: 4th European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications


We are pleased to invite you to the "4th European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications", which will be held in Bamberg, Germany, September 18-22, 2022. 


More information will follow shortly.

Save the date!

News from the

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Working Group Fraktographie

On November 19, 2021 the 14th meeting of the WG Fractography in the DVM/DGM joint committee "Scanning Electron Microscopy in Materials Testing" was held under the chairmanship of Dr.-Ing Dirk Bettge. A total of 105 participants* from industry and research institutes had registered and mostly attended the meeting...more

Intense Discussion Titan


In addition to classic topics such as an optimization of the microstructure through thermo-mechanical treatments or the improvement of surface properties, additive manufacturing is also becoming increasingly important in the titanium world and the first components are already being produced for the aerospace...more

Expert Committee Circ. Materials


On 11/25/2021, the Circular Materials Technical Committee held its third online meeting. This time the topic was "Sustainability Assessment", with three excellent presentations...more

Exploratory Meeting

In the field of tension between energy transition and resource-efficient material use, hydrogen degradation of materials will be and is one of the major challenges for materials science research in the coming decades...more

Results Sample Prep. Group

At the online meeting on Dec. 13, 2021, the first results of the current joint trial on the substitution and reduction of hazardous substances in daily work practice in metallographic etching were presented using various test materials and discussed by the 17 participants...more

Expert Committee Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing Technical Committee meeting was attended by 52 participants consisting of representatives from industry and research. The head of the committee, Prof. Ploshikhin, briefly opened the meeting and a round of introductions of the participants dialled in at that time took place...more 

Logo Expert Committee Circular Materials

January 13, 2022


Expert Committee Circular Materials

in German

Technical Committee Intermetallic Ph.

February 2, 2022


Technical Committee Intermetallic Phases

in German

March 08-11, 2022


Introduction to metallurgy for engineers and technicians

in German

March 09, 2022


Damage analysis of aluminum components

in German

March 14-16, 2022


Drawing of wires and tubes - basics, materials, processes

in German

March 15-17, 2022


Fracture mechanics calculation methods

in German

March 16-17, 2022


Titanium and titanium alloys

in German

March 17-18,  2022



in German

Three HZB teams led by Prof. Christiane Becker, Prof. Bernd Stannowski and Prof. Steve Albrecht have jointly managed to increase the efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cells fabricated completely at HZB to a new record value of 29.80 %. The value has now been officially certified and is documented in the NREL-charts. This brings the 30 percent mark within reach...more


The 2022 university practical course "Hydrogen in Metals" will take place on March 29 and 30, 2022 - after all, the little fiend, element No. 1 of the periodic table, must be domesticated even in times of Covid-19...more

The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for discussion of fundamental aspects of laser-matter interaction, the state-of-the-art of smart laser processing, and topics for the next generation with fundamental scientists, end users and laser manufacturers...more

 Honored at #F21MRS. This award honors "outstanding individuals who have embodied the MRS mission, vision, and values for an equitable interdisciplinary community to advance materials science and technology."...more

This survey is aimed at potential users of the MaterialDigital platform. The platform hopes to gain a better understanding of the user wishes, expectations and demands from your feedback (approx. 15 min. time required)...more


Junior Euromat 2022 will be held July 19-22, 2022 at the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world.

On behalf of FEMS, we invite you to participate in the conference...more

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Präsidentin/President: Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS und Technische Universität Dresden

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