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esf scientific domains
ESF : scientific domains

Standing Committee domains

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physical and Engineering Sciences

Expert Board/Committee domains

  • Marine Sciences
  • Polar Sciences
  • Space Sciences
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Materials Science &Engineering

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

  • Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee
  • First ESF Expert Committee:
    • established since 1990s
    • established within ESF
    • to have limited time mandate
    • to have mission focussed on foresight
  • 1st meeting October 2009
  • 2nd meeting 10-11 March 2010
  • 3rd meeting 4-5 October 2010


22 participating organisations
22 participating organisations

Austria: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF)

Belgium (2) : Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.- FNRS) ; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO) ;

European Materials Forum

European Materials Research Society (EMF/E-MRS)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Finland (2): Suomen Akatemia/Finlands Akademi ; Suomen Tiedeakatemiain Valtuuskunta/Delegationen för Vetenskapsakademierna i Finland

France: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Germany (3) : Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) ; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) ; Hermann von Helmholtz Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF) ; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Italy: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Norway: Norges Forskningsråd

Poland: Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN)

Portugal: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologica (FCT)

Slovenia: Slovenska Akademija Znanosti in Umetnosti (SAZU)

Spain: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)

Sweden: Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Switzerland: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)

UK: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


members and observers
Members and observers
  • Prof. Anne-Christine Ritschkoff - FI
  • Prof. Robert Singer - DE
  • Dr. Constantin Vahlas - FR
  • Prof. Paul Van Houtte - BE
  • Observers
  • Dr. Martyn Chamberlain - EC
  • Dr. RenzoTomellini – EC
  • Prof. Hans JörgFecht (ESSC)
  • Carmen Hubert (NSF)

MatSEEC Committee Members

  • Prof. Günther Bauer (Chair) - AT
  • Prof. Neil Alford - UK
  • Dr. Patrick Bressler - DE
  • Prof. Anne Borg - NO
  • Prof. Joao Pedro Conde PT
  • Dr. Urs Dürig CH
  • Prof. Agustin R. Gonzalez-Elipe ES
  • Prof. Hermann Grimmeiss EMRS
  • Dr. David J. Jarvis - ESA
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla - DE
  • Prof. Krzysztof Jan Kurzydlowski - PL
  • Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni - BE
  • Prof. Risto Nieminen - FI
  • Prof. Eva Olsson - SE
  • Prof. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik - SI
  • Prof. Francesco Priolo - IT
  • Prof. Eckhard Quandt - DE
  • Prof. Dierk Raabe - DE


matseec mission i foresight
MatSEEC Mission I : foresight
  • Taking account of the existing situation

- Identify Materials Science Engineering priorities and objectives for the period out to 15+ years, for, and in research, infrastructure, capacities, etc.


MatSEEC Mission II: recommendations

  • Recommend how to achieve the objectives and priorities by means of actions and programmeseither by national agencies, or by European organisations such as the European Commission and the European European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, (ESFRI).

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

matseec mission assessment and advice
MatSEEC Mission: assessment and advice
  • Complementary to the foresight mission, to:
    • Act as a consultant body for the international materials science and engineering community providing information and advice to National Funding Agencies, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and Governmental Agencies on issues of relevance to Materials Science and Engineering.
    • Monitor and report on the evolution of research and development in all fields of materials to inform European decision makers in Europe.
    • Provide expert assessment and evaluation
matseec working groups
MatSEEC – Working Groups
  • Materials and challenges
  • Tools, facilities and infrastructures
  • Computational techniques, methods and materials design (report ready)
  • Technology and knowledge transfer
  • What kind of funding?
  • Education and training
  • Public Outreach and visibility


matseec ongoing work
MatSEEC – Ongoing work
  • Preparing input for the FP8
  • Computational Materials Sciences report
  • Survey research infrastructures and tools
  • Propose new funding schemes for collaborative research (e.g. explore possibilities for cross country support)
  • Technology and knowledge transfer
  • Raise awareness in the media and within the community


preparing input for the fp8 of the ec
Preparing input for the FP8 of the EC
  • In progress : preparation of the input on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) jointly with EMRS to be submitted to the High Level Group established by the European Commission to provide advice on priorities in FP8. The 5 KETs are:
  • Micro and Nanoelectronics
  • Advanced Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009


8th framework programme

percentage of wwhigh-tech exports

percentage of R&Dspending of GDP

8th Framework programme

Source: Die Zeit

  • Long-term and substantial investmentin R&D needed, 1.8% of GDP is not enough!
key enabling technologies
Key enabling technologies
  • EU has very good research and development capacities in some key enabling technology areas
  • But no so successful in translating research results into commercialised manufactures goods and services
  • KETs: systemic relevance for developing new goods, services, restructuring of industrial processes , secure research, development and innovation base in Europe
key enabling technologies1
Key enabling technologies
  • Increased focus on innovation: calls for proposals for the years ahead: should be designed to assure the link between research output and industrial impact
  • Increased focus on technology transfer and EU wide supply chains
  • Increased focus on joint strategic programming and demonstration projects

Advanced manufacturing systems

Five KETs plus one cross cutting KET




Micro and










At three months

Cross-cutting analysis

materials innovations

Before 90’s

Since the 90’s

Beyond 2006

Materials Innovations
  • Elements Employed in Silicon Technology

Rare Earth Elements (REE)

W. Riess, IBM Zurich


Implementation of KETs: Policy areas to be addressed

Policy framework conditions



Publicly supported innovation programmes

Technology transfer and supply chains

Lead Market initiative

Deployment of KETs and Climate change

Joint strategic programming

State aid policies



Micro and






Public procurement

IPR and Industrial property


Demonstration projects

Financing instruments

Financing and Venture capital

Skills, higher education and training

Skills, higher education and training

Co-operation outside EU

Enhanced international cooperation

Trade policy

computational materials sciences recommendations
Computational Materials Sciences recommendations

Objectives and prerequisites

  • European consolidation as part of the

general computational science initiatives (LINCEI Forward Look, PRACE)

  • Establishment of European home base for computational materials science (”CMS-CERN”) : CECAM at Lausanne

Scientific outlook

  • Multiscale modelling
  • Non-equilibrium systems
  • Strongly correlated and quantum materials
  • Metamaterials, programmable and biomimetic materials

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009


computational techniques methods and materials design wg r nieminen
Computational techniques, methods and materials design (WG: R. Nieminen)
  • MSE: is becoming the example for simulation based science and engineering:
  • (a)Predictive theoretical and computational methods: discovery and design of materials with new functionalities
(b)Optimisation of processing routes for materials synthesis and preparation (chemical reaction, annealing, recovery)
  • (c)Analysis and interpretation of experimental data
  • Key: dramatic advances in methodologies for multi-scale simulations spanning several spatial and temporal scales
First principles (quantum mechanical methods: cells with thousands of atoms)
  • Mesoscopic simulations (kinetic Monte Carlo and cellular automata methods,
  • Macroscopic limit: micromechanical, micromagnetism ect
  • European cooperation is crucial: no country large enough to have the needed and deep expertise in the underlying theoretical methods and their computational implementation
  • European networking is crucial
  • Pan-European network in computational materials science
research challenges
Research challenges
  • Multiscale materials simulation
  • Non-equilibriium properties
  • Programmable materials
  • Strongly correlated and quantum materials
computational challenges
Computational challenges
  • Mathematical methods
  • Highly parallel computing platforms
  • Special purpose processors
  • Growth of databases: curation and data mining: integrate data bases with other simulation platforms
  • Strong permanent reserach organisation with actives Nodes in several European countries.
  • Selection of bottom-up networks with activities in specific topics: code development, reserach training, hands-on workshops
  • Funding:national reserach councils
electronic structure community
Electronic structure community
  • Worldleading in atomic scale materials research
  • But integration into a more materials based approach is lacking
  • Cohesion of fragmented activities
  • More systematic approaches to verification of simulation results, development of error estimates of computationally predicted properties
central recommendations
Central recommendations
  • CECAM as focal organisation with funding links to national organisations. Better links to experimental efforts, technology transfer to industry needs to be vigorously pursued.
  • Code database deveolpments and maintenance, distribution and support: more professional basis
  • High level policy unit at CECAM: scientific priorities and advise funding agencies.
  • Establish CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire with headquarters in Lausanne, nodal structure) as the European organisation for computational materials science
  • CECAM as host for thematic networks (Psi-k, SimBioMa, MolSimu, etc.)
  • European-level programmes as platforms for computational materials science
  • Targeted symposia, workshops, cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Professional code development, maintenance and delivery
  • Development of tools for data-intensive research and discovery
  • Establish a Policy Unit at CECAM as interface to ESF, funding agencies
  • Work on implementation plan

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009


survey research infrastructures and tools
Survey research infrastructures and tools
  • MatSEEC has prepared a questionnaire to survey Research Infrastructures and equipment used for Materials Science and Engineering in Europe
  • Questionnaire to be addressed to funding organisations and national contacts dealing with funding of RIs in Europe.
  • WG will provide input to the EC project Mapping of European Research Infrastructure Landscape (MERIL) coordinated by the ESF.
  • An inventory of expensive equipment for materials science will also be established

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

MPNS 23 February 2010


new funding schemes for collaborative research
New funding schemes for collaborative research
  • WG is focussing on :
  • Establishing funding instruments for cross-border, bottom-up, basic research
  • Providing recommendation on the use and improvement of existing instruments (ERA-NETs, EUROCORES, ERC, DACH agreement)
  • Recognition of Materials Science and Engineering as a field of its own

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

MPNS 23 February 2010


technology and knowledge transfer
Technology and knowledge transfer
  • The following characteristic issues have been identified which are considered to be essential for a successful technology and knowledge transfer:
    • Materials Science and Engineering is an inherent interdisciplinary subject
    • Materials Science and Engineering covers a wide range of materials (traditional – engineering – advanced) that are used by very different industries
    • New or improved materials are (often) only one part of the value-added chain
    • The importance of Materials Science and Engineering for technological or economical success is not that much appreciated in comparison to other subjects. 
    • Materials scientists and engineers often compete in their academic careers with physicists or chemists resulting in a focus on high ranked publications and much less appreciation of patents and technology and knowledge transfer .

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

MPNS 23 February 2010


raise awareness in the media and within the community
Raise awareness in the media and within the community

An press article about MATSEEC has recently been published in Materials Today (Sept. 2010)

MatSEEC launch - 29-30 October 2009

MPNS 23 February 2010