Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr.-Ing. Margarethe Hofmann
M. Hofmann is CEO of ESM since about 20 years.
M. Hofmann has studied foundry at University Duisburg and the made her master and PhD in materials science at TU Berlin and Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. She created MatSearch Consulting in Switzerland, which also represents the Foundation ESM. M. Hofmann is further on active as scientific coordinator of a FP7 project in nanomaterials and coordinated several international and national research programmes in materials and in biotechnology related fields.
Since 2011 the Board of ESM and M. Hofmann are launching the new Council of less Common Elements, which was present already at the World Resources Forum in Davos with an expert session.
„Council of Less Common Elements“ – a Switzerland Based Experts Forum
Less common elements like cerium, gadolinium, indium, lithium, scandium, and many more play an increasing role as materials used in modern technologies, especially for green energy, communication technology and nano-/micro technology. Most of these elements are not mined in Europe but mainly in the continents Asia, Africa and in the Americas. The Council of Less Common Elements (CLCE) presents its concept to bring knowledge, experience and opinions together from decision makers in economy, technology, politics and society.