Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Bressler
Patrick Bressler is the director of Fraunhofer Brussels in Belgium. He graduated in physics with a thesis on thin film magnetism (RWTH Aachen) and he holds a PhD in semiconductor & surface physics (TU Berlin).
He has over twenty years experience in synchrotron radiation instrumentation, photoelectron spectroscopy, semiconductor physics and materials science, working at the Berlin synchrotron radiation laboratory, BESSY, and at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in Germany.
He led the Physical and Engineering Sciences Unit (PESC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg, France from 2005 to 2009. Patrick Bressler is the Chairman of the European Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee (MatSEEC) and a member of the Executive Board of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).
Fostering Europen Competence and Competitiveness session chairman.
Workshop: An Outlook on Knowledge Intensive Materials in the Future
All modern technologies (e.g.: photonics, microelectronics or nanotechnologies, etc.) are underpinned by materials - in all phases of the value chain and innovation cycle. As such these are knowledge-intensive materials.
The European Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee (MatSEEC) recently conducted a set of foresight studies on the needs for materials in several technology sectors, such as materials for energy and materials for key enabling technologies. This talk will present a summary of the foresight process and a first set of conclusions.
In particular, we propose the creation of open access centres, or technology validation platforms, as the backbone for a new European innovation incubation network for knowledge-intensive materials and materials processing.