Conference Workshops

VIMMP project (H2020 GA 760907) workshop Virtual Materials Market Place


Chairs: Dr. Welchy Leite Cavalcanti and Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Germany.


Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Dorothea Brüggemann, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Dr. Vadim Elisseev, IBM Research, Warrington, United Kingdom


Description: VIMMP is a user-friendly digital marketplace that provides effective use of materials modelling by a wide range of stakeholders facilitating an accelerated speed of development and mar-ket deployment of new materials. VIMMP is a true “two sided” marketplace that promotes exchange between providers and consumers of products and services. The target is to promote easily access to state-of-the-art Soft Matter Simulation Tools for novel product developments. A remarkable compo-nent of VIMMP is the translation router for connecting users to experts so called translators. With the guidance of the translators VIMMP will facilitate the translation of a scientific problem into modelling workflows ready for simulation using a range of software tools and VIMMP components. Among the main achievements of project are the VIMMP ontologies, the development of translation router ontol-ogy driven, collection of stakeholders feedback for the business plan, data storage architecture of VIMMP including search and metadata ingest. Within VIMMP project the Industrial relevance and requirements based on real life user cases is ensured via one SME and two large manufacturing companies test cases representing four industrial sectors:


  1. Emulsions - food emulsions
  2. Complex/structured fluids - personal care liquid
  3. Polymer composites – tire compounds
  4. Corrosion inhibitors - Polymer corrosion inhibitors in metalworking fluids and paints & coatings


This workshop aims to present and provide a discussion regarding elements and components to be present in open Marketplaces as VIMMP to facilitate innovation in materials manufacturing in-dustries (large and SME) and to contribute to the growth related to the Digital Single Market. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation pro-gramme under grant agreement No 760907.

VIMMP invites authors from academia and industry to submit high-quality papers on topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Ontologies and Metadata
  • Interoperability among marketplaces
  • Open simulation platforms
  • Translation cases (translation from a scientific materials challenge into a solution by applying materials modelling)
  • Materials modelling (electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic and continuum)
  • Use case solutions benefiting from material modelling for different industrial sectors.
  • Multiscale models


MMAMA project (H2020-NMBP-07-2017) workshop: Electrical Material Parameters and Impedance Measurement Techniques in the Project MMAMA


Chairs: Dr. Johannes Hoffmann and Dr. Toai Le Quang, METAS, Switzerland


Keynote and invited speakers:

  • Prof. Kamel Haddadi, IEMN- University of Lille 1, France
  • Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN- University of Lille 1, France
  • Prof. François Piquemal, LNE Paris, France
  • Prof. Wojciech Gwarek, QWED, Poland
  • Dr. José Antonio Morán Meza, LNE Paris, France
  • Dr. Georg Gramse, Keysight Technologies, Austria
  • Dr. David Moerman, Materia Nova, Belgium
  • Dr. Olivier Douheret, Materia Nova, Belgium


Description: Manufacturing industry is putting more and more complicated materials and material systems onto the market. These are new semiconductor materials, composites, organic semiconductors, and many other ones. Knowing the electromagnetic parameters of these materials are the basis for product development. The effective extracted material parameters are used in microwave simulations and design but also, the spatially resolved material measurements are required to progress the material science. This workshop will show recent developments in highly precise material measurements for bulk materials and measurements with spatial resolution down to 20nm. The workshop includes live presentations of material measurement systems.


Keywords: Permittivity, material parameters, impedance, scanning microwave microscope, coaxial probe, impedance spectroscopy


List of talks:

1. Introduction to MMAMA project by Coordinator (Prof. Kamel Haddadi, Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN)

2. Standard operating procedures for Scanning Microwave Microscopy and applications (Dr. Johannes Hoffmann, Dr Toai Le Quang, METAS)

3. Scanning Microwave Microscopy techniques (Prof. Kamel Haddadi, Prof. Didier Theron, IEMN)

4. Extraction of electric permittivity from nanoscale calibrated capacitance measurements using SMM (Prof. François Piquemal, Dr. Jose Moran, LNE)

5. Impedance spectroscopy and coaxial probe (Dr. Georg Gramse, Keysight Technologies)

6. Impedance Spectroscopy: fast and versatile characterization tool for multiscale evaluation of organic photovoltaic materials and process (Dr. David Moerman, Dr. Olivier Douheret, Materia Nova)

7. Material characterization systems (Prof. Wojciech Gwarek, QWED)


This workshop is proposed in the frame of the European project H2020-NMBP-07-2017 MMAMA

Microwave Microscopy for Advanced and Efficient Materials Analysis and Production

grant agreement No.761036,