Welcome Address

10 years of successful and constantly growing MSE congresses in Germany – this is a thrilling key moment and the time to sharpen the profile of such an interdisciplinary “broadband” conference of Materials Science and Engineering. It is also the key moment for stopping and assessing the feedback from participants of all MSE conferences so far. Therefore, we have established a constantly renewing organization with a conference board and an international advisory board. Our goal is to present every two years and right between the well-established Euromat conferences an attractive event with a unique atmosphere and brand for the manifold European materials community and beyond. It should be a kind of marketplace to discover the pioneering spirit of new and emerging trends and at the same time the chance to see beyond the own immediate task and to think out of the box. This may tighten our community and inspire new insights for all of us. Your constructive feedback is always welcome.

On behalf of the Conference Board, I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the MSE2018 in Darmstadt.

Frank Mücklich
Saarland University, Germany