Events listing

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Spectrometry for Security international workshop



Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and mass spectrometry (MS) are key technologies for a wide range of security applications. They provide analytical tools for the high sensitivity operational trace detection of explosives, chemical warfare agents and narcotics, whilst higher resolution mass spectrometers enable lab- based characterization of threat materials including forensic analysis.

MS is also increasingly being deployed in the field as technological and engineering solutions emerge to meet MS system requirements, such as robust, low power vacuum pumps. Ionisation is key to both detection and analysis methods, and advances in the use of non-radioactive sources for production of reagent ions and in ambient ionisation for MS have reduced the logistic and regulatory burden and increased applications in the security arena.

Following two very successful one-day workshops at the University of Birmingham in 2015 and 2016, this first International Workshop, organized by the Chemical Sciences Security Group (CSSG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the Institut für Atemgasanalytik at the University of Innsbruck, will bring together scientists and technologists from academia, industry and government in an informal setting to network and share recent advances in areas such as PTR-MS, ESI-MS, IMS and MS for security applications. The aim is to facilitate closer collaboration in this field and improve the exploitation of novel concepts.

Location: Institute for Breath Research, University of Innsbruck, an the FH Vorarlberg, University of Applied Sciences.

Date: 10/02/2019 - 13/02/2019


Security and Policing Home Office Event 2019


Where technology and innovation meet…

This official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials.

The 2019 event will be hosted by the Joint Security & Resilience Centre and for the first time in its history, will be attended by the Home Secretary, alongside the Minister for Security and Economic Crime.

For Further information about this event and to book a place please visit the website. 

Location: Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hampshire.

Date: 05/03/2019 - 07/03/2019




The overall aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and R&D.

The SET for BRITAIN series of poster competitions and exhibitions in the House of Commons which started in 1997 came to an abrupt halt with the untimely death in 2007 of its inspirational originator and organiser, Dr Eric Wharton.

In late 2008, the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee assisted by Mrs Sue Wharton joined together with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics and the Society of Biology to revive the SET for BRITAIN (now STEM for BRITAIN) events which began again in 2009.

Mr Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chairman of the STEM for BRITAIN organising group of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, will sponsor the event at the House of Commons during the 2019 British Science Week.

In order to encourage maximum participation by early-career researchers and Members of Parliament the competition is divided into five subject areas:

  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

There will be 2 poster exhibitions and judging sessions during the day, each ending with a reception and prize-giving. The competition currently attracts around 500 entrants, of whom approximately 35% are selected to present their work in Parliament.

STEM for BRITAIN Awards are made on the basis of the very best research work and results by an early-stage or early-career researcher together with their ability to communicate their work to a lay audience.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - 17:00 on Monday 3rd December 2018.

Please visit the STEM for Britain website for more information

Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster

Date: 13/03/2019 - 13/03/2019


36th SCI Process Development Symposium


Process Development Symposia

The area of process development continues to be a challenging and important area for the research into and application of modern synthetic organic chemistry, as well as enabling technologies. Process development is the application of chemistry to the scale up of new synthetic processes from the laboratory through pilot plant to full scale commercial manufacture and into life cycle management. It is an extremely broad discipline crossing the boundaries between synthetic organic chemistry, process technology and chemical engineering.

These meetings bring together experts from across the entire spectrum of the discipline to present state of the art process development. As established and well attended meetings, the process development symposia offer excellent opportunities for networking between like-minded process scientists of all levels of experience and from all areas of the chemical industry.

For more information regarding this event please visit the event webpage.

Location: Churchill College, Cambridge

Date: 27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019


Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2019


is the UK’s leading annual defence procurement and supply chain event. DPRTE provides an opportunity for both buyers and suppliers to engage across a range of interactive and educational features including:

Officially partnered with the Ministry of Defence and many of the leading UK and international defence and procurement support organisations, DPRTE provides a dedicated platform for the enhancement of skills, knowledge and efficiency across the defence sector buying community, in addition to the development of both new and existing business opportunities for suppliers, within a marketplace valued at over £20 billion annually.

Location: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK

Date: 28/03/2019 - 28/03/2019


50th International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT


Energetic Materials – Past, Present and Future

For 50 years the International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT has given scientists in the global energetic materials community from all over the world a forum to share and discuss their research. Some of the research goals pursued 50 years ago – such as enhanced performance and safety or low production costs – are as relevant today as they were in the past. However, new research trends have also emerged. For example, increased awareness of environmental impact and toxic effects on humans has stimulated a plethora of research into green alternatives to traditional energetic materials like lead azide.

Alongside these shifts in research objectives, the methods and materials used have also changed considerably over the years. New methods for the synthesis and processing of energetic materials, such as micro reactor technology or 3D printing of high explosives, have been developed or are the topic of current research. New systems under investigation, such as co-crystalized high explosives or metallic nano-laminates, have the potential to create energetic materials with a performance tailored to specific applications. Together with new or improved experimental techniques such as high-speed video, fast spectrometry or transient interferometry methods like photonic doppler velocimetry, new computer models and simulation capabilities have enabled scientists to design energetic materials with enhanced capabilities and efficiency in technical applications, and to increase their knowledge and understanding of energetic materials in ways barely imaginable 50 years ago. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for us.

From synthesis and processing, modelling and simulation through to experimental characterization and from basic research through to technical applications, the 50th International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT will continue to welcome contributions relating to almost all aspects of energetic materials research.

Scientists participating in ICT´s 50th International Annual Conference have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with experts from all over the world, to stay up to date with the latest trends and ideas in the energetic materials community and to contribute to the future of the science of energetic materials.

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology is holding its 50th International Annual Conference on:

Energetic Materials – Past, Present and Future

Main topics

  • New energetic materials
  • Synthesis and processing
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Experimental characterization
  • Technical applications


Contributions to the conference can take the form of oral presentations (presentation time 20 minutes including discussion) or posters. Please submit an extended abstract not exceeding 500 words with optional figures and tables together with the exact title and name of the author(s). The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will be available at the beginning of the event. Guidelines on how to prepare the text for publication will be sent to the authors.


Abstracts (to December 20,

2018 Reply to authors February/March 2019

Full papers April 2019

The program will be published in April 2019.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

The Fraunhofer ICT in Germany is a unique research and development facility with competence in the fields of energetic materials, energetic systems, polymer engineering, applied electrochemistry and environmental engineering. It comprises the entire spectrum from basic research tasks to application in products according to its customers‘ needs. In the field of propellants and explosives the Fraunhofer ICT, with its 500 employees, is the only research institute in Germany to perform contractual research for the Federal Ministry of Defence, the national and international defence industry as well as commercial clients. Founded in 1959, the Fraunhofer ICT has gained an international reputation, especially in the fields of:

  • Material and processing technology
  • Formulation, characterization and manufacturing of energetic and polymeric materials
  • Mechanical and chemical processing technology
  • Substance and material properties and structure analysis
  • Combustion, reaction kinetics
  • Physical and chemical analysis of combustion and detonation phenomena
  • Energy balance and conversion
  • Sensor technology
  • Environmental and safety engineering
  • Gas explosions and hazards
  • Environmental testing
  • Waste disposal and recycling

Please visit the website for further information about the conference. 

Location: Convention Center, Karlsruhe, Germany

Date: 25/06/2019 - 28/06/2019


Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019


Celebrating its 20th year, this world leading event connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defence & security supply chain on an unrivalled scale.  With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can innovate, share knowledge, discover & experience the latest capabilities across the Air, Land, Naval, Security & Joint domains.

Location: The Excel, London, UK

Date: 10/09/2019 - 13/09/2019


Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Symposium


Further information to follow. 

Location: Seville, Spain

Date: 21/10/2019 - 24/10/2019


XVth International Workshop High Energetic Materials (HEMs 2019): Demilitarization and Civil Applications



International Workshop HEMs-2019 is held for the purpose of strengthening collaboration of noted scientists from different countries and manufacturers working on the development of new articles from high energy materials. Subjects of the Workshop cover the problems of civil application of HEMs and related problems, up-to-date state and development perspectives of the following directions:

  1. Development of HEMs, Their Features, Diagnostics and Combustion;
  2. Demilitarization/Utilization/Environmental Safety of Energetic Systems;
  3. Rocket Motors for Space Systems, Gas Generators;  
  4. Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies (including medicine and pharmaceutics);
  5. High Energy Materials for new applications;
  6. Dual-Purpose Chemical Substances and medico-biologic materials;
  7.  Detection of Explosives. ?

Conferences, discussions and technical session of the Workshop will be held in the Conference Room, during 2 days.

For more information please visit the event website. 

Location: Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

Date: 28/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

Link: Website: le-meridien-beach-plaza/

ECC8 – 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress


EuChemS, the European Chemical Society, aims to nurture a platform for scientific discussion and to provide a single, unbiased European voice on key policy issues in chemistry and related fields.

EuChemS has been active since 1970, initially under the name of FECS (Federation of European Chemical Sciences). FECS was established on 3 July 1970 in Prague by 17 Member Societies from both east and west Europe. On 14 October 2004 in its General Assembly in Bucharest, FECS decided to adopt the EuCheMS, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences designation, with its headquarters in Belgium, and to prepare a new constitution, which was published in the Belgian Gazette on 28 April 2006. In the summer of 2018, a new name, acronym and logo was adopted: EuChemS, the European Chemical Society.

Representing more than 160,000 chemists from more than 40 Member Societies and other chemistry related organisations, EuChemS relies on a unique network of active researchers involved in all the fields of chemistry. Through this network, EuChemS organises several specialised academic conferences as well as the biannual EuChemS Chemistry Congress, the European congress of chemical sciences. EuChemS also promotes the role and image of the chemical sciences among the general public and policy-makers through social media, newsletters and through the organisation of conferences and workshops open to the society.

Through the promotion of chemistry and by providing expert and scientific advice, EuChemS aims to take part in the solution to today´s major societal challenges. EuChemS is a signatory of the EU Transparency register. The register number is: 03492856440-03. EuChemS is also an official accredited stakeholder of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

For more information about the event please visit the website. 

Location: Centro de Congressos de Lisboa

Date: 30/08/2020 - 30/09/2020