Events listing

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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


New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials


The twenty-second consecutive seminar on New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials (NTREM) is intended to be a world meeting where junior scientists and students meet with each other and also with well-established experts working in the fields of teaching,  research,  development,  processing, analyzing and application of all kinds of energetic materials. The goal of the organizing committee is to create a pleasant atmosphere where young specialists from various countries will have an opportunity to exchange professional information as well as gain personal contacts. This year's topic is Synthesis & Formulations

Location: University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Date: 10/04/2019 - 12/04/2019


Europyro 2019: 44th International Pyrotechnics Seminar


The Af3P (Association Française des Poudres, Propulsion et Pyrotechnie) organizes the EUROPYRO 2019 conference in Tours (France). This event gathers every 4 years representatives from industry and research working in the field of explosives, pyrotechnics and energetic materials.

The conference will be coupled with the 44th IPS seminar. The conference will focus on current status and improvements in explosives and pyrotechnic fields for defense, space, industry and safety applications.

The 100th anniversary of SFEPA (Syndicat des Fabricants d’Explosifs, Poudres et Armes) will be celebrated during the congress.

Location: International Congress Center, Tours, France

Date: 03/06/2019 - 07/06/2019


21st Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK19)

Location: Portland, OR, USA

Date: 16/06/2019 - 21/06/2019


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


EFEE 10th World Conference on Explosives & Blasting


The EFEE World Conference on Explosives and Blasting has established itself as one of the key international blasting events. Our Stockholm conference in 2017 was attended by over 450 delegates from 45 countries with a large industry exhibition. We are excited to announce that the 10th World Conference will be held in the superb city of Helsinki, Finland.

The conference will take place from Sunday 15th to Wednesday 18th September 2019 and includes technical presentations, an industry exhibition, technical excursions, educational workshops, welcome drinks reception, gala dinner, post conference excursion and partner programme.

This unique event draws attention from explosives users, manufacturers and drilling equipment operators as well as researchers and professionals involved in the construction and mining industry.

The technical sessions will be divided into key themes. Authors will present their papers in English to an audience in a lecture style format with some time for questions from the audience.

The conference will focus on practical papers on the following themes:

  • Blast Design Management
  • Blast Vibration and Seismology
  • Blasting Work Experiences
  • Construction, Mining & Quarrying (Blasting)
  • Demolition Blasting
  • EU Directives & Harmonisation Work
  • Explosive Detection for Security
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • New Applications and Training
  • Shot Hole Development
  • Technical Development

To express an interest or for further details please contact us by

Location: Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

Date: 15/09/2019 - 18/09/2019


Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Symposium


Innovative IM&EM Solutions for Safer Operations in More Demanding Environments

Monday 21 October 2019 to Thursday 24 October 2019

Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel, Seville, Spain

The Insensitive Munitions European Manufacturers Group (IMEMG), the US National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the Munitions Safety Information and Analysis Center (MSIAC), are sponsoring a joint industry/government symposium on Insensitive Munitions (IM) and Energetic Materials (EM) at the Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel, Seville, Spain on 21 – 24 October 2019.

The theme is: Innovative IM&EM Solutions for Safer Operations in More Demanding Environments

New IM and EM technologies are finding increasing application to meet operational requirements in a variety of challenging in-service environments. This Symposium will address innovative IM and EM solutions being developed for deployment through all stages of the life-cycle. The 2019 IM & EM Technology Symposium is a major international forum for exchange and dissemination of information on the latest IM and EM advancements. This is the fifth time this Symposium has come to Europe and the first time it is to be held in Spain. The European location reflects the greater international co-operation and collaboration within the global defence community.

Location: Seville, Spain

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


XV High Energy Material Workshop (HEMs 2019)


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.


Location: Monaco, Principality of Monaco

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

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/

31st International Symposium on Ballistics


The International Ballistics Society preceded by the International Ballistics Committee (IBC) since 1974. The IBS activities include organizing International Ballistics Symposiums, Publish Journals, Periodic Bulletin, Tutorials, and also providing awards and scholarships in the areas of Ballistics. The International Symposium on Ballistics is organised by International Ballistics Society every 18 months. The hosting of symposium rotates among the member countries; with every alternate venue is selected outside USA. The Society has conducted 30 International symposiums since 1974, which is participated by researchers from India and more than 40 countries take part regularly. The Society encourages young researchers to present their work and have the opportunity to discuss their results with leaders in their field.

The Society provides membership at various levels- Student, Ordinary, Senior, Fellow, life-time and corporate membership. It also provides awards for promoting Ballistics as mentioned below.

  • Louis and Edith Zernow for Best paper that advances science of ballistics
  • Rosalind and Pei Chou Young Author Award for Age 35 and under
  • Neill Griffiths Award for Most significant contribution to shaped charge technology
  • SABO Award for Best poster paper
  • Student Awards for PhD student at time of ISB

Location: HICC, Hyderabad, India

Date: 04/11/2019 - 08/11/2019


1st International Explosives Conference

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Cranfield University in conjunction with the UK’s Centre of Excellence for Energetic Materials and the Sector Skills Strategy Group is hosting the inaugural UK based International Explosives Conference 2020.

“Future Developments in Explosives and Energetics”

The event theme is future developments and content is very much aimed at the science of explosives and energetics. By design it is unclassified with a view to generating a truly international mix of speakers and delegates. The principal themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Energetic Materials and Characterisation 
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Response to Stimuli
  • Advances in Experimental Techniques and Diagnostics
  • Theory, Modelling and Simulation

The format of the event will be:

  • Day 1: Keynote, presentations, plenaries and drinks reception.
  • Day 2: Presentations, plenaries, Three Minute Thesis, Posters, Keynote and evening dinner
  • Day 3: Presentations, plenaries, keynote, awards, lunch and departure on completion

We will issue a ‘call for papers’ shortly including the dates the abstracts will be required by no later than January 2020.

If you wish to register your interest in the 2020 event please send an email to If you have additional questions please contact the event organiser For further information, sponsorship, display opportunities and other event information please visit

30th June - 2nd July 2020 at 10:00

Location: Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London

Date: 30/06/2020 - 02/07/2020

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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