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Second Circular
IX International Symposium on Explosive Production
of New Materials: Science, Technology, Business,
and Innovations (EPNM-2008)

May 6—9, 2008, Lisse, Netherlands

Organized by

Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands
Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISMAN), Russia

MS Word document Scientific Program (MS Word document 106kb)

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International Advisory Committee (IAC)

Carton E., Chairman  (Netherlands)
Banker J.G.(USA)
Batsanov S.S.(Russia)
Buchar J.(Czech)
Deribas A.A.(Russia)
Dobrushin L.D.(Ukraine)
Dremin A.N.(Russia)
Fortov V.E.(Russia)
Gordopolov Yu.A.(Russia)
Hardwick R.(UK)
Hokamoto K.(Japan)
Lysak V.I.(Russia)
Mamalis A.G.(Greece)
Merzhanov A.G.(Russia)
Moon J.G.(Korea)
Paton B.E.(Ukraine)
Pervukhin L.B.(Russia)
Petr V.(USA)
Pruemmer R.(Germany)
Raghukandan K.(India)
Sekine T.(Japan)
Smirnov G.V.(Belarus)
Stavrev S.Ya.(Bulgaria)
Tanaka K.(Japan)
Thadhani N.N.(USA)
Titov V.M.(Russia)
Ujimoto Ya.(Japan)
Vetlitskii B.B.(Czech)
Yoh J.J.(Korea)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Carton E., Chairman  (Netherlands)
Diederen A.(Netherlands)
Richardson I.(Netherlands)
Stuivinga M.(Netherlands)
Weerheijm J.(Netherlands)
Wentzel C.(Netherlands)
van Puffelen E., Executive Secretary  (Netherlands)

Coordinating Committee (CC)

Gordopolov Yu.A., Chairman(Russia)
Sytschev A.E., Coordinator(Russia)
Gordopolov A.Yu., Coordinator(USA)
Likhanova O.O., Executive Secretary  (Russia)

Program Committee (PC)

Banker J.G.(USA)
Carton E.P.(Netherlands)
Deribas A.A.(Russia)
Gordopolov Yu.A.  (Russia)
Hokamoto K.(Japan)
Pervukhin L.B.(Russia)
Prummer R.(Germany)
Shtertser A.A.(Russia)
Utkin A.V.(Russia)


The Symposium is intended to be a representative forum of scientists, engineers, and production managers active in the field of rapid processes and phenomena accompanying shock- and detonation-assisted synthesis, shock-assisted modification of materials, explosive strengthening and welding of metals, and explosion-mediated consolidation of powders for effective industrial-scale implementation of the above processes.

The History

The Symposia have a long history: in the 70–80s, they were held in former Czechoslovakia on a regular basis. The Symposia were popular and greatly contributed to the science and technology of materials processing by explosion. After a long time-out, the tradition was resumed by holding the VIII Symposium (EPNM-2006) in Moscow, September 11–14, 2006.

The Symposium in Moscow demonstrated the current importance and significance of such forums. The Symposium was attended by more than 100 experts from 12 countries, including representatives of leading manufacturers using explosive technologies that indicate the continuing interest to such forums.

The participants expressed their satisfaction with renewal of such meetings and supported the idea to held similar forums within a period of two years.

Symposium Sections

  • Explosive welding of metals and consolidation of powders
  • Synthesis of new materials in shock and detonations waves
  • Explosive and shock processing of materials
  • Industrial implementation of materials production/processing by explosion
  • Location: The Golden Tulip Hotel, Lisse, Netherlands

    Official Language

    English will be the official language of the Symposium

    Preliminary Timetable

  • Monday, May, 5 
  • arrival of participants, Welcoming reception 19:00 in the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lisse
  • Tuesday, May, 6 
  • 8:30 registration, opening ceremony, presentations (oral and poster)
  • Wednesday, May, 7 
  • presentations (oral and poster), 13:00 excursion to Tulip fields and Amsterdam
  • Thursday, May 8 
  • presentations (oral and poster), banquet
  • Friday, May 9 
  • presentations (oral) until 14:00, closing ceremony, departure of participants

    The Local Organizing Committee

    Chairman of IAC/LOC for EPNM-2008
    Dr. Erik Carton
    P.O. Box 45 2280 AA
    Rijswijk, Netherlands
    tel: +31-15-2843355
    fax: +31-15-2843939

    CC/PC of IAC Executive secretary
    Olga Likhanova
    ISMAN, Russian Academy of Sciences,
    Institutskaya ul., 8,
    Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, 142432, Russia
    tel: +7(495) 962-8042
    fax: +7(495) 962-8070

    Hotel reservation

    For resevation please write:
    People that want to stay before or after the Symposium should reserve their rooms directly with the hotel
    Mention the EPNM-2008 symposium at your reservation.

    Registration fee

    Registration fee includes attending the conference, materials, 3 lunches, banquet, and excursion.
  • Late registration fee - 450 Euro
  • Registration fee for accompanying persons - 150 Euro (only the banquet and excursion, no lunches nor attending the symposium)
  • Registration fee for students - 300 Euro

    Method of payment

    The attendants can sent their fee to the following TNO-bank account:

    a.c. 68 84 95 583
    (ING bank in the Netherlands)
    IBAN NL14INGB0688495583

    Under the name of:
    TNO Defence, Security and Safety
    registration code ‘032.12804’ + ‘your last name’

    P.O. Box 45
    2280 AA Rijswijk
    VAT- number NL002875718B01

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