DPG Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section in Berlin on March, 17.-22., 2024

The Metal and Material Physics Division (MM) program can be found in the general conference program via  Herzlich willkommen zur 87. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung — Berlin24 (dpg-tagungen.de).

Abstract submission can be done via Abstract-Submission — Berlin24 (dpg-tagungen.de)

It adresses the following MM related topics:

  • Development of computational methods
  • Data driven material science: big data and workflows
  • Materials for storage and conversion of energy (Experiment and Theory)
  • Hydrogen in materials (Experiment and Theory)
  • Functional materials: performance, reliability and degradation (Experiment and Theory)                             
  • Phase transformations (Experiment and Theory)
  • Interface controlled properties , nanomaterials, and microstructure design (Experiment and Theory)
  • Liquid and amorphous materials (Experiment and Theory)
  • Mechanical properties and alloy design: e.g. light-weight, high-temperature, multicomponent materials (Experiment and Theory)
  • Transport in materials: diffusion, conduction of charge or heat (Experiment and Theory)
  • Structurally and chemically complex alloys
  • Additive Manufactoring: microstructure development

invited main speakers (accepted):

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Huber (Hereon, Geesthacht)
  • Prof. Dr. Yolita Eggeler (KIT, Karlsruhe)
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Stricker (RUB, Bochum)
  • Dr. Tobias Brink (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Dr. Anna Kareer (Oxford University)
  • Dr. Daniel Sopu (Erich-Schmid Institut ÖAW)

Topical Session: In Situ and Multimodal Microscopy in Materials Physics

The symposium aims to bring together experts in in situ and multimodal microscopies to address new method developments and novel data-analysis tools. The focus lies in advancements combining in situ experiments with multimodal probing of inorganic materials (e.g. metals, oxides, catalysts, nanomaterials, magnetic and quantum materials) and state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms.

More specifically, the symposium addresses various microscopy technique developments (e.g., scanning transmission electron microscopy, scanning probe and X-ray microscopy) and in situ techniques that study materials exposed to strain, temperature, cryogenic conditions, electric and magnetic fields, in liquid or gas atmosphere.

New trends in multimodal microscopy, such as 4D-STEM in combination with spectroscopic or related methods are welcome. The symposium also covers advancements in automated and open-source-based data analysis of multidimensional datasets, on-the-fly data analysis and machine-learning-based tools for data exploration.


  • Dr. Christian Liebscher, (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Dr. Luca Ghiringhellit (FHI Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Pelz (FAU) 

Invited topical speakers (accepted):

  • Dr. Benedikt Haas (HU Berlin)
  • Dr. Wiebke Albrecht (AMOLF Institute Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Knut Mueller-Caspary (LMU München)
  • Prof. Shelly Conroy (Imperial College London)
  • Prof. Mary Scott (UC Berkeley)

Topical Session: Hydrogen in Materials: form Storage to Embrittlement

The investigation of the multiple roles that hydrogen plays in materials is an essential topic in materials science. The modern hydrogen-related technology encompasses everything from energy conversion to energy storage. For many applications, concerns about the influence of hydrogen on the material's mechanical properties must be taken into account, as even the strongest structural materials can display an enhanced susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement. From a scientific point of view, the improvement in experimental characterization tools and theoretical simulation methods makes it nowadays possible to obtain new insights into the topic. This symposium will be primarily devoted to the physical mechanisms related to hydrogen interacing with materials. The variety of topics discussed will include hydrogen-material thermodynamics and kinetics including permeation, the interplay of hydrogen and phase stability including defect phases, the interaction of hydrogen with defects in microstructures ranging from vacancies to cracks, and the consequences for local hydride formation.”


  • Dr. Tilmann Hickel (BAM, Berlin)
  • Dr. Claudio Pistidda (Hereon, Geesthacht)
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Pundt (KIT, Karlsruhe)

Invited topical speakers (accepted):

  • Prof. Dr. Petra de Jongh (Utrecht University)
  • Dr. Lin Tian (Göttingen University)
  • Dr. Ali Teranchi (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Dr. Tom Depover  (Gent University)
  • Dr. Claudia Zlotea (CNRS Paris-Est)

Topical Session: Sustainable Metallurgy

A key aspect of establishing a circular economy is the sustainable design and synthesis of materials. The Topical Session on Sustainable Materials will bring together experts, researchers, and professionals in the field to discuss and explore innovative approaches, cutting-edge research, and practical solutions in the realm of sustainable materials. For this quickly evolving research field, this Session will provide a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange, with the aim of developing materials with reduced environmental impact and enhanced sustainability. Topics that will be included are: Circular economy strategies in materials science, novel directions in materials design principles and strategies, green synthesis methods, advanced modeling and characterization techniques, materials for efficient energy utilization.


  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Dr. Hauke Springer (RWTH Aachen)

Invited topical speakers (accepted):

  • Prof. Dr. Dierk Raabe (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Dr. Jennifer Rupp (TU München)