4th International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials 2020 (IWMEM-2020), Karlsruhe, GermanyNews and updates will be announced in section News.


Global energy consumption is continuously rising and is predominantly reliant on diminishing fossil-fuel resources. The mechanics of energy materials is crucial in providing efficient and reliable means to convert, store and transport sustainably produced energy.

The 4th International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials (IWMEM-2020) aims to provide a platform to disseminate and promote state-of-art research, facilitate scientific discussion, and establish collaboration, in the field of mechanics of energy materials. The previous three workshops were held in Sydney, Australia, November 2016, Suzhou, China, November 2017, and Chennai, India, November 2018, respectively. This workshop focuses on the mechanics problems encountered in:

  • Batteries
  • Energy harvesting
  • Fuel cells
  • Geothermal energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Thermal energy storage (including phase change materials)
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Wind Turbines

The workshop will be co-hosted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The venue is Hotel Blauer Reiter, Amalienbadstra├če 16, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany.

The workshop brochure can be downloaded here. Please submit your extended abstract (1-2 pages) to the workshop organizer by 01 December 2019.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline for abstracts (1-2 page): 01 December 2019
  • Acceptance of the contributions: 16 December 2019
  • Registration open: 01 November 2019
  • Workshop dates: 30 March – 01 April 2020