MATRAC 1 - Summer School 2015

Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science

About the School

The Summer School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.

The school will take place from September 21 to 25, 2015 in Ammersbek (near Hamburg) and at GEMS/DESY in Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be on synchrotron experiments. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Therefore the participants will spend two days doing experiments at GEMS/DESY.

The Summer School is significantly funded by German and Swedish authorities for their respective students. Therefore, the participation fee amounts to 50 €. Students from other European countries can request reimbursement of their travel expenses from a NMI3 grant applicable for this school.

The fee includes accomodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book "Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science" which has resulted from previous summer schools with the same title.

Please use the application form in the navigation bar to apply for the school and send in parallel an e-mail with a short CV (pdf document, maximum one page, including the status of your education, if applicable the topic of your thesis). Please also include a letter of motivation, signed by your supervisor also stating his/her contact address.

All documents should be sent to:


Application deadline: 24 June 2015
Decision about participation: early July 2015
Payment deadline: end of July 2015

Payment details will be sent to you when a decision about the participation has been made.