General Meetings

General Meetings (GM) bring together all the members of the Action every year, as well as in a concluding meeting at the very end of the Action. This will be the opportunity for the workgroups to share their results with the wider network. YRIs, including students in the early stage of their PhD, will be encouraged to present in front of the community, while world-recognized experts will be invited to give keynote lectures.

These meetings will also emphasize basic knowledge in key disciplines linked to the network activities (rheology of materials, crystallography, mechanical testing, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, tomography, synthesis, molecular dynamics, digital image correlation, machine learning….).


The first General meeting was held on 26th and 27th of April, 2023 at IMDEA Madrid, with Jon Molina and his team as local organizers.
IMDEA Materials Institute is located at the Scientific and Technological Park of the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Tecnogetafe.

It gathered approx. 80 participants from 24 different countries.

Oral and poster presentations related to all topics were covered:

  • Mechanical size effects and nanoscale deformation mechanisms
  • Experimental and simulation investigations, including
    • Nanoindentation
    • Nanomechanical testing
    • In-situ testing
    • Advanced characterization methods
    • Atomistic simulations
    • Meso-scale simulations
    • Finite elements
    • Crystalline, amorphous or hybrid materials
  • Management of research data in materials science
  • Machine learning applications related to the topics above