The 1st International Workshop on Mechanochemistry of Metal Hydrides (WMMH-18) will be arranged at the University of Oslo, Norway the 30th of May-1st of June 2018

Conference Chairs are Sabrina Sartori ( and Jacques Huot ( 



The 1st International Workshop on Mechanochemistry of Metal Hydrides (WMMH-18) will be arranged at the University of Oslo.

The workshop will be held at Oslo Science Park.(map) 
How to reach Oslo Science Park

Agenda for the workshop

Mechanochemical synthesis and processing of materials are well-recognized non-equilibrium techniques successfully applied to a great variety of solids, including those for the energy conversion and storage. During the last decade, this method demonstrated its effectiveness in forming novel metal hydrides and altering their thermodynamic and kinetic properties, thus becoming one of the most frequently used techniques in the field.

WMMH-18 is the first dedicated forum that would exclusively target the use of mechanochemistry for the improvement of metal hydrides. The workshop will take place at the University of Oslo (UiO) from May 30 to June 1st (2018), and will celebrate the life achievements of prof. Etsuo Akiba who greatly contributed to all aspects of metal hydrides.

The workshop will consist of in-depth presentations of recent advances by a selected panel of 10 speakers (see list below). During the poster session all participants are encouraged to present their recent activities.  

Size and format of a poster/ Requirements

•          Poster should be a single A0 page format that conveys your entire message

•          Your poster should be mounted on Thursday, May 31st 2018, before the afternoon poster session

•          We will provide push pins to you to hang your poster

The following topics will be highlighted:

Topic 1: Fundamentals of mechanochemical methods from the metal hydride perspective

Topic 2: Severe plastic deformation of metal hydrides

Topic 3: Milling under reactive atmosphere (reactive milling) and liquid nitrogen temperatures (cryomilling)

Topic 4: Mechanochemical synthesis of new hydrogen-containing materials

Topic 5: In-situ mechanochemical experiments

In order to keep the workshop informal and facilitates discussion, the number of participants will be limited to 50. The workshop fees of 2000 NOK include two lunches, the welcome party and also the banquet. Please proceed to the payment of the fee here

List of the speakers:

Zenji Horita, Kyushu University

Walter Botta, UFSCar

Bjorn Hauback, IFE

Thomas Klassen, Helmut-Schmidt-University

Michel Latroche, ICMPE-CNRS

Yaroslav Filinchuk, Université Catholique de Louvain

Torben Jensen, Aarhus University

Yumiko Nakamura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Patricia de Rango, CNRS Institut NÉEL

Andreas Zuttel, EMPA

Listed below are some hotels at reasonable price and good standard located in the center of Oslo.

Three stars hotels:

Thon Hotel Panorama 
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo
Best Western Karl Johan 

Four stars hotels:

Scandic Byporten Oslo 
Hotel Christiania Teater 
Scandic Victoria Oslo 


Av Mette Johnsrud
Publisert 20. mars 2018 14:06 - Sist endret 31. okt. 2018 14:36