Dear Self-Healing Materials Community, dear Colleagues,
We are proud to welcome you to the 6th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM2017) and to share with you the exciting new developments in our scientific area.
We deeply appreciate the generous sponsorship and support of Evonik Industries AG, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI) and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. As well we appreciate the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG), who organises the PhD-Workshop on the opening day of ICSHM2017.
The field of self-healing materials has seen a dramatic evolution in Europe with emerging cross-fertilization among the various areas of Materials Sciences linking a significant number of research laboratories in high profile scientific networks and projects. The programme of the 6th ICSHM shows again that this conference series serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and acquiring new impulses as well as to welcome friends and colleagues from all around the world, to provide a showcase for self-healing materials and to tighten the multiple global interactions. ICSHM2017 will not only reflect mechanisms, materials, characterisation and processes but also the huge potential of self-healing materials in all application areas. It will be structured in four main streams: “Soft Matter Self-healing Materials”, “Hard Matter Self-healing Materials”, “Self-healing Materials in Industrial Applications” and “Characterisation and Application”.
The exciting programme of ICSHM2017 offers 113 presentations from 20 countries, including 8 keynote presentations and 4 plenary presentations from renowned scientists from all over the world. The 60 posters will be highlighted in the great poster session on Monday evening.
Our host city Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance offers a mixture of a flourishing economic, tourist and living region. At Lake Constance, potentials and resources from four highly developed countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein – come together here and form one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. Our event facility - the Graf-Zeppelin-Haus - is situated right next to the marina and the lakeside promenade and also well connected to the city centre of Friedrichshafen allowing one to enjoy this lively city on Lake Constance and to experience the special spirit of the four-country region around Lake Constance in a most personal way.
We hope you enjoy your stay at ICHSM 2017!
Prof. Wolfgang H. Binder
Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert