LIST takes center stage at materials summit organized by The Economist

Published on 14/11/2017

On 13-14 November 2017, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) participated in the Future of Materials Summit organized by The Economist Events in Luxembourg.

This international 2-day event brought together 700 peers – corporate executives and manufacturing leaders, research scientists, academics and policymakers - with the aim to explore how new materials are opening the way for new industries and also helping solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Under the theme "A new age for manufacturing", the Future of Materials Summit 2017 thus analysed the modern materials “ecosystem”, from research and development, via supply chains, to business applications.

LIST was represented by Prof. Dr Jens Kreisel, director of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) department. He was invited by The Economist to speak at the event. He spoke about the importance of new materials to the economic diversification of Luxembourg at the main panel on Tuesday morning. It was in the context of The Future of Materials Summit and Dr Kreisel implication that one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates in Physics, Wolfgang Ketterle, visited the LIST laboratories.

The 2017 edition of the Future of Materials Summit helped to crystallise the pivotal material trends on a global scale and illuminated their role in the manufacturing industries of the future. 

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Prof. Dr Jens KREISEL

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