30 june 2019
All speakers are kindly requested to provide their presentations at least 30 minutes before the session starts. Please, notify in the title of the presentation the name of the presenting author, date of the presentation, session title. Read more >>


26 june 2019
The Bus Transfers Schedule from Hotels to the Venue and back can be found here


21 june 2019
If you plan to attend the City Tour on July 02, please register until June 24, 2019!


19 june 2019
Participants who have registered for the visit to PIK reactor may check the visit date in the lists




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St. Petersburg is Russia's second largest city, with a population of 5 million perched at the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River… But ask anybody in Russia what they think about St. Petersburg and you'll have the impression it's the cultural capital of the country. Read more...







Dr. Ralph Gilles is a senior scientist at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (FRM II), Technische Universität München, heading the research group “Advanced Materials” with expertise in neutron scattering methods for studying energy materials as high-temperature alloys and batteries. After the studies of physics and philosophy he was working as an instrument scientist. He designed, built and brought in commission the structure powder diffractometer SPODI and the small-angle scattering instrument SANS-1 dedicated for materials science and magnetism at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching, near Munich, Germany.

In his group methods as diffraction, small-angle scattering, imaging, neutron depth profiling and neutron induced prompt gamma activation analysis are applied for alloy and battery research. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from instrumentation at large scale facilities, alloy development, thin films, ceramics over to in-situ and operando studies on batteries. Besides Ralph is the industrial coordinator of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, coordinator of the Materials Science group and head of the Materials Science laboratory.