9 April 2014: KIVI annual symposium 2014: Nanotechnology for defence

posted 19 Mar 2014, 02:13 by Jan Wind   [ updated 19 Mar 2014, 02:13 ]
For the past 15 years nanotechnology promises to bring about unprecedented changes. By manipulating material structures at the molecular and crystal level, surprising material properties can be obtained. These may also be highly relevant for defence applications. Opportunities can be found in the areas of energy supply, water purification, biometrics, ballistic protection and material strength and stiffness.

However, can we expect practical applications in the near future? Are breakthroughs forecasted that could enable completely new applications in the fields of defence and security, or does nanotechnology continue to be invisible for the user community. What are the consequences and how should we be prepared? Those are the main questions for the Kooy Symposium 2014.

The annual Prof. Johan Kooy symposium is organised by the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) in cooperation with TNO and APA.  The symposium will be held on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Amsterdam. Conference language is English.

Members of EDTA associations are welcome to attend the symposium free of charge but only upon prior registration.