International Scientific Conference

Functional Materials 2022

Bratislava, October 25, 2022

Functional materials are those which possess particular native properties and functions of their own (e.g. ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, magnetism or energy storage functions, etc.). The conference FM-2022 follows up on previous biennial conferences Structural Materials organized by Slovak Metal Science Society, which took place from 1997. The main goal is to start a new tradition and in even years to organize a conference focused on the exchange of the latest knowledge, especially in the field of functional engineering materials. The conference also aims to create conditions for deepening existing and establishing new personal and professional contacts.

The conference is focused on the following areas:

>  functional materials (non-ferrous metal alloys, steels, cast irons, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)

>  modification of material properties (thermal and thermochemical treatment, surface treatment, coating,                   etc.)

>  structural analysis, physical properties

> production, recycling, sustainability, industrial applications, etc.

Preliminary program

25 October 2022

*The organizer reserves the right to change the program, if necessary. 

Zborník / Book of Abstracts

ISBN 978-80-570-4453-6

EAN 9788057044536

Language: English 

Time Schedule:

9:00 - 9:15      Introduction

9:15 - 10:45    Keynote Lectures

10:45 - 11:00  Tea/Coffe Break

11:00 - 12:30  Oral Lectures

12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break & Lab Tour

14:00 - 15:30  Oral Lectures

15:30 - 16:00  Panel Discussions & Poster Session

16:00 - 16:15  Closing Remarks


Slovak Metal Science Society (SMSS)

Society for New Materials and Technologies (SNMT)

Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences


Dúbravská cesta 9/6319, 845 13 Bratislava, Slovakia
(Pavilion of Material Sciences in the Slovak Academy of Science Campus in Bratislava - Patrónka)
GPS - DD: 48.170532, 17.068432; DMS: N 48° 10' 13.916'', E 17° 4' 6.355''

Registration fee:

  • Members of SMSS and SNMT 40 €
  • Other participants 60 €
  • PhD Students 20 €

The registration fee includes organizational costs, lunch and refreshments during Tea/Coffe Breaks.


The participation fee must be paid by 21 October 2022 to the account of the Scientific Society for Metal Science at the SAS maintained at Slovenská sporiteľňa.

Account number: 0172165477/0900
IBAN: SK5509000000000172165477
Variable symbol: 12015
In the message for the recipient, please state the name and surname of the participant and the name of the organization.

If you do not attend the conference, the paid conference fee will not be refunded, but all conference materials will be sent by post.

Important days:

  • Deadline for abstract submission October 20, 2022
  • Acceptance of the contributions October 21, 2022
  • Payment of registration fee October 21, 2022


Registration is open up to October 20, 2022!

Author notification letters will be sent by e-mail to the individual who submitted the abstract. Keynote Lectures are scheduled for 30 minutes per talk: 25 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for discussion. Oral Lectures are scheduled for 20 minutes per talk: 15 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for discussion. The keynote speakers will answer the questions of the conference participants also during the final Panel Discussions. Posters should be in size (w x h) 70 x 100 cm.


  • All accepted abstracts will be published on conference website.
  • Full papers can be published in the journal Acta Metallurgica Slovaca (ISSN 1335-1532), Materials Engineering (ISSN 1335-0803) or Metallic Materials (ISSN 1338-4252 - online, ISSN 0023-432X - printed).

Conference Chairman:

Dr. Jaroslav Jerz - IMSAS

Tel.: + 421 - 905 746 553 , e-mail:

Organizing comittee:

Dr. Alena Opálková Šišková

Tel.: + 421 - 2 - 3240 1012, e-mail:

Silvia Múčková

Tel.: + 421 - 2 - 3240 1003, e-mail: