International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC)



Technological Education Institute of Serres, Greece

July 2 – 6, 2012

The International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) is an NSF-funded International Material Institute, recently established at Texas A&M University, in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Houston and international research collaborators at Universities in North Africa, the Middle East, and Mediterranean countries.

The 2012 IIMEC Summer School will be organized by the Technological Education Institute of Serres, Greece, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation, USA.

You can find and download the flyer of the Summer School, here.



The  main topics of  the Summer School are:    



  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Damage and Failure Analysis
  • Fatigue Theory / Experiments
  • Damage Simulation with GENOA
  • Multifunctional Composites



Featured Instructors:

·       Texas A&M University:

             Ramesh Talreja, Theocharis Baxevanis

·        Alpha Star Co, USA:

    Frank Abdi (invited instructor)

·        Unversity of Ioannina:

    Alkiviadis Paipetis (invited instructor)

·        TEI of Serres:

    Pascal K. Gotsis, Constantine David

The registration fee is 150 € and it can be paid upon arrival. It includes:

·         Accommodation in newly-built apartments within the Campus of TEI Serres

·         Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner (except drinks)

·         Coffee-breaks (Coffee – Tea – Juices – Snacks)

·         Transportation from and to the International Airport of Thessaloniki

·         Excursion to Alistrati’s Cave (on Saturday, July 7th 2012)


Financial support: A limited number of fellowships (for travel expenses) will be made available to qualified applicants. There will be two levels of fellowship: The 1st  level is 1200 $ (US) and the 2nd one is 600 $ (US).