EMABM 2024 in Kassel

The 19th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials (EMABM) took place in Kassel from May 12 to 15, 2024. This important specialist event attracted 65 participants from various European countries and beyond, setting an important example for international scientific exchange in the field of microscopy of building materials.
The conference, which takes place every two years, was last held in Lille (France) and will continue in Helsinki (Finland) in 2026. In Kassel, the focus was on a wide-ranging scientific program that spanned three days. Participants had the opportunity to attend a variety of lectures and poster presentations, which provided them with the latest research findings and technological developments in the field of microscopy of building materials.
The conference began on Sunday, May 12, with a specialized workshop on cement clinker microscopy. This workshop provided an intensive introduction to the examination and analysis of clinker, an essential component of cement, for participants, especially young scientists. Experienced experts led practical exercises and theoretical lectures, providing participants with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in this specialized field of microscopy.

The conference then moved on to investigations of microstructures in concretes and mortars, analysis of corrosion processes, and innovative methods for characterization of building materials using light, scanning electron, and X-ray microscopy and many other microscopic methods. Another key focus was the analysis of the microscopy data collected, including the use of AI. Renowned scientists from various countries shared their findings and presented their latest research results, leading to lively discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

In addition to the intense scientific exchange, the conference also offered participants the chance to explore the cultural highlights of Kassel. The excursion took the participants to the Löwenburg and the Herkules Building, two of the region's most important sights.
The Hercules, a monumental landmark and part of the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, was examined in particular with regard to its construction and restoration. These excursions provided a welcome change from the scientific program, as well as an invaluable opportunity to experience the historical and cultural diversity of Kassel.

The conference was the ideal setting for the exchange of the latest research findings and the networking of experts from all over Europe and beyond. The combination of a challenging scientific program and a varied cultural program made this event an enjoyable experience for all participants.

We thank all participants and look forward to the next Euroseminar, which will take place in Helsinki (Finland) in 2026.


Proceedings of EMABM 2024


EMABM 2024 is represented by

Universität Kassel
Fachbereich 14 - Bauingenieur- und Umweltingenieurwesen
Institut für konstruktiven Ingenieurbau

Fachgebiet Werkstoffe des Bauwesens und Bauchemie

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