12th International Conference
on Microwave Materials and their Applications

Mainz, Germany
September 25-28, 2023
Conference Announcement: QWED at the 12th International Conference on Microwave Materials and Their Applications.
It was a pleasure to have been a part of the 12th International Conference on Microwave Materials and Their Applications, which took place in the charming city of Mainz, Germany. As we look back on this remarkable event, we'd like to share our experiences and highlights from the conference.

Mainz, with its rich history and picturesque setting along the Rhine River, served as the ideal backdrop for this prestigious conference. The city's unique blend of historical charm and modern amenities provided an enchanting environment for attendees. Exploring Mainz's cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, and savoring its culinary delights were unforgettable experiences for all who attended.

The conference venue, Atrium Maximum, not only offered a spectacular setting but also fostered a conducive atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Mainz's warm hospitality and cultural heritage made it a perfect host city for this international gathering of microwave materials and applications experts.
Conference Highlights and Keynote Talk

One of the conference's standout moments was the keynote presentation by Dr. Malgorzata Celuch, a distinguished expert in the field. Her talk, titled "Bridging the Metrology Gap for 5G Technologies", provided valuable insights into the challenges and solutions associated with characterizing materials for millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, with a particular emphasis on the requirements for next-generation 5G communication equipment. Dr. Celuch's presentation shed light on the recent collaborative efforts of international consortia and emphasized their significance in advancing the field.

Sessions Chaired by Dr. Marzena Olszewska-Placha

Dr. Marzena Olszewska-Placha's active role as the co-chair of Session 9, titled "Applications and Passive Components", added depth and engagement to the conference. The session, held on September 27, 2023, at 01:10 pm, provided a platform for in-depth discussions and presentations on cutting-edge research and developments.

QWED's Notable Contributions

QWED proudly contributed to the conference with four impactful sessions, demonstrating our commitment to advancing microwave materials and characterization:

"From Benchmarking to Roadmapping - Developing Good Practices and Standards for Material Characterization for 5G & 6G Technologies" - Presentation available at this link.

Date and Time: September 27, 2023, at 10:55 am in Atrium Maximum (00156).
"Microwave and THz Characterization of Dielectric Properties of New ULTCC Materials for 5G and 6G Systems".

Date and Time: September 28, 2023, at 08:50 am in Atrium Maximum (00156).
"Characterization of Compounding Methods for Graphene-Based Thermoplastic Composites Using 2D Microwave Imaging Technique" - Presentation available at this link.

Date and Time: September 25, 2023, at 04:50 pm in Atrium Maximum (00156).
"Microwave Characterization of Implanted Carbon Thin Films for Semiconductor Battery Applications".

Date and Time: September 25, 2023, at 04:20 pm in Atrium Maximum (00156).
A Fond Farewell to Mainz

As we reflect on the past conference, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees for making it a memorable and enriching experience. We look forward to future opportunities to connect and share our expertise in microwave materials and characterization. Farewell, Mainz, and until we meet again at the next conference!

We are also delighted to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our I4Bags and ULTCC projects, which have been instrumental in our research and technological advancements presented at the conference. These projects continue to drive innovation in the field of microwave materials and characterization. Additionally, we are excited to announce the release of our new leaflets, which provide comprehensive information about our latest advancements and technologies in the field. These leaflets serve as a valuable resource for anyone seeking insights into our work and offerings.