“Magnetoelastic Materials for Sensing Applications & Innovative Vibration Transducer Systems”


National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Iasi, Romania, September 28, 2004







The Workshop is organized by the National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics Iasi - Center of Excellence of the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research and addresses to the scientific community working on magnetoelastic and magnetostrictive materials for sensing applications and vibration transducer systems. As a forum for novel ideas, the workshop is intended to promote contacts between fundamental research and technological requirements for applications.






The scientific programme of the Workshop includes invited lectures by exceptionally well-qualified speakers to provide a through inside-view in the key fields of the magnetoelastic and magnetostrictive materials for sensing and vibration transducers applications. The invited speakers will be participants in the MESEMA EC Project as well as well-qualified speakers in the field from the new EU countries and AC countries. There will be no parallel sessions. In conjunction, an One-day Seminar “Magnetic NanoMaterials – Preparation, Characterization & Applications” will be organized on 27th of September 2004 and a scientific visit in the institute will be arranged, for those interested, on September 29, 2004.






The Workshop language will be English. The invited speakers are invited to submit an abstract (maximum one A4 page), which will appear in the Abstract Book together with the abstracts of the contributions to be presented at the One-Day Seminar on September 27th, 2004. The Abstract Book will be delivered to all participants. The Workshop Proceedings will be published on the authors’ request.





(in alphabetical order)


Horia CHIRIAC (NIRDTP Iasi, Romania)

“Magnetoelastic properties of amorphous and nanostructured magnetic materials”

Hywel A. DAVIES (The University of Sheffield, UK)

“The processing and properties of water-cast amorphous soft magnetic alloy wires for fluxgate sensor applications”

Miguel MARIONI (EMPA Zürich, Switzerland)

“The ferromagnetic shape-memory effect in Ni-Mn-Ga”

Chris MAY (LPA-ZIP, Saarland University, Germany)

“Magnetostrictive vibration device, operation and application potential

Klaus KUHNEN (LPA-ZIP, Saarland University, Germany)

“Self-sensing effects in solid-state actuators”

Don LORD (USAL, The University of Salford, UK)

“MagnetostrictiON In FeTbDy AND FeGa

Carl TYREN (TACT Technology Ltd. Ireland)

High power mechano-magnetic energy transduction











9:00 – 12:00

Morning Session

4 lectures x 45 minutes/each

(40 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion)

12:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 17:45

Afternoon Session

5 lectures x 45 minutes/each

(40 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion)

17:45 – 18:00

Coffee Break


18:00 – 19:00

Round-table meeting of the MESEMA WP1 and WP5 participants









Travel to Romania

Bucharest “Henri Coanda” International Airport (, located at about 400 km south of Iasi, is connected by direct flights with the most of the important cities in Europe.

The major international airline companies (AIR FRANCE, LUFTHANSA, KLM, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, BRITISH AIRWAYS, ALITALIA etc.) operate 2-3 flights daily to Bucharest.

Romanian Airline Company - TAROM ( operates also direct flights daily all over Europe.


Travel to Iasi

There are a few possibilities to travel from Bucharest (Bucuresti) to Iasi.

By plane

There are 5 flights per week (except Tuesday and Saturday) from Bucharest “Henri Coanda” International Airport to Iasi Airport operated by TAROM. The flights depart at 20:55 from Bucharest and arrive in Iasi at 22:00. The return flights (excepting Wednesday and Sunday) depart Iasi at 6:50 and arrive in Bucharest at 7:55.

By train

There are 3 IC trains daily from Bucharest Central Station (Bucuresti Nord Gr.A) to Iasi and return (

By car

At Bucharest “Henri Coanda” International Airport you can rent a car. The trip by car from Bucharest Airport to Iasi takes about 5-6 hours.






We have booked in advance a few rooms in the 5 stars EUROPA Hotel ( at a price of 90 EURO / night / room.

The "Moldova" hotel complex is located in the civic and historical centre of the city ( and offers 3 stars conditions for accommodation. The hotel has also a restaurant and a pool with many facilities for relaxation. The prices vary between 30 and 40 EURO / night / room.

The Ecumenical Institute “St. Nicholas” ( is located in the city centre between the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Theatre “Vasile Alecsandri”, and offers rooms at about 50 EURO / night / room. The institute is located near the Town Hall and within a short distance of several famous cultural buildings. For reservations please contact the organizers of the workshop, but not later than September 10th.







A get-together party will be organized on Monday, September 27th, 2004, and Tuesday evening will invite all our guests to dinner in a special location.

Wednesday afternoon, we plan a visit trip to the most important cultural sights in Iasi.





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N. Lupu