Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) relates to all branches of materials processing where some benefit could be attained from an electromagnetic influence on the process. This covers traditional areas such as liquid metal processing, metal casting and solidification, induction heating, but also crystal growth from the melt, plasma processes, etc. The series of EPM conferences was initiated in 1994 by S. Asai (Japan) and M. Garnier (France). It takes place every three years, the last one was in Sendai (Japan) in October 2006.
The conference is open for any kind of materials processing involving electric or magnetic fields. It intends to bring together people from academic institutions, industry and related equipment manufacturers.
We cordially invite you to attend EPM2009 and look forward to see you in Dresden.
Gunter Gerbeth (Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
Yves Fautrelle (SIMAP/EPM Grenoble, France)