With a population of 193,000, Trondheim is not a big city on a European scale. However, it is the third largest in Norway. Trondheim has a number of sights that each year are among the most visited in Trøndelag. The Nidarosdomen cathedral is an impressive sight. The cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence date from the middle of the 12th century.

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NEW Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019 

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing, under Technical Committee Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials (TC MSM), a Specialists’ Meeting on the subject of “Graphene technologies and applications for defence”.

 The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus the three “Enhanced Opportunity Partner” nations Australia, Sweden and Finland, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN”. The Meeting is to be held during the Fall 2019 PBM in Trondheim, Norway, 10 – 11 October 2019.

 A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized two-day event with up to 100 participants that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic. The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting and inviting the Speakers. Observers, who present no paper, can also participate. Specialists’ Meetings result in a STO Report (Meeting Proceedings) which will be published on the STO website.

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

 The AVT-304 Technical Team aims to assess the potential use of graphene technologies in military applications. In order to perform the assessment, this RSM will bring together experts in the field to present and discuss the state of the art of graphene technologies in the light of their potential to enhance defense capabilities. The objective is to evaluate where and how graphene technologies may contribute to existing and new defense applications in all milieu and situations.

This RSM will increase confidence in any future use and performance of graphene in military applications, leading to increased exploitation of emerging graphene-improved materials and the adoption of common approaches between Government and Industry and between different NATO nations.

Meeting Topics

Major topics include:

  • Structural applications for land, sea, air and space platforms including damage tolerant fiber-reinforced composite materials
  • Lightweight, high performance ballistic protection
  • Coatings to reduce maintenance requirements, especially corrosion and wear
  • Signature management and camouflage
  • Energetic materials
  • Fibers and textiles
  • Sensors, including radar, and other electronic applications

Other topics including, but not limited to, adhesives, composites, foams, high temperature applications, energy generation and storage may be included where synergies with the major topics are envisaged.


All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.





Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30


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