Date: December 16
Place: Riga, Latvia
Venue: University of Latvia Academic Centre of Natural Science(1 Jelgavas Street, Riga)

December 15, Tuesday, LOBBY NEAR AUDITORIUM MAGNUM No 106

19:00 – Welcome reception

December 16, Wednesday, MAIN HALL

09:00 – Registration/Morning coffee (Lobby near Auditorium Magnum No 106)

AUDITORIUM No 702

10:00 – 10:30 – Press conference

AUDITORIUM MAGNUM No 106

10:30 – 10:45 – Opening
Session moderator: Prof. Andrejs Erglis (BIRTI: Chairman of the Board; Chairman of the Board of Latvian Regenerative Medicine Association)
Prof. Indrikis Muiznieks (BIRTI: Member of the Council; Rectorof theUniversity of Latvia)
Laimdota Straujuma (Prime Minister of Latvia)
Prof. Ojars Sparitis (President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Leonids Ribickis (Rector, Riga Technical University)
Janis Duklavs (Minister of Agriculture of Latvia)
Marite Seile (Minister of Education and Science of Latvia)
Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Minister of Economics of Latvia)

10:45 – 11:15
Laimdota Straujuma
(Prime Minister of Latvia)

11:15 – 11:30 – The Investment Plan for Europe
Inna Steinbuka (Head of Representation, The European Commission Representation in Latvia)

11:30 – 11:45 – Team science and technology transfer for the future
Prof. Andrejs Erglis (BIRTI: Chairman of the Council; Chairman of the Board of Latvian Association of Regenerative Medicine)

11:45 – 12:00 – Materials science in Riga Technical University
Prof. Talis Juhna (BIRTI: Member of the Council; Vice-Rector for Research, Riga Technical University)

12:15 – 13:00 – Lunch break at Auditorium Aeris No 702 (7th floor)

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CARBON BASED MATERIALS
Session moderator: Asoc. Prof. Donats Erts
(Director of the Institute of Chemical Physics, University of Latvia)
MATERIAL RADIATION STABILITY
Session moderator: Dr. Chem. Gunta Kizane
(Head of Laboratory of Radiation Chemistry of the Institute of Chemical Physics,
University of Latvia)
12:45 – 13:00
Carbon nanomaterials for research and technologies
Asoc. Prof. Donats Erts (Director of the Institute of Chemical Physics,
University of Latvia)
Material radiation stability for nuclear energy sources
Dr. Chem. Gunta Kizane (Head of Laboratory of Radiation Chemistry of the Institute
of Chemical Physics, University of Latvia Radiation Chemistry)
13:00 – 13:20
Basic properties and applications of epitaxial graphene in
metrology and electronics

Prof. Sergey Kubatkin (Head of Quantum Device Physics Laboratory,
Chalmers University of Technologies, Sweden)
The European ITER Test Blanket Modules: Development and
qualification of functional materials and fabrication technologies
PhD. Milan Zmitko
(Technical Coordination Officer in Test
Blanket Modules and Materials Development Project Team,
ITER Department, Fusion for Energy, Barcelona)
13:20 – 13:35
Discussion Discussion

 

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OPTICAL MATERIALS
Session moderator: Prof. Andris Sternbergs
(Director of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia)
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Session moderator: Dr. sc. ing. Dagnija Loca (Director of the
Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and
Development Centre of Riga Technical University)
13:35 – 13:55
Advanced optical materials for photonics –multi-KETs
pilot
lines project
Prof. Andris Sternbergs (Director of the Institute of Solid State
Physics, University of Latvia)
Perspective developments in the field of polymer composite materials
Dr.sc.ing. Janis Zicans (Director of the Institute of Polymer Materials, Riga
Technical University)
13:55 – 14:05
Organic Materials for Light Emitters
Prof. Saulius Antanas Jursenas (Director of Institute of
Applied Research, Vilnius University)
Composite materials in biomedical engineering
Asoc. Prof. Janis Locs (Vice director of the Institute of General Chemical
Engineering, Riga Technical University)
14:05 – 14:20
Discussion Laser Application in Radiation Detector  and Solar cell
Prof. Arturs Medvids (Head of the Laboratory of Semiconductor Physics
Institute of Technical Physics; Riga Technical University)
14:20 – 14:35
Innovative and Multifunctional Composite Materials for
Sustainable Buildings
Prof. Andris Cate (Director of Institute of Materials and Structures
and Head of Department of Composite Materials and Structures;
Riga Technical University)
or
Dr. sc. ing. Kaspars Kalnins (Leading Researcher
of Institute of Materials and Structures; Riga Technical University)
14:35 – 14:45 Discussion about composite materials field

 

14:45 – 15:15 – Cofee break at Auditorium Magnum No 106

AUDITORIUM SINISTRUM No 107

15:15 – CLOSING SESSION: Roundtable discussion
Session moderator: Prof. Andrejs Erglis
(BIRTI: Chairman of the Board; Chairman of the Board of Latvian Regenerative Medicine Association)

Prof. Mart Tamre (Head of Department of Mechatronics on newest projects in material science, Tallinn University of Technology)

Advanced Materials used in Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Med. Dent. Frank Brückner (Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) in Germany)

Materials science related research in Institute of Materials Science of Kaunas University of Technology
Dr. Sarunas Meskinis  (Supreme researcher, head of the laboratory of vacuum and plasma processes of Institute of Materials Science, Kaunas University of Technology)

Prof. Leonids Ribickis (Rector, Riga Technical University)

Prof. Talis Juhna (BIRTI: Member of the Council; Vice-Rector for Research, Riga Technical University)

Prof. Kaspars Vartukapteinis (Vice-Rector of Latvian University of Agricultural)

Dr. Med. Vet. Aivars Berzins (Director of Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment – “BIOR”)
Dr. Chem. Osvalds Pugovics (Director of Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis)

Prof. Ivars Kalvins (Head of scientific council of Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis)

Presentation of „BIRTI Innovation Platform for Material Science Development in the Baltic See Region”

Closing discussion, scientific collaboration ideas