Eminent International Scientists and Engineers at a University of Malta Workshop Public session on Wednesday 26 th September 2007, (9.30am – 1.00pm, 5.30pm -7.00pm) at the Old University Building, St. Paul’s Street, Valletta

This week, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Malta is hosting the Fourth International Workshop on Auxetics and Related Systems. This is an annual event which is held in counties such as the UK and Poland which have a high international standing in the field of auxetics.

In this workshop, eminent scientists and engineers coming from coming from various countries including USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Malta, Italy, Poland, Romania, China and Brazil will be presenting recent developments in the field of advanced materials and structures. In particular they will be discussing systems which show the anomalous properties of shrinking when heated (materials normally expand when heated) or getting fatter when stretched (usually materials get thinner when stretched). Materials exhibiting such properties are very much in demand as they can be used in the manufacture of products ranging from car seats to teeth fillings or bullet-proof vests.

This workshop will include a public session for which local established and upcoming scientists and engineers can attend. This will be held on Wednesday 26 th September 2007 ( 9.30am – 1.00pm, 5.30pm - 7.00pm) at the Old University Building, St. Paul’s Street, Valletta. The public session is sponsored by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, the Malta Council for Science and Technology and Medichem Ltd.

To register for this event please visit http://www.auxetic.info or call Prof. Joseph N Grima on 23402275. A LM2.00 registration fee, payable at the door, will apply. For further information please visit http://www.auxetic.info .