Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture and Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering of the University of Naples “Federico II” are organising and hosting the “13th International Aluminium Conference – INALCO 2016” in Naples on 21-23 September, 2016.

The first international conference on welded products and constructions with aluminium alloys was held in Cleveland (USA) in 1979. It became established as INALCO at the 2nd conference in Munich in Germany in 1982. Since then, these conferences have been held every three years in different venues all over the world. The latest editions were held in Osaka (Japan, 2007), Eindhoven (The Netherlands, 2010) and Montreal (Canada, 2013).

This Conference is a gathering of academics, research and development professionals, sales and marketing executives, plant and industrial engineers, quality-control managers, packaging experts, and other prominent aluminium industry leaders. The INALCO Conference aims at presenting relevant topics for various aluminium products and constructions such as: Technology, Structural Behaviour and Applications, Architecture, Environment and Techno-Ecology. The programme will consist of keynote lectures by invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations of papers submitted by attendees.

The following Plenary Speakers have already accepted to attend:

Michele Curioni, University of Manchester, Corrosion and Protection Centre
Will aluminium structures last forever?

Jorge dos Santos,  Head of Department of Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
New developments in FSW

Dimitris Kosteas,  Technical University of Munich
Sustainability, Durability and Structural Advantages as Leverage in Promoting
Aluminium Structures

Steinar Lundberg,  Hydal Aluminium Profiler AS
Use of aluminium structures in the off-shore industry

We look forward to your participation !!

Federico M. Mazzolani                                                  Francesco Bellucci

Chairman of the Conference                                       Co-Chairman of the Conference

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