International workshop on functional MAX-materials

International workshop on functional MAX-materials (1st FunMax) , August 10-12, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Dear colleagues,
we (A. Tarasov, S. Ovchinnikov, and M. Farle) are very pleased to organize an international ONLINE workshop on the properties of Functional MAX Materials (1st FunMAX 2020) at the Kirensky Institute of Physics in Krasnoyarsk during August 10-12, 2020.
The first FunMAX workshop aims at bringing together scientists from different areas in materials science interested in the physical properties of MAX phases (nano-laminated structures consisting of layers of d-elements (M), group IV elements (A) and carbon or nitrogen or boron (X).
We kindly invite experimental and theoretical research contributions related to functional fundamental phenomena as well as design, properties and applications of magnetic nanomaterials.


This year, the workshop is planned to cover the most recent developments in nanomagnetism, including (but not limiting) the following:

  • MAX phase materials (incl. MXenes)
  • Synthesis (bulk, films)
  • Electrical and Thermal Transport
  • Optical Spectroscopy
  • Mechanical and chemical properties
  • Magnetic MAX phases
  • Superconducting MAX phases
  • Measurement Techniques
  • 2D Materials: MXenes
  • Tutorials


The 1st announcement of the 1st FunMAX 2020 workshop

Registration (Deadline August 3rd , 2020)

The registration is open now, please use the link and fill all the fields.
For your convenience, the template for abstract can be found here - MS Word template.
To submit your abstract please send your file (example Farle.docx) to secretary Tatyana Smolyarova ( until the August 3, 2020.
ZOOM links will be sent to registered participants only.


The full scientific program of the 1st FunMAX 2020 workshop is available with the link. The 1st FunMAX 2020 workshop will include a maximum of 20 oral presentations (Invited, contributed and tutorial) and plenty of time for online discussions. The time assigned for Oral reports:

  • Tutorial talk - 45 minutes (+ 15 minutes for  discussion)
  • Invited talk - 30 minutes (+ 15 minutes for  discussion)
  • Contributed talk (regular) - 12 minutes (+ 3 minutes for  discussion)

Reports should be presented as multimedia presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) or PDF (preferably).

Workshop organizers

  • Prof. Michael Farle
  • Prof. Sergei Ovchinnikov
  • Dr. Anton Tarasov
  • Ms. Tatyana Smolyarova (secretary)