International workshop on functional MAX-materials. 2nd FunMax

International workshop on functional MAX-materials (2nd FunMax), September 14-17, 2021. Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Dear colleagues,
We (A. Tarasov, S. Ovchinnikov, and M. Farle) are delighted to announce an international workshop on the properties of Functional MAX Materials (2nd FunMAX 2021) at the Kirensky Institute of Physics and Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk during September 14-17, 2021 in an ONLINE format.

The 2nd FunMAX workshop is aimed to bring 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 registration is open now. Please use the link and fill all the fields.
For your convenience, the template for the abstract can be found here - MS Word.
To submit your abstract, please send your file (example Farle.docx) to workshop email ( until August 25, 2021.

Registration Fee – free


The 2nd FunMAX 2021 workshop will include oral and poster presentations, plenary and invited talks. The time assigned for Oral reports:

  • Tutorial talk - 45 minutes (including discussion)
  • Invited talk - 30 minutes (including discussion)
  • Contributed talk (regular) - 15 minutes (including discussion)

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

Poster presentations should be presented as a .jpeg image of A1 format (300 dpi).



Workshop organizers

  • Workshop email:
  • Chairperson: Prof. Michael Farle
  • Scientific secretary: Prof. Sergey Ovchinnikov
  • Organizinig committee: Dr. Anton Tarasov, Ms. Tatyana Smolyarova (secretary)


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