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 very happy 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 a mixed format (online and on-site).

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 abstract can be found here - MS Word.

To submit your abstract please send your file (example Farle.docx) to workshop email ( until the July 30, 2021.

Registration Fee - 50 USD (Students 20 USD)


The full scientific program of the 2nd FunMAX 2021 workshop will be added here in a short time.

The 1st FunMAX 2020 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 multimedia presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) or PDF (preferably).

Poster presentations should be presented of A0 format.


We suggest you our assistance in booking of hotel rooms on September 14-17 2021.

 We recommend you to stay at the next hotels:

Novotel Hotel

Ibis Hotel 

Krasnoyarsk Hotel

Lights of Enisey Hotel

All the hotels are located in the historical part of the city of Krasnoyarsk on the picturesque bank of the Yenisei River. Within walking distance from the hotels there are the cultural, social, business and scientific life of the city (Opera and Ballet Theater, entertainment and business centers).

Please inform us about your choice and we will assist you with booking.

VISA Information

To prepare a formal visa invitation we ask international participants to fill in the APPLICATION QUESTIONNAIRE and send it together with your passport scan copy (the page with your personal data only) to the workshop secretary Ms. Tatiana Smoliarova ( no later than June 30, 2021. 
When your formal visa invitation is issued, electronic version will be sent to you by e-mail. 


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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