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Additive Manufacturing of Energy Materials 1st Symposium 2023

To meet the increasing energy requirements in a low-carbon economy, the development of new materials that improve the efficiency of sustainable large-scale energy conversion and storage systems is essential. Additive manufacturing (AM) technology with the capability of fabricating complex physical products of a variety of materials and composites from digital models is a great candidate for obtaining “pre-programmed” site-specific properties, for example, well-defined three-dimensional (3D) porous structures and novel materials for energy applications.

The University of Twente will host the in-person one-day symposium expecting participants from multidisciplinary research (materials science, chemical engineering, physics, and mathematics), AM, and energy application communities. 


  • 09:30 - 10:00 WELCOME COFFEE

    A very warm welcome to all the attendees of this symposium! We are thrilled to have you here and we hope you enjoy this exciting event filled with insightful discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

  • 10:00 - 12:00: MORNING PROGRAM

    10:00 - 10:40

    Unlocking Next-Generation Materials through Additive Manufacturing: Enhancing Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Performance

    I. Gibson | University of Twente

    10:40 - 11:00

    Additive Manufacturing of Energy Materials

    D. Jafari | University of Twente

    11:00 - 11:20

    Precisely manufactured electrodes for CO2 electrochemical reduction

    P. Taheri | Delft University of Technology

    11:20 - 11:40

    Engineering electrocatalytic materials for CO2 conversion to fuels and bulk chemicals

    R. Kortlever | Delft University of Technology

    11:40 - 12:00

    Prediction of yield strength of complex, concentrated "high entropy" alloys, and efficient screening

    F. Maresca | University of Groningen

  • 12:00 - 14:00 LUNCH - POSTER SESSION

    We are excited to have you here and we extend a warm welcome to the launch and poster session! This is a place where conversations come alive, where people from many disciplines and backgrounds come together to share their ideas, and insights.

  • 14:00 - 16:00: AFTERNOON PROGRAM

    14:00 - 14:20

    Additive Manufacturing and sintering strategies to tailor the performance of ceramics for the energy transition

    D. Guintini | Eindhoven University of Technology

    14:20 - 14:40

    Modeling of Selective Laser Sintering of Particle Systems

    S. Luding | University of Twente

    14:40 - 15:00

     Novel materials for batteries

    A. Schonecker | E-magy

    15:00 - 15:20

    Advanced catalyst synthesis routes for energy applications

    M. N. Tsampas | DIFFER

    15:20 - 15:40



    15:40 - 16:00

     NWO vision on energy materials

    R. van de Sanden | TU/e/NWO

  • 16:00 - 18:00: DRINK, DISCUSSION ROUND

    We invite you to our open discussion forum, where ideas are shared freely, and conversations are complemented with delectable beverages and snacks. Come and participate in engaging discussions, share your thoughts, and gain new perspectives in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. 

Are you ready to participate?

  • University of Twente
  • U Parkhotel, De Veldmaat 8, 7522 NM Enschede
  • Registration Deadline: October 11, 2023
  • Poster Submission Deadline: October 6th, 2023
  • Contact: AMforEnerg@utwente.nl


Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a rapidly growing technology with many applications in various fields. Recently, there has been significant interest in using AM to fabricate Energy Materials, such as batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. This approach offers several advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, including the ability to create complex geometries, reduce waste, and achieve high precision. In this symposium, we will bring together leading academics and industries in the relevant disciples of energy conversion and storage technologies and AM, and discusses the current state-of-the-art in AM of Energy Materials, including the materials and processes used, the challenges and limitations, and the potential applications. This will eventually lead to highlighting the recent advances in this field and future directions for research and development of functionalized high-performance, cost-effective materials with a low carbon footprint, for a wide range of energy systems. The presentations and discussion will cover application-oriented topics over the whole field of Energy Materials, including:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • AI-guided design
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Composite materials
  • Multi-materials
  • Electrode materials
  • Energy conversion
  • Energy storage


Are you interested in showcasing your research at this upcoming event (optional)? Please bring one printed copy of your poster. The poster size is Din A1 format, portrait orientation (59.4 cm width × 84.1 cm height). The pins for fixing the poster on the poster boards are available at the conference venue. 

This symposium is free of charge but we have a limit of 100 live attendees, so register now to ensure your seat!

Upon completing your registration, you will receive an email containing important details a few days prior to the event. While this is a cost-free event, we would like to emphasize that registration is not without obligation. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the event despite having registered, we kindly request that you inform us via email at AMforEnerg@utwente.nl.

Additive Manufacturing of Energy Materials 1st Symposium 2023