The EPMA's event was coordinated by Professor José Torralba from the Universidad Carlos III Madrid, in conjunction with Professor Bernd Kieback and his team from the University of Dresden. Demand far outweighed capacity with 120 applications for the 54 places available. Participants from 14 countries throughout Europe reflected a wide range of organisations, including PM end users.

Students had the opportunity to listen to, discuss and solve problems with some twenty experts from both industry and academia.  They also had hands-on experience of different areas of PM at IFAM’s laboratory facilities.

Next year’s Summer School will be held at CEIT San Sebastian in Spain.  Detailed information will be made available on the EPMA website early in 2012.