International Workshop

St. Petersburg, Russia, 21 May 2004

The objective of this Workshop is to highlight current and future research on nanostructured materials mechanics and development of nanotechnologies based on the outstanding mechanical properties of nanostructured materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of interface phenomena and their effects on deformation processes in advanced nanocrystalline materials.

Workshop chair: I.A.Ovid'ko (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Invited speakers (a preliminary list):

B. Baretzky (Max-Plank Institut fuer Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany),
M.D. Baro (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain),
J. Th.M. De Hosson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands),
Yu.R. Kolobov (Tomsk State University, Russia),
J. Lendvai (Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary),
N.F. Morozov (St. Petersburg State University, Russia),
M. J. Starink (University of Southampton, UK),
B.B. Straumal (Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Science),
J.-L. Valles (Research Directorate-General, European Commission, Belgium),
S. Veprek (Technical University Munich, Germany),
A.P. Zhilyaev (Institute of Mechanics, Ufa, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia).

Location: The Workshop will be held in Palace of Scientists (Dvortsovaya nab. 26, St. Petersburg, Russia).



Abstract submission: April 5, 2004
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: April 15, 2004
Manuscript submission: May 15, 2004

NMM 2004 Proceedings are planned to be published in Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal.

Submission of Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations: Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Conference is invited to submit a half page abstract in English. The abstracts (plain texts) may be submitted via email sending email with an application form to Dr M.Yu. Gutkin,

The abstracts must be submitted by APRIL 5, 2004. (If an author has multiple authors who each wish an invitation to attend the Conference, each author must submit a separate application.)

NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS MECHANICS (St. Petersburg, Russia, May 21, 2004)

First Name:
Last Name (Surname):
Title (Dr., Prof, ...):
Job Title:
Organization or Company:
Mailing Address:

Abstract including abstract title, author listing (affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and email address for each author), abstract text (approximately 100-150 words), key words, preference for "oral presentation" or "poster presentation".

Lodging of NMM 2004 participants will be arranged in hotels listed below and located in downtown of St.Petersburg.

Tentative room rates in hotels of St.Petersburg

Breakfast is included

Hotel title and address Room rate (per night)
Single Double
"Angleterre" ****
Bol'shaya Morskaya Str., 39;
Metro stations "Nevskiy Prospekt"
and "Gostinnyj Dvor"
$ 431 - standard
$ 466 - superior
$ 496 - standard
$ 532 - superior
"Moskva" ***
Alexander Nevskiy Square, 2;
Metro station "Ploschad'
Aleksandra Nevskogo"
$ 132 - business class
$ 178 - business class
"Oktyabrskaya" ***
Ligovskij Ave., 10;
Metro station "Ploschad' Vosstaniya"
$100-120 $150-170
"Rus' " ***
Artillerijskaya Str., 1;
Metro station "Chernyshevskaya"
$ 62 $ 74 - standard
$ 84 - superior


Optional excursion tours will be organized for participants of the workshop, including tours to State Hermitage, Rusian Museum, etc. The tentative list of key tours is attached.


Mikhail Gutkin (Local Organizer)
Dr. Sci., Leading Researcher
Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St.Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +7(812) 321 4771, Email:

Ilya Ovid'ko (Workshop Chair) Dr.Sci., Professor
Principal Editor, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal
Principal Editor, Materials Physics and Mechanics Journal
Head, Laboratory for Theory of Defects in Materials
Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St.Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +7(812)321 4771, Email:

Last modified: March 24, 2004