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ENFI 2024

The Institute of Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU Linz) would like to extend an invitation to attend the 15th International Workshop on Engineering of Functional Interfaces (EnFI 2024) schededuled to take place in Linz between August 29-30, 2024.
EnFI 2024

Scientific Program

EnFI2024 welcomes abstract submissions for research in various field including:

  • Analytical methods for surface and interface characterization
  • Nanostructured materials and interfaces
  • Bio-inspired and biomimetic films including membranes
  • Biosensors, physical- and chemical sensors
  • Cell-, organism-, nucleic acid- and enzyme-based technologies
  • Biomaterials engineering: Tissue engineering, bio-reactor design
  • Electrochemical and optical sensor materials
  • Polymer, metals and oxide materials
  • Thin film technology, microsystems and chip-based devices
  • Therapeutics, diagnostics and drug-delivery systems
  • Electrochemical interfaces: Corrosion, catalysis and battery
  • Medical technology and implants

General Information

Abstract submission deadline: 01.03.2024 - 15.07.2024

Early bird registration and inscription payment deadline: 31.07.2024

Late registration and inscription payment deadline: 12.08.2024

Functional interfaces embody fundamental and applied aspects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Materials Science to understand their mechanisms and improve their design and performance. Material interfaces play a crucial role in diverse phenomena such as adhesion, bio-recognition, separation and catalysis. A control over the interfacial material properties requires the implementation of innovations spanning multiple disciplines such as sensing and recognition, electrocatalysis, polymer science, material separation and filtration, nano-scale manufacturing, among others.

Lisa Larndorfer
Secretary of the department
Institute of Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials
Altenberger Straße 69
TNF Turm, T108
4040 Linz, Österreich
T +43 732 2468 8700
Email: enfi2024(at)jku.at


Early Bird (until 31.07.2024) 190 EUR
Late (until 12.08.2024) 230 EUR


  • A. W. HASSEL, Linz, Austria (Chair)
  • A. I. MARDARE, Linz, Austria (Co-Chair)
  • H. ZENGIN, Linz, Austria
  • E. GREUL, Linz, Austria
  • M. HOFINGER, Linz, Austria
  • L. LARNDORFER, Linz, Austria

  • W. DEFERME, Hasselt, Belgium
  • T. DOLL, Hannover, Germany
  • K. EERSELS, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • B. van GRINSVEN, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • A.W. HASSEL, Linz, Austria
  • S. INGEBRANDT, Aachen, Germany
  • S. KRAUSE, London, United Kingdom
  • F. LISDAT, Wildau, Germany
  • P. LOSADA. PÉREZ, Brussels, Belgium
  • M. MERTIG, Dresden, Germany
  • M. PEETERS, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • M. J. SCHÖNING, Jülich, Germany
  • P. WAGNER, Leuven, Belgium
  • T. WAGNER, Jülich, Germany


Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and was the cultural capital of Europe in 2009. Linz is located at the river Danube about 200 km west of Vienna. It can easily be reached by plane, train (ÖBB and Westbahn) or car, or even by ship. Direct flights are available from Düsseldorf and Palma de Mallorca. Trains connect to Vienna (Airport), Salzburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. The conference will take place on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University.

Travel Informations

Direct flights to Linz are available from Düsseldorf

From Linz Airport: Bus No. 601 until Linz Hauptbahnhof (Linz central station). Taxi from airport is approximately 50 €

Vienna International Airport is also directly connected to Linz Hauptbahnhof (Linz central station) via train (1:41 h travel)

Get off at Linz Hauptbahnhof (Linz central station). From Linz central-station take tram 1 or 2 until Terminal University (30 min.), University and Hotel Sommerhaus are both in walking distance (5 min).

Motorway A1 exit Linz - Motorway A7 towards Prague/Freistadt - Exit Dornach to University just straight after 1 km on the left side to Sommerhaus.

At the first junction, turn right into Freistädter Straße take a left turn before the motorway bridge. The Sommerhaus Hotel, is located in Julius-Raab-Straße 10.

Starting at the exit Dornach, you will also find signposts leading to Hotel Sommerhaus.

Scenic transfers along the river Danube are available from Passau (7 h) and Vienna (15 h) or even from Regensburg. Please contact us for more details.