About Conference

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are excited to invite you to the 5th International Symposium on Phase-Field Modelling in Materials Science, PF24, that will take place May 19-23, 2024, in Hangzhou, China. This symposium is a must-attend event for experts, active researchers, newcomers, and those who are interested in the potential of phase-field methods and their applications. PF24 offers a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and explore cutting-edge research.

The first symposium, PF99, was held in Rolduc, Netherlands in 1999, followed by the second one, PF09, also in Rolduc Abbey in 2009. Since then, the symposium has been held every five years, with the third one taking place at PennState University, USA in 2014, and the fourth one in Bochum, Germany in 2019. Each of these symposia has been instrumental in advancing the field of phase-field modeling by bringing together researchers from around the world to share their latest research.

PF24 will continue this tradition by providing a forum for experts, active researchers and newcomers in the field to present their latest innovations, exchange ideas, and discuss future directions. More details about the program and registration will be announced in due course, but for now, please save the date May 19-23, 2024!

We can't wait to see you in Hangzhou for an inspiring and dynamic symposium that will shape the future of phase-field modeling.

Best regards,

The organizing committee

Yunzhi Wang (Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University)

Ingo Steinbach (ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Yong Du (State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University)

Jie Wang (Institute of Applied Mechanics, Zhejiang University/Zhejiang Laboratory)

Jincheng Wang (State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University)

Yong Ni (CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, University of Science and Technology of China)

Dong Wang (Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University)

Yuhong Zhao (Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing/North University of China)

Scientific Committee

Abhik Choudhury, Indian Institute of Science (India)

Alain Karma, Northeastern University (USA)

Alphonse Finel, Laboratoire d’Etude des Microstructures, ONERA, CNRS, Université 7Paris-Sacla (France)

Benoit Appolaire, University of Lorraine (France)

Damien Tourret, IMDEA Materials Institute, Tecnogetafe, Calle Eric Kandel, 2, 28906 Getafe, Madrid (Spain)

Jianying Wu, South China University of Technology (China)

Ken Elder, Oakland University (USA)

László Gránásy, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Hungary)

Long-Qing Chen, Penn State University (USA)

Munekazu Ohno, Hokaido University (Japan)

Na-min Xiao, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (China)

Nele Moelans, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Peter Voorhees, Northwestern (USA)

Plapp Mathis, CNRS Ecole Polytechnique (France)

Reza Darvishi Kamachali, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin (Germany)

Seong Gyoon Kim, Kunsan National University (South Korea)

Tomohiro Takaki, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)

Tongyi Zhang, Materials Genome Institute of Shanghai University (China)

Valery Levitas, Iowa State University (USA)


Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Address: No.120, Shuguang Road, Hangzhou

Tel: (86-571)8799 8833

Website: bookinghttps://pf24.baibuhz.com/index/hotel/booking.html



联系电话:(86-571)8799 8833



1、Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport ----- Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China

(1) Metro Line 19 (Xiaoshan International Airport - Hangzhouxi Railway Station): get on at the station of Xiaoshan International Airport, then get off at the station of West Lake Cultural Square for metro interchange Metro Line 3

(2) Metro Line 3 (Xingqiao – Shima): get on at the station of West Lake Cultural Square, then get off at the station of Huanglong Cave

2、Shanghai Pudong International Airport----- Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Airport bus (Shanghai Pudong International Airport---Wulin Square, about 3 hours), then take the subway Metro Line 3 (Xingqiao – Shima): get on at the station of Wulin Square, then get off at the station of Huanglong Cave


Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China.

Address: No.120, Shuguang Road, Hangzhou

Contact: Doudou Wang


E-mail: 876743360@qq.com

Price: ~800 RMB/day (breakfast included)

Guest Rooms (For reference only)

1、Superior double/Superior twin

The superior rooms have an area of 35 square meters and distributed in towers 1, 2, 3. The double bed is 1.8m*2m, and the twin bed is 1.1m*2m. The room is spacious and comfortable, with bright colors and extraordinary style. New Zealand imported wool carpets, high-end furniture made by environmentally friendly materials, high-speed wireless network, smart room navigation system, TV access control system, interactive service TV system, DVD player/electronic connection cable and jack, bedside audio, bedside headphones, Kingkoil mattresses, cotton comfortable and soft bed, etc. The spacious bathroom and separate shower/bath area that makes your stay comfortable.

2、Deluxe double/Deluxe twin

The Deluxe rooms have an area of 40-51 square meters and distributed in towers 1, 2, 3 and 5. Among them, deluxe twin rooms are in tower 5.The double bed is 2m*2m, and the twin bed is 1.1m*2m. The deluxe room is spacious and comfortable, with bright colors and extraordinary style. New Zealand imported wool carpets, high-end furniture made by environmentally friendly materials, high-speed wireless network, smart room navigation system, TV access control system, interactive service TV system, DVD player/electronic connection cable and jack, bedside audio, bedside headphones, Kingkoil mattresses, cotton comfortable and soft bed, etc. The spacious bathroom and separate shower/bath area make your stay comfortable.

Travel and Visa

The Chinese government has decided to implement a trial expansion of unilateral visa exemption for nationals from six countries holding ordinary passports: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia. During the period from December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024, nationals holding ordinary passports from the aforementioned countries may enter China for business, tourism, visiting relatives, or transiting for up to 15 days without a visa. Individuals from the aforementioned countries who do not meet the conditions for visa exemption must still obtain a Chinese visa before entering the country.

A special note on Visa application

Attendees from most countries will be required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China. Attendees can apply for a Chinese visa through a travel agency or directly at the nearest Chinese embassy. If attendees apply for a tourist visa, which will allow you attend the conference and sight-seeing, an official visa invitation letter will not be needed. If an official invitation letter is needed, would you please supply the following information at your earliest convenience to E-mail:pf2024@zju.edu.cn

Full Name (exactly as in your passport):

Passport Number:

Your Nationality:

Your contact details:

The invitation letter will state the conference name, the duration of the conference, your detailed correspondence that will be extracted from your enquiry.

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province. It is one of the central cities in the Yangtze River Delta, covering 16.8 kilometers. Perennial temperature averages 17.8℃.It is the core city of Dawan district around Hangzhou Bay, the center city of G60 science and technology innovation corridor of Shanghai Jiahang, and an important international e-commerce center.

West Lake cruise (1. Taking a boat to the island in the center of the West lake, enjoying the beautiful scenery of mountains and urban architecture. 2. Walking tour on the island)

West Lake

Other Local attractions

Important Date
15 August 2023 Open for abstract submission
15 February 2024 Deadline for abstract submission
15 February 2024 Notification of acceptance / tentative program
31 March 2024 Early bird registration
20 May 2024 Deadline for registration
19-23 May 2024 Symposium

Tentative schedule

19 May
Registration(All day)
20 May
Plenary talks(All day)
21 May

Parallel Sessions(All day)


22 May

Parallel Sessions (Morning)

West Lake cruise (Afternoon)

23 May
Parallel Sessions(All day)
Abstract Submission


Submitting author: the person who submits the abstract

Presenter: the person who will physically present the abstract at the conference and who is marked as the presenter in the program


Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission website . Abstracts sent by e-mail or through any other means will not be accepted. Please use the abstract template and save your formatted abstract as a PDF file for submission.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15th 2024. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will not be accepted.

Abstracts may be submitted for a poster or oral presentation.

The submitting author will be informed by e-mail about the acceptance of the abstract soon after the evaluation process is completed. Acceptance is at the discretion of the scientific committee.

Further information about oral presentations (time, date and length) will be provided to authors upon abstract acceptance. Full presentation guidelines will be included in the acceptance letter and posted on the conference website.

Posters will be displayed in the poster hall. Detailed instructions for the poster presentations will be included in the acceptance letter and posted on the conference website.

Please note that at least one presenting author (presenter) of each abstract should register for the conference. Abstracts submitted without any corresponding presenter registration will be withdrawn. Each presenter may present only one abstract.


Abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts must contain accurate data and meet international ethical standards.

The abstract should contain the title of the paper, the names of the authors, and affiliations (including the cities and the countries), and the e-mail address of the presenting author.

The abstract system will not allow submissions exceeding one page, including references (if any).

Tables, images, or graphics could be included.

Only standard abbreviations should be used.

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract will be reproduced as submitted in the event materials. No proofreading will be done of the scientific content.

Abstract submission page has been open after August 15th. We cordially invite you to submit your abstract according to one of the following listed topics.

1) Solidification and additive Manufacturing

2) Solid state processes in structure and functional materials (including ferroics)

3) Electrochemical reactions, corrosion, and oxidation

4) Brittle and ductile fracture

5) New method development, integration with ML, integration with other methods at complimentary length scales for multi-scale and multi-physics modeling.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference e-book of abstracts.


Registration fee*

Registration Type Early bird registration fee(Due on 31st March 2024) Registration fee
Full delegate 480USD/3000RMB 550USD/3500RMB
Student delegate 400USD/2500RMB 480USD/3000RMB
Accompanying person 350USD/2000RMB

Including all meals, coffee breaks, banquet, and West Lake cruise

Option A: Payment with CNY / USD (人民币/美元), By Online Payment

Click here to pay the registration fees.

注意:采用该方法必须为开通了网上银行的信用卡/借记卡(公务卡普遍没有开通网上银行),并且单笔汇款限额不能低于注册费用,请在注册系统点击"限额查询" 查询该商户允许的单笔支付限额 。

Option B: Payment with CNY / USD (人民币/美元), By Bank Transfer

Information for Bank Transfer (Please note "pf2024 and your name" when remittance):

Swift Code BKCHCNBJ910
Bank Address NO.70. Miduqiao Road, Gongshu District, , Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R.China
Beneficiary Account Number 385768371609
Company Address No 148, Tianmushan road, Xixi Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


(1) After the remittance, please click here to upload the mobile bank transfer screenshot/online bank transfer screenshot/counter remittance document photo to the website.

(2) In order to facilitate reimbursement, we will provide proof that Hangzhou Baibu Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. is the conference company of the pf2024 conference, and the pf2024 registration fee is remitted to the account.


户 名 杭州百步会展服务有限公司
开户行 中国银行杭州白马大厦支行
帐 号 385768371609

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Plenary and keynote/invited speakers

opening + 2 in AM and 3 in PM, first day.

Materials And Processes As Understood By Phase-Field Simulations: Solidification, Solid State Transformation, And High-Temperature Creep

Ingo Steinbach

Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Recent Progress In The Application of Phase-Field Models To Multi-Phase And Multi-Component Alloy Microstructure Evolution

Nele Moelans

Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Development and Application of Phase-Field Models for Microstructure Evolution under Complex Processing Conditions

Katsuyo Thornton

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Opening New Horizons In The Prediction of Environmentally-Assisted Material Degradation: Phase Field Models For Hydrogen Embrittlement And Corrosion

Emilio Martínez Pañeda

Mechanics of Materials Lab, University of Oxford, UK

Materials/Mechanics-GPT And The Integration of Artificial Intelligence With Phase-Field Simulations

Tongyi Zhang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), China
Contact us

Email: pf2024@zju.edu.cn