Emmanuel Gdoutos, ICF14 Executive Chairman/ICF Senior Vice-President-Designate 2013-2017 Print E-mail


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing and the International Advisory Board it is my great pleasure to extend you a cordial invitation to participate in the 14th International Congress on Fracture (ICF14) to be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, June 18-23, 2017. ICF14 is organized under the auspices of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF).

ICF14 will focus in all aspects of structural integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials. ICF14 will include two main tracks devoted to failure analysis of engineering materials and structures, and nanomaterials and nanostructures (MEMS and NEMS).

Other topics include failure of biological and geotechnical materials, earthquakes and electronic packaging. ICF14 will comprise of invited lectures by eminent academics from around the world together with contributed oral and poster presentations covering all aspect of fracture and fatigue. During the conference special symposia covering major areas of research activity organized by members of the Scientific Advisory Board will take place.

The attendees of ICF14 will have the opportunity to interact with the most outstanding world leaders and get acquainted with the latest developments in the area of failure of engineering and nano materials and structures. ICF14 will be a forum of university, industry and government interaction and exchange of ideas in an area of utmost scientific and technological importance

I am sure that besides the superb technical program, you will enjoy the majestic island of Rhodes with its unique beaches and scenic beauty, the medieval town and castle of Rhodes, many areas of historical interest and archeological importance, the delicious local cuisine, and the traditional Greek hospitality

Take a stroll and admire the gates, the towers, the squares, the medieval churches, the bridges, the Castle of Knights, the old Clock, the Acropolis, the ancient monuments, the Temple of Zeus and Athena, the Palace of the Grand Master, the Temple of Apollo, the stadium. Visit the valley of the butterflies, the Minoan city of Ialyssos, the ancient picturesque city of Lindos with its Acropolis, temple and towers, the monastery of Panagia Tsambika with its miracle-working icon.

ICF14 will be an unforgettable event from the scientific, social and entertainment points of view.

Welcome to the island of sea nymph Rhode, daughter of Poseidon (Neptunus), bride of Helios (Sun). Enjoy the sunrays scattered from Helios that made Rhodes the brightest and sunniest island of the Aegean Sea.

Welcome to the island of Knights, enjoy the biggest medieval city of Europe.

Emmanuel E. Gdoutos

ICF14 Chairman