TESCAN becomes a major partner of the MATEDAS 2023 conference and opens the door to cutting-edge electron microscopy technology

TESCAN becomes a major partner of the MATEDAS 2023 conference and opens the door to cutting-edge electron microscopy technology

Brno, June 2, 2023 – TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron microscopes, is proud to announce its partnership with the prestigious MATEDAS conference. This conference focuses on the defence industry and was held in Lednice, South Moravia, attracting leading experts from the V4 countries using electron microscopy in their work.

Michal Klášterecký, Area Sales Manager of TESCAN, evaluates the partnership very positively: “I am very pleased that we could become an important partner of the conference and that we could welcome the participants and show them our cutting-edge technology in the field of electron microscopy during a tour of our laboratories.”

The opening of the MATEDAS 2023 conference took place on Wednesday 24 May at the campus of the Faculty of Military Technology of the University of Defence under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty, Col. Ing. Vlastimil Neumann, Ph.D.

The conference was opened with an introductory speech by prof. Ing. Vladimír Horák, CSc., Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. During his speech, Prof. Horák presented the long, 34-year history of the conference to the participants. Subsequently, Lieutenant Colonel prof. Ing. Zdeněk Pokorný, Ph.D., chairman of the scientific committee of the conference, who presented the framework programme of the 3-day conference.

On behalf of TESCAN, Petr Klímek, Product Marketing Director for Materials Science, contributed to the opening program with a presentation on Empowering Innovation in Materials Science with TESCAN Solutions. In addition to the opening and technical lecture sessions, the Wednesday programme also included two tours of the research and development facilities of the Faculty of Military Technology. On the first tour, they were introduced to the laboratories of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Ballistics Laboratory of the Department of Weapons and Munitions.

For the next tour, the conference guests moved directly to TESCAN. They visited the demo lab where 37 interested people, under the guidance of Hanky Tesarova, Head of Global Materials Science and Life Sciences Applications, tried working with the TESCAN AMBER electron microscope. The next route of the participants led to the village of Lednice, which hosted the main part of the conference. In the busy programme, which took place in the Castle Hotel, two expert workshops focused on electron microscopy and the use of its imaging methods in the defence and security industry.

The 17th International MATEDAS 2023 Conference provided an excellent platform for a successful exchange of expertise and meeting of scientists, experts, research equipment manufacturers and representatives of the defence and security industry. The conference thematically focused on security and defence areas brought new opportunities for effective international development of cooperation in the fields of advanced materials, manufacturing technologies and biocompatible materials.

The scientific theses and research results presented by partner organizations in the individual sessions are applicable not only for commercial but also for military applications, said the organizers of the 17th International Conference, Col. prof. Ing. Zdeněk Pokorný, Ph.D. and Col. doc. Ing. Zbyněk Studený, Ph.D. “We are pleased that TESCAN is a strong and stable partner of this event. Now, thanks to new knowledge and a higher level of interdependence with research organizations, we expect innovations and new opportunities that this cooperation will bring for the effective fulfillment of our role – a research center of the Ministry of Defence”.

The MATEDAS 2023 conference proved to be a great success also thanks to the partnership with the leading electron microscope manufacturer, TESCAN. More information about the conference can be found on the website.


TESCAN enables research and analysis at nanoscale resolution for its customers. Its solutions are applied in the geosciences, material sciences, semiconductor industry and life sciences. The company has a 30-year history of developing innovative electron microscopes, microtomographs and related software solutions for users in many research and industrial fields. One example is the 4D-STEM (4D Raster Transmission Electron Microscope) TENSOR, which was the first in the world to be built from the ground up for a whole new level of performance and user experience. Through its efforts, TESCAN has earned a leading position in micro- and nanotechnology. The company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, and employs more than 750 people in plants around the world.

For more information, visit tescan.com.

About the University of Defence

The University of Defence prepares military professionals and other experts working in the sphere of security and defence of the state based on the needs of the Czech Army, state administration and contractual obligations with other democratic states. The training is based on the latest military knowledge, research and development on a national and international scale and own scientific research. Education at the UO is directed towards the preparation of future officers and also towards a broader professional profile of graduates, which enables their employability and career growth in the changing military environment. The versatility of education also creates the conditions for the application of the university graduates in civilian life. Academic staff of the UO are involved in defence research projects, scientific and technical development projects, research projects and specific research at universities.

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