Symposium of

World Experts in Diffusion Bonding (WEDB)

The Open University, United Kingdom

20-21 June 2017


Objective of WEDB 2017

Open University Buildings

The WEDB symposium will bring together international expertise on Diffusion Bonding and provide a unique opportunity for globally renowned scientists to present their research to industry. The programme will include a dedicated networking session that will promote knowledge exchange and the development of links between academia and industry.


Thanks to the kind and generous support of The Open University, funding will be available to cover the registration fees of all speakers, contributors and students. Click here to register.

The Venue

The symposium will take place at The Open University’s Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes is 70 km north west of London, easily accessible from London main airports by train (National Rail Enquiries) and buses (National Express). Full address: Central Meeting Room 15 (CMR15), The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. Click here for an annotated campus map, or here for further travel advice.


STWJ Journal cover

The list of presentations can be found on this page, in PDF format. The list will be updated as needed.


Selected papers from the event will be published in a special edition of the peer reviewed journal, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining.


Amir Shirzadi Photograph

The symposium is being convened by Dr Amir Shirzadi, Lecturer in Materials Engineering at the Open University. For technical information on the event and submission of abstracts, please contact Dr Shirzadi: Tel: +44 1908 65700,

For help with registration and travel arrangements, please contact Angela Walters: Tel: +44 1908 653054,

Key Dates

Dining room at King's
By kind permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge


We recommend participants stay in one of the following hotels which are within walking distance of the symposium venue:

Sponsors & Contributors

The Open University logo The Welding Institute logo Cambridge Joining Technology logo
OFTTech Limited logo PVA TePla logo Logo for Günter-Köhler-Institutes für Fügetechnik und Werkstoffprüfung GmbH
Meggitt PLC logo Technische Universität Chemnitz logo Logo of the Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes Atlas Technologies logo