New Energetics Workshop (NEW) 2018

Old Town of Stockholm. Photo: Johannes Jansson/

The Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI, and EURENCO organise a workshop devoted to the science and technology of energetic materials in Stockholm, 29-30 May 2018. An organised visit to FOI Grindsjön is planned 31 May 2018.

Stockholm, the city of Alfred Nobel, invites you to a workshop devoted to the science and technology of energetic materials. The workshop is a two day event with a focus on all aspects of new energetic materials. It will cover both the basic science, studies on these materials and their development towards different applications. This is the third New Energetics Workshop (NEW), held in an informal atmosphere to promote personal contacts and exchange of ideas. 



The workshop will be held at FOI headquarters in Kista, Stockholm. There will also be an orginised visit to FOI Grindsjön 31 May, 2018. Visitors to FOI Grindsjön must apply for an individual clearance which will be assessed case by case.



Please register by sending an e-mail with the registration form to Jenny Hägre (

Price: 3500 SEK or 375 € including lunch and dinner if you register before 31 March, 2018.
          4500 SEK or 475 € including lunch and dinner if you register between 31 March and 30 April, 2018.

Note that there is a limited number of 65 attendees. Register early for ensured participation!



A number of rooms have been reserved at Scandic Victoria Tower ( link, opens in new window). However, you will need to confirm your booking with the hotel before 30 March. Confirmation is made at link, opens in new window or by calling +46 8 517 517 00. Booking reference is: BTOT280518. Hotel price is not included in the workshop fee (single room: 1443 SEK per night, breakfast included).


Visit to Grindsjön

Remember to bring your passport to FOI Grindsjön. The bus departures from Scadic Victoria Tower at 08.00 31 April. The day ends at 15.00 and a bus will take you from FOI Grindsjön to the Central Station in Stockholm. Approximated arrival time is 16.30. At the Central Station you will find transportations to the airports. For information about the buses, please see link, opens in new window. For information about the train, see link, opens in new window.


Abstracts and format

The format of the meeting is oral presentations (no full papers are required). The workshop language is English. Abstracts are to be submitted to Jenny Hägre ( Below please find the accepted abstracts. 


Accepted abstracts

Aleksandr Smirnov, Joint stock company, State Scientific Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering after V.V. Bakhirev, Russia

Complex analysis of explosive characteristics for existence region of explosives


Alexander Vorozhtsov, Tomsk State University, Russia
The effect of deagglomeration and coating of nanoparticles on the characteristics of aluminum nanopowder oxidation


Colin Pulham, University of Edinburgh, Great Britain

Structure-property relationships in energetic co-crystals and salts


Erik Tunestål, Eurenco Bofors AB, Sweden

Preciptated small size FOX-7 tested in solventless extruded double base rocket propellant


Geneviève Eck, Eureco, France

Impacts of regulation on energetic materials


Hanna Ellis, FOI, Sweden
Nanoenergetic materials


Hiroki Matsunaga, Department of Chemical Engineering, Fukuoka University, Japan

Study on high energetic ionic liquids for propellant


Jonas Johansson, FOI, Sweden

Synthesis of energetics using flow chemistry


Lukas Werling, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Premixed green propellants: DLR research and test activities on nitrous oxide/hydrocarbon mixtures


Marcel Holler, Bayern-Chemie, Germany

New innovative solid rocket propellants based on ADN


Martin Rahm, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden

Computer aided design and synthesis of high-energy-density materials


Matthew Andrews, MSIAC, Belgium

Energetic materials research across MSIAC nations


Michele Negri, DLR, Germany

Main results of the EU H2020 project Rheform


Niklas Wingborg, FOI, Sweden

Green solid propellants for launchers

Patrick Goede, FMV, Sweden

Aspects of energetics in Sweden; history and present


Peter Gerber, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

Synthesis, upscaling and first results of PBX based on TKX-50


Peter Thormählen, ECAPS AB, Sweden

Growing constellation of earth observation satellites with ammonium dinitramide (ADN) based propulsion


Pontus Melin, Uppsala universitet, Sweden

Atomistic Modelling of Amorphous Energetic Materials


Radovan Skàcel, Explosia a.s., Czech Republic

Low-sensitivity PETN crystallized in the presence of stearic acid.


Sejin Kwon, Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Republic of Korea

MEMS thruster for a cube satellite with ADN as a monopropellant


Stefan Ek, FOI, Sweden

On the sensitivity of Nitrate Esters


Stefano Dossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Activated and nano-sized aluminum in energetic materials: Competitors or complementary materials?


Thomas Deschner, Nammo Raufoss AS, Norway

Towards insensitive minimum smoke propellants for tactical missile propulsion


Thomas Heinz, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

Comminution of energetic materials in binder components with high solid loadings for direct application in formulations


Thomas Reith, LMU Munich, Germany

Recent developments on the research of energetic materials: nitrates, nitrocarbamates and polynitro compunds



Jenny Hägre


Malin Kölhed

Head of Department