Technical Working Areas (TWA)

Since the inception of VAMAS, 38 TWAs have been set up, covering a wide range of pre-standards research needs for the application of advanced materials. Over 500 individuals from many research groups including reseachers from outside the original founding countries have participated in over 80 individual projects.

Typically, international collaboration takes place to agree the technical basis for test method development and, using round robin intercomparisons, the test methods are checked to ensure that consistent results are obtainable at different laboratories, and provide precision (repeatability and reproducibility) data.

Current active TWAs

  • TWA 38   Thermoelectric Materials

To see the list of completed TWAs, select this link.

Initiation of new TWAs and Projects

Requests to establish a new TWA or a project within a new or existing TWA should be submitted to the VAMAS Secretary using the Activity Initiation Form. The form can be requested from the Secretariat. The Secretariat will also be happy to provide any guidance and assistance in completing the form.

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More information

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