History

2015

The 2015 Spring Meeting was held in Lille at Grand Palais from May 11 to 15, 2015. The conference featured 32 technical symposium, 3 workshops, 2 summer schools, an exhibit, a plenary session with talks by outstanding researchers. More than 3.000 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference. An additional feature of the conference was the EU-40 Materials Prize, a prize reserved to researchers aged under 40 who are showing exceptional promise for leadership and have made outstanding and innovative contributions to materials research in Europe.

The 2015 Fall Meeting consisted in 22 parallel symposia, a plenary session and some satellite events. The conference was connected with the EUROMAT conference organized by FEMS at the Warsaw University of Technology immediately following the Fall Meeting. Both conferences were organized under the auspices of the European Materials Forum (EMF). A "Materials Weekend" consisting of a series of special events was jointly organized by the two societies to provide a bridge linking the two conferences. Six tutorials focussing on Energy, Graphene, 3D characterization, Biomaterials, Modelling and Technology transfer were held for students.

2014

The 2014 Spring Meeting was held in Lille at Grand Palais, May 26 - 30, 2014. The conference featured 29 technical symposium, an exhibit, a plenary session with talks by outstanding researchers and a social event celebrating the winners of the 2014 student awards. More than 3.000 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference. An additional feature of the conference was the bilateral energy conference organized together with MRS, as well as the presentation along selected symposia of Japanese research initiatives promoted by J-MRS.

The 2014 Fall Meeting included 24 parallel symposia, plenary session and some satellite events. The conference was supported by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education and was co-organized by the Polish Materials Science Society.

The European workshop on novel aspects of nanomedicine: the challenge to translate scientific results to applications for patients was held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on November 27, 2014.

 

2013

The 2013 Spring Meeting marked the 30th Anniversary of the Society. In addition to the 24 parallel symposia, a tribute to the founders and past presidents who had the vision and foresight to develop the society has been done. The Spring Meeting was held in Strasbourg at Palais des Congres, May 27 - 31 and attracted 2560 delegates.

Fall Meeting, Warsaw, September 16-20. The meeting included 14 parallel symposia, plenary sessions and some training activities for young researchers and scientists wishing to extend their expertise to new fields. The conference attracted more than 730 participants coming from 53 different countries.

 

2012

The 2012 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, May 14 – 18. The conference consisted of 25 parallel symposia on major issues such as "Materials for energy", "Bio / organic / polymeric materials", "Materials for electronic / photonic / plasmonic applications, "Advanced materials and nano materials", and "Methods and analysis". The 2012 edition attracted 2680 attendees.

The Fall Meeting consisted of Acta Materialia Gold Medal Symposium, 12 thematic symposia, plenary session and satellite events. The 2012 edition was held at the Central Campus of the Warsaw University of Technology, from September 17 - 21. From year to year the Fall Meeting became increasingly multinational with a steadily growing number of symposia and participants from all over the world.

 

2011

More than 3050 participants from 60 different countries had registered to the 2011 Spring Meeting. The conference was held at the Acropolis Congress Centre in Nice, France from May 9-13 and was organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).A special focus was given to Energy and the role played by materials research in addressing the energy needs of society. To this end, a Bilateral Conference on Energy, jointly organized by E-MRS and MRS was organized as a back-to-back event.

The 2011 Fall Meeting was held at Warsaw University of Technology from September 19 - 23 and included 13 parallel symposia, a plenary session and some satellite events.

 

2010

The 2010 Spring Meeting was held in Strasbourg at Palais des Congres, June 7 - 11, 2010. The conference featured 20 technical symposium, an exhibit, a plenary session with talks by outstanding researchers and a social event celebrating the winners of the 2010 student awards. More than 2.200 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference.

The 2010 Fall Meeting included 15 parallel symposia, plenary session and some satellite events. The conference was supported by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education and was co-organized by the Polish Materials Science Society.

 

2009

The 2009 Spring Meeting was held in Strasbourg at "Palais des Congres et de la Musique" from June 8 to 12. More than 2.250 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference.The scientific program highlighted advances in international materials research and key novel applications. Special attention was given to the role advanced materials have in solving the energy supply problem for our future. Furthermore, the participants had a unique opportunity to discuss, in a special workshop, the suggested best practices for education, training and entrepreneurship in the future European Institute of Technology (EIT).

 

2008

The 2008 Spring Meeting was held in Strasbourg from May 26 - 30. The 2008 edition marked the 25th Anniversary of E-MRS. A special award for lifetime achievements in Materials Science was awarded to Professor Dan Schechtman of Technion, Israel. 1904 participants had registered for the 17 symposia being presented at the meeting. The countries with the largest number of participants were France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Romania, Spain and the UK. It was particularly pleasing that participation from Korea and Romania had shown a very significant increase.

 

2007

More than 2100 participants from 61 countries had registered to the E-MRS 2007 Spring Meeting. 56 different organisations were participating in the technical exhibition. The countries with the largest number of participants, in order, were France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan and Romania. The plenary session had been very good from the scientific aspect.

The 2007 Fall Meeting was held from 17 - 21 September at Warsaw University of Technology and consisted of 10 symposia, plenary, poster sessions and a workshop on "Perspectives of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology". 884 participants had registered. The 2007 Czochralski Award was made to Professor Shuji Nakamura during one of the plenary sessions. In addition, the Acta Materialia Gold Medal was presented to Professor Herbert Gleiter.

 

2006

The 2006 E-MRS Spring Meeting was held in conjunction with the International Union of Materials Research Societies International Conference on Electronic Materials (E-MRS/IUMRS-ICEM 2006) in Nice, France, on May 29–June 2, 2006. The thread of electronic materials and devices ran through the 23 technical symposia that were organized within six clusters: Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics, Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Materials, Materials for Energy, Composite and Organic Materials, Semiconductor Materials, and Education and Tutorials. Research conducted at the nanoscale level was also prominent in most symposia. The over 2.500 attendees from 62 countries were also treated to a plenary session, poster sessions, equipment exhibit, and an awards ceremony at the conference reception.

E-MRS Fall Meeting, Warsaw, September 4-8. The meeting included 10 parallel symposia, plenary sessions and some training activities for young researchers and scientists wishing to extend their expertise to new fields. The conference was supported by the State Committee for Scientific Research and was co-organized by the Polish Materials Society and Polish Materials Science Society.

 

2005

E-MRS 2005 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, May 31 – June 3. The conference included 17 symposia on various topics, in addition to an industrial forum on in-situ diagnostic and control systems in laser materials processing, a short course (MATSUP) on materials surface processing deposition and a forum on Europe-USA collaboration in materials research.

E-MRS Fall Meeting, Warsaw, September 5-9. 500 material scientists and engineers attended the meeting The conference was in part supported by the Polish Ministry for Science and Information Technology.

 

2004

E-MRS 2004 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, May 24-28. More than 1.700 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference. 21 symposia with more than 2.300 oral and poster presentations presented a good balance between fundamental and applied research.

E-MRS 2004 Fall Meeting, Warsaw, September 6-10. The conference included 9 symposia and some training activities for young researchers or scientists wishing to extend their expertise to new fields.

 

2003

E-MRS 2003 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, June 10-13. The year 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the technical meeting that led to the formation of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). The scientific program featured 16 technical symposia spanning topics in: Nanomaterials & Techniques, Surface & Films, Photonics, Materials Modeling, etc...

 

2002

E-MRS 2002 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, June 18 - 21. Nineteen symposia, among them the TPP7 International Conference (Plasma) and new topics like colloids offered a forum to the international material community for fruitful discussions. More than 2.120 papers and posters have been presented.

First Materials Science Forum on Future Sustainable Technologies, Augsburg, September 17 - 20, 2002.

E-MRS 2002 Fall Meeting held in three locations: Moscow, Russia, on Software Development for Process and Materials Design; Warsaw, Poland, on Interfacial Effects and Novel Properties in Nanomaterials; and Zakopane, Poland, on Solid Solutions of the II-IV Compounds - Growth, Characterization and Applications.

 

2001

E-MRS 2001 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, June 5-8. More than 1.600 scientists of all disciplines attended the Conference. Nineteen symposia with 1.850 oral and poster presentations highlighted recent advances in the development, understanding of advanced materials.

 

2000

International Conference on Electronic Materials & E-MRS Spring Meeting "E-MRS - IUMRS - ICEM 2000". Strasbourg, France, May 30 - June 2. The latest in the long series of E-MRS conferences up to now took place at the Palais des Congrès in Strasbourg. Some 1.900 scientists and material scientists from all over the world attended to make this conference one of the largest cross-disciplinary advanced material meetings ever held in Europe. Eighteen symposia provided a grant total of more than 1.760 oral and poster presentations at this "World Electronic Materials Meeting". Inauguration of the E-MRS office in Krakow, Poland, November 16.

 

1999

Spring-Meeting, Strasbourg, 1st – 4th June. Innovation: publishing of the contributions in a very short time (3 months) in CD-ROM format.

 

1998

E-MRS 1998 Spring-Meeting, Strasbourg, 16-19 June. More than 1.300 papers and posters have been presented. The Conference has been settled as the largest scientific European, Advanced Materials Forum.

 

1997

"International Conference on Advanced Materials, ICAM", Strasbourg, 16-20 June. The IUMRS is the intemational body consisting of all MRS's worldwide. It's biannual large scale material science conferences ICAM is a mean of world-wide exchance of the latest materials research results. More than 1110 material scientists from more than 30 countries worldwide attended.

 

1996

E-MRS 1996 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, 3-7 June. With more than 1250 papers, more than 1300 scientists, physicist, chemist and engineers of all disciplines present, this annual E-MRS Conference has confirmed to be the central place in Europe for presentation of new scientific ideas and innovative results in the challenged work area of European Material R&D. Joint Conference MRS of Russia - E-MRS, St. Petersburg, 14-17 October : "Radioactive Waste, Storage, Transportation, Recycling, Environment and Human Impact".

 

1995

E-MRS 1995 Spring-Meeting: More than 1200 scientists attended the Conference from 22-26. May at the European Council / European Parliament, Strasbourg. 14 symposia with 1230 oral and poster presentations presented again a good balance between topics from fundamental research and topics from applied research with medium and shortterm perspectives.

 

1994

A joint China MRS and E-MRS Symposium on "Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials" was helt in Bejing/China, December 15-16, at the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the MRS of China; This symposium did not receive EEC support. Nevertheless a small E-MRS delegation took part.

 

1993

A direct consequence of the E-MRS 1992 initiative was the joint effort of the E-MRS Fall Conference 1993 in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the invitation of the Russian Academie of Science and the Russian Ministry for Research and Technology Policy. The successfull conference with 650 participants received EEC Support. The contacts established at both conferences (1992 and 1993) have created scientific as well as commercial links. In addition, the conferences created links for the EC to support Advanced Material R&D in Russia in the frame of the various EC-programs.

 

1992

E-MRS organized in partnership with MatTech and FEMS the 1st major East/West Conference on Advanced Materials: 300 high ranking Material scientists and engineers from the former USSR were invited by E-MRS and attended the E-MRS 1993 Fall Meeting in Strasbourg. EEC supported this initiative in the form of ECU 300,000 travel expenses. This event involved in total 1500 participants in the Conference and visitors in the accompanying "Ukrainian Exhibition on Advanced Material".

 

1990

E-MRS prepared a strategic study "Prospects of Research on Electronic Materials" for the 3rd Framework Program, which was submitted to the EEC and generally accepted.

The European Commission incorporated the E-MRS Network-initiative in their Framework-programs: in ESPRIT as "Networks of Excellence", in BRITE- EURAM and HCM.

 

1985

E-MRS initiated and proposed the concept of European-multinational, scientific Networks on Advanced Materials to the European Commission (EC) in Brussels "to initiate the process of Ewopean cooperation and integration in the field of materials research": Comprized were topics-specific networks each on "electronic materials" and "non-electronic materials". - 25 scientific, thematic Networks including a total of 500 public and private laboratories in Europe, cooperating in the fields of Advanced Material R&D, were organized and managed by E-MRS.

 

1983

Foundation of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) with seat in Strasbourg.