The 2021 Spring Meeting was held from May 31 to June 3 in a full virtual format. It was the 38th of the series started in 1983. The high quality scientific program addressed different topics organized into 19 symposia arranged in 4 clusters covering the fields of energy materials, nanomaterials and advanced characterization, biomaterials and soft materials, as well as materials for electronics, magnetics and photonics. This virtual edition attracted 1.600 participants coming from 60 different countries. Three plenary sessions were organized with outstanding speakers: Prof. Ben Feringa (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016); Prof. André Geim (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2010) and Prof. Ulrike Diebold - TU Vienna, Austria. The EU-40 Materials Prize was awarded to Laura Na Liu from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
The 2021 Fall Meeting was held as a virtual conference from September 20 to 23. The conference consisted in 17 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations. Plenary presentations were delivered by the 2020 Czochralski Award laureate, Professor Alexandra Navrotsky of Arizona State University on Thermodynamics of Materials under Extreme Conditions in Planetary Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Nuclear Energy followed by Professor Richard Catlow UCL on Computer modelling as a tool in materials science. 984 participants coming from 47 different countries attended the virtual event.
Both Spring and Fall Conferences were cancelled due to Covid-19.
The 9th European Nanoanalysis symposium was organized by E-MRS as a "web-based" only meeting on Friday, October 9, 2020. This event attracted 100 participants. The scope of the symposium was nano-scale materials characterization. The meeting covered the topics of nanoanalysis and materials characterization, along the whole value and innovation chain, from fundamental research up to industrial applications.
The 2019 Spring Meeting was held from May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France (Congress & Exhibition Centre Acropolis). It was the 37th of the series started in 1983. This event was organized in conjuction with the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). The scientific programme highlighted the latest advances in materials research at an international level, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research in both fundamental and applied areas. The 2019 edition attracted 2.720 participants coming from 66 different countries. Two plenary sessions were organized with three outstanding speakers: Prof. Hiroshi Amano (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2014), Prof. Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1985), and Hongyou Fan (2019 MRS Mid-Career Award winner).
The 2019 E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit was held in Warsaw University of Technology, from September 16 to 18 (exhibition) and September 16 to 19 (technical sessions). The conference consisted in 22 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science. The 2019 Fall Meeting attracted 1.180 participants coming from 55 different countries.
The 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit was held in the Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France), from June 18 to 22. The conference consisted in 29 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session with three outstanding speakers, Prof. Thomas Ebbesen, ISIS, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, winner of the E-MRS 35th Anniversary prize recognizing his career contribution to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research, Prof. Michel Menu, C2RMF, Paris, France and Prof. Xinliang Feng, TU Dresden, Germany, EU-40 Materials Prize winner.
The 2018 E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit was held in Warsaw University of Technology, from September 17 to 19 (exhibition) and September 17 to 20 (technical sessions). The conference consisted of 21 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science.
The 2017 Spring Meeting was held in the extended and modernized Convention Centre in Strasbourg from May 22 to 26. The conference featured 26 technical symposium, an exhibit, a plenary session with talks by outstanding researchers and a social event. More than 2.400 scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists attended the conference.
The ICNS-12 conference was held in Strasbourg - France at the Convention Centre from July 24 to 28. This biennal conference attracted 750 participants and presented high impact scientific and technological advances in materials and devices based on group-III nitride semiconductors. The conference featured two plenary sessions, parallel topical sessions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibition.
The 2017 Fall Meeting was held at the Central Campus of the Warsaw University of Technology from 18th to 21st September. The conference included 23 parallel symposia, plenary session and some satellite events. The conference was supported by the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education.
The VIth World Materials Summit on "Materials innovation for the global circular economy and sustainable society" was held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on November 20-21. The meeting was preceded by a two days Forum for next generation researchers.
The 2016 Spring Meeting was held in Lille, May 2 – 6. The conference consisted of 31 parallel symposia on major issues. Among the chosen topics particularly relevant were those related to hybrid and adaptive materials, semiconductive and transparent materials, bio-materials and materials for energy. Nano and 2D materials had also their dedicated forum. The focus was both on fundamental investigations as well as on technological applications. A one-day symposium on the general theme of "Materials frontiers" was organized jointly with the MRS Japan. The 2016 edition attracted 2560 attendees.
The Fall meeting consisted in 27 parallel symposia and augmented by an exhibition of products and services was held at the Central Campus of the Warsaw University of Technology from 19th to 22th September. 1260 scientists, coming from 60 different countries attended the conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Spring-Meeting, Strasbourg, 1st – 4th June. Innovation: publishing of the contributions in a very short time (3 months) in CD-ROM format.
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.
"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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
E-MRS Spring Meeting from May 30 to June 2 in Strasbourg.
E-MRS Spring Meeting from May 31 to June 2 in Strasbourg followed by the Fall Meeting from November 8 to 10 in Strasbourg too.
E-MRS Spring Meeting from June 2 to 5 in Strasbourg, France.
Summer school on "Current problems of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces" from June 30 to July 4 in Burghausen (Germany).
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.
Second MRS-Europe Conference from June 4 to 8 in Strasbourg.
Foundation of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) with seat in Strasbourg. First MRS-Europe conference in Strasbourg from May 25 to 27.