Young European Materials Research Society (Y- EMRS)

Workshop and kick-off meeting

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Time: 15:00 – 18:30

Venue: Room Madrid 1 (Ground floor) - Strasbourg Convention Centre


The half day workshop is planned to take place in the framework of the Spring E-MRS meeting in Strasbourg. The aim is to mobilize the young (under 40) scientists working on Materials science and engineering in Europe and abroad exchanging scientific experiences and setting-up ideas on the formation of a Y–EMRS activity group operating under the auspices and support of the E-MRS

The objectives of the meeting are:

  • Young Materials Scientists (under-40) to meet each other on a common platform and exchange views and experiences on current scientific issues
  • Experts from academia and industry informing young researchers about different career pathways.
  • Informing Young researchers about different funding opportunities such as ERS Grands, Marie Curie etc
  • Discuss common interests, generate and expand new ideas and initiatives to contribute to the future of science and E-MRS.
  • Discuss the set-up issues related to the effective operation of the Y-EMRS initiative  




15:00                 Welcome Address

                          George Kiriakidis, E-MRS President

15:30 – 16:00    « TREND - an ERC Starting grant boosting knowledge on oxide nanoelectronics »

                          Prof. Pedro Barquinha (ERC laureate) / UNINOVA, Portugal

16:00 – 16:20    « Technology Transfer from Lab to the market »

                          Dr. Thomas Fischer, Materials Alliance Cologne, Germany

16:20 – 16:40    Coffee Break

16:40 – 17:10    « A million (and a half) euros question: how can I get an ERC Starting Grant? »

                          Prof. Luis Pereira (ERC laureate) / UNINOVA, Portugal

17:10 – 17:30   « Catching the solar light: a leaf-like research story »

                          Dr. Sebastian Murcia, Marie Curie / IREC, Italy

17:30 – 18:30    Discussion on the future prospects “Y-EMRS initiative”




Dr. Vassilios Binas                                / FORTH, Crete (Greece)

Dr. Thomas Fischer                              / Univ. of Cologne (Germany)

Prof. Pedro Barquinha (ERC laureate) / UNINOVA (Portugal)

Prof. Luis Pereira (ERC laureate)        / CENIMAT, FCT-UNL (Portugal)

Dr. Teresa Andreu                               / IREC, Barcelona (Spain)