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!COVID-19!: due to the current situation, ICYRAM 2020 will be postponed. All new information on concerning venue, date and organisational issues will be available as soon as possible.


ICYRAM is the most recent of the 4 International Conferences launched by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). The first was organised in Singapore (2012), followed by China (2014), India (2016) and Australia (2018).

1. The Concept
Therein concept is to offer to Young Researchers from all around the world, an unique opportunity to discuss, meet and create links leading to a Global Materials Network (GMN).

2. The Structure and Development
Not only do the participating Young Researchers must be aged <40 but also the key organisers of the various sessions be selected from all around the world by their colleagues. A limited number of Senior VIP’s will discuss the latest developments in Materials Science & Technology. This will be an unique opportunity for these young researchers to present their achievements in fields related to materials, to enhance through exchanges with other colleagues to extend their knowledge and to develop the GMN into a premier service and leading materials community for global sustainability for all citizens in all countries.

3. The Process and Discussion results
The ICYRAM conferences are currently held during even calendar years with pre-selected volunteering bodies. These conferences are unique, with very different programming. The priority is to allow ample time for interactions and group discussions with a clear end goal and objective in mind. Two examples:
1. Design and fabricate novel catalysts for the energy food sectors.
2. How to teach middle school students about materials needs for the world ?
Each team will be asked to formulate a proposal to support its intellectual merit and broader impact. Funding support will then be sought to initiate and implement the ideas.

4. Communication infrastructure
Success in communication around the world is a priority to have a good impact from this effort. We are currently developing the GMN website to connect hub sites from around the world. We are looking for young researchers to participate and lead this virtual space communication, and hopefully with support from industries and private foundations.

To fulfill these objectives, a large spectrum of events are organised in 5 half day sessions:

  • Beside the possibility to present their own work by oral presentations, poster sessions
  • a competition (with prizes/diploma ) with 3 minute presentations followed by discussions
  • preparation of synthetic reports on selected topics, by mixing authors from very different origins. Suggestions are welcome.
  • Free discussions on scientific topics of interest

September 18 - 20, 2020

Warsaw University of Technology

Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management
ul. Rektorska 4
00-614 Warszawa

Conference Chairpersons
Fusheng PANChongqing University

National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing 400044, China

+86 23 65112635, 67300077
Peter WELLMANNFriedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Materials Department 6, Martensstr. 7, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

+49 9131 8527635
R.P.H. CHANGNorthwestern University

Materials Research Institute - 2220 Campus Drive - Evanston, IL 60208, USA

+1 847 491 3598