15th Materials Research Society of Serbia Conference: YUCOMAT 2013
Materials science and engineering incorporate acquiring of knowledge on synthesis and processing of materials,
their composition and structure, properties and behaviour, functions and potentialities as well as application of that
knowledge to various final products. Economic prosperity, life quality, and healthy environment are tightly connected
with the improvements in the existing and the development of new materials and processing technologies. These
improvements and development can contribute greatly to the national priorities: energy saving, environment and
health protection, food, information and communication, infrastructure, transportation, etc.
The First Conference on materials science and engineering, including physics, physical chemistry, condensed
matter chemistry, and technology in general, was held in September 1995, in Herceg Novi. An initiative to establish
the Yugoslav Materials Research Society was born at the conference and, similar to other MR societies in the world,
the programme was made and objectives determined. The Yugoslav Materials Research Society (Yu-MRS ), a nongovernment
and non-profit scientific association, was founded in 1997 to promote multidisciplinary goal-oriented
research in materials science and engineering. The main task and objective of the Society is to encourage creativity
in materials research and engineering to reach a harmonic coordination between achievements in this field in our
country and analogous activities in the world with an aim to include our country into global international projects.
Until 2003, Conferences were held every second year and then they grew into Annual Conferences traditionally held
in Herceg Novi in September of every year. In 2007 Yu-MRS formed two new MRS : MRS -Serbia (official successor
of Yu-MRS ) and MRS -Montenegro (in founding). In 2008, MRS – Serbia became a member of FEMS (Federation of
European Materials Societies).
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