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Following the Materials Day celebrations that take place each first Wednesday in November, Mondragon University, together with SOCIEMAT (Spanish Materials Society) and EIT Raw Materials, organized this workshop. The event aimed to gain a broad overview of material trends in the mobility sector, including criticality of resources, light materials processing and recycling. The target public was academia, including students in scientific and... Read more

For the “WORLD MATERIALS DAY 2018” under the umbrella of FEMS, The French materials society, SF2M, is glad to announce the launch of its Young group « Jeunes SF2M » !!! https://sf2m.fr/lancement-du-groupe-jeunes-de-la-sf2m/... Read more

World Materials Day was celebrated on the 7 of November, in Portugal in an event organized by the SPM – Portugal Materials Society.

This year, the chosen place to hold this celebration was the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP).
During the morning session we had the presentation of the thesis competing for Best Master Thesis in Materials Engineering award.
In the afternoon we had the presence of materials experts from two companies, that delivered talks on the following topics:

“It's all about materials, process and people” by... Read more

As in previous years, SOCIEMAT joined other member societies of FEMS to celebrate the World Materials Day. The World Materials Day event was hold at the Polytechnic University of Madrid on November 7.

During the event the following talks were given by materials experts:

Nanostructured materials: tools to control light, Rosalia Serna, Optical Institute CSIC

What makes us human? The materials in response, José Ygnacio Pastor, Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Also, the SOCIEMAT 2018 prizes were awarded:

SOCIEMAT Caja Ingenieros Award "Best Thesis... Read more

The celebration of the WORLD MATERIALS DAY 2018 will take place at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), on November 7. As usual since 2003, a competition, with prizes, is organized to distinguish the best theses on Science and Materials Engineering from finalist students of the 2nd cycle courses in Sciences and Engineering, including Polytechnic Institutes, for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The FEMS-Federation of the European Materials Societies, of which SPM is a member, will award the FEMS award for the best master thesis in Europe. The winners of... Read more

Manuel Alonso won the 2nd prize of the FEMS Master Thesis Award in 2018, Budapest. Firstly, Manuel participated in the Spanish competition, as winner, he received from SOCIEMAT a budget for the travel expenses to the finals in Budapest.

How was the experience of participating in Junior EUROMAT in Budapest  representing Spain and SOCIEMAT?

The fact that I represented my country and its main materials society was a fantastic experience I will never forget. I think that these kind of contests are very useful for a young PhD student like me as they... Read more

The new issue of Material-ES, SOCIEMAT scientific journal, Vol. 2 Nº 4, is now available.

Contributions are much appreciated.... Read more

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research universities. It draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of natural science and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subiects and faculties.


The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Professor (W3) for Materials Technology to be filled on October lst, 2019.

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"The Digital Microfluidics Platform for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of DNA" by Beatriz Coelho, was the winning thesis of the FEMS Masters Thesis Awards competition recently held in Budapest

"The Digital Microfluidics Platform for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of DNA" by Beatriz Coelho, was awarded 1st prize of the FEMS Master’s Thesis Awards competition held recently in Budapest.

How was the experience of participating in Junior EUROMAT in Budapest and representing Portugal and SPM in this contest for the best European thesis?

It was a unique experience in many ways. First, it is always an immense responsibility to represent my Faculty, especially my Country, as we are such a small country within... Read more

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