The Spanish Society of Materials, SOCIEMAT was founded in 1996 joining up the activities of the different groups working in Spain in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. The main objective of the Society is to promote and disseminate the research and development that is taking place in our country in the framework of Materials Science, Engineering and Technology: events, links with companies, jobs, courses, meetings, awards and activities developed in the exciting world of Materials Science. It is member of the FEMS, COSCE (Federation of Spanish Scientific Societies) and EFC (European Federation of Corrossion). In addition there are protocols of agreement for cooperation and exchange of information with other Iberoamerican Societies.
SOCIEMAT publishes the electronic scientific publication "Material-ES".
Every two years and for already 25 years SOCIEMAT celebrates the Spanish National Congress on Materials, CNMAT.
SOCIEMAT also gives several prizes to the "Best Scientific Career", "Best Student", "Best Scientific Photo" and "Best Poster".