Materials Research Society of Serbia is a non-government and non-profit scientific association promoting multidisciplinary goal-oriented research in materials science and engineering. 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 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) was founded in 1997. The main task and objective of the Society was to encourage creativity in materials research and engineering to reach a harmonic coordination between achievements in this field in our country and similar activities in the world with an aim to include our country in global international projects. Until 2003, Conferences were held every second year and then they grew into Annual Conferences traditionally held in Herceg Novi, every year, in September. Following the political separation between Serbia and Montenegro, in 2007 Yu-MRS formed two new MRS: MRS-Serbia (official successor of Yu-MRS) and MRS-Montenegro (in founding). In 2008, Serbia became a member of FEMS (Federation of European Materials Societies). MRS-Serbia organizes two conferences: YUCOMAT and Young Researchers’ Conference “Materials Science and Engineering”. Since 2015, the MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science is awarded to prominent scientists.
Mission: Materials Research Society of Serbia is an organisation of researchers working in the area of materials science and engineering in Serbia that promotes connecting national and international researchers working worldwide to achieve better results in their research and, thus, improve the quality of life.
Vision: Materials Research Society of Serbia will offer a platform where its members and their international associates can meet, discuss and arrange joint programs and actions.
Goals: Participation in planning and realization of scientific and expert development of the Society’s area of activity, Encouraging content, cooperation and exchange of information in order to achieve harmonious coordination of materials science and engineering in Serbia, Encouraging and organization of cooperation between higher education institutions, scientific and research institutes and industry in the area of advanced materials, Identification of priority research areas and advising research programmes, Organisation of national and international scientific and expert events.