The history of the Federation of European Materials Societies – from the beginnings of the national materials societies to the creation of a European federation

By Peter Paul Schepp, Frankfurt, Feb 2020

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The latest developments of the next European R&I framework programme, Horizon Europe (2021-2027) are given on the EU Commission website:

The Commission's proposal for Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020.

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached in March and April 2019 a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe. The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on... Read more

Rodrigo Moreno, vicepresident of the Spanish Materials Society has been nominated as Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. The candidature, presented by Professor Anne L. Leriche (France) and supported by Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini (Germany) and Proffessor Mikolaj Szafran (Poland) was evaluated by the Nominating Committee led by Professor Monica Ferrrais and accepted by the Academy Advisory Council, chaired by Dr. Mrityunjay Singh at the session held on June 17, 2019 in Turin, and provisionally accepted by the Academy on August 12, 2019. Rodrigo Moreno is Research Professor at the... Read more

What would you consider to be the greatest achievement and highlight of your Presidency?

It is very difficult to pick one as it is the work of a team. I am sure everyone will have their own opinion of a milestone from this last couple of years. The EUROMAT Conference is always one of the most relevant activities and consequently the success of EUROMAT 2019 is without doubt something to underline. I am particularly proud of the activities related to Area G. It has had the highest attendance I remember to these sessions. The initiative for Women in Materials Science... Read more

The Executive Board of the MRS-Serbia is proud to announce the competition for the Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and  Engineering for 2020.

The Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering is awarded to the most distinguished scientists for their overall scientific achievements which have contributed significantly to the advancement of this areas of science, the enhancement of university teaching, education of young scientists and upholding the reputation of the Materials Research Society of... Read more

Eric, please tell us a bit about yourself.

I have been involved in Materials Science for many years, first working for a glass company and then pursuing a career in academia. I have been involved with research (Small Scale Mechanics), teaching and mentoring. I also served as the President of SF2M, a founding member of FEMS, from 2017 to 2019.

How do you feel about taking up the role as FEMS President?

This is a very challenging position with great responsibility as FEMS has taken up a leading role in Materials Science.

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Dear colleagues

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to chair FEMS during these last two years. It has been a great honour and I am really grateful for all the expertise and knowledge I got from all of you. 

I am really pleased for having met so many nice people, I will be always in debt and willing to support FEMS.

My best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

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the Executive Committee of FEMS would like to wish all our Member Societies a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We would like to thank you all for your support and attendance to our events and look forward to seeing you at FEMS Junior EUROMAT in Granada in July 2020 and our Member Society events throughout the year.... Read more

170 Delegates at YUCOMAT 2019

Report on the 21st Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & 11th World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019 Herceg-Novi, September 2-6, 2019

From September 2-6, 2019 in Herceg-Novi an international elite of scientists working in the field of advance materials, nanotechnologies and sintering gathered for the twenty-first Annual YUCOMAT 2019 Conference and the eleventh World Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019. Exactly fifty years ago, in 1969, the First World Conference on Sintering was held in Herceg-Novi, and in 1995 the First Conference of the Materials... Read more