The current global health crisis we are suffering has forced us to reconsider the dates for Junior EUROMAT 2020. The conference has been rescheduled for 15–19 November, of course provided that the situation is safe. New deadlines will be published in the conference webpage. Read more

FEMS is now recruiting  for a Web & Social Media Executive position to replace the current Communications Manager. The Web & Social Media Executive will report to the Executive Secretary and oversee FEMS external communications. For more information, please refer to the job description below.

To apply, please send your cover note and CV to by 31 March. Applicants should be a member of a FEMS affiliated Society.

Shortlisted candidates are expected to travel to London between 20-29 May for the interviews.... Read more

Rodrigo Martins is Full Professor and head of Materials Science Department at Faculty of Science and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon, director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of the Institute of New Technologies, CEMOP/Uninova; Head of the group of Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MEON) of the Research Materials Centre of the Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication, CENIMAT/I3N; Chair of The European Committee Affairs of European Materials Research Society; Chair of The Global... Read more

The first FEMS Executive Committee meeting under the Presidency of Prof Eric Le Bourhis was held at IOM3 HQ in London on 26 February. The Committee discussed regular business, progress on future events such as FEMS Junior EUROMAT (Granada, 12-16 July, abstract submission still open, and EUROMAT (Graz, 2021,, and the latest developments on the FEMS European Journal of Materials with Taylor & Francis, more information on which will be... Read more

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

The deadline for sending your abstracts has been extended.

New deadline: March 20
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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