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

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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

Valérie Castellani, Thierry Chartier and Daniel Le Berre are winners of the 2018 French CNRS innovation medal. All three received this award at a ceremony on October 10 in Paris. Since 2011, the CNRS Innovation Medal has been awarded to individuals whose exceptional research has led to significant technological, economic, therapeutic and societal innovations. Of particular note for FEMS is the award to Thierry Chartier since he was also awarded the FEMS Innovation medal in 2017. Read more

Flore Villaret's MSC thesis on  "2D grain growth modeling in ODS steel with different full field approaches" won 3rd prize at the FEMS European MSc awards ceremony, Budapest, July 2018

Flore gives us her experience of the event:

"Representing the French Materials and Metallurgy Society (SF2M) for the Master Thesis Award during Junior EUROMAT in Budapest was a rich experience for me .

It gave me the opportunity to share and discuss my master's thesis work with other researchers and opens new perspectives for me in this... Read more

Thomas Duguet, 34, is a CNRS researcher at the CIRIMAT laboratory (Toulouse, France) since 2012. He is engineer from the School of Mines (Nancy, FR), where he also achieved a master’s thesis in Materials Science and Engineering, with Dr. Thierry Belmonte. In 2009, he obtained his Ph.D. from the Université de Lorraine, focused on the ‘Surfaces and Thin Films of Complex metallic Alloys’, with Dr. Vincent Fournée and Dr. Jean-Marie Dubois (Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy, FR).

Research activities. His main research areas are the reactivity of surfaces, mechanisms of... Read more

The Advanced Training Course „Nano-scale Materials“ which took place from 27th to 29th August 2018 in Dresden was once again a great success.

Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech from the Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalytics ( in Dresden was once again able to welcome an international audience to this advanced training course. The training focuses at people who would like to expand their knowledge in the fields of nanoscale materials and nanoanalytics. The topics range from the basics... Read more

"A digital Microfluidics Platform for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of DNA" was the winning thesis of the FEMS Masters Thesis Awards competition recently held in Budapest.

Beatriz Coelho from DCM - Department of Materials Science FCT / UNL, winner of the 2017 edition, Best Masters Thesis Award, awarded by the Portuguese Society of Materials during World Materials Day 2017, presented this year her master's thesis to the competition during the FEMS Junior Euromat 2018.


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The YUCOMAT 2018 Book of Abstracts is now available on the conference website:

The YUCOMAT 2018 conference will be held in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, on September 3-7, 2018. The conference will feature 33 plenary speakers, 4 plenary sessions, 2 satellite symposia, 44 regular oral presentations and 63 posters (see the full conference programme... Read more

The final programme of the 20th Conference of the Materials Research Society of Serbia - YUCOMAT 2018 is now available on the conference website:

Posters may still be submitted until August 24. Late posters will be included in the On-site Conference Programme but not in the printed Book of Abstracts. Read more