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

SPM Master Thesis Award  Ana Carina Ferreira Lopes Universidade do Minho- Departamento de Engenharia de Polímeros "Study and evaluation of different combinations of virgin and processed PA material for Selective Laser Sintering technology"

World Materials day has been celebrated by our society since 2003 and this year, as usual, we celebrate it with the College of Materials Engineering.

The headquarters of the Order of Engineers in the city of Coimbra was the chosen place to hold this event.

The SPM and Order of Engineers Awards were assigned after two parallel sessions occurred.

This year 14 thesis were presented in the SPM Master Thesis Award Session and 10 in the Order of Engineers Award Session.

This was the record so far regarding the number of participants in the competition.

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During the World Materials Day 2019 activities carried out by SOCIEMAT, prof Paloma Fernandez, FEMS President and former SOCIEMAT President received the SOCIEMAT Award “Diffusion and Scientific Education in Materials”. 

With this award our society wants to acknowledge the enormous work that she has carried out to bring Materials Science to the general public.... Read more

With the motto I’m a material person and in the frame of the Worls Materials Day, the specialist Marta Mohedano , member of SOCIEMAT gave a talk on November the 8th at IES Lope de Vega (Granada),focusing onthe gender issue and explaining  to the students the steps to become researchers. The activity finished with a visit to the Autogyro manufacturing company located nearby, where students learnt about the materials used in aircraft.

Also, the Engineering School of Ciudad Real organized an exhibition of posters about Materials, made by the students. The exhibition was... Read more

As in previous years, SOCIEMAT joined other member societies of FEMS to celebrate the World Materials Day. The World Materials Day event was hold at the Polytechnic University of Madrid on November 6.

During the event the following talks were given by materials experts:

  • Periodic table of chemical elements: its role in Materials Science, Prof. Bernardo Herradón Garcia, IQOG (CSIC).
  • The role of materials in achieving the sustainable development goals of the 2030 agenda, Prof. Paloma Fernández Sánchez, UCM, FEMS President.
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The School of Materials Science, an event organized annually for 47 years, took place on September 25-27, 2019, at Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology in Krakow. The conference, organized in the form of a school, created conditions for the exchange of scientific thoughts, discussion, establishing cooperation and integration of young scientists in the specialty of Materials Science from all over Poland. The topics of this year's conference concerned subjects such as metallurgy and heat treatment, steels and special alloys, sintered materials, nanomaterials, functional... Read more

The Main Board of the Polish Materials Science Society awarded BEng, PhD Łukasz Maj from the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of Materials Science for 2018. Dissertation title: "Characteristics of the joints made of the titanium alloys produced by using multilayer Ni/Al and Ti/Al foils”. Supervisor of the thesis was Prof. Jerzy Morgiel and co-supervisor was BEng, PhD Krzysztof Mars. We cordially congratulate the winner and wish him further scientific successes.... Read more