WMD Sociemat 2017

The World Materials Day has been celebrated for several years by several FEMS member societies and its goal is to highlight the importance of materials in our daily lives.

SOCIEMAT has celebrated this year a Commemorative Day at the facilities of the Ceramics and Glass Institute of Madrid, on Wednesday, November the 8th.

Chairs of Scientific and Management Committees, P. Tsakiropoulos and A. Zervaki

Panos Tsakiropoulos (chair, Scientific Committee) with Anna Zervaki (chair Management Committee). All the photos from the conference are now available for download here

The FEMS Executive Committee held their meeting at Thessaloniki during the congress

FEMS recognises researchers of renown by awarding the European Materials Medal, The Innovation Medal and the Materials Science and Technology Prize (Taylor & Francis award) every two years during the FEMS EUROMAT series of conferences. More information on these awards and past medallists can be consulted here. Below you can see the winners receiving their awards from the FEMS chairperson of the awards committee, Margarethe Hofmann.

EUROMAT opened Sunday 17th September with a reception and and a wonderful firework display. More than 2200 delegates are expected to attend the conference during this week at beautiful and warm Thessaloniki. Also, check out the great Twitter feed at on this website and the numerous posts on the EUROMAT facebook site 

The EUROMAT 2017 conference is taking place in Thessaloniki Greece, on 17-22 September 2017, co-organised by the Hellenic Metallurgical Society and the Hellenic Society of the Science and Technology of the CondensedMatter.

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Taylor & Francis newsroom announced 13 September 2017 that it is now affiliated with the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). 

Stockholm city view

The EUROMAT 2019 conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 1-5 September 2019, organised by the The Swedish Society for Materials Technology (SFMT)

Full details about EUROMAT 2019 are available on the Congress website at


Helping to educate the next generation of materials experts, please take part in the ESM survey

FEMS is joining forces with TMS to offer a selection of new symposia at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting (TMS2018) & Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 11–15. Topics will explore science and technologies from the perspective of developments in Europe.