Meetings & Events

XXV International Materials Research Congress

August 14-19, 2016
Cancun, Mexico

A core mission of the Materials Research Society is to promote leading-edge research on materials around the world. The Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) are excited to be working together on this global effort by growing the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) held annually in Cancun, Mexico.

For more information on IMRC 2016, visit the official conference website.

Meeting Chairs

Jeff Eastman
Argonne National Laboratory

Olivia A. Graeve
University of California, San Diego

Martin Heilmaier
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Manuel Ramos
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez


A. Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

A.1 Advances in Nanofiber Research and Applications
A.2 Bionanodesign
A.3 Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical and Nanoelectromechanical Devices 
A.4 Hybrid and Bioinspired Plasmonic Materials
A.5 Hybrid Oxide/Organic Interfaces in Organic Electronics
A.6 Nanofabrication and Nanopatterning
A.7 Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology
A.8 Silicon Based Nanoscale Optoelectronic Devices

B. Materials for Energy Applications

B.1 Electrochemical Energy Storage and Generation—Batteries and Fuel Cells 
B.2 Inorganic Luminescent Materials and Applications 
B.3 Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS)
B.4 Materials and Technologies for Stationary Electrochemical Energy Storage 
B.5 Nano/Meso-Structured Carbon Bulk Materials for Energy and Sustainability 
B.6 Photovoltaics, Solar Energy Materials and Technologies
B.7 Solar Fuels/Artificial Photosynthesis—Materials and Devices

C. Soft Matter and Biomaterials

C.1 Biomaterials for Medical Applications
C.2 Colloidal Soft Matter
C.3 Interfacing Nanometer and Micrometer-Scale Structures to the Bio-World 
C.4 Harnessing Surface Topography and Mechanics to Control Cellular Response 
C.5 New Trends in Polymer Chemistry and Characterization

D. Structural Materials

D.1 Advanced Structural Materials
D.2 Advances in Cement and Concrete Research
D.3 Aeronautical and Aerospace Processes, Materials and Industrial Applications 
D.4 Densification of Materials Using Electric Currents 
D.5 Materials in Nuclear Science and Technology
D.6 Structural Lightweight Metallic Alloys—Processing–Microstructure–Property Relationships

E. Materials Characterization

E.1 Advanced Imaging Techniques for In Situ studies 
E.2 Advances and Challenges in Multimodal Characterizations of Functional Materials
E.3 Emerging Materials Properties and Pre-Normative Standardization Initiatives
E.4 Structural and Chemical Characterization of Metals and Alloys
E.5 Texture and Microstructure

F. General Materials Science

F.1 Advanced Catalytic Materials
F.2 From Metallurgy to Nanoscience—A Special Symposium Dedicated to Dr. Miguel José 
Yacamán in Occasion of His 70th Birthday
F.3 Materials and the Environment
F.4 Phase Transitions in Functional Materials—From Fundamentals to Applications 
F.5 Synthesis and Processing Technologies for Films and Coatings 
F.6 The 7th International Workshop for R&D Clustering among Mexico and Korea in Ecomaterials Processing
F.7 Topotaxy, Topochemistry and Ion-Exchange Solids
F.8 Strategies for Fostering Academy-Industry Relationships