Meetings & Events

XXVII International Materials Research Congress

August 19-24, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

SMM and MRS are excited to be working together on the organization of the IMRC, held annually in Cancún, México. The XXVII IMRC is scheduled for August 19-24, 2018.

The IMRC currently offers a range of symposium topics of interest to the materials research community at large. It has become a popular conference destination with about 1,700 attendees from nearly 40 countries in 2016.


For the 2018 IMRC, the Chairs would like to emphasize the following themes:

  • Dynamic, functional, and multifunctional materials
  • Materials for energy conversion, storage and harvesting
  • 2D materials (synthesis, spectroscopy, defects)
  • Hybrid materials, bioinspired materials, and soft matter
  • Development of new characterization, modeling, data analytics and design methods

Meeting Chairs

Cecilia Noguez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Coray M. Colina
University of Florida

Ciro Falcony

Hans M. Christen
Oak Ridge National Laboratory