Finding new applications for the huge variety of materials at our disposal.
Establishing networks between materials technologies
Improving the links between areas of materials expertise and industry.
Early career development
Fostering the next generation of innovators.
Message from the Chair
Dr David Birkett
The recent emphasis on the role of science in the economy has only further emphasised that materials science, and its key branch of nano-scale science, plays a critical part in all our lives.
From carbon and graphene-based electronics, through biomaterials to energy and nuclear technology the UK leads the way and materials is in a pivotal position in terms of fundamental research, commercialisation and as an engine for economic growth.
Our current role is to bring together scientists from all backgrounds and to work with both business and government to ensure that we strengthen our science base and underline the value of science, and scientists, to the UK economy. To do this, one of our prime functions has always been to organize meetings which bring together scientists, promote critical discussion and bring to life new ideas.