SYMPOSIUM A Advanced Methods in Synthesis and Processing of Materials
SYMPOSIUM B Advanced Materials for High-Technology Application
SYMPOSIUM C Nanostructured Materials
SYMPOSIUM D Eco-Materials and Eco-Technologies
SYMPOSIUM E Biomaterials
SYMPOSIUM F Renowned scientists from ex-Yugoslavia

It is planned that each symposium runs for one day. Final programme will be time-tabled on the basis of submitted abstracts.



Significant results have been achieved recently using different non-conventional methods for synthesis and processing of materials which provided designing, at a molecular level, of new or considerable improvement of the existing materials.
The aim of the symposium is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the subject. Latest methods for preparation of powder and compact materials, thin films, and various complex structures will be discussed.

The symposium will focus on the following topics:

    • Chemical methods in synthesis;
    • Synthesis via reactions in solid, liquid and gaseous phase;
    • Sol-gel method;
    • Self-propagating high-temperature synthesis;
    • Electrochemical processing;
    • Plasma and laser processing and ion implantation;
    • Mechanochemistry;
    • Different processes for powder consolidation;
    • Synthesis and processing of materials under extreme conditions;
    • Different methods in synthesis of thin films;
    • Radiation processing;
    • Ecotechnology.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Poster session


The aim of the symposium is to discuss the key areas in materials science and engineering in general starting from physics, physical chemistry and condensed matter chemistry to the application of fundamental research from every aspect. The emphasis will be put on new materials, which are of crucial interest of modern sciences and technologies.

The symposium will focus on the following topics:

• High-purity materials;
• Diamond and related materials, fullerenes and novel forms of carbons;
• Superconductors;
• Electronic materials;
• Electrode materials, including superionic conductors;
• Catalysts;
• Intermetallics, superalloys, and special steels;
• Smart materials;
• New polymer materials;
• Applications of advanced materials in high technologies;
• Characterization of materials (analytical, microstructural, optical, spectroscopic, physicochemical, etc.).

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Poster session

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Poster session


Nanostructured materials and development of nanotechnologies is now a major international research initiative. Advances in materials, used for various applications, will depend considerably on our ability to control the size, distribution and morphology of their constituents (particles and phases smaller than 100 nm). Their significant role in some applications has been recognized even today.
The principal aim of the symposium is to determine the key problems in science and technology of these materials and to promote their commercialization.

Particular emphasis, therefore, is placed on the following topics:

• Synthesis and processing of inorganic, organic and composite nanosized materials by physical, chemical and biological methods;
• Low-dimensional semiconductor structures;
• Modeling and simulation of synthetic, assembly and interaction processes;
Surface and interface phenomena;
• Powders, coatings, and compact nanostructured materials;
• Characterization of nanostructured materials (mechanical, magnetic, chemical, catalytic, electrical, optical, tribological, etc.);
• Application of nanostructured materials.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Poster session

SYMPOSIUM D: Eco-Materials and Eco-Technologies

Technological and economic progress of industrial era has been plundering our children’s future heritage to pay for its environmentally unsustainable practices. One of the major aims of human society in the 21st century is introducing adequate technological performances into self-sustainable natural cycles, in a harmonious, non-degrading way. “Our goal must be to meet the economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of the planet to provide the needs of future generations”, stands written in the United Nations millennium report.

The conference programme entitled as “Eco-materials and Eco-technologies” might be seen as the programme for assembling various scientific achievements either from the field of material processing and evaluation, or from the design of technological processes. Technologies that benefit the earth climate by reducing greenhouse emissions, and provide the use of renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, wind turbines or certain cogeneration technologies, might be seen as an example of the latter, as well as the technologies that focus on increasing productivity per unit of water or per any other unit of a precious natural resources. Materials produced with an aim of decreasing the amounts of its toxic elements, or using safer pathways of production, whereby keeping its performance on a satisfying level, together with materials and technologies that implement the use of local resources, might belong to the class of eco-materials.

Improved education on real understanding of the challenges human race face now in dealing with ecological design; move towards “green” accounting that will refl ect true environmental costs within every material, technological, economic or political design; devising more environmentally-friendly incentives for markets to respond to; devising eff ective environmental policy by basing it on sound scientific information; and fi nally, promoting a new ethic of conservation and stewardship – have been pointed by the United Nations Council as the major priorities within the global promoting of eco-technological design. The conference programme, as outlined here, covers or encourages all of these issues, everyone of which is fundamental for making safe steps into a sustainable future.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, Poster session



Biomaterials play a significant role in medicine as permanent artificial substitutes for affected or damaged organ or part of the body (endoprostheses) and for immobilization of injured parts. Depending on the functions performed in human organism, biomaterials must meet special requirements concerning biocompatibility, stability, resistance to corrosion, strength, and fatigue. Substitution of human tissue has been performed more or less successfully for some time. Emphasis of the symposium is placed on the main aspects of science, technology and application of advanced biomaterials.

The symposium will focus on the following topics:

  • New methods for processing of advanced metal, ceramic, polymer and composite-based biomaterials;
  • Resorbable biomaterials;
  • 3D printing of biomaterials and drug delivery;
  • Biomimetics;
  • Correlation between synthetic parameters and structure and properties of biomaterials (powders, compacts, fibres,composites, coatings, cements, surface modifications, etc.);
  • Characterization of biomaterials;
  • Biological response to implants (experiments in vivo and in vitro);
  • Clinical experiences in implantation of biomaterials. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017, Poster session



Aims and Scope

  • to bring together and to facilitate cooperation between scientists working in Science, Technology and Innovation in their countries of origin or abroad;
  • to create an opportunity to present the most recent research results of the scientists originating from ex-Yugoslavia who have developed their careers worldwide;
  • to evaluate the research trends and opportunities and enhance the interdependence between the synthesis, processing, properties and application of materials.

Within the framework of the Conference of the Materials Research Society of Serbia YUCOMAT 2017, which will be held from September 4-8, 2017, in Herceg Novi, one symposium will feature prominent scientists in Materials Science who originate from the former Yugoslavia but who work abroad.

The one-day Satellite Symposium on September 6 will involve 15-20 invited lecturers with 30 minute-talks on topics of their choice that fall within the scope of all five YUCOMAT Symposia A-E, aimed at promoting interaction and collaboration.

Our desire is to bring together those successful researchers at one place and offer them an opportinity to meet and present their activities with the idea of establishing or deepening scientific relations both among them and with scholars gathered around the Materials Research Society of Serbia.

SYMPOSIUM F: Renowned scientists from ex-Yugoslavia

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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