Materials Science Week 2012: MSW2012
November 25 - December 1, 2012

 It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend MSW2012 in Sendai, Japan, November 25-December 1, 2012. Last year, the IMR held the 1st Materials Science Week 2011 to activate international collaborations and exchanges in materials science. At MSW2011, the international declaration of materials science 2011 in Tohoku was signed by researchers from more than 60 institutes in 20 nations. Over 2000 participants joined the conferences and events of MSW2011. This success illuminates the international solidarity of the materials science community and importance of international exchange in our field. Therefore, IMR has decided to continue these efforts and to hold MSW2012, which consists of a central conference called “Summit of Materials Science: SMS2012”, as well as satellite conferences, associated events and a public lecture.

 IMR wishes that MSW2012 will further stimulate the international exchange and collaborations in materials science. On behalf of the organizers, I am pleased to invite you to join this event.

The Chairman of MSW2012
Prof. Mitsuo Niinomi
Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University