The 6th WMRIF
General Assembly decided to reorganize the WMRIF structure. WMRIF now operates in the General Assembly and four task groups.
Task Group 1: Outreach to Underrepresented Regions
Leader: Dr. Michael Fasolka
WMRIF aims to
represent the world’s leading materials research institutes. It has identified regions which are still underrepresented and strengthens its efforts to include institutes from these
Task Group 2: Ten Trends in Materials Science
Leader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Böllinghaus (BAM)
WMRIF has always
observed the development in the materials science field. As such the Materials Science Outlook has been published by NIMS. The current
and continuously up-dated output is the Ten Trends in Materials Science and Engineering document.
Task Group 3: Early
Scientists at the early stage of
their career are tomorrow’s leaders. WMRIF contributes to their growing international experience by organizing international competitive workshops and hosting the award winning best
presenters in their institutes. Task Group 3 follows the achievements of the previous working group WG 3 Attracting the Young Scientists
Task Group 4: VAMAS
Leader: Dr. Graham Sims
Materials data attract an ever
increasing attention and attain increasing relevance. This task group builds on the achievements of the previous working group WG 4 Promotion
of Global Database in close cooperation with
the liaison partner Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)
For details please
contact the secretariat.