Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals


About Conference

About the MRM2023/IUMRS-ICA2023

The MRM is the international conference launched in 2019 by the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) for promoting interdisciplinary materials crossing solid state physics, chemistry, materials science, and relevant discipline. It is a platform for high-level discussions on advanced materials research. The first meeting (in person) was held in Yokohama and the second meeting was at the same site as a hybrid due to the COVID-19. Both meetings were successful in scale (~40 symposia and ~1800 attendees) and quality: this success comes from excellent review talks by world-leading scientists, informative contributed presentations, and fruitful discussions on cutting-edge topics that transcended traditional disciplines.

The IUMRS-ICA, on the other hand, is one of the most important serial conferences of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and has been organized annually since 2008 by IUMRS members in Asia. In Japan, IUMRS-ICA was most recently held in Fukuoka in 2014, providing the opportunity for scientists, engineers, and students from not only Asia but around the world to exchange their recent achievements. A large number of researchers and students from across the world attended IUMRS-ICA, which has become a showcase for advanced materials research in Asia.

Under these backgrounds, the 3rd MRM will be held jointly with the historic IUMRS-ICA in Kyoto in 2023 as an international grand meeting (MRM2023/IUMRS-ICA2023) covering a broader range of fields. This is not a simple joint meeting of two conferences, but a large-scale conference (grand meeting) that merges the features of each to create new value. The organizing committee is pleased to invite scientists, engineers and students working in all areas that are connected with the Materials Science and Engineering from all over the world.

Conference Information

DateDecember 11-16, 2023
VenueKyoto International Conference Center

Past Conferences


Important Dates

Abstract Submissions OpenThe end of February, 2023
Abstract Submissions DeadlineMay 31, 2023
Notification of acceptanceJuly 15, 2023
Registration Site OpensJuly 15, 2023
Early-bird Registration DeadlineSeptember 30, 2023
Regular Registration DeadlineNovember 10, 2023
On-site RegistrationOn and after November 11, 2023
MRM2023 held in KyotoDecember 11-16, 2023
Welcome ReceptionDecember 11, 2023
BanquetDecember 14, 2023



The Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-Japan) was founded in March 1989, following the MRS International Conference on Advanced Materials held in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, in May 1988, on the premise that interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields should be covered. Since its establishment, the MRS-Japan has promoted R&D and industrial application of advanced materials science and technology via the interdisciplinary research activities of scientists and engineers and their global collaborators.

In collaboration with the IUMRS, the MRS-Japan has organized international conferences and symposia under the cooperation with, such as the International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM) held in Ikebukuro in August 1993 and in Yokohama, October 2003; the IUMRS International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA) convened in Makuhari, in September 1997, in Nagoya, in December 2008, and Fukuoka, in August 2014; the IUMRS-International Conference on Electronic Materials (IUMRS-ICEM) held in Yokohama, in September 2012; and IUMRS- ICAM convened in Kyoto, in August 2017. MRS-Japan also cooperates with and actively participates in the IUMRS conferences.

In 2019, MRS-Japan hosted its first MRM, MRM2019, a pioneering platform in Japan that provides a platform for materials researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss the latest scientific developments on advanced materials. MRS-Japan also organized the second MRM in Yokohama in 2021 to facilitate information sharing on proposed interdisciplinary topics. And the 3rd MRM will be held as a large scale conference (Grand Meeting) that will merge with IUMRS-ICA to create new value. We hope that participants from different disciplines will enrich the discussions on the proposed topics, initiate or strengthen international cooperation, and take actions consistent with the common goal of global use of advanced materials to achieve the SDGs.

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Organizing Committee


Masaharu Shiratani
Kyushu University

General Secretary

Atsushi Suzuki
Yokohama National University

Planning & Program Committee

Takaaki Aoki
Nagoya University
Shunichi Arisawa
Noriyuki Iwata
Nihon University
Toyohiko Kinoshita
Nobuhiro Matsushita
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yuzo Shigesato
Aoyama Gakuin University
Madoka Takai
The University of Tokyo
Yoshihiko Takano
Katsuya Teshima
Shinshu University
Giichiro Uchida
Meijo University
Tomoaki Watanabe
Meiji University
Kazunari Yamaura
Masato Yoshiya
Osaka University

Executive Committee (Tentative)

Yuichi Azuma
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
Manabu Enoki
The University of Tokyo
Hideo Hosono
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hideto Imai
Kozo Ito
The University of Tokyo
Takashi Kato
The University of Tokyo
Yoshihito Kawamura
Kumamoto University
Motoko Kotani
Tohoku University
Yoshihisa Matsumoto
Oita National College Of Technology
Takayoshi Nakano
Osaka University
Toshihiro Okabe
Kanagawa University
Shin-ichi Orimo
Tohoku University
Nagahiro Saito
Nagoya University
Hitoshi Sakai
NGK Inslators, Ltd.
Takeshi Sasaki
Takaya Sato
National Institute of Technology
Mitsuhiro Shibayama
Atsushi Takahara
Kyushu University
Koki Takanashi
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Masaki Takata
Tohoku University
Yusuke Toyoda
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Shinji Tsuneyuki
The University of Tokyo
Takaaki Tsurumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Aritomo Yamaguchi
Shu Yamaguchi

National / International Advisory Board (Tentative)

Yoshiyuki Amemiya
Akira Fujishima
Tokyo University of Science
Hidetoshi Fukuyama
Tokyo University of Science
Kazuhiro Hono
Yuichiro Iguchi
Toray Industries Inc.
Yasuro Ikuma
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Satoshi Itoh
Kazunori Kataoka
Maki Kawai
Naoki Kishimoto
Yoshinao Mishima
Norimitsu Murayama
Michiharu Nakamura
Osamu Takai
Kanto Gakuin University
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Nihon University
Ryoichi Yamamoto
Tokyo Metropolitan Pulic University Corpration
Toyonobu Yoshida
The University of Tokyo
Masahiro Yoshimura
National Cheng Kung University
Gerbrand Ceder
UC Berkeley
Robert Chang
Northwestern University
Michael Coey
Trinity College Dublin
Judith Driscoll
University of Cambridge
Carolyn R. Duran
Intel Corporation
Antonio Facchetti
Northwestern University
Hans-Joachim Freund
Alexander Fridman
Drexel University
Easo P George
The University of Tennessee / ORNL
David S. Ginley
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Yuri Grin
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Marius Grundman
Universitat Leipzig
Yanming Ma
Jilin University
Joan Ramon Morante
University of Barcelona / IREC
Truls Norby
University of Oslo
Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr.
Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos
NamGyu Park
Sungkyunkwan University
Paul Siffert
E-MRS Headquarters
Paul Joseph Steinhardt
Princeton University
Jean-Marie Tarascon
College de France
S. Trolier-McKinstry
Penn Sate
Qi-kun Xue
Tsinghua University