The YMSE (Young Materials & Surface Engineers) Workshop is addressed to young researchers (PhD students, post-docs, grant holders and other research entry positions) who carry out their research work in the field of materials science and technology and surface engineering.

The Workshop is intended as an opportunity of personal meeting and direct discussion and confrontation, aimed at promoting the collaboration of international research groups starting from the principal actors of the actual laboratory or field research activities.

The idea of the conference stems from the aspiration of the young researchers of the Laboratory of Materials & Surface Engineering (LIMS) of Sapienza University of Rome of creating a stronger network of knowledge, research tools and instrumentations, at a national and international level, able to promote the exchange of ideas, projects and scientific culture.

Interdisciplinarity is the root and the internal structure of the research group that proposes itself as the organizing committee of the Workshop: not just engineers in a Faculty of Engineering, but a wider team of researchers in which engineering and basic sciences, such as chemistry and physics, can be merged with the goal of a more fruitful and complete scientific progress.

From this exigency comes the idea of creating a meeting in which the presentation of scientific results is not an end in itself but is rather a starting point for discussion, analysis and interpersonal exchange, with the ambition of nucleating in-situ original, efficient and durable collaborations.

The relevant subjects proposed for this first edition of the Workshop correspond therefore to the two main topics of the research developed at LIMS in Rome, where national and international research institutions, both private and public, currently sharing ongoing research projects with LIMS are invited to converge:

  1. Materials and Coatings for Harsh Environment (High Temperature, Corrosion and/or Wear)
  2. Polymer Matrix Composites

The workshop is articulated in two monothematic days, and each one will be opened by an invited presentation of a young researcher. The oral sessions of the conference are organized so that a longer time is assigned than international standard to allow presenters to clearly and widely illustrate their activity and to call for specific integrations and external contributions, and to allow the public to participate with a critical spirit, offer suggestions or propose future collaborations, in order to improve the quality and the efficiency of the presented scientific research.

The official language of the Workshop will be English.