On April 25, 2024, the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, is hosting its II Seminar for Young Materials Researchers (YOUMAT24). The event is taking place in the ICMM Assembly Hall, from 8.30 AM to 6 PM.

This meeting aims to promote communication and interaction between young people who are starting research in the area of Materials Science, as well as to create a space in which these young people from our centre can discuss the results of their work with senior staff. In addition, it is intended that young students from Madrid universities can attend so that they can get to know the ICMM, and consider it among their options to develop their end-of-degree, master's degree projects, or carry out their doctoral thesis.

The oral communications will be held in English and will last 15 minutes (12 for exposition + 3 for discussion) The scientific posters must be 90 x 120 cm. The candidates will bring them themselves. They will be exhibited in the hall of the centre during the day and will be presented during coffee breaks. The seminar concludes with an informal round table where young researchers can clarify their doubts about the future with young doctors from different margins (Ramón y Cajal, Talento, Juan de la Cierva, Doctors hired in the Industry, etc.) accompanied by a cool beer.

Here you can find the final program of the event.

Please note: for those who will perform oral communications, they must send the presentation (PDF, PPT) to @email before April, 24 at 6PM.


There will be four prizes: for the three best communications and for the best poster. A diploma will be delivered and an interview will be held with the four winners. This interview will be disseminated in the ICMM media (web, television at the centre, social networks) and the sector's media and will serve as a cover letter for the researcher in their career.

Public registration

Attendance is free but requires registration (we need to book coffee and beers). Any person from the academic community of both the CSIC and University can register at this link* 

DEADLINE for attendees: April, 22, 2024

*Registration includes free breakfast for those who attend the event.

**All the people who participate will receive their supporting certificate. Attendance roll will be passed.