CMSC- Canadian Materials Science Conference

CMSC 2018 – 30th Canadian Materials Science Conference
June 19-22, 2018 at the University of Alberta

CMSC is a focal point of the Canadian materials science community and an excellent forum for academics and professionals to present their results and discuss advancements in a wide range of areas of materials science.

What is offered at CMSC?

  • Workshops
  • Banquet fun night
  • Poster competition
  • Student funding

It is one of the aims of the conference to instill in students an appreciation and excitement for materials science technologies by providing a friendly but intellectually challenging forum for presentation of their endeavours, as well as those of leaders in Canadian and global materials science.

Conference Chair

Dr. Anastasia Elias
Associate Professor

Dr. John A. Nychka
Professor. Undergraduate Program

Questions for committee? Please email


 History of the Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC)

The list of past D.K.C. MacDonald Memorial Lecturers and Award recipients clearly demonstrate the rich history associated with the Canadian Materials Science Conference. The Conference established its roots in 1951 when the late T. S. Hutchison, a professor of solid-state physics at the Royal Military College, and colleagues at Queens University, the University of Toronto, Alcan and the National Research Council began holding annual summer meetings at RMC. These meetings quickly became known as the Canadian Metal Physics Conference, with the self-proclaimed mission of fostering the development in Canada of a then modest research activity in physical metallurgy.

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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