Activities of HSSTCM

The Hellenic Society for the Science and Technology of Condensed Matter (HSSTCM) organizes seminars, conferences and workshops. It promotes synergy between research teams that conduct research focused on condensed matter and materials science. HSSTCM awards young researchers for excelling research in the field of condensed matter and materials science. The Society informs its members on a regular basis through newsletters with events, news and other information concerning condensed matter and materials science research topics.


HSSTCM organizes (2-day) workshops offering training and networking, mainly for young researchers in the field of condensed matter and materials science. The following workshops have been organized in the last 6 years:

 19-20.12.2019, Computational Materials Science, Crete (online).

 14-15.12.2019, Computational Materials Science, Thessaloniki.

 3-4.11.2018Materials at the NanoscaleThessaloniki

 1-2.12.2017, Materials for future energy sources, Athens

 25-26.11.2016, Advanced material characterization techniques, Athens

 27-28.11.2015, Advanced material characterization techniques, Athens

  • Advanced material characterization techniques (ATH)

HSSTCM members can organize workshops on topics related to condensed matter and materials science after consulting with the Society’s Administrative Board of members.

Conference Organization

HSSTCM together with the Hellenic Metallurgical Society and FEMS organized EUROMAT 2017, European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes, September 17-22, 2017, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. With 60 symposia and over than 2,500 participants, it was one of the most successful EUROMAT conferences.

Best MSc Thesis Award

FEMS annually holds a competition for the best European thesis in the field of Materials Science during the EUROMAT (every odd year) and the Junior EUROMAT (every even year). HSSTCM, after selecting the best Greek thesis, covers the travel expenses and FEMS the registration fee to the conference for his/her participation in the European competition.

This year’s HSSTCM competition was held within the framework of the 34th Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, during September 2019 in Patras.

The 1st Prize was awarded to Mr. George Chatzigiannakis (IPP Materials Science and Technology, NTUA) for his thesis on the “Development of optoelectronic devices based on Si/ZnO nanoheterostructures".

Mr. Chatzigiannakis represented us at the 4th European FEMS Master Thesis Competition that took place virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 and was awarded 1st place! Read more here.

The 2nd prize went to Ms. Adamantia Kosma (MSc in Materials Physics, NCSR) for her thesis on “Calculations of spin transport properties on topological insulator surfaces doped with magnetic defects".

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Upcoming conferences and events on Condensed Matter and Materials Science