The Executive Board of the MRS-Serbia is proud to announce the competition for the Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering for 2022. 


The Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering is awarded to the most distinguished scientists for their overall scientific achievements, which have contributed significantly to the advancement of this areas of science, the enhancement of university teaching, education of young scientists and upholding the reputation of the Materials Research Society of Serbia. Eligible candidates for the award include scientists from around the world, involved in research in the area of materials and who have made a significant contribution to the interests and goals of the Materials Research Society of Serbia. The award is given to an individual.

The right to nominate candidates for the award is held by the members of the Materials Research Society of Serbia (eligible nominations shall be supported by at least five members) and the Executive Board of the MRS - Serbia.

Nominations shall be explained in detail and contain information about the scientific (list of scientific papers) and professional (list of national and international patents, specifically stating those that have been implemented and their financial effects) merits of the nominee, as well as the number of their technological solutions (measured by their economic effects).

The award nominations shall be submitted to the Secretariat of the Materials Research Society of Serbia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The competition shall be open for entries for 45 days since the announcement (published on 31 December 2021).

Submitted nominations will be evaluated by eleven members 2021 Expert Committee: Prof. Dragan Uskokovic (President of MRS-Serbia), Prof. Yury Gogotsi (Chair of YUCOMAT Conferences International Advisory Board and as 2021 Laureate) Prof. Robert Sinclair (2020 Laureate), Prof. Dejan Rakovic (Vice-President of MRS-Serbia), Dr. Slobodan Milonjic (President of the Council and Member of the Presidency of MRS-Serbia), Prof. dr Nenad Ignjatovic (Member of the Presidency and Secretary General of MRS-Serbia) and Prof. Dr Ivan Bozovic (2015 Laureate), Prof. Dr Gordana Vunjak-Novaković (2016 Laureate), Prof. Dr Velimir Radmilović (2017 Laureate), Prof. Dr László Forró (2018 Laureate), and Prof. Danilo Suvorov (2019 Laureate).

The Expert Committee shall deliver their decision and proposal within 30 days after the closing of the competition. The decision shall be published on May 1, 2022 on the website of the MRS - Serbia.

The award consists of a diploma signed by the President of the MRS -Serbia.

Award (diploma) shall be delivered to the laureate at the Opening Ceremony of YUCOMAT 2022 conference by the Chairperson of the Executive Board of the MRS-Serbia or a person appointed by the Executive Board. Upon receiving the award, the laureate will give a lecture on a relevant topic in the area of materials science and engineering. The conference fee and accommodation expenses for the lauereate will be covered by MRS-Serbia.

Best regards,


Prof. Dr. Dragan Uskokovic, President of MRS Serbia

Materials Research Society of Serbia
Organizers of YUCOMAT and
Young Researchers' Conferences – Materials Science and Engineering
P.O. Box 433, Belgrade, Serbia


member since 2008