First announcement

The first International conference “The materials of the Future” will be held in 2020 in Yerevan (Republic of Armenia). Despite the pandemic situation, we are keeping our plans for the conference.

This conference is aimed at bringing together the international leaders in Novel Materials, Chemistry and New Physical effects for a highly informal discussion and brain storming for better understanding of the trends of development and the perspectives the material science in New millennium.

The teaching skills competition is organized as an additional part of the conference (Participation rules)
В рамках конференции организован конкурс учителей (Правила участия)


  • Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Westlake University, Hangzhou, China
  • Russian Quantum Center, Moscow, Russia

Organization and committee

The International Program Committee of ICMF 2020 is chaired by

Artem Oganov


The Co-Chairman of the Program Committee
SKoltech, Russia.

Alexey Kavokin


The Co-Chairman of the Program Committee
Westlake University, China and Russian Quantum Center

public lecture - Artem Oganov

"Artificial Intelligence discovers new materials and phenomena"

public lecture - Alexey Kavokin

"Second Quantum Revolution"


The Organising Committee of ICMF-2020 is chaired by



Conference topics and key-note speakers:

  • Crystallography / prof. A Oganov,
  • Materials chemistry / profs A Tropsha, V. Gevorgyan
  • Metamaterials / prof. P. Belov
  • Low-dimensional materials / profs S. Hoefling, P. Savvidis, Y. Gogotsi, Yu. Gun’ko
  • Quantum materials / profs E. Polzik, M. Lukin & O. Yaz’ev
  • Hybrid materials / profs P. Lagoudakis, S. Tretiak & A. Kavokin
  • Materials for renewable energy / profs Aldo Di Carlo, A. Zakhidov, A. Abakumov, I. Trojan
  • Polymers / prof D. Ivanov

The special session for school teacher training will be organized by the gymnasium “Quant” headed by director Dr. Robert Vartanyan.
This case includes methodical classes, Master classes and online conferences on popularization of science starting from the March of 2020.
The public lectures by profs A. Oganov, A. Kavokin, A. Zakhidov will present the modern trends in science in simple terms in an amphitheater at the open air.

The milestones:

  • Extended till we get more info - the deadline for abstract submission.
  • Extended till we get more info - early-registration.  Payment here
  • Extended till we get more info - the conference opening.

Requirements to abstracts

The abstract must be created using the text editor Microsoft Word (doc or docx).

Page parameters - А4 (210х297); all margins - 2 cm, font - Times New Roman, 12; paragraph - 1.25 cm; line spacing - one and a half intervals; alignment - in width; pictures in the file; Microsoft Equation must be used for formulas.

The volume of abstracts is about 1-2 pages.
To submit your paper you are welcome to send it to the conference e-mail:


Registration form

The registration fee of the conference is 600 euro per person.

The Organising Committee warmly welcomes the participation of accompanying persons. In order to cover their lodging, transport, meals and the social program we kindly ask them to pay a registration fee of 350 euro per person.

Payment here

Accommodation and conference venue

The conference venue is located at the heart of Armenia, the picturesque moutain area famous for its monasteries, fortified villages, monuments of Armenian culture and religion, the natural beauty.

Social program

The social program will include multiple excursions and visits in the historical places such as churches, monasteries, fortress with hiking and wine testing.

The end of June is the best season for visiting Armenia: the mountains are green and the views are breathtaking.

All those interested in participation in this unique conference event are cordially invited to express their interest by sending an e-mail to the conference secretary.

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